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Don McNeill (December 23, 1907 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ May 7, 1996) was an American radio personality, best known as the creator and host of The Breakfast Club, which ran for more than 30 years. McNeill was born in Galena, Illinois, the son of Harry T. McNeill and Luella R. Weinberger, but the family soon moved to Wisconsin, where McNeill graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He was a first cousin of United States Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, for their mothers were sisters-in-law. (McNeills' mother Luella Weinberger was the older sister of Caspar Weinberger's father.) McNeill began his radio career in Milwaukee in 1928, first as a script editor and announcer at station WISN, and later working for the station owned by The Milwaukee Journal. McNeill moved on to Kentucky, working for the Louisville Courier-Journal's station, WHAS then a stint in San Francisco as a comedy act with singer Van Fleming, called "The Two Professors," and finally, following a failed career move to New York City, McNeill wound up back in Illinois in 1933.(Wikipedia)