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Surfing the Quiet Storm

written by: skyblu1
 
'The Quiet Storm' is a late night radio format pioneered in the 1970's. Tune in to this quiz and see how much you know about this enigmatic musical listening format. Do not touch that dial!

Question 1:


Who is credited with creating the 'Quiet Storm' radio format?
Kenny 'Babyface' Edmunds
Melvin Lindsey
Jack Hues
Wolfman Jack

Question 2:


In what year did the 'Quiet Storm' radio format debut?
1970
1975
1973
1976

Question 3:


What city gave birth to the 'Quiet Storm' radio?
Chicago
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.
Boston

Question 4:


What was the first song played on the ' Quiet Storm' airwaves?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


The roots of 'Quiet Storm' radio lie in which musical genre?
Rap
Urban Sleaze
Rhythm and Blues
Adult Contemporary

Question 6:


Which of the following artists would not be considered a 'Quiet Storm' performer?
Eminem
Marvin Gaye
Sade
Anita Baker

Question 7:


Originally, who was the targeted demographic of 'Quiet Storm' radio?
African Americans
Hispanics
18 to 34 year old males
Females, age 29 to 59

Question 8:


Is 'Smooth Jazz' considered part of the 'Quiet Storm' radio format?
Yes
No

Question 9:


Included in the 'Quiet Storm' genre of today is music with a Hip Hop infusion. What is the name of this musical sub - genre?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


The founder of the 'Quiet Storm' format is now part owner of a large, 'Urban Contemporary' radio station in San Francisco.
True
False

 


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