How Much Do You Know About America’s 1970s Radio Shows?

Can you remember the facts and details about the radio shows of the 1970's? Test your knowledge and see how you rank.
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Alien Worlds was created in 1978 by which radio personality?
Lee Hansen
Howard Stern
Rush Limbaugh
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What genre of radio show was The National Lampoon Radio Hour?
News
Sports
Comedy
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The satirical comedy radio show The Credibility Gap, aired for 11 years on which US city's AM rock radio station?
New York City
Chicago
Los Angeles
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In 1979, the US National Public Radio played a series of dramatizations of which J.R.R. Tolkien novel?
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
The Silmarillion
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The Eternal Light was a broadcast specifically on the perspectives on which religion?
Christianity
Islam
Judaism
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What is the longest running radio drama series in US history?
The Zero Hour
Unshackled!
Pop Chronicles
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Hollywood Radio Theater was also known by what name?
The Zero Hour
High Noon
Hollywood Squares
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The Pop Chronicles which aired in the early 70's, was a series documented music from which decades?
1920's - 1940's
1940's - 1960's
1950's - 1970's
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Which Jazz musician hosted Piano Jazz, an NPR radio show?
Miles Davis
Duke Ellington
Marian McPartland
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Monitor was a weekend radio program on which radio network?
NBC Radio Network
National Public Radio
CBS Radio Network
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Westwood One Sports was best known for its coverage of which popular sport?
Baseball
Football
Basketball
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What was the run time for each show of A Prairie Home Companion, a variety radio show that was started in 1974?
30 Minutes
1 Hour
2 Hours
Result
Apparently you didn't listen to the radio much in the 1970's!

C+, Rookie

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Right!
You were tuned into a few shows here and there but missed some of the big ones.

B+, Intermediate

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You were on each station listening to all the best shows in the 1970's.

A+, Radio Personality

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1
Alien Worlds was created in 1978 by which radio personality?
Lee Hansen
Howard Stern
Rush Limbaugh
2
What genre of radio show was The National Lampoon Radio Hour?
News
Sports
Comedy
3
The satirical comedy radio show The Credibility Gap, aired for 11 years on which US city's AM rock radio station?
New York City
Chicago
Los Angeles
4
In 1979, the US National Public Radio played a series of dramatizations of which J.R.R. Tolkien novel?
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
The Silmarillion
5
The Eternal Light was a broadcast specifically on the perspectives on which religion?
Christianity
Islam
Judaism
6
What is the longest running radio drama series in US history?
The Zero Hour
Unshackled!
Pop Chronicles
7
Hollywood Radio Theater was also known by what name?
The Zero Hour
High Noon
Hollywood Squares
8
The Pop Chronicles which aired in the early 70's, was a series documented music from which decades?
1920's - 1940's
1940's - 1960's
1950's - 1970's
9
Which Jazz musician hosted Piano Jazz, an NPR radio show?
Miles Davis
Duke Ellington
Marian McPartland
10
Monitor was a weekend radio program on which radio network?
NBC Radio Network
National Public Radio
CBS Radio Network
11
Westwood One Sports was best known for its coverage of which popular sport?
Baseball
Football
Basketball
12
What was the run time for each show of A Prairie Home Companion, a variety radio show that was started in 1974?
30 Minutes
1 Hour
2 Hours