The world's largest trivia contest is back this year – and it is out of this world.
The Stevens Point community will celebrate 51 years of trivia with the UFO-themed "Raid on Trivia 51" to be held April 16-18 on WWSP-90 FM, the student-run campus radio station at UW-Stevens Point.
WWSP canceled its spring 2020 contest because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This disappointed Stevens Point residents, UW-Stevens Point alumni and trivia players worldwide. After format and hours adjustments, the 90FM trivia crew is proud to present "Raid on Trivia 51."
Teams can gather virtually or in-person and register through the trivia website starting Monday, March 15. The contest begins 6 p.m., Friday, April 16, and gives players a break from midnight to 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday night. Teams answer eight questions an hour for 38 hours throughout the weekend. Teams submit answers online through a website moderated by 90FM staff.
Proceeds from registration and online merchandise sales (starting March 15) directly support the nonprofit student-run radio station. The trivia contest is the station's largest fundraiser.
"We're grateful for all the support from our Trivia players over the years. We're so excited to bring them their favorite weekend of the year," says trivia contest coordinator Jim "The Oz" Oliva.
WWSP-90FM is the alternative radio station broadcasting from UW-Stevens Point. As one of the largest college radio stations in the Midwest, 90FM provides students hands-on experiences in radio broadcasting. Trivia was established in 1968, and the money raised through the contest keeps the station running.
For the Trivia 51 newsletter, registration and merchandise, visit www.90fmtrivia.org.