QuizBusters

  • Local Host Matt Ottinger

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Many chances to watch each week!
5:30pm & 6 & 6:30 Sat. on WKAR 23
8pm & 8:30 & 9 Wed. on WKAR World

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Students from mid-Michigan high schools compete in a fast-paced question and answer game. Two episodes back-to-back each and every week.

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QuizBusters: 2015 Champs
Anthony Cepak / MSU/WKAR

In a QuizBusters championship series of games seen on WKAR-TV on Saturday, April 25, the Lansing Homeschoolers Chargers defeated the Quincy Orioles and the Okemos Chieftains to take home the title of QuizBusters Grand Champion for 2015. 

QuizBusters teams in Studio A
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Local personalities and community leaders compete in season-opening episodes. Watch it now at video.wkar.org.

QuizBusters teams in Studio A
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Local personalities and community leaders compete in season-opening episodes. WATCH NOW at video.wkar.org

Host, teams and audience in TV studio
Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

Sat. Oct. 4, at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on WKAR-HD | Local personalities and community leaders compete in season-opening episodes.

Group on the TV production set
Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

Classical Music, Global News, Local Stars, Kids & Science: all new, all original

Large TV Studio with Audience
Rachel Tang / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday, September 9 at WKAR! Join fellow game show fans and meet some of mid-Michigan's most notable personalities as WKAR launches a new season of QuizBusters with two Special Edition episodes recorded with YOU in our live studio audience. FREE!

Matt at podium
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Mid-Michigan's smartest game show returns to WKAR-HD Saturday, June 14, at 6pm with semifinal action from the 25th QuizBusters champion tournament.

NEW this season: WKAR opens its studio doors and invites the public to be in the TV audience for select local programs!

Now seating audience members each week for:

We hope to see you in our audience and on TV!

WKAR and PBS Now on Xbox 360

Oct 23, 2013

New PBS App provides on-demand access to WKAR originals QuizBusters, Off the Record and BackStage Pass and PBS favorites including Austin City Limits, Frontline and Masterpiece.

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Mid-Michigan personalities and community leaders from the arts, media, MSU and more compete for bragging rights in a special 25th season opener.

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Mid-Michigan personalities and community leaders from the arts, media, MSU and more compete for bragging rights in a special 25th season opener.

QuizBusters celebrates 25th anniversary

Oct 2, 2013
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WKAR TV’S "QuizBusters" celebrates 25 years on the air this year. Since its premiere, the program has been hosted by Matt Ottinger.

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QuizBusters Special Edition
Back-to-back episodes airing Wednesday, October 2, at 9 pm; Saturday, October 5, at 6 pm; and Sunday, October 6, at 11 am. Full episodes online at video.wkar.org beginning Oct. 3

QuizBusters Host Reflects on 25 Years

Sep 4, 2013

WKAR’s weekly series QuizBusters kicks off its 25th season with a Special Edition airing in prime time on Wednesday, October 2, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. The Special Edition will feature local personalities who play for bragging rights in the academic game show.

On Saturday, October 12, the 25th season of weekly high school competition will begin. Host Matt Ottinger will welcome teams from 64 mid-Michigan high schools who will compete for scholarships to Michigan State University.

Matt Ottinger at QuizBusters podium
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FREE – Monday, September 9. 6:45pm | Be in the TV studio audience when WKAR records two Special Edition episodes of QuizBusters, featuring local personalities and community leaders. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Watch the three final games of season 24 online now!

QuizBusters Semi-Finals Begin

May 6, 2013
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Youth from mid-Michigan will get one step closer to winning tuition scholarships to Michigan State University in the QuizBusters semi-finals, airing over two weekends beginning May 11.

WATCH IT NOW: Mid-Michigan personalities and community leaders compete. With Jake Boss Jr., Bob Hoffman, Renee Canady and Kat Cooper against Evan Pinnsonault, Robin Miner-Swartz, Terry Braverman and Chad Badgero.

WATCH IT NOW: Mid-Michigan personalities and community leaders compete. With Scott Westerman, Jen Sygit, Guy Sanville and Sue Carter competing against Lynn Jondahl, Greg Adaline, Molly Fillmore and Mike Hughes.

Jason with MSU Mascot Sparty
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Tuesday night (9/11) Sparty dropped by WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts and Sciences building to help kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters. Two Special Edition episodes kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters in primetime on Wednesday, September 19, at 8 p.m. ET on WKAR-TV.

QuizBusters Championship Series 2012

May 10, 2012

Watch the three final games of season 23 online now!

Primetime Special! QuizBusters Championship

May 9, 2012

Four teams, three games, two division championships and one grand champion.

Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on WKAR-TV, watch the Quizbusters Grand Championship Series, a 90-minute special featuring the two division championship games and the grand championship.

Teams from Everett, Okemos, Jackson Christian and Kent City will compete for scholarships to MSU -- and you won't want to miss these kids as they answer questions that will make your mind spin!

Jason Vlahos / WKAR

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WKAR's "QuizBusters" Champions Awarded Scholarships
Two high schools carry the title of Champions

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Howell Highlanders vs. DeWitt Panthers. Green Division Quarter-Final. Episode #2355

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Springport Spartans vs. Napoleon Pirates. White Division Quarter-Final. Episode #2354

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Okemos Chieftains vs. Charlotte Orioles. Green Division Quarter-Final. Episode #2353

Hillsdale Hornets vs. Frankenmuth Eagles. White Division Quarter-Final. Episode #2352