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Trivia Grit preps underway


If all things trivia are your thing, then Trivia Grit is something you'll want to check out. 90FM on the UW Stevens Point campus hosts the 54 hour trivia contest.

Hundreds of teams have already signed up. WWSP Station Manager, Mason Meulemans says, "The contest means many different things to the teams that take part. Some make it like a homecoming weekend, others play for the 10 trophies and some for bragging rights."

The contests started 43 years ago. The man who got things rolling is Jim Oliva and he continues to work on it today. Oliva says writing up the questions is what keeps him going, " I love to write the questions that is what makes it fun."

The 54 hour contest includes about 500 questions.  Eight questions are asked over the 90FM airwaves each hour. Teams then have the length of two songs to respond with an answer.

Trivia Grit is the theme of the contest. Oliva says it is a nod to the John Wayne classic movie and the recent remake.

Proceeds from the event fund WWSP.

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