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.



Alan Freed

publication date: Friday, June 29, 2012

category: Radio

clue: This early DJ liberated radio stations to play rock and roll.

explanation: Freed was one of the first prominent disc jockeys to play rock and roll records on the radio, and is credited with popularizing the genre. more…

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


Laura Ingraham

publication date: Thursday, June 28, 2012

category: Radio

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

explanation: Ingraham was a conservative talk show host whose early stance against homosexuality changed when her brother came out of the closet. Her book The Obama Diaries was a best-seller in 2010. more…

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


Rick Dees

publication date: Wednesday, June 27, 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: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, 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."


Paul Harvey

publication date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

category: Radio

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

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


Michael Savage

publication date: Monday, June 25, 2012

category: Radio

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

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

trivia: Several players guessed Dan Savage.


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