ST. CLOUD -- It's one of the largest trivia contests in the world. St. Cloud State University's college and community radio station, KVSC 88.1FM is hosting it's 38th annual Trivia Weekend.

The event begins Friday at 5:00 p.m., and runs for 50 straight hours, until 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

Nearly 60 teams compete non-stop to answer more than 450 trivia questions. Teams will listen to questions either by streaming 88.1FM online or on the radio. As soon as a team knows the answer to the question they'll call in. Station Manager, Jo McMullen-Boyer says KVSC is always looking for more phone bank volunteers.

"From our volunteer point of view, our biggest need is the trivia hotlines, we have at any one time about 30 phone lines that the teams are calling in fast pace, to get their guesses in before we close out a question. The training is pretty minimal, it's about ten minutes of training and you get on a computer station and you take the calls."

This year for trivia volunteers, McMullen-Boyer says the station will have designated free parking.

"New this year we do have free parking in H Lot, all of the information is posted on KVSC's Volunteer Trivia Page, because the university's parking [restrictions] has changed, we've trying to make it extremely easy for community members, don't be afraid to come in and volunteer."

Around 40 volunteers are needed each hour of the contest.

Every year KVSC staff picks a new trivia theme, this year is a weather theme, Trivia Storm: 50 Hours of Torrential Trivia. Several questions will be weather related and others will be based on pop culture, history, science, visual trivia, audio trivia and other categories.

The winning trivia team receives the Minnesota Masters of Trivia Traveling Trophy. The golden trophy features the names of the winning teams over the past 38 years.

If you would like to form a trivia team you have until 4:30 p.m. Friday to register.

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON


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