Join us February 7-9, 2014 for our 35th annual Trivia Weekend! Thank you to all teams and volunteers who participated in 2013!
Stefan's Dream XIV: stefan's re-entry takes home the golden urn for trivia 2013: A space oddity
The 34th annual Trivia Weekend contest came to a close Sunday night with Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry winning the weekend with 16,190 points. Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity was a close contest with Pull-Start Diesel taking second with 15,595 points and Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women taking third with 15,570 points. Congratulations to all 62 teams for making it through 50 consecutive hours of trivia! Get a complete list of the final scores here.
Overall, Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity brought in hundreds of volunteers, alumni and staff in addition to dozens of area business sponsors. The 50-hour weekend concluded with an awards ceremony and an after part at the Red Carpet Nightclub in downtown St. Cloud.
Watch the 2013 Trivia Weekend Awards Ceremony in Full Courtesy of UTVS
Thank You to All Trivia Weekend Sponsors
Trivia Weekend is finally here and all of us as KVSC would like to take a moment to thank the 50+ sponsors for making Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity possible. Please view the entire list of food and financial sponsors here.
LEARNED PIGS & FIREPROOF WOMEN TAKE HOME THE GOLDEN URN IN THE 2012 TRIVIA WEEKEND CONTEST
The 33rd annual Trivia Weekend contest came to a close Sunday night with Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women coming out on top with 15,980 points. 33 1/3: Trivia Long Play was a close contest with Mustache taking second place with 15,855 points and Stefan's Dream Xlll: Stefan Pulls Out coming in a close third with a total of 15,850 points. Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women took home the coveted 'Golden Urn' traveling trophy for the first time since 2006. Congratulations to all 67 teams for making it through 50 consecutive hours of trivia madness! Get a complete list of final scores here or see hourly archives here.
Overall, the 2012 Trivia Weekend brought in 67 teamsto the annual event and hundreds of volunteers, alumni and staff to help make 33 1/3: Trivia Long Play a success. The 50-hour weekend concluded with an awards ceremony and an after party at the Red Carpet Nightclub in St. Cloud.
A big thank you goes out to sponsors who supplied our volunteers with the best food we could have asked for and prizes for the top three teams.
If you missed the awards ceremony, you can listen to it in full here.
News Release on 33 1/3: Trivia Long Play
A news release was sent to statewide media outlets detailing this year's Trivia Weekend contest. Read all about 33 1/3: Trivia Long Play by heading to our news release page. KSTP ran a short blurb on its website and the St. Cloud Times is expected to run a two-page spread in UpNext in the next couple weeks.
If you or your team has an intersting hook on securing additional coverage of the 33rd annual Trivia Weekend contest please let us know. You can send us an email at email@example.com or call us in the office at 320-308-3066
Trivia Matters: A Video on Trivia Weekend Love
Here's a video from the 32nd Trivia Weekend in which the outgoing Programming Director proposed to his girlfriend on the air:
KVSC Announces the Theme for Trivia Weekend 2012
After needling local trivia enthusiasts for some time now, the KVSC staff has come to a decision on the theme for the 33rd annual Trivia Weekend... 33 1/3: Trivia Long Play takes place Feb. 10-12, 2012.
33 1/3: Trivia Long Play honors the 33rd consecutive year of Trivia Weekend and salutes KVSC--the only central Minnesota station still playing vinyl records. From eight-tracks and cassette tapes to CDs and mp3s, there is only one medium that has stood the test of time: Vinyl records. Expect this year's 50-hour Trivia Weekend marathon to have questions on LPs, 45s and 78 RPM records and all the nostalgia that comes with them.
Round up your team of crate diggers, visit the wax museum and research the rare vinyl records, liner notes and cover art that has stayed in the hearts of music enthusiasts for years gone by.
Second Team Member this Year of Stefan's Dream on "Jeopardy!"
Sam Meyer of St. Joseph, Minn. has participated on Stefan’s Dream since his days at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minn. and has even played while serving on active military duty overseas. Julia Carlis, also of Stefan’s Dream was on “Jeopardy!” earlier this year.
Meyer’s first appearance airs Monday at 4:30 p.m. on KARE-TV and a brief clip of him can be seen at jeopardy.com. An undisclosed “Jeopardy!” audience member says Meyer represented Central Minnesota well and might be on the show for a second appearance, which would air the following day. The producers keep a tight lid on how the contestants perform each day noting shows are pre-taped.
Entering its 33rd consecutive year, “Trivia Weekend” airs on KVSC-FM during the second weekend of February. The contest consists of 50 consecutive hours of questions asked, involves over 65 teams and requires hundreds of volunteers.
Trivia Weekend Featured in SCSU's Outlook Magazine
Nov. 23, 2010 -- In a new edition of "Outlook," the alumni publication of St. Cloud State University, Trivia Weekend gets a full spread on the events of the annual 50-hour trivia marathon epic. SCSU alumni should find the publication in their mailbox soon. Until then, readers can check out the online version here. To read the feature article "Trivia Addicts Unite" by Marsha Shoemaker, follow this link.
About Trivia Weekend
The History of KVSC’s Trivia Marathon
Trivia weekend was created to alleviate Minnesota’s infamous cabin fever and debuted in 1980 with 25 teams participating. In 2010, Trivia Weekend attracted 67 teams, 26 of them playing via the Internet from various parts of the country. As the weekend grew in popularity, so did its organizational sophistication. Last year, a record 30 trivia answer hotlines were staffed by volunteers. KVSC has more than 200 volunteers working toward the success of its annual-station event. In addition, dozens of St. Cloud businesses show their support with food donations or funds. We wish your team the best of luck in 2011. Visit our Trivia History page for a full report.
How Does Trivia Weekend Work?
2011 marks KVSC's 32nd annual Trivia Weekend. Each year, a different theme is chosen to pay homage to a popular movie, novel or pop-culture phenomena. Superheroes of Trivia was chosen by popular demand and by way of a special contest held to help choose a theme. The questions asked represent a broad range of categories including: movies, pop culture, sports, science and history. Of course, teams can expect to be bombarded with many theme-based questions. After a team registers, it receives the official trivia kit, which includes a visual-trivia packet and two collectible posters. Kits are mailed to all teams outside the St. Cloud metro area. Trivia Weekend is habitually scheduled for the second weekend of February and begins on Friday at 5 p.m. Participating teams will endure 50 hours of non-stop trivia. Each hour, nine questions are broadcast on KVSC 88.1FM. The contest also features speed rounds (double questions), audio trivia and visual trivia. Teams outside the Central Minnesota area are encouraged to play as well. Last year, numerous teams played nationwide via the Internet.
To ensure team success, we recommend that each team have a recording device in close proximity-- it comes in handy when audio trivia questions are broadcast. In past years, large teams have proven to be the most successful. There is no limit on team size, so be sure to conjure up as many brains as possible. The KVSC crew recommends that all teams have reference books, a steady supply of caffeine, extra cell phones and high speed Internet access.
The deadline to register is 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2011. The Awards Ceremony is at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Ritsche Auditorium in SCSU’s Stewart Hall. Post trivia party with the Shake a Hamster Band at Red Carpet nightclub follows! For more information on Trivia Weekend, visit our official rules page and puruse through the rest of our Trivia Weekend section of kvsc.org.
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