Ray Rice — As a terrified newbie in July of 1967, I offered my first newscast at midnight. (Jingle) “Here’s the time…” “It’s 12:05, time for Dick Shephard and the Milkman’s Matinee”. He welcomed me warmly on the air and afterwards in the studio he was so gracious. I sweated through that first night and some others through the Newark riots and so many events now barely remembered. But, Dick was a wonderful guy, a great radio host and a memory that has resurfaced time and again in looking to those fantastic years and people at the Big W.
Marty Wilson — Dick and I kind of worked together at WEVD in the 1970’s. He was working afternoons and I was doing “Jazz Through The Night” from a studio in my Upper East Side apartment. We spoke a couple of times and he encouraged me to take a shot at a job at WNEW. Much later, after I moved to Florida, I was invited to partake in “Radio Lunch.” Dick was one of the participants and he made a point of telling me how happy he was that I finally got the job. Lunch was great…lots of funny stories. Just last week I was thinking of him and when we’d have another get together.
Peter Vann — Back in the 90′s when I was spinning the records at the original Jukebox Radio, Dick sat in for me while I was on jury duty. Later, he would come to visit me in my studio. He had many great stories and was a delight to speak with. I truly enjoyed his company.
Nick Mariolis — God rest Dick Shepard. We Also enjoy his music.
Russ Perrine — Bill . . I also knew Dick from our time together t WEVD-FM. He did the only standards format on FM (circa.1980) and we sold the show out. But Dick was so much more than a DJ….we flew in his plane, went to dinner at trade-out restaurants, talked endlessly about radio….he mentioned you often from WNEW days. He did an ad-lib commercial for Broadway Joe’s on 46th street that ran 4 minutes + which I have on a CD that I will treasure forever! I am proud to say that Dick Shepard was the only person that I loved in NY radio. I only wish ol’ Shep could read all these comments….he really was shy and embarrassed by having people hype him when he was alive.