The Point Puzzle

The Point Puzzle is a weekly puzzle challenging listeners with word puzzles and logic puzzles. Every week a winner from the last week is selected from emailed answers and announced on air and a new puzzle is posed.

The puzzle airs on KPOV on “The Point” on Wednesday mornings between 9:00 am and 9:30 am and replays at 5pm just before Open Air.

Puzzle 252 & 253, week of March 5th & March 12th:
Start with an instrument in two syllables. Spoonerize the two syllables (swap the leading consonant sounds) and phonetically you will have another musical term.
Since there were no correct answers the first week, here is an additional hint. The instrument might be found in a rock band.

Know the answer to this week’s puzzle? Submit it here: Puzzle Answer
Click here for the text of some past point puzzles.

The Point Puzzle is produced at KPOV in Bend Oregon, but it is also carried on stations around the country.
Stations include:
KKRN, Round Mountain California
WESU, Middletown Connecticut
Wings Radio 1, Lake Placid Florida
KRFY, Sandpoint Idaho
WAZU, Peoria Illinois
WUMD, Dartmouth Massachusetts
WPRR, Grand Rapids Michigan
KTWH, Two Harbors Minnesota
KZGM, Cabool Missouri
New York:
Global Community Radio, Geneva New York
KBOO, Portland Oregon
KPOV, Bend Oregon
KSHD, Shady Cove, Oregon
KSKQ, Ashland Oregon (monthly)
KYAQ, Lincoln County Oregon
WLRI, Christiana, Pennsylvania
WOOL, Bellows Falls, Vermont
WRIR, Richmond, Virginia
KSER, Everett Washington
KVGD, Goldendale Washington

If your station would like to carry the Point Puzzle, contact Pearl.
The Point Puzzle is distributed through PRX and Audioport.
If your station is not a member of PRX or Audiport, please contact Pearl to discuss other arrangements.

Sample the Point Puzzle here:

Point Puzzle #131 – the week of Nov 9, 2015

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