Media Advisory for Sat, March 2 - SIRIS Trivia Night

Feb 28, 2013

Media Advisory

For Saturday, March 2, 2013

Contact:  Vickie Devenport, SIRIS Director and WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148,

SIRIS Trivia Contest is This Saturday

Carbondale, Ill. -- Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are invited to cover WSIU Radio's first SIRIS Trivia Night fundraising event in support of the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS) this Saturday, March 2 at the Newman Center, 715 South Washington in Carbondale. Doors open at 6pm; trivia starts at 6:30pm. WSIU-TV's Jak Tichenor will be Master of Ceremonies.

The trivia contest will pit teams of up to eight people against each other as they compete for first, second, and third place prizes. All proceeds raised at the event will go to SIRIS, a reading and information service of WSIU Public Radio and Southern Illinois University for individuals who are blind or whose physical condition makes reading difficult or impossible. Broadcasts include regional and national newspapers, magazines, and books. SIRIS is supported in part by the United Way.

Questions about SIRIS Trivia Night should be directed to Vickie Devenport at (618) 453-6148, or by calling SIRIS at (618) 453-2808.

About WSIU

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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