WELCOME TO THE HOME OF "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 "GOLDEN AGE" CLASSIC:
ONE OF THE GREAT RADIO HEROES: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT !
HE FIRST TOOK FLIGHT IN 1939, and began his ascent to true "Radio Hero" status in 1940 !
Sponsored first by the Skelly Oil Company, then by Ovaltine, "Captain Midnight & His Secret Squadron" captured the attention and imagination of the youth of America during one of our country's most difficult times.
The "Captain Midnight" daily program began as a fifteen-minute serial...but it really took off when its half-hour format was created. The bad news is that very few of the thirty-minute shows still exist.
THIS EPISODE IS FROM one of those rare half-hour programs: it's called "The Mystery Of The Missing Ruby"...the good Captain, along with his chief assistant Ichabod Mudd, plus the young team of Chuck Ramsey, and, Joyce Ryan, try to solve the mystery of what happened to, not only the missing ruby, but Chuck's Award-Winning model plane !
Okay, fasten your seat belts...as an added Bonus, I've also included a Promo that would run on the Weekend before the show when it was carried by stations running "The Breakfast Serial".
So, here's Episode 3 of "Captain Midnight & The Mystery Of The Missing Ruby" ! If you're ready to take-off...Just Click-On-Here , and as the Captain would say: "Happy Landings !"
[NOTE: SURE, YOU'LL WANT A COPY for your Personal Collection ! And, yes, this show is available for purchase on CD ! It's #79 in our Catalog Of Shows For Sale.] _____________________________________________________________________________
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 2015, 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 ARCHIVES for a look at some great reading material on "Golden Age Radio" ! It's free, no Library Card needed !
"THE BIG BROADCAST: 1920-1950", By Frank Buxton, and, Bill Owen. The Viking Press, Pub. (1972)
THIS BOOK IS A TRUE CLASSIC ! Frank Buxton & Bill Owen were among the very first to realize the importance of documenting "Radio's Golden Age". And, this is the revised, and, greatly expanded edition of their original 1966 RGA volume.
TO READ MY REVIEW of this fantastic book, covering one of the most wonderful time-periods of Golden Age Radio...and those who made it so wonderful...simply CLICK-ON-RIGHT-HERE and you'll be transported to the Library Archives where you can "...read all about it !"
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/