Main Line Broadcasting Chambersburg / Hagerstown, LLC
d/b/a 94.3 WQCM
General Contest Rules
These rules apply to all contests conducted by Main Line Broadcasting Chambersburg / Hagerstown, LLC d/b/a WQCM (the “Station”) Each contest may have its own specific rules which will be set forth in a separate addition to these rules and will be available at the Station studio at 25 Penncraft Avenue, Chambersburg, PA and on the contest page on the Station’s website at www.wqcmfm.com.
Eligibility - Who Can Enter
1. To enter, contestants must be legal residents of the State(s) of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia or Virginia, who are 18 years of age or older.
2. Employees (including, without limitation, part-time or temporary employees) of the Station, contest sponsors and any other Chambersburg / Hagerstown area radio stations, and their respective parent entities, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies at any time during the applicable contesting period and the immediate family and other household members (i.e., spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, roommates, housemates, significant others, partners and siblings) of each of the above are NOT eligible to enter and/or to win the Contest.
3. Only one winner per household every thirty (30) days. For contests that run beyond thirty (30) days, contestants can only win one prize per contest per household. Anyone who wins six hundred ($600) or more in cash, prizes, or combination of both is not eligible to win again for six (6) months.
How to Enter/Win
1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
2. All entries become the property of the Station and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries received that are mutilated, tampered with, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. Entries that are determined to be fraudulent will be void, and the person making such an entry barred from further participation in that contest. Incomplete entries may be disqualified in Station’s sole discretion.
3. One or more contests may be announced from time to time. Station may run more than one contest simultaneously, but entries will only be solicited for one contest at a time.
4. Depending on the contest, the Station will designate the required method of entry. The following apply to the applicable entry method designated:
a. For call-in contests, entrants will be asked to call in on a designated telephone line (the phone number will be given on the air) at a particular time or times. At the time that calls are solicited, the criteria for winning will be announced (e.g., first six callers, tenth caller, first caller with the correct answer). Only those calls to the specific phone number provided, at the time calls are solicited, shall be eligible to win. Calls to the main Station phone number or any other phone number are not acceptable. Winners will be selected in accordance with the criteria announced when calls are solicited. If the Station receives less than the requested number of calls (e.g., only 9 callers when the Station is looking for the 10th caller to win), Station reserves the right to re-conduct that contest at a later time or cancel that winning opportunity and not award the associated prize. For call-in contests that require entrants to answer questions or perform in some other manner, such contest will be judged by Station personnel, and the decision of the judges will be final as to all matters, including (i) the order in which calls were received and (ii) whether any answer required to be given is correct or the “best” or most desirable. By calling the Station’s call-in or request line, each contestant gives permission and consents to Station’s recording and/or broadcasting contestant’s name, voice, participation, and the substance of the contestant’s telephone call. Contestant agrees that no additional compensation will be paid for such usage. WARNING: Online listeners to streamed broadcasts may experience a lag in transmissions due to buffering limitations. Contest Participants should not rely on streamed broadcasts.
b. For mail-in contests, entries must be received at the announced address by the announced deadline. Such entries will only be accepted by first class United States mail and not by fax, hand delivery, overnight or same day courier, unless expressly specified otherwise in contest rules for the specific contest at issue. Only one entry is permitted per envelope (multiple entries within the same envelope will be disregarded). Mail-in entries must be legible and contain all information required.
c. For entry box contests, entries must be deposited in the official entry box by the announced deadline. Unless otherwise specified, only official entry blanks are eligible (no mechanical reproductions will be accepted). Official contest entry blanks are only available at the location of the official entry box while supplies last.
d. For internet based entries, use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry modes is prohibited and will be void. In case of an identity dispute, the registered user of the email account on the date of entry will be the recognized user.
e. For internet based entries when entry requires membership in the Station’s E-mail Club (the “Club”): Membership is free. The Club is an internet club that will entitle members to, among other things, receive information from Station and its clients, enter contests, participate in surveys and enjoy many other opportunities. There is no cost to become a member of the Club. To join the Club go to www.wqcmfm.com and click on the link for the Club and provide all required information (incomplete registrations may be invalidated in Station’s sole discretion). In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a member, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the membership. The holder of the e-mail account is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the second level domain associated with the e-mail address in question. Limit one membership per person and one membership per e-mail address. Members are required to provide truthful information when completing Club membership registration form. If Station determines that any registration form contains false or fraudulent information or is submitted by a person other than the one named in the form or by an ineligible entrant, such form will be disqualified and that member will be prohibited from participating in the contest. If a Member cancels his/her membership during any contest in which such Member is entered (or was automatically entered), such Member may no longer be eligible to win a prize in such contest, at Station’s sole discretion. Contest entry for Club members may be by one of the following means: (i) Members are automatically entered in contests from time to time; (ii) Members may be required to complete a specific on-line entry blank for particular contests; (iii) Redemption of Club points (if available), which have no cash value for an opportunity to enter selected contests; or (iv) Other means of entry as described on-line or on-air.
