KVSC’s 38th annual Trivia Weekend will arrive during winter’s blustery blast! Pull out your parka, slip on your rain slicker, and charge up your weather radio for…Trivia Storm: 50-Hours of Torrential Trivia.
Team registration is acccepted until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 17.
Registration fees are $50 for community teams and $25 for college teams. High school teams can register for free. KVSC's offices are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on business days but closed on all federal holidays and weekends. If you're paying via check please make it payable to KVSC-FM. We're located in Stewart Hall, room 27 (basement level) at St. Cloud State.
For three consecutive days, February 17-19, Your Sound Alternative will create a brain fog with a hailstorm of questions about all things weather related. We'll offer up a good dose of pop culture, music and history questions as well.
The contest begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and continues non-stop until 7 p.m. Sunday!
So set your thermostat to trivia climate and if it involves our obsession with inconvenient truths… it’s part of the cyclone of questions for Trivia Storm: 50-Hours of Torrential Trivia.
Trivia Volunteers, prepare for the flood of answers and hop on our phone bank of telemetry stations at KVSC next February.
Prepare to enter the atmosphere that is Trivia Storm: 50-Hours of Torrential Trivia.
It Just Doesn't Matter take home Minnesota Masters of Trivia Traveling Trophy as 2016 champions.
Congrats to It Just Doesn't Matter for taking first in Trivia Cruisin': Racing, Road Tripping, and Rock & Roll with 14,590 points! The competition was a close contest with Stefan's Dream XVII: Stefan's Pole Position taking second with 14,540 points and Meyer Meyer a Decade on Fire taking third with 14,440 points.
Click here for the final Trivia Team Scores of Trivia Cruisin': Racing, Road Tripping, and Rock & Roll.
Click here for Archived hourly scores.
Did you miss the 2016 awards ceremony? You can watch the ceremony HERE.
Trivia Cruisin': Racing, Road Tripping, and Rock & Roll merchandise is still available in limited T-shirt sizes as well as 2016 Question Books.
Trivia Weekend Cool Connections
Visit the following websites to see who all is involved with #TriviaWeekend:
The Goat Posse manages the Challenge Line during #TriviaWeekend, they also make things a little more entertaining for all of us throughout the weekend. Visit the Goat Posse website here. Visit their Facebook Page here.
Also keep in mind that many teams also create their own websites, see a full list of those pages here.
Interested in becoming a Sponsor of Trivia Weekend? Email email@example.com with your inquiry. Check out the list of last years Sponsors here.
Watch the 2016 Trivia Weekend Awards Ceremony in its Entirety Courtesy of UTVS
Congratulations to all 59 teams that played in 2016 making it through 50 consecutive hours of trivia! Get a complete list of the final scores here.
Stefan's Dream XVI: Stefan, Warrior Princess takes home the golden urn for gAME OF trivia 2015: QUEST FOr FUTILE FACTS
The 36th annual Trivia Weekend contest came to a close with Stefan's Dream XVI:Stefan Warrior Princess winning the weekend with 14,150 points. They are the first team to win KVSC's Trivia Weekend 6 Times! Congratulations to Stefan's Dream XVI: Stefan, Warrior Princess on an incredible showing and record breaking year.
Congratulations to all 64 teams for making it through 50 consecutive hours of trivia! Get a complete list of the final scores here.
Watch the 2014 Trivia Weekend Awards Ceremony in its Entirety Courtesy of UTVS
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 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.
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 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.
33 1/3: Trivia Long Play honored the 33rd consecutive year of Trivia Weekend and saluted 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.
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.
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:
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 2016, Trivia Weekend attracted 60 teams, more than 20 teams played via the Internet from various parts of the country. As the weekend grew in popularity, so did its organizational sophistication. Visit our Trivia History page for a full report.
How Does Trivia Weekend Work?
Each year, a different theme is chosen to pay homage to a particular phenomena. The questions asked represent a broad range of categories including but not limited to: 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 typically 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 and visual trivia. Teams outside the Central Minnesota area are encouraged to play as well. Each year, numerous teams played nationwide and sometimes internationally 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. There is no limit on team size. The KVSC crew recommends that all teams have reference books, a steady supply of caffeine, extra cell phones and high speed Internet access.
Women's Basketball vs
Wayne State College (Sports Stream)
Jan 27, 2017 - 6:00
Women's Hockey vs
University of Minnesota (Tape Delay)
Jan 27, 2017 - 7:07
Men's Hockey vs
Bemidji State University
Jan 27, 2017 - 7:37
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