The Great (Greatest?) Talker in American Radio

September 28, 2014 With Eugene Berman

Lots of people—including the present host—would argue that Jean Shepard fully deserved that title. He is long gone but much remembered by fans who hear fragments of the Shepard style in some of the best of the ad-lib broadcasters today. Here we talk with his biographer in 2005¬†and then get a smashing excerpt from Shepard waking up night-time New York.