Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Quiz shows became a popular format on radio during the 1930s. The amount of prize money offered varied hugely from the 68 cents per correct answer given to contestants on Don’t Forget through to $30,000 for the winner on Hollywood Calling.
Answer Man, TheAnswer Man, The
Show Count: 9
Broadcast History: 1937 to 1956
Sponsor: Trommer's White Label
Beat The BandBeat The Band
Show Count: 29
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Bride and GroomBride and Groom
Show Count: 6
Broadcast History: 1947
Host: John Nelson
Was this the first ever reality show?
Can You Top ThisCan You Top This
Show Count: 2
Broadcast History: 9 December 1940 to 19 September 1945, 3 October 1942 to 25 September 1948, 29 September 1948 to 24 May 1950, 23 September 1950 to 26 June 1951, 5 October 1953 to 26 March 1954 and 2 April 1954 to 9 July 1954
Cast: Senator Ed Ford, Harry Hershfield, Joe Laurie Jr., Peter Donald
Host: Ward Wilson
Double or NothingDouble or Nothing
Show Count: 23
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Guess What Quiz ShowGuess What Quiz Show
Show Count: 5
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Information, PleaseInformation, Please
Show Count: 226
Broadcast History: 17 May 1938 to 25 June 1948
Cast: Clifton Fadiman, Oscar Levant, Bernard Jaffe, Dr Harry Overstreet, Marcus Duffield, John Kieran, Franklin P Adams
Director: Dan Golenpaul
Producer: Dan Golenpaul
It Pays To Be IgnorantIt Pays To Be Ignorant
Show Count: 36
Broadcast History: 25 June 1942 to 28 February 1944, 25 February 1944 to 27 September 1950 and 4 July 1951 to 26 September 1951
Sponsor: Philip Morris, DeSoto, Chrysler
Cast: Ann Thomas, George Shelton, Harry McNaughton, Lulu McConnell, Tom Howard
Producer: Bob Howell, Ruth Howell
Host: Tom Howard
Kay Kyser's Kollege Of Musical KnowledgeKay Kyser's Kollege Of Musical Knowledge
Show Count: 3
Broadcast History: 1937 to 1 February 1938, 30 March 1938 to 26 June 1948, and 4 November 1948 to 29 July 1949
Cast: Kay Kyser
Director: Ed Cashman, John Cleary, William Warwick, Harry Saz
Producer: Frank O'Connor
Host: Kay Kyser
People Are FunnyPeople Are Funny
Show Count: 37
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Quick As A FlashQuick As A Flash
Show Count: 1
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Second ChanceSecond Chance
Show Count: 15
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Truth Or ConsequencesTruth Or Consequences
Show Count: 15
Broadcast History: 23 March 1940 to 12 September 1956
Sponsor: Pet Milk, Ivory Soap, Duz, Phillip Morris
Director: Ed Bailey
Host: Ralph Edwards
Twenty QuestionsTwenty Questions
Show Count: 11
Broadcast History: 1946-1954
You Bet Your LifeYou Bet Your Life
Show Count: 151
Broadcast History: 1947 to 1959
Cast: Groucho Marx
Director: John Guedel, Harfield Weedin, Bob Dwan
Producer: John Guedel, Harfield Weedin, Bob Dwan
Host: Groucho Marx