UPDATE: Dad's Computers Wins Trivia 44

By: Leah Kraus Email
By: Leah Kraus Email

UPDATE: 4/22 at 11:37 a.m.

Trivia 44 is now in the record books.

Rounding out the top five include:

First place: Dad's Computers: 35 years of trivia with 10,685 points.

Festivus for the Rest of us with 10,630 points.

Ugly Undulating Uvulas with 8,775 points.

Tin man with 8,235 points.

And in fifth place, Freshly Squeezed with 7,615 points.


ORIGINAL STORY: 4/12 at 4:20 p.m.

Get ready, get set...it's time for trivia! Thousands of people around the world will tune into the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point's WWSP 90FM campus radio station April 19-21 to compete. It runs for 54 hours straight.

The theme this year is "That's Not All Folks!" and pays homage to the mistaken Mayan calendar as the campus station marks 44 years of broadcasting.

During the contest, eight questions are broadcast on 90FM each hour, and teams have the length of two songs to call in their answers. A variety of special questions include those that require a treasure hunt around Stevens Point. Teams with correct answers are given equal share of the 2,000 points each question is worth, with a minimum of five points and a maximum of 500 points. Trophies are given to the ten teams with the highest point totals.

Registration is $30 per team and must be completed in advance at the 90FM studios between 3 and 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, April 15-18, or between noon and 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

The "Trivia Kick-off Movie" will be shown Friday, April 12, at midnight and on Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. and midnight at Rogers Cinema, 2725 Church St., Stevens Point. Admission is $3 for this to-be-announced movie.

The annual "Trivia Kick-off Parade" begins at 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Lot Q at Fourth and Illinois avenues.

Click here for more information on this year's trivia contest.

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