World's Largest Media Trivia Contest

WWSP 90FM in Stevens Point, Wisconsin


The Rules of the Game

Starting at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday of Trivia weekend and continuing for fifty four straight hours, questions are broadcast over University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point's radio station WWSP (89.9). There are eight questions asked each hour. Each question in the contest will run for two songs, except singing questions which run for three songs, and the final question which will run for one song. The "supper" (6:00 p.m.) hours on Saturday and Sunday have only four questions, the first part of the hour is used to read the point totals for all teams.


Each question will be worth 2000 points divided by three plus the number of teams answering it correctly, rounded up to the next value divisible by 5, maximum of 500 points per team per question. At the end of the hour the top 5 teams are announced at the end of the newscast, along with the point values of the previous of the questions from the previous hour. There will still be the two running questions. Teams should not collaborate with other teams and that the contest be treated as what it is, a game. Throughout the contest several questions will be asked about photographs contained in the "New Trivia Times"/rule book.


After the contest begins, the Trivia Complaint Line phone number is given out. It is to be used for legitimate complaints concerning the validity of an answer. If your score does not match WWSP's, WWSP's score is right. Please feel free to tape record and playback any part of the contest, in fact, you should use tape recorders because questions will not be repeated. However, no part of the contest may be broadcast or reproduced without the permission of 90FM. This includes reprinting of the questions for resale.


The top three teams receive large trophies, places fourth through tenth receive smaller trophies. Scores and "live" phone room coverage are sometimes broadcast on the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point's cable television channel throughout the contest.


The Trivia Parade begins at 4:00 PM Friday of the contest and winds through the campus of UWSP. You and your team are invited to participate with a float of your own or just come and watch the most absurd collection of Trivia Players ever assembled. Don't miss out on a good time, plenty of candy, usually some rain, and you'll be ready to play Trivia at six o'clock without any problem.


Are you ready to party? Are you ready for the fun? Are you ready for the excitement? Well then, letís play Trivia Fast Eddie ..

How the Contest Works* (2004 MomsFamilies) Trivia teams of any size may bring the entire team or representatives to the 90FM studios on Reserve Street from 3 until 7 Monday through Thursday, and Friday from Noon until 6, the week of the contest to register. At that time, teams will be given two copies of the New Trivia Times. The New Trivia Times contains information about the contest, the pictures, and other pertinent information, like weekend specials on food from area businesses who support Trivia, and other businesses who support 90FM and the contest. Registration is $30.00 per team, and teams can be of any size. If a team purchases $125.00 worth of merchandise at the time of registration, registration is $15.00. If a team purchases $250.00 worth of merchandise at the time of registration, registration is free. Description of the contest: Eight questions are asked over the 90FM airwaves each hour. Team contestants are given the length of time for two songs to play in which to respond with an answer. Each team is given one attempt to answer. All teams that respond correctly are given an equal share of the 2000 points that a question is worth, with a minimum of 5 points and a maximum of 500 points. There are two hours during the contest when only four questions are asked. This allows us time to read all of the team standings. Running Questions: The Running Questions are given at specific locations in Stevens Point at 7:00 A.M. both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Teams are asked to gather information within "running" distance of the meeting sight. Locations for the Running Questions are given in the Trivia Times. Trivia Stone: The Trivia Stone is a rally, of sorts. During the contest, teams are instructed to follow a certain group of clues. These clues lead teams throughout the city and countryside, and at three times are instructed to get their Trivia Times booklet stamped. The stamps are then turned in at 6:30 Sunday evening for points. One stamp earns 50 points, two stamps 150 points, and three stamps 300 points. The first clue is given in the Trivia Times. Music Questions: The music questions are snippets of 8 songs. There are three music questions, and each of the snippets is equivalent to one question. Question turn-in times are in your copy of The New Trivia Times. This is the booklet that you receive at the time of registration. Trophies for the top three teams are donated by Point Beer/Premium Brands. Trophies for fourth through tenth place are donated by Point Trophy. Each of the teams will be sent a certificate acknowledging their team name, place in the contest, and point total after the contest. *All Rules are subject to change, depending on the OZ!!! As in past years, the Internet is not a source of valid information, so if you have a question about an answer being correct, you need two sources, neither of which are the internet.
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