KVSC TRIVIA MARATHON HISTORY
Trivia Weekend debuted in 1980 with 49 teams participating. The contest was organized by KVSC and RHA (Residents Hall Association) at St. Cloud State University and mostly student teams competed. The idea behind trivia weekend was to alleviate Minnesota’s imfamous cabin fever. As the weekend grew, so did it’s organizational sophistication. Eventually KVSC became the sole organizer of the contest and more community teams began playing.
During its infancy, Trivia Weekend required a 14 member staff. KVSC installed four telephone lines and hand tabulated all scoring. Forty one years later, fifteen trivia hotlines are used and four administrative telephone lines (we’ve gone cellular), and computer scoring is utilized.
Time will only tell how the contest evolves now that KVSC broadcasts its programming live on the internet. In 2000, three teams competed via the Internet. Internet based teams follow the same rules a local teams and must call the hot-line to guess their answers. KVSC intends to keep the contest based on phone interaction, not electronic messaging.
In 2007, Trivia Weekend was featured on Kare 11’s Land of 10,000 Stories news segment. Watch the video here.
KVSC has more than 150 volunteers working toward the success of our annual station event. Dozens of St. Cloud Businesses donate food and dollars to ensure the success of trivia weekend. We wish your team the best of luck this year!
Please check out the KVSC Trivia Hall of Fame too!
MASTERS OF TRIVIA
|Year||Theme||Winner||# of Teams|
|2021||Trivia At Play||Stefan’s Dream 22: Nerd Immunity||58|
|2020.5||Trivia ‘U Can’t Touch This’–10-hour mini trivia April 18, 2020||Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys||102|
|2020||Trivia 2020: It’s About Time||Stefan’s Dream XXI: He Could Urn Back Time||49|
|2019||Trivia University: Celebrating 40 Years of Trivia University||Stefan’s Dream||47|
|2018||Codename Trivia: Strategies, Secrets and Spies||It Just Doesn’t Matter||50|
|2017||Trivia Storm: 50 Hours of Torrential Trivia||It Just Doesn’t Matter||57|
|2016||Trivia Cruisin’: Racing, Road Tripping and Rock and Roll||It Just Doesn’t Matter||59|
|2015||Game of Trivia:Quest For Futile Facts||Stefan’s Dream XVI: Stefan, Warrior Princess||64|
|2014||TSPN: Trivia Sports Playing Network||Stefans Dream XV: Pardon the Eruption||56|
|2013||Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity||Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry||62|
|2012||33 1/3: Trivia Long Play||Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women||67|
|2011||Superheroes of Trivia||Mustache||71|
|2010||Trivia in 3D||Stefan’s Dream XI: VENI, VENI, VENI||67|
|2009||XXX TRIVIA: 30 Years of Trivia Lovin’||Stefan’s Dream X: Stefan Always Comes 2nd||76|
|2008||Vote Trivia ’08||Pull-Start Diesel||78|
|2007||Trivia: Around the World in 50 Hours||Pull-Start Diesel||80|
|2006||Trivia on the High Seas||Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women||72|
|2005||TSI: Trivia Scene Investigation||Stefan’s Dreamsicle||72|
|2004||Trivia Hotdish||Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women||71|
|2003||Viva Las Trivia||The Mime Radio Conspiracy||75|
|2002||Trivia Tube||Sigma Phi Nothing||69|
|2001||Night of the Living Trivia||Animal House||69|
|2000||T2KAOS||Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women||58|
|1999||Trivia Renaissance||Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women||50|
|1998||Trivia Sells Out||Those Meddlin’ Kids||57|
|1997||The T-Files||Animal House||48|
|1995||Dial T for Trivia||GDI||41|
|1994||Hotel Trivia||11 Who Care 2 Bonzai 4 Passolt||34|
|1993||Trivia Trek||Sigma Phi Nothing||34|
|1992||Magical Trivia Tour||GDI||30|
|1989||Trivia Blizzard||Animal House||25|
|1988||Mission: Trivia||Ultra Voilet Catastrophe||25|
|1987||Trivia Getaway||Know Nothings||20|
|1986||Trivia Zone||Animal House||21|
|1985||In Pursuit of Trivia||Gang of Four||n/a|
|1984||Trivia Olympics||Phil + the Blanks||n/a|
|1983||E.T. Trivia (Extraterrestrial Trivia)||Squaw Chasers||42|
|1982||Trivia Weekend||Phil + the Blanks||33|
|1981||“Trivia Contest”||Shoemaker Victory||26|
|1980||“Trivia Contest”||6th Floor Stearns Playboys||50|