Contest Rules

Unless otherwise specified by Tower Broadcasting and WVIN98.3FM/WABH AM1380 and 100.3FM (the "Stations"), these rules cover routine contests and promotions conducted by the Stations.  These rules may be amended by separate specific rules for major contests or promotions conducted by the Station or its sponsors.


The contest or promotion (the "Promotion") will take place during the dates and times specified in the official rules of the Promotion (the "Promotion Period") or as announced on-air.  The Stations may change the dates and/or terms of the Promotion without prior notice.  Any material changes will be broadcast on the Stations and, if applicable, posted on our websites located at and


Promotions conducted on-air that require telephone responses to "cues to call" are only official when heard on-air via radio.  Due to delays with the Station's online streaming of its broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able to participate in or be disadvantaged in participating in certain Promotions.  


To be eligible to enter or participate in the Promotion, listeners must follow the instructions set forth in the official rules of the Promotion or as announced on-air and must fulfill all of the eligibility requirements of the Promotion.  Unless otherwise specified, the Promotion is open to all listeners of the Station who are legal U.S. residents, 21 years of age or older and who live in New York, and Pennsylvania.  Employees of the Stations, its licensee, the licensee's parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Station's advertising and promotion agencies, its participating sponsors, other radio stations in the Western New York area and the members of their immediate families and/or households are ineligible to participate or win.  Listeners are eligible to win a "material prize" ("material prize" is any prize in a Promotion valued at $25 or more) in a Promotion conducted by the Stations only once every thirty (30) days, starting day after winning, and listeners are eligible to win a prize in a Promotion conducted by the Stations only once every six (6) months if the prize is valued over $600.  Only one winner per household is permitted in any Station-conducted Promotion on any of the Stations.  For on-air Promotions, there is no limit to the number of times a listener may attempt to call-in, e-mail or text; however a listener may only qualify once.


Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Stations will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent.  The Stations will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requriements, and the Stations will also delete any online entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.


Promotion prizes and their values will be indicated when the Stations announces the Promotion.  Unless otherwise announced, all prizes or prize certificates must be picked up at the offices of the Stations at 7031 East Washington Ext. Bath, NY 14180.  Prizes may be claimed during regular business hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).  Promotion winner(s) will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and provide their complete address, date of birth, and phone nubmer to claim a prize.  Unless other-wise permitted by the Stations, winner(s) must claim his or her prize in person, and a prize cannot be claimed by third parties on behalf of the winner.  If a Promotion is open to entrants under the age of 21 and winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must claim the prize.  Failure to compy with these requirements will result in the forfeiture of the prize.  A winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days (or sooner for time sensitive prizes) of winning.  Unless otherwise specified or required by law, if a prize is not claimed no alternate winner will be selected and the prize will become the property of the Stations.  The Stations, soley at its discretion and only with the consent of the winner, may opt to deliver the prize to the winner by mail or overnight courier.  In such event, the winner assumes the risk of the prize's loss and the Stations will not be responsible for the safe arrival of the prize or prize certificate.  There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Stations may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash.  Each prize is expressly limited to the item(s) announced by the Stations and does not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses.  Other restrictions may apply.


Decisions of the Station's management with respect to the Promotion are final.


Potential winner(s) will be selected and notified with respect to the Promotion are final.


Promotion winner(s) must execute and return any required Affidavit of Eligibility and/or Release of Liability Prize Acceptance Form within thirty (30) days of winning or being notified of winning (or sooner for time sensitive prizes) or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.


Payments of all federal, state and local taxes related to the award of a prize are solely the responsibility of the winner of the prize.  The winner will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner's full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Stations (or any other Tower Broadcasting station in Station's market) in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more and such winnings will be reported to the IRS.  Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize.


By participating in the Promotion, the winner(s) agree to have his or her name, voice and likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material related to such Promotion, without further compensation, and (where permitted by law) to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.


Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Stations in its sole discretion may require the winner of such prize (and his or her travel compansion(s), if any) to sign a liability release, which holds harmless the agents and representatives and all their successors and assigns against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Promotion.  The Stations are not responsible for (i) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries; (ii) telephone or mobile service outages, delays, busy signals, facsimile transmission errors, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or from sending a text message (if applicable, message and data rates may apply, and the Stations are not responsbile for any fees incurred by an entrant for this method of entry); or (iii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technical difficulties.  


Stations reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion as it deems necessary if it is not capable of completion as planned, including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.  The Stations reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Promotion, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.  If due to circumstances beyond the control fo the Stations, any event related to the Promotion or prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed, cancelled or has a change of venue, the Station reserves the right, but is not obligated, to cancel or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitue prize.  The Stations are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion, or in the annoucement of the prize.


The Stations, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Station's website.  Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in a contestant's disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes.  If the Stations makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Stations reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future Promotions.


For the official rules of a Promotion, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by the end of the Promotion Period to Tower Broadcasting and WVIN 98.3FM/WABH AM 1380, 7031 E. Washington St. EXT. Bath, NY 14810, Attn: Promotion Rules.  For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt within sixty (60) days following the end of the Promotion Period to the attention of Promotion Winner Lists at the above address.  In either case, specify the name of the Promotion for which you are requesting the rules or winners list.  Official rules and winner lists (when completed) shall also be available during regular business hours at the main offices of the Stations and may be posted online at and


If you are accessing these rules on the Stations' website or entering the Promotion on said, you are deemed to agree to the Stations' website's Terms of Use Agreement located on same and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Police on same.

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