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Last Update: 01-04-2024
January 1982


Jean Shepherd, K20RS: Ham, Humorist
QST Profiles

With his distinctive, deep laugh, K20RS affirms that ham radio is "in my blood. It's a calling, like the priesthood. I've been a ham since I was 12, and Amateur Radio still hasn't lost its fascination for me." That's saying a lot for this busy actor, author and entertainer. Jean has had his own television and radio shows, and has appeared on most of the big TV talk shows and at hundreds of universities across the country in his role as humorist. (Amateurs may have seen him at the Dayton Hamvention and at League gatherings in Tarrytown, New York, and Great Gorge, New Jersey.) As an author, Shepherd has amassed a faithful following in his over-20 years of writing regularly for publication, and his short stories have appeared in many major magazines. Two screenplays and six books are also to Jean's credit, the latest of which is A Fistful of Fig Newtons (Doubleday).

Copyright: QST Magazine


January 1982
QST Profile - Jan 1882

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