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1. It was "Up, up, and away!" when this comic book was converted into a radio show in 1940. The Hero was Superman who was faster than a speeding bullet, could leap tall buildings at a single bound, and was more powerful than a locomotive. It wasn't a bird or a plane, it was the voice of __________.
2. This radio hero headed a secret squad of fliers that at various times fought the enemies of the United States in 15 minute segments from 1938 to 1949.He received his orders late at night. Who was he?
3. "Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy" had an 18 year run from 1933 to 1951. It featured the adventures of Jack and his friends, the Fairfield twins, in globe-trotting with Jack's uncle. During its run at various times on the three major radio networks of the time, ABC, NBC, and CBS, it had one major sponsor. What was that sponsor?
4. Before there was a tap-dancing, singing, little red-headed girl, there was a comic strip, a comic book, and a popular radio show. "Little Orphan Annie" has been a cultural icon for many decades. "Little Orphan Annie" was derived from a poem written in 1885. He was known as the 'Hoosier poet' and the 'children's poet'. What was his name?
5. "Terry and the Pirates" told the story of Terry Lee and his friends Pat Ryan, Flip Corkin, and Connie the Coolie as they battled pirates, the Japanese, a variety of other USA enemies mostly during World War II in the orient. The show ran from 1937 to 1948. Who was the recurring foe they often battled?
6. "Tom Mix" graced the airwaves from 1933 to 1950. Which of these was not true about this radio western adventure series?
7. "Blackstone" aired only two years (1948-1950). For what was Blackstone known?
8. "Let's Pretend" rolled up 227 episodes in mostly half-hour episodes. What type of format did it follow?
9. This series was eagerly awaited each Saturday morning. It was "The Buster Brown Gang". If you tuned in you were likely to hear the latest exploits of Squeeky the Mouse, Grandee the Piano, Midnight the Cat, Froggy the Gremlin, and Tige the Dog. Although there were some other actors who made contribution to the program, what was the name of the man who did most of the voices and music for the program?
10. "I Love A Mystery" is a true cult favorite of radio aficionados. It was heard from 1939 to 1952, allowing for some extended hiatus. Three mercenary soldiers meet while fighting the Japanese in China. They return to San Fransisco and open a detective agency. They globe-trot the globe searching out the bad guys and solving complex mysteries. What were the first names of this trio of detectives?
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