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QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Ted Weems and his orchestra, with Perry Como, Marilyn (Marvel)
Maxwell and Elmo Tanner, 1940.

Beat the Band was a musical quiz show heard on NBC radio from 1940 to
1944 in two distinctly different series. The program popularized the catch
phrase
, "Give me a little traveling music”.

In the first series, broadcast on Sundays at 6:30pm from Chicago, host
Garry Moore read music-related questions submitted by listeners to band
members in the 14-piece Ted Weems Orchestra. Originally sponsored by
the General Mills cereal Kix, listeners whose questions were used on the
air received $10; those who stumped the band received $20 and a case
of Kix.


Garry Moore (born Thomas Garrison Morfit, III)
(January 31, 1915 – November 28, 1993)


Kix cereal was introduced in 1937 by the General Mills company
of Golden Valley, Minnesota.

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QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943


The 6ft 6in Edmund "Tiny" Ruffner (right) was the host of The Better
Half.

The radio quiz show The Better Half was aired for the first time on Mutual. The
show involved 4 married couples pitted against each other in various feats to
find out which of them was the "better" one.

                

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1947

The quiz show You Bet Your Life hosted by Groucho Marx with announcer
and assistant George Fenneman debuted on ABC Radio, then moved to
CBS Radio debuting October 5, 1949 before making the transition to NBC-
TV
and NBC Radio on October 4, 1950.


From left: George Fenneman and Groucho Marx

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QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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"Take It or Leave It" was a very popular radio quiz show during its run. The show
ran for 10 years on CBS (1940-1947) and NBC (1947-1950), and was hosted
by Bob Hawk (1940-1941), Phil Baker (1941-1947), Garry Moore (1947-1949),
Eddie Cantor (1949-1950), and Jack Paar (1950). It became the precursor of
another game show called… "The $64,000 Question."

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Bob Hawk

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Phil Baker

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Ralph Edwards


Truth or Consequences,
a mix of game show elements with wacky stunts,
was originally hosted on NBC radio by Ralph Edwards (above) from 1940
to 1957. The popular daily syndicated show was produced by Ralph
Edwards Productions. Sponsors included Duz soap, as well as Ivory
soap, Philip Morris, and Pet Milk. Truth or Consequences made its TV
debut on CBS in 1950.

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Action Comics #127 (December 1948), featuring Superman 
appearing on the
show with Ralph Edwards.

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