f. For contests involving Station’s obligation to notify qualifiers or finalists or where there is a deadline for prize claims, if the Station did not have actual contact (in person or telephonic) with the winner as part of the contest, Station will only be required to leave one message at the number provided in the entry form (if applicable). If no answer or answering machine is reached, Station will not be obligated to attempt any further contact. However, Station reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to attempt to contact any qualifier/entrant/finalist/winner more than once and shall not be required to attempt to contact all qualifiers/entrants/finalists/winners an equal number of times.
g. For all text message based entries, use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry modes is prohibited and will be void. In case of an identity dispute, the registered user of the text message account on the date of entry will be the recognized user. Participants acknowledge that messages are distributed via third party mobile network providers and, therefore, Station cannot control certain factors relating to message delivery. Participants acknowledge that, depending on the recipient’s mobile provider service, it may not be possible to transmit the message to the recipient successfully. Station does not claim or guarantee availability or performance of this service, including liability for transmission delays or message failures. Station does not charge a fee for this service. It is each Participant’s responsibility to check with their individual carrier, as other charges may apply. Station assumes no responsibility for charges incurred for text-messaging. For texting contests, entrants will be asked to text specific information (as announced on-air or on-line) to a designated telephone line (the phone number will be given on the air or available at the Station’s website) at a particular time or times. At the time that texts are solicited, the criteria for winning will be announced (e.g., first text message received with the correct answer). Only those text messages to the specific phone number provided, at the time texting is solicited, shall be eligible to win. Texting to the main Station phone number or any other phone number are not acceptable. Winners will be selected in accordance with the criteria announced when text messages are solicited. If the Station receives less that the requested number of text messages (e.g., only 9 text messages when the Station is looking for the 10th text to win), Station reserves the right to re-conduct that contest at a later time or cancel that winning opportunity and not award the associated prize. For text contests that require entrants to answer questions or perform in some other manner, such contest will be judged by Station personnel, and the decision of the judges will be final as to all matters, including (i) the order in which text messages were received and (ii) whether any answer required to be given is correct or the “best” or most desirable.
5. If a name is announced on-air as a potential winner who is required to call-in to win, only the actual person who entered can win and must be the person who calls in. Persons having the same name will be disqualified if not the actual entrant.
1. By participating in a Station contest, entrants hereby agree that Station has no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession and/or use of a prize or an entrant’s participation in any such contest.
2. Station is not responsible for any technical difficulties experienced due to overload, busy signals, loss of phone service, electronic problems or any other factor that may prevent an individual from completing a phone call, receiving an email, accessing the Station website, or for any technical malfunction related to any telephone connection, servers, routers, or any other technical problem that may impact entry, participation or prize claim. Station is not responsible for any printing errors. Station is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, illegible, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or postage due.
1. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or stated on-air, no person will be entitled to receive any prize until after their eligibility has been confirmed or accepted by Station and all required paperwork (including, without limitation, liability release agreements) have been completed by the pending winner within the required deadlines.
2 All prizes awarded on-air must be picked up at the Station’s studios at 25 Penncraft Avenue, Chambersburg, PA during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Prizes will not be mailed, unless otherwise determined by the Station.
3. Prizes will be released to winners only. Winners are required to present a valid state photo ID and valid social security number in order to pick up any prize. All winners are required to sign a Release relieving the Station, its parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents and contest sponsors from any and all liability with respect to the contestant’s participation in the contest and the receipt and/or use of the prize. Any person who refuses to sign the Release and/or provide a social security number will forfeit the contest prize.
4. Station reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for all contests and giveaways. Non-cash prizes are not redeemable for cash. No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed.
5. Prizes not claimed within thirty (30) business days of being awarded, or in the case of a time sensitive prize, within its period of usability, shall be considered forfeited and will become property of Station. Such prize may be disposed of at the discretion of Station Management.
6. Winners are responsible for paying all applicable local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prize, as set forth in the contest rules, and will be issued an IRS 1099 form for all prizes won from Station where the aggregate value of all prizes is $600 or more.
7. Specific restrictions regarding awarded prizes will be provided, if applicable, to the winner. Unless restrictions delivered to a specific winner differ from the following, the following will apply generally to prizes awarded in Station contests:
(a) Any prize involving air travel will include only round-trip, coach-class air transportation from a commercial airport in the greater metropolitan area that the Station is located in.
(b) Any prize involving overnight accommodations will include only one room, double occupancy; room and tax only; neither incidental expenses nor ground transportation will be included.
(c) Any prize involving travel (overnight accommodations, flight, motor coach, and/or rail etc…) may require that the winner and/or the winner’s guest(s) be over 18 or over 21.
(d) Any prize involving travel (overnight accommodations, flight, motor coach, and/or rail etc.) is based on availability and subject to additional restrictions including blackouts, peak period restrictions and expiration dates imposed by Station, sponsors and/or agents participating in the contest. These restrictions are not subject to negotiation. In addition, such winners/guests are solely responsible for obtaining any international travel documents, visas or passports required. Reservations are non-transferable and once booked and confirmed may not be re-scheduled.
