‘I’ll Take a C for C-SUN’ : ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Wheelmobile Makes a Pit Stop on Campus

  • A long yellow bus that says

    The "Wheel of Fortune" Wheelmobile rolled onto the CSUN campus Feb. 6, 2020, on the search for potential contestants for the classic gameshow. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • A TV host welcomes student contestants on a stage with a colorful wheel in the background.

    Matadors are invited onstage to play an energetic round of "Wheel of Fortune" for a chance to qualify for an audition, during a "Wheelmobile" road show at CSUN's University Student Union on Feb. 6, 2020. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • Matadors are on a stage playing a competitive round of

    The Wheel of Fortune traveling host cheers on a contestant as he spins the wheel to win a prize, at CSUN's University Student Union on Feb. 6, 2020. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • A student contestant in a gray hoodie gives the TV host a high-five on stage.

    It's fun all around as CSUN participants compete for exciting prizes, like hats, shirts, blankets and other merchandise, at the USU on Feb. 6, 2020. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • The television host holds a microphone in his hand on stage alongside a student contestant.

    A Matador tests her luck during a Wheel of Fortune game at CSUN's University Student Union on Feb. 6, 2020, in hopes of being called back for another audition. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

The “Wheel of Fortune” Wheelmobile spun its way into CSUN’s USU Northridge Center on Feb. 6.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, CSUN faculty, staff and students were invited to qualify for an audition to be a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune,” the longest-running syndicated game show in the nation.

The traveling hosts presented a fun and fast-paced game as 150 Matadors tested their luck for a chance to be featured on the show, while competing for prizes like duffel bags, pins, hats and other apparel.

Participants who attended the Wheelmobile event may be contacted by producers for a callback audition, increasing the probability of getting on air.

The Wheelmobile literally gets the show on the road by traveling cross-country to cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque, among others, on the hunt for potential TV show contestants.

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