publication date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (part of Summer 2012)

category: Radio

clue: Listeners still go nuts for his weekly Top 40 countdown, more than they did for his late-night TV show in 1991.

explanation: Dees was a successful radio countdown-show host, but his TV show was canceled after a single season. The phrase "go nuts" was a play on his last name. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, and Ryan Dunn

trivia: Scott was teased for not mentioning Dees's hit novelty song "Disco Duck."

Up and Down the Dial: Even in today's digital age, radio remains a vital source of entertainment and information for millions of Americans. These five people work in different genres but have all gained fame on the radio.

Similar Goos

Michael Savage

Liberals across the nation have been savaged by this San Francisco-based conservative talk show host. Go »

Paul Harvey

Reaganomics, skyjack, guesstimate, and other colorful terms were coined by this quirky longtime broadcaster, who passed away in 2009. Go »

Alan Freed

This early DJ liberated radio stations to play rock and roll. Go »

Laura Ingraham

Having a gay brother softened her rhetoric about the homosexual agenda, but she still speculates what Obama's diary says about his own agenda. Go »

Tim Pawlenty

In the volatile race for the current GOP presidential nomination, this Minnesota governor turned out to be all bark, no bite. Go »

Bob Barker

The longtime host of The Price is Right urges you to spay or neuter your dog. Go »