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The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: ON THE AIR

Founded in 1925 by business leaders, entertainment figures and politicians, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club is the weekly gathering place for those seeking camaraderie and those who love the history and culture of Los Angeles.

May 2, 2020

Welcome to the "Los Angeles Breakfast Club: ON THE AIR" in the age of Covid-19! For the 2nd consecutive month of quarantine, we depart from the normal structure of our audio time travel expeditions into the history, happenings and colorful characters that comprise the now 95 year story of the one and only Democracy of Ham an' Eggs ...

Former club president Jerry Zerg gets the ball rolling, offering up good advice for those who have a hard time making it to our early 7 am Wednesday morning meetings in the best of times! Phil Leirness and his intrepid announcer, Marc Hershon, then guide you through member birthdays and two classic clips from presentations past - one from the year 1984, featuring the Harmony Headliners, and the other from 2016 feating a Jet Propulsion Laboratory lecture about Saturn. 

The bulk of the show involves Phil checking in with each of the five Breakfast Club tables, finding out how quarantine is treating the dais table's Reverend Barbara Adams, the nurses table's Myrtle Nelson, the Konrad Monti smoking section's Celeste Hong, the 60's Mafia table's Carole Nese, and the Roosters' very own Sherry Chovan. You will learn things you never knew about these people, you will hear heartening tales of how they are embracing these challenging times, and you will enjoy a lot of laughs, especially when Phil pays a surprise telephonic visit on announcer Marc Hershon. 

Former president Zerg wraps things up with the man who for more than 70 years led Breakfast Clubbers down the path that led to their continuing "Adventures in Friendship", Reverend Jim Brougher.