WWSP

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WWSP
WWSP Radio Station Logo.jpg
CityStevens Point, Wisconsin
Branding90fm Your Only Alternative
Frequency89.9 MHz
FormatAlternative
ERP30,000 watts
HAAT97.9 meters
ClassC2
Facility ID4286
Transmitter coordinates44°28′55.00″N 89°40′35.00″W / 44.4819444°N 89.6763889°W / 44.4819444; -89.6763889
AffiliationsAP Radio
OwnerBoard of Regents, University of Wisconsin System
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteOfficial website

WWSP (89.9 FM) is a student-operated radio station broadcasting from Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The station is owned by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Broadcasting an alternative format, it features locally sourced programming augmented by AP Radio.[1][2]

Each April the station hosts a trivia contest run by local radio personality Jim "Oz" Oliva and John Eckendorf. It serves as a fundraiser for the station and the college. Billing itself as "The World's Largest Trivia Contest," the contest regularly draws 12,000 players with local participants from Portage County and other counties such as Wood and Marathon.[3] Distant teams and displaced members of local teams can also participate remotely through the station's webcast.

In 2019, the governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, declared the second weekend of April "Trivia Weekend".[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WWSP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WWSP Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "Trivia returns to Stevens Point for 46th year". Stevens Point Journal Media. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  4. ^ Inc, Midwest Communications. "Governor Evers to declare trivia weekend in Wisconsin". WSAU. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  5. ^ "Gov. Evers to declare second weekend in April as Trivia Weekend for State - Stevens Point News". stevenspoint.news. Retrieved 2019-04-15.

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