Too Much Trivia in the Pants

Grand Master Speaks - Shall We Listen?

§ Tuesday, January 10, 2006 @ 10:07 PM

I've gotten plenty of questions from people in the last few weeks about trivia. It looks like Grand Master Reid Stratton has gotten around to addressing *some* of the questions about how this year's contest is going to work. Hey, we feel for ya', man - this first year operating web-only is going to be a bitch. Speaking of which, if the station is no longer on the air, and if Lawrence sold the signal, do the call letters WLFM technically still apply to the station? Anyway, here's the text of GM Stratton's message, which you can also check out for yourself by going to the official trivia website linked below.

Message from the Grand Master

January 9, 2006

As many of you already know, WLFM, Lawrence University's student radio station no longer broadcasts using an FM signal, but instead broadcasts exclusively over the Internet. Since Trivia depends on WLFM to reach its players, Trivia has also moved to an Internet-only format.

Naturally there are many technological issues related to this change, but rest assured that we are working very hard to make sure that this year's contest goes off without a hitch. This includes supplying extra bandwidth for the contest, testing connections, and working very closely with IT Services to get everything set.

At this point it appears that only computers with a broadband connection will be able to listen to Trivia this year, though we will be working on a solution for dial-up listeners in the coming weeks. Please email me at if this presents a problem for you.

In fact, all of you out there can help me very much by connecting to WLFM sometime before the contest and email me to tell me how well it works, how long it took you to connect, how often it buffered, what speed your connection is, and where in the world you are located.

Thanks for much for your help, Trivia mates. And don't you worry about the contest: we have some great things in store for you.

-Reid Stratton

» Official Great Midwest Trivia Contest Website

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