Veteran New York broadcaster Dick Shepard is gone.
By Bob Gibson
Better known to his legion of listeners on WNEW at different times in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as Shepard Richard A, Dick passed away Monday after being hospitalized in south Florida for a week. His wife of nearly 65 years, Judy, told me he was taken to the hospital in Atlantis, FL on Tuesday, October 9th after complaining of not feeling well.
Dick, who also worked at WABC Radio in the late 50’s and during part of 1960, also appeared as a commercial, on-camera announcer on some ABC Television game shows in the 50s, and was a busy voice-over talent during parts of five decades in New York.
Sadly, Dick and I just got together to celebrate his 90th birthday (October 25 ) early last month and Ed Brown was in the process of posting the picture below when he was alerted to Dick’s passing.
WNEW News alum, Bob Gibson, lunches with Dick Shepard in West Boca Raton, Florida on Sept. 13, little more than a month before what would have been Dick’s 90th Birthday.