McNeill, Don


McNeill, Don
born Dec. 23, 1907, Galena, Ill., U.S.
died May 7, 1996, Evanston, Ill.

U.S. radio entertainer.

He entered radio in the 1920s as part of a singing team. In 1933 he took over as host of an NBC morning program in Chicago and created The Breakfast Club. Usually unscripted, it relied on listeners' comments, poems, and folksy humour. It was the longest-running show in radio network history when it ended in 1968.

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▪ 1997

      U.S. radio personality who served as the genial host of the "Don McNeill's Breakfast Club" variety show, which ran for more than 35 years and was broadcast on as many as 300 stations in the 1940s (b. Dec. 23, 1907—d. May 7, 1996).

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