Friday, October 20, 2006

RADIO TRIVIA ANSWERS!

Here are the correct answers.... If you feel your answer is still valid feel free to debate me. Very eloquently argued wrong answers may amuse me enough to put you in the winners pool.

1. What radio station in the U.S. currently has the largest coverage area over land?
A: WHOM 94.9 Mt. Washington ME, it also has the highest HAAT.
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/06/fm-super-casters.html

2. What U.S. Radio station has the facility ID 666?
A: WFTA 101.9 FM Fulton,MS
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/05/radio-666.html

3. Name any two of the five most powerful (highest wattage) U.S. radio stations.
A: Any of these would be correct:
#1WBCT 93.7 Grand Rapids, MI -320,000 watts
#2 WOOD 105.7 Grand Rapids, MI -265,000 watts
#3 WOMC 104.3 Detroit, MI -190,000 watts
#4 WNCI 97.9 Columbus, OH -175,000 watts
#5 WSLQ 99.1 Roanoke, VA -150,000 watts
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/06/fm-super-casters.html

4. Name any radio station owned by the YMCA.
A: KYMC 89.7 FM St. Louis
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/07/ymca-radio.html

5. Name two Class D radio stations still active today.
A: WHHS, WQAQ, WRTE, WBRS etc. There are a lot of right answers to this...
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/10/most-powerfull-class-d-ever.html
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/06/whhs-rises-from-grave.html
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/11/nestled-in-burbs-of-boston.html
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/09/assasination-of-fm-class-d-license.html

6. Name me two of the three "green-powered" radio stations in the U.S. (hydroelectric, solar and wind-powered) A: KTAO, WJFF, KBSJ ... KTHO is an acceptable substitute
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/11/solar-powered-radio.html
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/08/only-hydroelectric-radio-station.html
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/10/wind-powered-radio.html

7. Where did the most powerful transmission originate?
A: In Arecibo, PR a SETI array about 10 tera watts!
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2006/01/most-powerful-transmission-ever.html

8. What do the call letters WNBS stand for?
A: Nathan B. Stubblefield. bonus point for anything obscene I didn't already think of.
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2006/01/call-letter-origins-part-2.html

9. What radio man discovered that a 325 grain, .375 H&H Magnum will penetrate 73 carts?
A: Chuck Lakaytis, formerly of CML Broadcasting currently of Alaska Public Broadcasting in Anchorage, AK... it's possible there are other correct answers to this, but I doubt it.
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2006/01/goodbye-to-cart-machine.html

10. What public radio station experimented with multicasting 11 channels in (IBOC) HD?
A: WFAE 90.7 Charlotte, NC
http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2005/08/multicasting.html
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