Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club"


[From "Twenty Years of Corn"

Don started the year by dedicating a broadcast to a seaman on duty in the mid-Atlantic. "I have heard you from almost every port in the world," the seaman wrote McNeill. "I will be listening again next January when my ship is at sea."

A host of other fans voted Breakfast Club and Don McNeill their "favorite program and favorite master of ceremonies." Annette King left the show to await the arrival of her first-born, a baby girl in May. Evelyn Lynn of Dallas, who was to make her "Dear Diary" entries famous, and Nancy Martin of Wheeling, W. Va., became regular girl vocalists.

The Dinning Sisters, Vass Family, Vagabond, Cadets, Romeos and the Escorts and Betty were featured singing acts of the year. In November, Breakfast Club celebrated its 2,000th broadcast.

Right: Evelyn Lynn joined the show in time for the Breakfast Club's 2,000th broadcast.

Left: Nancy Martin began a seven-year reign at the breakfast table in 1939.

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