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First Airing of Don McNiell's Breakfast Club (June 23, 1933)
June 23, 1933

Moment 48: First Airing of Don McNiell's Breakfast Club

Originator of one of the longest running radio shows, Don McNeill’s “Breakfast Club” aired for nearly three and a half decades starting in 1933. McNeill and cast improvised dialogues, gags and situations as they went along and “Breakfast Club” gained the reputation of being “the most unrehearsed show in radio.”

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