The Breakfast Club . . .
For many of KQV's years in top 40, they would break away from the format for 1 hour of programming at 9 am.  After the Breakfast Club, KQV would return to music. For a short time, starting on Feb 22, 1954 - The Breakfast Club program,  was simulcast on TV. The telecast of the show was a bomb, but the radio program went on to break records as the longest - running program on the air.
Don McNeill's Breakfast Club began on June 23, 1933. The show was broadcast nationwide from Chicago. In 1933, "The Pepper Pot" radio program welcomed a new host. Don McNeill took over the show and renamed it "The Breakfast Club". The show, a huge success for the NBC - Blue Network and later, ABC Radio, became one of the longest - running radio programs in history. The show aired with McNeill as host until December 27, 1968. "The Breakfast Club" was a morning show that had its share of corny jokes, visiting celebrities and lots of audience participation.
(from Dave Tanny's Today In All Kinds of History Datebook)

Final taping of the Breakfast Club from December 27, 1968
Many Breakfast Club Items Can Be Found On Ebay !
Ad for the show's 25th anniversary Broadcasting Magazine - June 23, 1958
This ticket is from July 31, 1946
For the full size images, click on the above pictures
 Don McNeill Celebrity Card
Don McNeill (1938 picture)
with Sid Ellstrom and Fran Allison
(picture from Rich Samuels web site)
1947 Breakfast Club Yearbook
1948 Breakfast Club Yearbook
Don McNeill for President
20 Years of Corn - 1953
Breakfast Club Gang
Breakfast Club Magazine Ad
Breakfast Club Card
Breakfast Club Card
Breakfast Club Family Album 1942
Don's Diary 1949
Go to ABC News Page
 Feb 1951 TV Radio Mirror
Don was born on December 23, 1907. After many years of entertaining millions of Americans
on both NBC & ABC, Don McNeill passed away on May 7, 1996 at the age of 88.
  Breakfast Club Theme from 1954 in Real Audio 3.0 or above