Contest Rules

KCAL-FM: General Contest Rules

KCAL-FM General Contest Rules
as of June 8, 2012 11:38 AM

The following are basic contest rules for any and all contests run on KCAL FM:

Each contest may have its own special qualifications and eligibility rules, in which case a separate addendum to these rules will be available.  

  • All KCAL FM contests are open to any listener unless specific age is required by type of contest, participating agency or advertiser or by law.  No household can win more than a maximum of 1 prize in any given thirty (30) day period.  KCAL FM reserves the right to waive this “30 Day Rule” with regard to any contest.  Employees and agents of KCAL FM and all other radio stations located in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties and their families, their advertising agencies or representatives are ineligible to enter contests on KCAL FM. 
  • Winners may be required to sign a release, and all winners agree to allow KCAL FM to use their name, voice and/or likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation.  All calls coming into KCAL FM are taped and may be aired on KCAL FM without further approval.  KCAL FM is not responsible for problems occurring within the telephone system which either inhibit or increase the chances of winning a phone-in contest.  In the event two or more phone lines are “tied together” during a phone-in contest, the entire call and all callers “tied together” will be disqualified and another caller will be taken.  KCAL FM cannot award duplicate prizes to all parties in a “tied together” situation.  In case of telephone line malfunctions, the decision of KCAL FM will be final.  
  • Winners may not request substitution or other consideration from the originally awarded prize.  All prizes, unless otherwise stated, must be picked up in person, and signed for by the winner at the KCAL FM business office, located at 1940 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 200, Redlands, CA 92374, any weekday, between 9am and 5pm, within 30 days of winning.  Proper photo identification (a valid California driver license or U.S. passport) must be presented for a prize to be claimed.  If the value of the prize is equal to or greater than $600.00, a social security card must be presented.  Holidays and weekends are included in this 30-day period. 
  • Designated winner’s representatives will be allowed to claim prizes, provided prior arrangements have been made in writing and approved by KCAL FM.  If prizes are not picked up within the stated period, the winner waives their rights to the prize and said prize becomes the possession of KCAL FM and may be awarded to another listener at KCAL FM’s discretion.  KCAL FM will not notify winners of time remaining on prizes to be picked up.  It is solely the winner’s responsibility to claim their prize within the time limit specified.  No prize will be mailed unless specified during the contest or if special arrangements have been made in writing with KCAL FM.  
  • Prizes are non-transferable.  KCAL FM reserves the right to revoke prizes if the winner does not meet any or all eligibility requirements, even though an announcement may have been made on the air indicating that person was the winner. 
  • A 1099 MISC form will be completed and sent to the Internal Revenue Service for each winner of a prize with a total value of $600.00 or more.  All local, state, and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. 
  • KCAL FM may, due to the unavailability of prizes awarded, substitute another prize of equal or greater value for the prize originally won.
  • KCAL FM will not be responsible, or held liable, for prizes awarded to an event that is cancelled due to circumstances beyond its control.  With respect to any disputes regarding contests, the decision of KCAL FM will be final.  KCAL FM, its agencies and representatives absolve themselves and shall be held harmless from any action or liability arising from any KCAL FM contest or prize awarded in a contest.  All contest entries become property of KCAL FM.  KCAL FM may withhold any or all contest materials for any reason it deems crucial to the completion of the contest, or for reasons relating to publicity and/or advertising.  Unless otherwise stated, multiple entries by the same person will be discarded and may be deemed cause for disqualification.  Additions or deletions to these rules are subject to change without notice.