(e) With respect to travel and/or event tickets of any kind, Station and sponsors are not responsible for replacing or reimbursing winners with any form of compensation for flights or events that are canceled, rescheduled or delayed. All cancellations are deemed beyond the control of Station and its sponsors. This includes, but is not limited to, event cancellations, trip schedule changes, flight cancellations, changes in travel arrangements, travel delays of any form and duration, as well as all delays or cancellations due to acts of nature, terrorism (including threats), illness or war. Additionally, Station is not responsible for any work stoppage that may affect Station’s ability to provide any of the prizes. Station is not responsible for any expenses incurred by contest winners as a result of such cancellations or delays.
(f) Any prize that is awarded in the form of a gift certificate may have an expiration date and use of such certificate may be based on availability and include black-out periods, restrictions or excluded items (for example, tax, tips, alcoholic beverage, or goods from a particular manufacturer). Gift certificates are only redeemable at the locations for which they are specified.
(g) Any prize involving the award of cash will be paid in the form of a company check, payable only to the winner and no other person. Checks will be ready for pick-up within 30 business days after winning.
(h) In all instances in which winner has the right to select specific products, the choice or products offered may be limited by the Sponsor or certain specific products or manufacturers may be excluded. Winner will receive more information on such restrictions and limitations after they have been awarded the prize.
(i) With respect to prizes involving surgery or other medical/dental procedure of any kind, (i) the scheduling of surgery, appointments and any necessary preliminary or post appointments will be based on availability and certain blackout periods and expiration dates may apply, (ii) winners must be medically eligible for the selected procedures and acknowledge that they will be required to submit to a variety of medical exams in order for such determination to be made. The nature, extent and number of any required medical exams to determine medical eligible shall be the participating sponsors sole discretion but shall not be unreasonable under the particular circumstances, (iii) the determination of whether a winner is medically eligible for the selected surgery shall be determined solely by the participating sponsors or, in the participating sponsors sole discretion, any qualified doctor designated by the participating sponsors and licensed in the state of Washington. In the event that a winner is determined not to be medically eligible for the selected procedure, the participating sponsors will notify the winner and if the winner is not medically eligible for the awarded procedures, the winner will be disqualified and his/her rights to that prize in this contest will be automatically forfeited, (iv) in the event that a winner schedules the procedure with one of the participating sponsors and such winner fails to provide at least 30 days prior written notice of any cancellation of such schedule procedure or if the winner fails to arrive on or about (within reason under the circumstances of participating sponsors other commitments) the scheduled time of arrival at the clinic for the scheduled surgery, the participating sponsor reserves the right to declare the prize void and forfeited. In such event, the prize will not be awarded and the prize winner will not be entitled to any replacement or substitution for that prize. In addition to all other rules, required releases, and restrictions described in or through these contest rules or that the winner is otherwise advised of by Station or its participating sponsors, by entering this contest all entrants are deemed to acknowledge and agree that (1) the decision to undertake any surgical or similar procedure is a serious decision and that there may be significant health risks, including, without limitation, death, and (2) Station and its sponsors and each of their respective employees, agents, representatives, officers, director and affiliated companies assume no responsibility, risk or liability for any results, conditions or consequences, directly or indirectly arising from any surgical procedures (including, without limitation, any associated exams, appointments, tests, preliminary or follow-up procedures or appointments) associated with this contest.
1. Odds of winning depend on how the contest is conducted. For random drawings, the odds of winning will depend upon number of entries received. All tie breaking procedures will be announced on-air and/or communicated in writing to tied contest participants.
2. Station Management shall be the sole arbiters in all matters relating to the contest and in the interpretation of contest rules. Their decisions shall be final. Entry into the contests constitutes agreement by contestants to abide by these rules, as well as any other rules established by Station.
3. By participating in a Station contest, entrants hereby consent to the Station and contest sponsors’ usage of any one or more of the following for on-air broadcast and for advertising and promotional purposes without payment of additional consideration: contestant’s name; voice; likeness; biographical information; his/her participation in the contest; and the substance of the contestant’s telephone call.
4. Specific contest rules are available at the Station studios at 25 Penncraft Avenue, Chambersburg, PA during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or go online at www.wqcmfm.com.
5. Station contests are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and are void where prohibited.
6. Station reserves the right to: (i) terminate or declare any Contest null and void and rescind any prize, if in its sole judgment, the rules or the integrity of the Contest have been violated or compromised in any way, intentionally or unintentionally by any person whether or not a participant in the Contest; (ii) alter or amend these Contest rules at any time; and (iii) stop or conclude the Contest at any time without prior notice. Material changes to the contest rules will be broadcast on-air, when practical.
7. Winner’s List: For a list of winners mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Station address identifying the name of the particular contest that you would like to receive a winner’s list for. The Station address is 25 Penncraft Avenue, Chambersburg, PA. All requests for winner lists must be mailed and received by the Station after the contest is over but prior to 4 months after the contest has been concluded.
THESE ARE GENERAL CONTEST RULES, AND RULES FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTESTS MAY VARY. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY SPECIFIC CONTEST RULES DIFFER FROM THESE RULES THE SPECIFIC CONTEST RULES WILL GOVERN AND CONTROL.