Produced at CKCO from 1983 to 1988

Johnnie Walters is a Canadian-born broadcaster best known for his long affiliation with CKCO-TV in Kitchener, Ont.

Walters hosted Trivia Company on CKCO from 1983 to 1988. This half-hour show was done in a game show format, and featured Walters taking a mobile unit on the street asking various people trivia questions for cash prizes that were often accompanied by a “Certificate of Genius”. On the latter was written a brief but grandiloquent speech, read on-air by the prize-winner, which proclaimed them “A genius, and certainly not a jerk.” Walters frequently reacted exuberantly whenever contestants indicated they might have an inkling of what the answer might be (and sometimes even when they didn’t), bellowing his catchphrase, “This guy (or lady) knows the answer!” stentoriously to draw in passersby to the spectacle in front of the camera. The show was revived in 1992 by CFPL-TV in London and CFTO-TV in Toronto and finished production in 1994.

 

  

  

Air Date – July 24, 1987

On The Street Segments Recorded in Hamilton and Kitchener

Questions
What Is The Name Of The World’s Largest Inland Sea?
What Is a Female Kangaroo Called?
Where Would You Find Fresh Water In The Arctic Ocean?

Trivia Company Employees
Peter Kent
Tom Keller
Paul Francescutti
Calvin Shaver
John Matlock
Vaughn Boegel
Bob Coleman
Charles P. Reekie
Martin Murphy
Robert Tiffin
Kevin Doerr
Jim Thorpe
Randy Ricketts
Dan Sloane
Dave MacNeil
Jamie Niven
Ken Elliott
Howard Fraracci
Jack Alexander
Paul Nyhout
Marvin Stroh
Earl Pierson
Martin Ferguson
Henning Grumme
Rick Howe
Joe Ulmer
Brian Dunseith
Alex Spiridonov
John Arajs
Dan Bailey
Ric Waurechen
Anne King
Larry Ernewein
Wolf Kagel
John Grant
Dave Melse
Brian Clemens
John W. L. Smith
Joe Brenner
Ron Molland
Frank Parsons
Zeljko Zugas
Yvonne and Frankie
Pat Fitzgerald
Joe Langel
and Don Willcox

A CKCO TV Production
Nabet 712

Air Date – August 31, 1987

On The Street Segments Recorded in Hamilton, London and Kitchener

Questions
The Luisitania Express Train runs between which two cities?
What is the scientific name for the study of Sun-Dials & Shadow Clocks?
What is the source of “LB” for the abbreviation of “pound”?

Trivia Company Employees
Peter Kent
Tom Keller
Paul Francescutti
Calvin Shaver
John Matlock
Vaughn Boegel
Bob Coleman
Charles P. Reekie
Martin Murphy
Robert Tiffin
Kevin Doerr
Jim Thorpe
Randy Ricketts
Dan Sloane
Dave MacNeil
Jamie Niven
Ken Elliott
Howard Fraracci
Jack Alexander
Paul Nyhout
Marvin Stroh
Earl Pierson
Martin Ferguson
Henning Grumme
Rick Howe
Joe Ulmer
Brian Dunseith
Alex Spiridonov
John Arajs
Dan Bailey
Ric Waurechen
Anne King
Larry Ernewein
Wolf Kagel
John Grant
Dave Melse
Brian Clemens
John W. L. Smith
Joe Brenner
Ron Molland
Frank Parsons
Zeljko Zugas
Yvonne and Frankie
Pat Fitzgerald
Joe Langel
and Don Willcox

A CKCO TV Production
Nabet 712