WELCOME TO THE HOME OF "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL" !
NOW CELEBRATING OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY !
"THE BREAKFAST SERIAL" was created, and first went On-The-Air, in October of 1973 at KSLQ-FM Radio in St. Louis, Missouri...and, went into National Syndication in September, 1976. It continues here today, being heard all-across-the-World on the World Wide Web.
My sincere thanks to each and everyone of you who've followed us through the years, to all of you who have come to visit our Site from all 50 States in the U.S.A., and those from all-over the World who join us here for the fun & excitement that could only come from "The Golden Age" of Radio...the true "Theatre Of The Mind" !
IN HONOR OF THIS VERY Special Anniversary, I have thoroughly documented the COMPLETE history of "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL" for all of you to enjoy. It's the Chronological progression from it's Origin, to it's National Syndication, to it's place here with its own Website !
You've made these last 40 Years some of the most memorable of my life...and my career.
Jonnie King (October, 2013)
HERE'S THE LINK TO this Special Section :"THE HISTORY OF THE BREAKFAST SERIAL"...Just-Click-On-Right-Here !
(NOTE: CLICK-ON-HERE , and you'll also be able to hear Episode1 of an "Inner Santum Mystery": "THE DEAD WALK AT NIGHT"...the very first show ever aired on "The Breakfast Serial" !)
JONNIE KING and his syndicated, daily-serialized Morning Feature for Radio, "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL", have been heard in cities all-across the country since 1973. From St. Louis to Connecticut, from Little Rock to Washington, from Kansas City to Detroit, "The Breakfast Serial" has entertained audiences from Coast-to-Coast...and, in the process, has become true legendary "cult classic".
"The Breakfast Serial" celebrates the very best of "Golden Age" Radio, taking both new listeners & old on a "Trip Back In Time" featuring the excitement of Drama, Comedy, Mystery, and , Science-Fiction in the lost Art- Form of early Radio. The "serials" were always the "cliff hangers" that kept you coming back, day-after-day, week-after-week, and Jonnie re-created all of that excitement, action, and, adventure into one of the longest-running syndicated features EVER created for Radio.
But what makes "The Breakfast Serial" so special is Jonnie's meticulous research that is incorporated into each and every show. Information about the actors, histories of the shows, the networks, and the time periods, plus trivia and related facts, are all included and have helped make "The Breakfast Serial" a legendary classic to all who have heard it through the years.
WHEN "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL" celebrated its 35th Anniversary in 2008, in answer to many requests, Jonnie King authorized the release of his ENTIRE Catalog of these fantastic shows never before available to the public. All have been digitially re-mastered, and are available on CD !
Over 120 Weekly Programs in all , PLUS, the rare "HOLIDAY SPECIALS", and, an exciting "Lost Episode" that didn't air for almost twenty-five years ! These are complete shows, just as they were originally heard on-the-air, and they're now ready for you to add to your collection and enjoy for years to come !
AND, DON'T FORGET: When you're on the road, they make GREAT "traveling companions" for you...and your family !
OUR FEATURED SHOW...AN ALL-TIME CLASSIC:
IN KEEPING WITH OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, I wanted you to hear an Episode of one of our most popular shows from "The Breakfast Serial" Catalog: "
AN ALL-TIME CLASSIC: FROM "TOM MIX": ONE OF THE GREAT RADIO HEROES !
SPECIAL NOTE: LISTEN TO A COMPLETE EPISODE of one of one of my personal favorites, and one of the most fascinating shows from our Archives of "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL" Right Now !
ONE OF THE GREATEST Cowboy Stars, Film Stars & Radio Heroes of All-Time was TOM MIX ! His exciting adventures on radio began in 1933 and continued until 1950...and each exciting Episode was packed with action & adventure !
WE'RE PROUD TO PRESENT ONE OF TOM'S ULTIMATE-CLASSIC SHOWS !
THIS EPISODE OF "Tom Mix & The Ralston Straight Shooters" is from one of the RARE 30 minute programs. There are quite a few 15 minute programs in circulation, but the half-hour shows are almost non-existant.
IT'S THE 1st Episode of "THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGIC MESA", and contains all of the excitement, action, and, adventure you'd want in one of Radio's Premiere programs ! And, it features the "Tom Mix of Radio"...the rock-solid CURLEY BRADLEY(shown above), who truly became "Tom Mix" to a whole generation of "Ralston Straight Shooters"...me included !
You'll hear Episode 1, PLUS, I've also included the Special Weekend Promo that ran on Radio Stations across-the-country that carried "The Breakfast Serial" in their cities.
Ready? Okay, then CLICK-ON-HERE and get set for some true "Golden Age Radio" fun & excitement with "Tom Mix & The Mystery Of The Magic Mesa" !!
NOTE: THE COMPLETE PROGRAM OF THIS RARE SHOW IS AVAILABLE ON CD ! IT'S #115 IN "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL" CATALOG... AND, IT'S SURELY ONE YOU WILL LISTEN TO TIME & TIME AGAIN !
OH, DON'T FORGET: Be Sure To Listen To A Preview Of "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL HOLIDAY CLASSICS" !
It's NEVER too early to pickup these Special Classics. They've been re-stocked for 2013, and are ready for you to take with you wherever you go ! Fun & great memories for the entire family, these shows are available right now at a SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE !
BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE: A rare "LOST EPISODE", that was unearthed after almost a quarter-of-a-century, is also now available at a Special Price. This is one you WON"T want to miss out on, and you'll hear a Preview for that show too when you go to the "Special Programs" page.
PLUS, this special CD also includes rare Bonus Trax that are available nowhere else but right here on "The Breakfast Serial" WebSite ! It's a win-win for everybody. It's simple: click-on, listen, and send in for yours NOW to take advantage of the Special Reduced Price !!
PS: JUST FOR FUN BEFORE YOU LEAVE, take a Trip Into The Past" in our experimental TIME MACHINE which is guaranteed to bring back some memories of those Thrilling Days Of Yesteryear "! Simply CLICK-ON HERE and your journey begins !!
ALSO, WHILE YOU'RE HERE, don't forget to check-out our LIBRARY ARCHIVE for a look at some great reading material on "Golden Age Radio" ! It's free, no Library Card needed, just CLICK-ON-HERE ...and you're there ! Enjoy !!
THIS JUST IN: The wait is over ! Our COMPLETE Catalog of all Programs from "THE BREAKFAST SERIAL" are On-Line,in alphabetical order, and available with a Special Introductory Offer !
Ready ? Okay, here's all you do just click on our CATALOG & SPECIAL PROGRAMS Buttons!! And, if you've never heard the show before, listen to a complete SAMPLE EPISODE by clicking on the Featured Show profiled at the top of this page. (You can also see all of the Series Lists-exactly as they were Broadcast on Radio Stations around the country since 1973-by clicking on:Complete Series Lists .)
ALSO, be sure to check out the Information on our Company Headquarters WebSite at : http://www.thewwbc.net/