General On-Air Contest Rules.
The following are basic contest rules applying to any and all contests aired on WHKY TalkRadio 1290 AM and 102.3 FM and WHKY-TV, further named the “Stations”. Each contest may have its own special qualifications and eligibility rules in which case a separate list of rules will be available for public inspection.
- All Stations contests are open to all listeners who are 18 years of age or older unless stated otherwise. Contest winners must also reside in one of the following North Carolina Counties: Alexander, Burke, Catawba, Caldwell, Iredell, and Lincoln. Employees of the Stations, its licensee, its corporate parents Long Communications, LLC, affiliated entities, affiliated advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other radio station, television stations, newspapers, Cable TV and all other media employees and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win.
- Listeners are eligible to win a Stations contest every 30 days. Unless stated otherwise, multiple entries by the same person or by a person in the same household will be discarded and be deemed by the station management as a cause for disqualification.
- All prizes and prize certificates may be picked up at the office of the Stations at 526 Main Avenue, SE Hickory, NC 28602 or at a determined sponsor location(s) in which the address and business hours will be announced on-air. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within 30 days of winning or before the date of the event. Any forfeited prize(s) will become the property of the Stations and may be used and/or disposed of at the Stations sole discretion. The 30-day period includes weekends and holidays. The Stations business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Excluding major holidays. The Stations will not notify winners of time remaining on prizes to be picked up. It is the winner’s responsibility to claim their prize within the time limit. Additionally, some prizes have specific expiration dates or are date sensitive (i.e. Concert & Sporting event tickets), which may occur within the 30 days following the winning date. It is the winner’s responsibility to pick up the prize by the event or expiration date. In the event that the winner does not pick up the prize by close of business the day the prize expires it becomes the Stations property.
- Prizes will not be mailed to winners. All prizes must be claimed by the winner only. Winners must present a valid photo ID to claim prize. Prizes are non-transferable.
- The Stations are not responsible for replacing any prizes after they have been picked up, whether the prize was lost, organization providing the prize has closed, or for any other reason.
- For call-in contests, winner will typically be determined by the order in which calls are received, such that the caller whose call is received as the numbered caller announced by the on-air personality is the winner (for example, the 4th caller). All winners are subject to verification. Winners will be notified at the time they call in. Odds of winning depend on the number of listeners calling in and the order in which calls are received. Due to the time delay that exists between WHKY’s over-the-air signal and WHKY’s online streaming web cast, listeners who listen to the web cast may hear the cue to call or other contest information later than listeners listening to WHKY’s over-the-air signal. As a result, the odds may be diminished of an online listener winning the contest.
- In the event of a dropped call, telephone line or mobile phone malfunction or phone disconnection, the decision of management will be final. In the event that two (2) telephone lines are "tied together" during a phone-in contest, the entire call will be disqualified and the next caller in line will be taken and awarded the prize. The Stations cannot award duplicate prizes to both parties in a "tied together" situation and both callers will be disqualified, this circumstance is beyond the Stations control.
- The Stations, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person of tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Stations websites or is otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any kind.
- For contests that require qualification, listeners may qualify only once, unless otherwise specified.
- Contest winners (and their traveling companions, if any) will be required to sign a liability release and other waivers prior to acceptance of any prize. Pursuant to the liability release, the winners will agree to hold the Stations, it corporate licensee, its parent corporation, Long Communications, affiliated companies and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or content.
- All contestant entries become property of the Stations may retain any or all contest materials for any reason that the Stations management deems crucial to the completion of the contest, or for reasons relating to publicity or advertising.
- Contests conducted at facilities with an age requirement of 21 years of age or older, shall exclude participants who cannot prove they meet the age requirement.
- Contestants winning a prize or prizes valued at over $600.00 or more in a calendar year will be subject to any and all federal, state and local taxes, as applicable. Long Communications, LLC will issue a W9 in this event.
- By participating in a contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice or likeness used in any and all advertising or broadcasting materials relating to this contest, without additional compensation. Additionally, winner agrees to sign a prize release, wavier and other forms before the acceptance of their prize.
- The Stations reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement by the Stations.
- No purchase necessary. Contests are void where prohibited.
- Failure to comply with the Stations contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification.
- In the case of a grand prize drawing from qualifying winners, the Stations will make every attempt to contact the grand prizewinner, randomly selected, by phone to notify them of their prize. If the winner cannot be contacted in a timely manner (to be determined by management) another grand prizewinner will be randomly selected. Duplicated prizes will not be awarded.
- In the event that the winner of a Stations contest cannot take a trip or attend an event on the specific dates that have been announced to them and on-air, they will forfeit their prize. A substitute trip or passes will not be provided nor is the prize transferable.
- Copies of the written contest rules are available during regular business hours, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays at the Stations studios. Studios are located at 526 Main Avenue, SE Hickory, NC 28602.
- In addition to these rules; other contest specific rules may apply.