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Bob Lind, Published June 17 2012

Lind: Companies preserving old-time radio shows

Neighbors has carried several items about Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club, a radio show out of Chicago.

Bess Manesis, Fargo, writes that she listened to the show in the late 1940s when she was in junior high school, and she still remembers a few bars of its theme song.

Bess in fact has a CD of the show, and she says if you check out the show on Google, you’ll find several companies which sell CDs of old-time radio programs.

She bought her copy from Bill’s Old Time Radio Co.

Selling the Frazer

Other Neighbors topics that have stirred up memories are Kaiser-Frazer cars.

Well, here’s a win-lose follow-up. It comes from Roger Butler, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Roger writes of his cousin, Carol (Swanson) Tollin, who used to live in Stephen, Minn, where her parents ran the Stephen Messenger newspaper.

The Swansons had good friends named Avery who farmed at Stephen.

Roger can’t remember Avery’s first name, but he owned a late-model Frazer. “I can’t forget the scalloped windows on that car,” Roger says.

Anyhow, Avery sold that Frazer to Carol.

Why? So he could buy an Edsel.


“I always thought this was the loser story of all time,” Roger says.

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