The first pre-sliced and wrapped loaf of bread, packaged by the Chillicothe Baking Company, arrived in stores on July 7, 1928, to the credit of bread slicer inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Gavin and Wyatt play tug with an un-sliced loaf as John avoids loafing around while he slices off some tunes for your enjoyment. You are invited to get out the jam and jelly to listen to the music on Crosscurrents, 7/7 at 8 a.m.
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