Jepko's 'Nitecaps' was first nighttime network talk show
It's unknown how many folks were helped by this extraordinary radio show.
This was groundbreaking at the time; opening up the world to a thing called
'All night talk radio'. It allowed professionals like Larry King and
Jim Bohannon the night talk platform but also helped numerous listeners overcome
boredom, loneliness, and even depression. Nitecappers sure helped my Mom. In my
opinion, Mutual Broadcasting made a big mistake asking Herb Jepko to be more
controversial or hit the road. But then again,in the 1930's, they thought
TV was just a passing fad.
To Dick Kastle,Are you the same Dick Kastle that was friends with the
Passig family about 40 years ago? I've included my email address. Send me a
It was a real pleasure working with Herb and the Nitecaps ... the conventions
that Herb held are legendary even today. Herb was a giant in the industry and I
will always deem it was an honor to work with him and have had the opportunity
to be a part of the Nitecaps ... as recently as two weeks ago I was approached
to "revive" the Nitecaps. After all these years ... people still rememeber when
"we were Nitecaps ... nighty Nitecaps ....
I am surprised no one has had any comments since Feb. 2007. My husband and I
would sometimes have to travel across Montana late at night and "The
Nitecappers" always kept us awake and amused. Loved and have always missed it.
Now that is something I do miss from "the good ole days". Not mush else. Herb