It was five simple words, "George, I want to play." Using the phrase or not was the difference between a chance to win and a dial tone.
Here's the deal. George Lapides, the founding father of sports talk radio in Memphis, would play trivia with his listeners once a week. He had one simple rule, tell him that you wanted to play the game. Any listener who jumped right in with an answer, right or wrong, was immediately disqualified.
It was a little annoying at first. Some ev