|The first full
scale promotion to enroll new Breakfast Club listeners resulted in over one million
Breakfast Clubbers applying for charter membership cards. The offer had to be
withdrawn after the first week.
With the world still engulfed in war, Don introduced Prayer Time as a "silent
prayer for a world united in peace." Kay's first book, "Don's Other
Life" and Don's "No Cigarettes" were best sellers.
Two old friends, Aunt Fanny (Fran Allison) and Jack Owens, returned to the breakfast
table. The "cruising crooner" was born when Jack Owens sang a love song
to his wife, Helen, as she sat in the audience one morning.
By broadcasting direct from his home in Winnetka, surrounded by the cast and their
children, Don succeeded in spending his forst Christmas morning in 12 years with
Kay and the boys.