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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 12:12 am 
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my guess, before google is the Kentucky Colonels.

After google, I am wrong. :fp:

But I won't answer since I looked it up.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 4:01 am 
who??? wrote:
my guess, before google is the Kentucky Colonels.

After google, I am wrong. :fp:

But I won't answer since I looked it up.

Kentucky Colonels was a good guess (esp. given the recent Kentucky theme), and they were indeed an ABA team, but as you mentioned, it is not the correct answer. Since you mentioned you looked it up...even though it was before my time...you probably weren't TOO surprised at the city anyway...given my taste in sports teams! Ha ha ha!


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 5:35 am 
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The funny thing is that the losing team, was from New Orleans. The city you are in now.
But no the city did not surprise me.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 11:42 am 
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The Pipers defeated the Buccaneers by a score of 122–113


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 2:07 pm 
The Pittsburgh Pipers is absolutely correct and they did indeed defeat the New Orleans Buccaneers! I didn't think who??? Would be TOO surprised when he saw it was a Pittsburgh team! Ha ha ha!

Since it's Friday anyway, here is today's question:

The world's first commercial radio station calls Pittsburgh home...what are it's call letters?


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 2:37 pm 
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KDKA in 1920 from Westinghouse.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 2:39 pm 
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Didn't he ask this same question somewhere else?

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 2:48 pm 
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who??? wrote:
Didn't he ask this same question somewhere else?

Which is probably why I remember it.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 15th, 2011, 6:50 pm 
KDKA is absolutely correct! And it was indeed founded by Westinghouse (now owned by CBS Radio)! And yes, "he" did ask this question elsewhere before! Ha ha ha! Since it is the segue to my next question, I went with it anyway. Ha ha ha!

Speaking of which, stay tuned for Saturday's question...the topic tomorrow is KDKA 1020 AM!

The question tomorrow will be kinda hard without Google...BUT, if anyone gets it without Google...I'll be incredibly impressed! I may have mentioned this elsewhere...not sure...but yeah...kinda tough without Google! Ha ha ha! I won a contest in the late 80s early 90s and part of the prize was getting to co-host (for one episode) a sports talk show that aired on KDKA at the time (3 hours long on Sundays), so I got to learn a bit about KDKA's history...so think KDKA history! Ha ha ha!

So long from NOLA...heading home this afternoon!


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 16th, 2011, 8:57 am 
Here is your question for Saturday:

When KDKA first took to the airwaves on November 2, 1920, what was the purpose of that very first radio broadcast?


Like I said, it is a tougher than usual question...but, even without Google, one might be able to reason this one out. If not, there's always Google! Ha ha ha!


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 16th, 2011, 11:49 am 
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To broadcast the November 1920 election returns which, I assume, were those that saw the election of that great President Warren Gamaliel Harding :D



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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 16th, 2011, 3:46 pm 
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On November 2, 1920, station KDKA made the nation's first commercial broadcast (a term coined by Conrad himself). They chose that date because it was Election Day and the power of radio was proven when people could hear the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race before they read about it in the newspaper.


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 16th, 2011, 4:44 pm 
The 1920 Presidential Election Results (Harding defeated Cox) is absolutely correct!

Stay tuned Sunday for the next question...the topic tomorrow: Warren G. Harding


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 17th, 2011, 6:10 am 
Here is your question for Sunday:

What was the name of the major scandal that rocked the Presidency of Warren G. Harding?


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 17th, 2011, 8:26 am 
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As his name had come up whilst I was watching Boardwalk Empire, I looked him up the other day. The major scandal that hit was to do with oil reserves, which was mostly uncovered only after his death. There was also the Ohio Gang - friends to whom he gave influential financial positions.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 17th, 2011, 9:26 am 
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The Teapot Dome scandal.


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 17th, 2011, 9:42 am 
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The Teapot Dome scandal.

That's the one. Couldn't think. It had to do with the shape of the hill covering the oil reserves, or something like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 17th, 2011, 3:00 pm 
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paulhuk wrote:
The Teapot Dome scandal.

That's the one. Couldn't think. It had to do with the shape of the hill covering the oil reserves, or something like that.

The Tea Pot Dome Scandal is correct & it did indeed deal with oil reserves & the geography of the land in question. Of course Harding died of a heart attack mid-way through his 1st term & much of the scandal came to light after his death as Larss stated.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next question. Monday's topic: Oil!


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 18th, 2011, 12:19 pm 
Here is your question for Monday:

A United States Law, the "Sherman Antitrust Act," led to the breakup of what major oil company into several smaller oil companies?


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 18th, 2011, 1:05 pm 
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Let me guess, tomorrow's question is about John D. Rockefeller ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 18th, 2011, 3:25 pm 
Kobus_NL wrote:
Let me guess, tomorrow's question is about John D. Rockefeller ;)

He might indeed come into play tomorrow! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 18th, 2011, 9:53 pm 
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Standard Oil then ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 18th, 2011, 11:35 pm 
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Standard Oil then ;)

Standard Oil is absolutely correct!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next question! Tuesday's topic: Standard Oil.

Of course, in light of recent "developments" I will be making it a two part question! Ha ha ha! I suspect you might already know the answer to one of the parts! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 19th, 2011, 7:25 am 
Here is your trivia question for Tuesday & like I said, it's a 2 part one:

Who founded Standard Oil (DUH!!! Ha ha ha!) & in what city and state was it originally headquartered?


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 Post subject: Re: Jon's Random Trivia
PostPosted: April 19th, 2011, 10:55 am 
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All in one image ;)


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