Radio Quizzes – A selection of ready-made pub quiz questions and answers on the subject of radio.

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?


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




Radio Quiz

Quiz 54 – Round 3 – Radio

Radio Quiz – Pub quiz questions and answers all on the subject of radio.

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


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?


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 XTRA

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?


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

 10 shillings

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