do you remember this???

This is from the OLD TIME RADIO shows!

Let’s see if anyone knows the answers to these!

  1. “Shorty the Barber”, “Lawyer Calhoun”, and “The Kingfish”: were characters on what 1940’s comedy program? For extra credit, what was the Kingfish’s given name?

  2. After the outbreak of World War II, CBS instituted a five-minute radio newscast at 8:55 PM, Eastern Time. Who was the original newscaster?

  3. The National Broadcasting Company had two radio networks in the old days. What were they called?

  4. Who was the host of the quiz show, “Double or Nothing”, from which the best remembered line is, “And now the $64 dollar question”?

  5. “Give us a toot on the tooter, Tommy” and “Are you ready, Hezzie?” were bywords of what 1930’s radio personality? (HINT: he broadcasted from “Station E-Z-R-A, the little five-watter down in Rosedale, Indiana.”)

  6. Who was the 1930’s comedy star who used to ask, “Wanna buy a duck?”

(answers to follow in the reply…)

  1. “Shorty the Barber”, “Lawyer Calhoun”, and “The Kingfish”: were characters on what 1940’s comedy program? For extra credit, what was the Kingfish’s given name?

“Amos ‘n’ Andy”; George Stevens.

  1. After the outbreak of World War II, CBS instituted a five-minute radio newscast at 8:55 PM, Eastern Time. Who was the original newscaster?

Elmer Davis, whose credibility was such that President Roosevelt later named him head of the Office of War Information.

  1. The National Broadcasting Company had two radio networks in the old days. What were they called?

The Red Network and the Blue Network. When the government ordered NBC to spin off one of the two, the Blue Network became ABC (the American Broadcasting Company). Among the side effects of that move: WABC, which had been Columbia Broadcasting System’s station in New York, changed its call letters to WCBS. WJZ, which had been the Blue Network station, eventually changed its call letters to WABC.

  1. Who was the host of the quiz show, “Double or Nothing”, from which the best remembered line is, “And now the $64 dollar question”?

Phil Baker.

  1. “Give us a toot on the tooter, Tommy” and “Are you ready, Hezzie?” were bywords of what 1930’s radio personality? (HINT: he broadcasted from “Station E-Z-R-A, the little five-watter down in Rosedale, Indiana.”)

Uncle Ezra. (Tommy and Hezzie were members of the cornball musical aggregation which played on the show, “The Hoosier Hot Shots”.)

  1. Who was the 1930’s comedy star who used to ask, “Wanna buy a duck?”

Joe Penner.

Now did you know any of them? If so, how many?