Radio Quiz

Quiz 106 – Round 2 – Radio

1. ‘Desert Island Discs’ has had four regular hosts since it began in 1942. Can you name three of them?

Three of: Roy Plomley (1942-1985), Michael Parkinson (1985-1988), Sue Lawley (1988-2006) and Kirsty Young (2006 – present)

2. Which classic radio comedy had a main character who lived at the dilapidated 23 Railway Cuttings in East Cheam?

Hancock’s Half Hour

3. What is the name of the BBC Radio 2 pop quiz hosted by Ken Bruce at around 10:30 each weekday morning?

PopMaster

4. Chris Moore was the first voice to be heard on which radio station in 1964?

Radio Caroline

5. Name five people who have regularly hosted the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Five of: Tony Blackburn, Noel Edmonds, Dave Lee Travis, Mike Read, Mike Smith, Simon Mayo, Mark Goodier, Steve Wright, Chris Evans, Mark and Lard, Kevin Greening, Zoe Ball, Sara Cox, Chris Moyles and Nick Grimshaw

6. Which of the stars of ‘The Goon Show’ voiced the characters of Eccles, Minnie Bannister and Count Jim Moriarty?

Spike Milligan

7. Which children’s radio programme is famous for the phrase “Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.”

Listen With Mother

8. The radio station which was originally launched under the name “Virgin 1215” was rebranded in 2008. What is it now called?

Absolute Radio

9. Which breakfast-time radio presenter nicknamed himself “The Hairy Cornflake”?

Dave Lee Travis

10. On which digital-only radio station which was launched in 2002 can you regularly hear shows presented by Stuart Maconie, Mary Anne Hobbs, Steve Lamacq and Cerys Matthews?

BBC Radio 6 Music

 

 

 

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Quiz 54 – Round 3 – Radio

1. Radio 2 has made one lady famous under the nickname ‘Sally Traffic’ – but what is her real surname?

Boazman

2. In which year did the Marine etc. Broadcasting Offences Act come into place, whereby offshore ‘pirate’ radio stations became illegal if operated by those subject to UK law?

1967

3. Which radio station began broadcasting first – Radio Caroline or Radio Luxembourg?

Radio Luxembourg (in 1933 – Radio Caroline did not start until 1964)

4. Who hosted the Radio 1 Breakfast Show before Chris Moyles?

Sara Cox

5. On which radio station will you hear the BBC Proms being broadcast each year?

BBC Radio 3

6. On which radio station will you hear the DJ Toni Phillips?

Capital FM

7. Who was the first DJ to broadcast on BBC Radio 1?

Tony Blackburn

8. On which radio station will you regularly hear Myleen Klass, Alan Titchmarsh, Howard Goodall and John Suchet?

Classic FM

9. Which company made the first successful transatlantic radio transmissions in 1901?

Marconi

10. In 1922 the UK government introduced a radio license – how much did it cost?

 10 shillings

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 51 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is a selection of faces from the world of radio.

Click on the grey box to download the picture quiz as PDF and don’t forget to print out your answers too.

 

 

 

1. Sara Cox

By Alex G from Manchester, UK (Sara Cox opens Manchster Fashion Week) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Sarah Montague

By NHS Confederation (Flickr: Sarah Montague) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Scott Mills 

This is a cropped version of ‘Scott Mills’ By Steve Bowbrick (Flickr: Scott Mills) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. This cropped version is licensed under the same creative commons license Attribution license- (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0).

4. Evan Davis

By Flickr user Steve Punter (Evan Davis on Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Alun Cochrane

By Peter Dixon [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Nick Grimshaw

By James Cridland [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Simon Mayo

By Martinb9999 / Martin Burns [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. John Inverdale

This is a cropped version of John Inverdale at Institute of Fundraising National Convention 2010,” © 2010 Howard Lake, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/. This cropped version is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

9. Eddie Mair

By http://underclassrising.net/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/0742/3554474033/) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Jenni Murray

Jenni Murray,” © 2011 NHS Employers, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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Quiz 34 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is Radio 2 presenters from past and present. Download the picture quiz by hitting the grey button below and don’t forget to print out your answers too.

 

 

 

1. Jeremy Vine

This is a cropped version of “Jeremy Vine and Ford Ennals” © 2010 by James Cridland, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en. This cropped version is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en.

2. Bob Harris

Bob Harris 1339,” © 2012 Mark Kent, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en

3. Elaine Paige

This is a cropped version of “With Elaine Paige and Annie Skates” © 2006 by Aunt Agatha, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en. This cropped version is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en.

4. Jo Whiley

Jo Whiley – Electric Proms 2010,” © 2010 Paul Hudson, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

5. Stuart Maconie

This is a cropped version of “Unique funeral exhibition launched” © 2010 by The Co-operative, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en. This cropped version is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en.

6. Steve Lamacq

This is a cropped version of “Steve Lamacq, Jo Whiley and Zane Lowe backstage at BBC Introducing stage” © 2011 by Worthy FM, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en. This cropped version is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en.

7. Diane Louise Jordan

Diane-Louise Jordan,” © 2009 Garry Knight, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en

8. Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode,” © 2009 by Shetland Arts, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en

9. Dermot O’Leary

IMG_1197,” © 2013 Stephen Shellard, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

10. Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman,” © 2009 cellanr, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en

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