Simply Trivia

The last Thursday of each month.

Our monthly live, call-in game show is one of the oldest, continually aired program on WYSO. We ask trivia questions on various subjects, and listeners are invited to call the station and attempt to answer them. Correct answers earn points; with the highest totals earning entry in the “showdown round”, with the winner awarded Trivia Team of the Month. Station archives indicate a trivia show began in 1972, with an Antioch student (going by the name “Dr. Octopus”) hosting. This continued for a couple of years, and when “Dr. Octopus” graduated, our long time Blues show host, Art Snider, took over. Art hosted the trivia show right after his weekly Blues program. In 1987, he retired from WYSO, and Gary Schaengold, himself a trivia buff and call-in team member, volunteered to take over hosting of the show. In 1996, after WYSO moved to the McGregor building, Steve Smith, another volunteer, took over as “The Engineer”, and contributed to the show where he could. Next year, in 2012, the Simply Trivia Show will celebrate its’ 40th anniversary.

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