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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
Wolfman Jack
Jack Hues
Melvin Lindsey

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


What city gave birth to the 'Quiet Storm' radio?
Washington, D.C.
San Francisco
Chicago
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?
Adult Contemporary
Rap
Rhythm and Blues
Urban Sleaze

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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.
False
True

 


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