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March 11, 2016 in Quiz Show

Play-by-Ear-logoAlmost two years after the end of After the Fact, I’m back in the quiz show hosting business.

A few weeks back, we premiered Play by Ear, a weekly music quiz show on Claremorris Community Radio. As before, I will be collating the scores etc on a specially-hewn records page. You can have a look, listen to previous shows and follow the progress of the teams at the following address:

tablequiz.net/about/play-by-ear/

We’re a few weeks in to the series already.  The plan is for each team to have three matches, a lá some big football tournament.  Following that, the top two teams in each group will qualify for semi-finals, followed by a final, obviously.

Classical radio quiz

August 29, 2011 in Quiz Show

"Your starter for 10..."

Last weekend, Claremorris Communiy Radio, the volunteer-run station on which I host a small show, held a 48-hour* Broadcastathon to raise funds to help meet its ongoing costs.  As part of this unique (and, I have to say, fun-filled) event, I was invited by Andrew Newman, the presenter of the Classic Sounds show, to join him on-air and test his knowledge of all music (classical, that is).

The show itself took place between 10pm and midnight on Friday last, so we were getting a bit giddy by the end.  Andrew said it was weird to be broadcasting in the dark.  To me it was reminiscent of late nights cramming with friends before college exams. You try and stay focused and do the work but the novelty of the situation leads to distraction.

That being said, I think it made for good radio! Check it out below:

[soundcloud url=http://soundcloud.com/jhnolan/claremorris-classical-quiz]

http://soundcloud.com/jhnolan/claremorris-classical-quiz

* If you add on the final, hour-long ‘wrap’ show, it actually lasted 49 hours.