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Uncle Jim's Question Bee was broadcasting's second quiz show.

BroadcastEdit

NBC Blue Network (Radio): 9/26/1936 – 12/16/1939, 10/8/1940 – 7/8/1941
CBS Radio: 6/18/1940 – 10/2/1940

HostsEdit

Jim McWilliams (1936–1940)
Bill Slater (1940–1941)

PublicistEdit

Adele Wesley

FormatEdit

Three men and three women were chosen from the audience and would be asked questions sent to the show by listeners. The winner of the bee received $25.

SponsorsEdit

  • George Washington Coffee (1936–1939) 
  • Lever Brothers (1940–1941)

TriviaEdit

This was the first quiz show where the host asked questions to the contestants. Broadcasting's first quiz show, Professor Quiz, had the contestants ask questions to the host.