In 2011, at their 36th annual conference, Unesco delegates decided that World Radio Day would be celebrated on February 13 each year. This is a quiz about the world of broadcasting.
1 One explanation offered for this three-letter term was one of the first wireless radio stations created by Albert Hyman, Robert Almy and Reginald Murray. What is the term often used to refer to amateur radio stations or operators?
2 What iconic radio brand, in India and around the world, was associated with a chubby toddler with a finger near his lips? If it helps, did it inspire the name of a popular Hindi movie released in 2012?
3 All India Radio’s Vividh Bharati service was launched on October 3, 1957, mainly to fight against the popularity of another Asian radio station. Name it.
4 Radio Londres was a French-speaking radio station from the World War II era and was operated by French people who had escaped from occupied France. One of its two major objectives was to counter Nazi propaganda. What was the other?
5 Guglielmo Marconi patented the radio in 1896 and was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909 for his work in the field. For which nation did he personally create a radio station in 1931?
6 The BBC is often known in the UK as “the Beeb”. Which former radio star and later movie actor coined the term on his iconic radio show
The goon show ?
seven The BBC was the first broadcaster to offer ball-by-ball radio coverage of a cricket test match. The first Test match special was launched in May 1957 during an England-West Indies series. The commentary team included Rex Alston, EW Swanton, Ken Ablack, Norman Yardley, Freddie Brown and another legendary commentator. Name the sixth person.
8 One of the BBC’s biggest rivals in the 1960s was pirate radio stations operating from unlicensed ships. What was the most popular pirate radio station, featuring famous jockeys such as Tony Blackburn and Simon Dee?
9 Which small hamlet rose to national fame through the efforts of businessman Rameshwar Prasad Barnwal and merchants Ganga Prasad Magadhiya and Nandlal Sinha?
ten What was created by Walter Kaufmann who fled Europe to escape the Nazis and took a stand in India in the 1930s?
1 Radio amateurs, from the first letters of their surnames. There are other theories about its origin.
2 Murphy the movie
Barfi! got its name from Murphy’s mispronunciation.
3 Radio Ceylon, very popular at the time.
4 To send coded messages to the French resistance, especially before the Normandy landings in June 1944.
5 Vatican City. He was specially invited by the pope for this purpose. Radio Vaticana turned 90 yesterday.
6 Peter Sellers.
The goon show also featured legendary comedians Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe.
seven John Arlott.
8 Radio Caroline.
9 Jhumri Telaiya in Jharkhand; the trio started the trend of sending regular song requests to Radio Ceylon and Vividh Bharati, which made Jhumri Telaiya a household name for most listeners.
ten The signature tune of All India Radio, which he established in 1936. Kaufmann later emigrated to the United States and became a professor of music at Indiana University.
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