Temple People Returns


Temple People highlights the innovative and dynamic professionals helping shape new and ground-breaking pathways to the future. On this episode of Temple People, host Chelsea Scruggs sits down with media specialist and community leader Gary Shepherd. Gary has over fifty years of media broadcast experience in Philadelphia. He was a radio personality for WDAS 105.3 and launched “Third Floor Media,” a full-service boutique marketing agency.

Gary Shepherd was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in the suburb of Inkster. He has a wealth of experience in radio and television. Shepherd has worked for radio stations in Detroit and Kalamazoo, Michigan; Tampa, Florida; Camden, New Jersey; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a morning and afternoon drive personality, a newsman, a News Director, a Music Director, and a Program Director. He has hosted and participated in numerous television fundraisers and specials.

Gary’s on-air work has been awarded the Hal Jackson Contributor’s Award as “Broadcaster of the Year” from the International Association of African American Music. He has received numerous awards and recognitions in the industry and the community, which include being a finalist in the Best PM Drive Talent/Show category from the Philadelphia Achievement in Radio Awards, the “From Whence We Came Award” from Allstate Insurance Company, and a nomination as Urban AC Personality/Show of the Year from Radio and Records, one of the leading trade publications of the broadcast and record industry.

Tune in to TUTV on Friday, October 20, at 12:00 & 800 PM or watch anytime on templetv.net.