Trivia contest on WLFM

The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 7, 1974.

Trivia contest on WLFM

Lawrence University’s ninth annual Midwest Championship Trivia Contest will be broadcast this weekend over WLFM (91.1mHz), the university radio station. It begins at 10:30 p.m. Friday and continues til midnight Sunday.

The trivia tournament, in which listeners seek to recall minutiae on subjects such as old television , radio, movie and comic book actors and heroes, has increased in popularity yearly in the Fox Valley. Last year, WLFM received 21,000 calls from students, alumni and other insomniacs during the 50-hour marathon.

Competition in the trivia contest is open to both on-campus and off-campus teams. Questions are asked between musical selections and listeners usually have to call in the correct answer before the next song ends. Depending on the degree of triviality, questions have point values of five to 100 points.

During the weekend, more than 600 questions will be asked on the air. They can be expected to range from the relatively straightforward to the patently absurd.