Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club"
Years of Corn"]
sponsors and pass the products!"
Swift & Co. became Breakfast Club's first network sponsor on February 8, buying
fifteen minutes three times a week on 75 stations. This was the largest daytime
commercial hookup at the time.
Nine days later Acme Paint Co. bought a segment of the show, and on November 14,
Cream of Wheat joined the sponsor family. Breakfast Club had finally arrived commercially.
Visitors from 25 states and Canada were counted in the studio audience one June
morning. Capacity crowds were attending each broadcast.
Evelyn Lynne left to marry Eddie Coontz of Tulsa and Marion Mann was brought in
from Columbia to share vocal honors with Nancy.
after a 1941 broadcast shows The Escorts and Betty, Joe Gallicchio and the orchestra
with Don and Nany Martin.
of St. Paul were born in the voices of these Escorts: Floyd Holm, Ted Clare and
Cliff Petersen (who later became the show's producer)
Son Number Three...Rober Patrick McNeill made his appearance in the McNeill household
on St. Patrick's day, 1941.
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