1996 – “Trivia Fair” Synopsis

Captain F. was a brand new KVSC volunteer in 1994 and started answering phones during Hotel Trivia.  He was still a trainee then and had no production skills.  It was a Posse of One, but the trivia experience did imprint upon him the glory of this blessed weekend.

In 1995 during Dial T for Trivia, Captain F. returned with Wildman and Dude and thus the Posse was officially born. They answered phones and spent time in the challenge line where their futures in Trivia were launched.

Not mentioned often in these pages is the role of the Posse each year on the phone bank. It started with working the first phone bank shift of Trivia answering phones. Soon Capt. F and Wildman would move up to supervising this shift with other Posse members also working phones and helping new trivia volunteers.

The KVSC staff appreciated this veteran presence on the first phone shift of Trivia as it increased the chances of a smooth launch to a crucial part of the contest. The Posse was not only serious about their craft on the phone bank they also tried to keep it fun, bringing a cadre of stuffed goats, sheep, and other “related” dolls which did or did not contribute to the theme.

For their dedication the Posse was recognized for their efforts both with a plaque and in song. In 2004, in recognition of their challenge line efforts, but also for the phone bank, the Posse was inducted into the Trivia Hall Of Fame. The Hamsters early-on were inspired by the labors of the Posse on the Phone Bank and memorialized it in song.

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