‘Trivia 53: The Trivia Life for Me’ kicks off on April 14
By Gazette staff
STEVENS POINT – Another 54 hours of trivia will kick off on April 14, with a pirate-themed contest in its 53rd year.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s student-run radio station 90FM WWSP will host this year’s annual contest “Trivia 53: The Trivia Life for Me”
The 2023 contest is “for all those out there who have adopted the Trivia lifestyle,” said Dave Coulthurst, Plover, a 1990 UW-Stevens Point alumnus in his first year of coordinating the event.
“The Trivia Life for Me” theme reflects on the song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” with a pirate-themed parrot logo.
Trivia has been offered from the 90FM WWSP headquarters at UW-Stevens Point’s Communication Arts Center, 1101 Reserve St., Stevens Point, since 1970.
Teams must register at the station Monday through Thursday, April 10-13, between 3-7 p.m. and on Friday, April 14, between noon-6 p.m.
Out-of-town teams will find forms and information at www.90fmtrivia.org.
This year’s trivia kick-off movie will be offered Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, at 10 p.m. at Rogers Cinema, 2725 Church St., Stevens Point.
The Trivia parade will begin on Maria Drive north of campus at 4 p.m. Friday, April 14, and questions start at 6 p.m. Trivia will be played until midnight, Sunday, April 16.
“The radio station will broadcast eight trivia questions per hour, and teams have the length of two songs to call with the correct answer in order to earn points. Two running questions will send players into the community to find the answer, and music montage and scavenger-hunt like questions also highlight the weekend. The top teams win trophies and bragging rights,” a UWSP release stated.
“Teams from around the world will spend an entire weekend testing their knowledge, observational abilities and the quality of their reflexes with little sleep and plenty of coffee,” said Ava Schroeder, the public relations and outreach director at 90FM, and a junior majoring in media studies.
“As 90FM prepares for the 53rd trivia contest, the volunteers and staff alike are anticipating a weekend full of chaos and great memories.”
For more information, visit www.90fmtrivia.org.