Radio: Everybody's First Cousin

Five seconds to air time. "Untie your shoes and loosen your girdles," says the portly announcer, drawing a laugh. Then Don McNeill steps out on the stage and shoves the announcer into the lap of a giggling matron in the front row. In the burst of laughter, the band strikes up, and everybody in the Fountain Room at Chicago's Sherman House Hotel rousingly sings: "Good morning, breakfast clubbers, Good morning to ya . . ."

Thus, every day of the working week, begins Don McNeill's radio Breakfast Club, the longest running series in the history of broadcasting. This summer it...

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