GENERAL CONTESTING RULES
WVCW (the “Station”), will conduct its contests substantially as described in these general contesting
rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
1. Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable
for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be redeemed from the Station within thirty
(30) days of the contest end date unless otherwise stated in the contest’s official rules. Certain prizes
are date specific (i.e. concerts, dinners) and the winner or winners must be available on the dates
specified. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, the Station reserves the right
to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.
2. Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents. The age limit will vary
from contest to contest as determined by the Station, please refer to each contest’s official rules. If the
contest is open to minors, a parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor must sign a release on
behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize, but the Station reserves the right to refuse to award
a prize to or on behalf of any minor. Unless otherwise stated in the official contest rules, only one (1)
entry per person. Only one (1) prize per household for the Contest. Only one (1) prize per household
from the Station within any thirty (30) day period for prizes under $100. Only one (1) prize per
household from the Station within any one hundred eighty (180) day period for prizes over $100. If the
contest involves listener participation by voting for a contest participant on the Station’s website then
the voting is limited to one (1) vote per person. If a contestant receives multiple and/or irregular votes
from the same user or users, regardless of the source, the Station reserves the right to disqualify the
contestant in its sole discretion. Employees of the Station, the Contest’s participating sponsors and their
advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations, and members of the immediate
family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes
spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by
current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any
other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
3. Telephone and Delivery Disclaimer. If a contest is a call in to win contest and/or a telephone is
needed to participate in the Contest, participants are restricted to the use of ordinary telephone
equipment. Participants that enable the “Caller ID” block function will not be allowed to participate
unless they enter their correct area code and telephone number if prompted, or disable the features
inhibiting their participation in the Contest. Participants using equipment not set up for toll free phone
exchanges (800, 888, 877, 866, etc.) may experience call connection problems. The Station disclaims all
liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue a telephone call due to equipment
malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Station’s control, or otherwise. For
all contests the Station disclaims all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of
any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Station is
not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware
or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed
transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or
lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the
Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting
from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest. Entry
forms in a register-to-win contest must be handwritten. No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of
entry forms is permitted.
4. Voting Contests. By participating in the voting portion of any contest, each voting participant agrees
to be bound by the official contest rules. Voting is limited to one vote per verified email address. If an
entrant receives multiple and/or irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users, including
but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or
other source, the Station reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion. If the contest
includes the use of an internet tool and the internet voting process fails to operate properly or appears
to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Station reserves the right to
use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. random selection or appointing a panel of judges.
All decisions of the judges are final.
5. Publicity; Use of Personal Information. By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and
winner(s) grant the Station exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices,
videotape, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims
to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law,
participants agree that the Station may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the
Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.
6. Consumer Created Content. If the entry for the contest includes any creative material from the
participant, including but not limited to, consumer created content, by submitting your entry: (1) you
agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place the Station
or contest sponsors under any fiduciary or other obligation, that the Station is free to disclose the ideas
on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation
to you; (2) you acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, the company and contest sponsors
do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to sponsor, or developed by
their employees, or obtained from sources other than you; (3) you are verifying that you are the owner
and producer of the submitted material and that no third party ownership rights exist to any material
submitted, and (4) you are hereby granting the Station a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-
free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display,
perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media
now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose.
7. Release. By participating in the Contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of
liability against the Station, its employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective
employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or
participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must
sign an official waiver form provided by the Station.
8. Taxes. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the
Station, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by
law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to
the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in
the official rules. Each winner must provide the Station with valid identification and a valid taxpayer
identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning
over $600 in prizes from the Station will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a
copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
9. Conduct and Decisions. By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the
decisions of Station personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in
the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike,
disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Station will interpret these
rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and
the Station’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest
is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference
or any event beyond the control of the Station, the Station reserves the right to terminate this Contest,
or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Station deems appropriate. All decisions will
be made by the Station and are final. The Station may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.
Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or
undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such
an attempt be made, the Station reserve the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or
damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10. Miscellaneous. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.
Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the Station’s release form to claim the prize. The
Station may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time as announced on
the Station. The Station disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the
conduct of the Contest. For a copy of the rules, or where required by law, a list of winners, visit the visit
the Station’s website. All entries become the property of the Station and will not be returned.
11. Compliance with Law. The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United
States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. The Station shall follow
the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer
affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers,
providing specific written information about the Contest, etc. as required by local and state law.