Lawrence Station Sets Weekend for Trivia


The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 3, 1967.

Even Rock n’ Roll on WLFM

Lawrence Station Sets Weekend for Trivia

The second annual Lawrence University Trivia Contest will be Friday to Monday, according to WLFM, campus radio station which sponsors the event. The station will remain on the air continuously from 11 p.m. Friday night until 1 a.m. Sunday.

After each musical selection a question will be asked about old television, radio, movies, comic books, or rock and roll. Listeners may phone in answers and receive trivia points for each correct answer.

Any group may enter by calling the station during the contest. In addition to its regular programming from 1:15 to 11 p.m. the station will feature a rock and roll format for the first time on the FM portion of its operation.

Other features of trivia weekend include a stickball game on Union Hill on the Lawrence campus between the WLFM Wise Guys and the WDUZ All American Good Guys, remote broadcasts from locations all over the Fox Cities, and a dance for Lawrence students Saturday night.

Tom Kendall, Evanston, Ill., WLFM’s program manager, said that the purpose of the contest is to demonstrate that an educational radio station can be fun. The station ordinarily broadcasts classical music, jazz and folk music, news, sports, and educational features on its FM segment at 91.1 m.c. and rock and roll to its on-campus-closed AM audience. This will be the first time that the 600,000 people in the WLFM listening area will have the opportunity to hear the on-campus portion of the programming.

Last year’s Trivia Contest stimulated unprecedented response on the Lawrence campus, with more than 10,000 phone calls received.