Tuesday, October 21, 2008

V Alternative Tuesday Trivia

Wherein the topic is radio


  1. This radio topical humor and quiz show has been heard on Public Radio stations since 1985.
  2. In 1924, the Chicago Tribune obtains the call letters WGN. What does WGN stand for?
  3. In November 1958, WGN became the first radio station in Chicago to broadcast what?
  4. The FCC issued the first license for this in 1936.
  5. KDKA, the first commercial radio station, broadcasts from this eastern city.
  6. Number of radio stations east of the Mississippi that start with "k".

6 Comments:

Blogger bill said...

For the Kenjenningsquiz: 1. Taste. 2. Tap dance 3. Cath-22 4. Tiger Woods 5. South. 6. Feist. 7. no clue.

10/21/2008 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger Pastor_Jeff said...

1. Wait, wait, don't tell me.
2. Wrigley Gum Network?
3. Live election returns? Mayor Daley's favorite recipes?
4. Television
5. Pittsburgh
6. One.

10/21/2008 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger XWL said...

Kentrivia guesses:

1) Hurricanes
2) While tapdancing may be true, I think it's red/green color blindness in this case (why it was only with the dudes and not the chicks in the line), otherwise peeing standing up would be a good answer, too.
3) Catcher in the Rye is the #1 choice for serial killers and would be (or actual) assassins since 1951!
4) I think Magic Johnson might be ahead of Tiger in terms of wealth, but it depends if you mean wealth from playing and endorsements, or success off the field and in other endeavors.
5) Southern exposure is the way to go, though not sure why.
6) Buscemi was Mr. Pink, so I'm going with the artist known as Pink, though I'm pretty sure that she got her name cause she originally was the white member of one of those all girl R&B groups like they had back in the 90s. After she remade herself into a rebel-rocker, she needed a more rebel-rocker appropriate origin myth.
7) I've given up on these questions, they seem to be getting more obtuse.

Alternetive Trivia:

1) Says You! (although I don't get a 'topical humor' vibe from that show, so maybe you mean something different)
2) Wheat (though as I think on it, Wrigley does make a lot of sense)
3) Paul Harvey (but he's a who, not a what, I'd imagine he's been on the radio at least that long, though)
4) TV seems like a good guess to me, too
5) Don't know, alright if I copy off of Pastor Jeff's answers?
6) What Pastor Jeff said (cause I don't know).

I cheated and looked up the Magic v Tiger net worth, and he I think both Tiger and Magic are likely to get there by 2010. Magic's near Billion isn't from his athletics, but from the various businesses and holdings he formed after his playing career, while Tiger's golf earnings and endorsements are mainly responsible for him reaching that number, plus unless his repaired knee fails him, he still has decades of potential earning power on the golf course.

Currently, Magic is worth more than Tiger (about $800M to $650M), but given Tiger's continued ability to earn, and Magic's heavy investment in Downtown L.A. commercial and residential real estate, they're net worths may flip by the end of next year (though even if Magic goes from being worth $800M to just a mere $500M, I think he'll be doing OK).

10/21/2008 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

"Says You" will be in Atlanta in a couple weeks for a live show. Tickets are $25. I like the show, though maybe only for $15. And considering where they'll be, parking is another $10.

10/21/2008 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Pastor_Jeff said...

I should have said earlier those were good trivia questions. I remember the KDKA one from years ago.

I looked up WGN afterwards -- I was wrong, but I like my answer better than the real one.

10/21/2008 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

I should have said earlier those were good trivia questions. Thanks! I'm working on structuring better questions, trying to build in clues when possible, with a minimum number of "I'm thinking of a number" except when I mean to.



ANSWERS

1. Whad'Ya Know? Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! started in 1998 and I'm not sure when Says You started. Their website is unclear.
2. World's Greatest Newspaper
3. Broadcast helicopter traffic reports
4. First FM station license is issued to Edwin Armstrong
5. Pittsburgh
6. My first source for this was 4, but this looks accurate at 8. And it lists 20 Ws west of the Missisippi. Basically, I haven't properly researched this and will accept any answer.

10/22/2008 08:47:00 AM  

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