Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge #3

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Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge #3

Are you an old time radio expert or a nostalgia newbie? Let's find out with these twenty general knowledge questions ranging from the simple to the sublime. Good luck! Ned www. Rusc. Com


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Fill in the blank for this popular old time radio Christmas series. Cinnamon ____
  • 2. 
    In which year was CBS formed?
    • A. 

      1922

    • B. 

      1927

    • C. 

      1932

    • D. 

      1937

  • 3. 
    Who formed CBS?
    • A. 

      William S. Paley

    • B. 

      Edward Armstrong

    • C. 

      Reginald A. Fessanden

    • D. 

      James C. Maxwell

  • 4. 
    In which year did the Federal Communications Commission authorize FM experimentation
    • A. 

      1931

    • B. 

      1941

    • C. 

      1951

    • D. 

      1961

  • 5. 
    In which decade was the organization that became the American Broadcasting Corporation formed, when NBC was forced by the Federal Communications Commission to sell one of its two networks?
    • A. 

      1930s

    • B. 

      1940s

    • C. 

      1950s

    • D. 

      1960s

    • E. 

      1920s

  • 6. 
    Which two presidential candidates held the first radio and TV debates?
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • C. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • D. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • E. 

      Adlai Stevenson

    • F. 

      Harry S. Truman

  • 7. 
    Who set up NBC specifically for handling the company's radio activities?
  • 8. 
    How many different actors played the part of Johnny Dollar?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Nine

    • E. 

      Twelve

  • 9. 
    Who was the "insurance investigator with the action-packed expense account"?
  • 10. 
    At the end of each episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar what did the main character do?
    • A. 

      Itemized his expenses

    • B. 

      Called the boss

    • C. 

      Ate a bagel and cream cheese

    • D. 

      Drank a famous cola drink

  • 11. 
    You Bet Your Life was a TV game show BEFORE it was first broadcast on radio. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the Marx brothers hosted You Bet Your Life?
    • A. 

      Chico

    • B. 

      Harpo

    • C. 

      Groucho

    • D. 

      Gummo

    • E. 

      Zeppo

  • 13. 
    Fill in the blank to complete the name of this spooky old time radio thriller that ran from 1934 to 1937. Witch's ____
  • 14. 
    Wild Bill Hickok was a TV show BEFORE it was first broadcast on radio. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Fill in the blank for this famous introduction to a popular mystery show that ran from 1942 to 1955. "I am the ________, and I know many things for I walk by night"
  • 16. 
    The whistling that was a famous part of "The Whistler" theme music was - for the most part - performed by a woman?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What reason did Orson Welles give for starting to act on radio?
    • A. 

      "in order to pay the bills"

    • B. 

      "because it is the medium of the imagination"

    • C. 

      "to get the girls"

    • D. 

      "I have a face for radio"

  • 18. 
    After the massive publicity surrounding the broadcast of "War of the Worlds" Orson Welles was offered a contract by RKO to produce, direct and star in a film. The result was the cinematic masterpiece "Citizen Kane". True or False.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In which year was The Grand Ole Opry first broadcast?
    • A. 

      1920

    • B. 

      1925

    • C. 

      1930

    • D. 

      1935

    • E. 

      1940

  • 20. 
    What fell down in front of contestants on You Bet Your Life if they mentioned "the secret woid"?
    • A. 

      A toy duck

    • B. 

      A clown

    • C. 

      An umbrella

    • D. 

      A ten dollar bill

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