The following rules are in place for all contests on stations KTTS-FM, KSPW-FM, KRVI-FM & KSGF-AM/FM (collectively, with Journal Broadcast Corporation and Journal Broadcast Group, Inc., “JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD”). In the event additional rules apply to a contest, an addendum will be posted below. Any contest-specific rules shall govern in the event of a conflict between those rules and these generic rules.
The following constitutes basic contest rules for any/all JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD contests, both on and off-air, or the JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD web site. Each contest may have its own special restrictions or qualification, in which case an addendum to these rules will be included.
1.) No purchase is necessary. A purchase will not improve your odds of winning.
2.) All JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD contests are open to any/all JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD listeners eighteen (18) years of age or older. Contests restricted to persons 21 and over will be specified on air or in official contest rules for that particular contest.
3.) All sweepstakes/contests on JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD are open to US citizens, who are US residents, only.
4.) Odds of winning a prize from JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD will depend on the number of qualified entries and/or odds of being selected as a qualifier are based on the number of people calling to the station for the particular contest.
5.) All contest entries become the sole property of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD. Furthermore, JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD may retain any contest materials crucial to the completion of the contest.
6.) Effective January 1, 2012 Listeners may win only a contest ONCE every 60 days on ANY JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD radio station-including KTTS 94.7,KSPW Power 96.5, NewsTalk KSGF and KRVI 106.7 The River. The 60 day period shall begin on the date the winner is selected. For purposes of clarity, being a qualifying winner in a contest does not make the qualifier ineligible to win the grand prize or any other prize offered in that contest. Only one winner or qualifier per family or household will be allowed per contest unless specified.
7.) Effective January 1, 2012, if you win a prize or prizes with an aggregate value of $600 or more, you are ineligible to win any additional prizes from any other contests for the remainder of the calendar year the prize was won in, on any JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD station, including KTTS 94.7, KSPW Power 96.5, NewsTalk KSGF, or KRVI 106.7 The River.
8.) All contestants acknowledge as a condition of entry, that JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD has a right to publicize or broadcast the winner's name, character, likeness, voice or all matters included herein without any additional compensation.
9.) All prizes are non-transferable and void where prohibited by law. No cash substitution of prizes allowed except that Promoter may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. Other restrictions may apply.
10.) Winners understand and agree that they are responsible for any and all taxes incurred on prizes and other costs associated with their use or enjoyment of any prize within the year of winning. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including the winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by Promoter in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.
11.) If required by JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD or its affiliates, winners must sign a liability release prior to receiving their prize.
12.) If the winner is instructed by JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD or its affiliates to personally pick up their prize, it must be claimed within thirty (30) calendar days of winning, unless instructed otherwise. Upon pickup of prize, proper picture identification (i.e. valid driver's license, passport) and a signature will be required if prize value is $100 or over from the winner.
13.) Prizes may be mailed either first-, second-, or third-class US mail at the discretion of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD. If the prize is to be mailed, it is the responsibility of the winner to provide JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD with a current and correct mailing address. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, misdirected, stolen, or damaged prize sent, or neglected on the part of the US postal service. Prizes valued at $100 or over cannot be mailed since winner’s signature is required.
14.) JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD will not notify winners of the time remaining on their prize. It is the responsibility of the winner to claim the prize within the specified timeframe. All unclaimed prizes after thirty (30) days will automatically be forfeited. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD is at liberty to give away any unclaimed prize at the end of thirty (30) day grace period.
15.) Under "unique circumstances", a representative designated by the winner will be allowed to accept the prize for them. Written authorization from the winner, including the representative's name, ID, and a photocopy of the winner's valid driver's license is required. Prizes valued at $100 or over do not fall under "unique circumstances" as the winner’s signature is required. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD will qualify what constitutes a "unique circumstance."
16.) In the event that a winner voluntarily chooses not to accept the prize, he/she automatically forfeits all claims to that prize. Contest winner is not excused from any ineligibility time due to prize value even if prize is voluntarily forfeited. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD then has the right to, but not the obligation, to award that prize to a contest runner-up.
17.) JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD may substitute another prize of equal or lesser value, in the event of non-availability of a prize.
18.) JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD is not responsible for any defective prizes.
19.) In the case of a dispute over telephone lines or a JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD fax submission, the decision of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD is final.
20.) In the event that two telephone lines are tied together during a phone contest, the entire phone call will be disqualified and another phone call will be taken. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD cannot award duplicate prizes to both parties in a "tied together" situation. An example of a "tied-together" call will be two telephone calls originating from the same location or residence or a party line. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD is not responsible for any mechanical telephone or fax error, failure or omission.
21.) Employees of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD, Journal Broadcast Group, Journal Communications, Inc., their affiliates, representatives, and their families or households are ineligible to enter/win any contest staged on JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD stations. Employees of other Springfield, Branson, or Joplin radio stations are also ineligible to participate or win any contest.
22.) By entering a contest, each contestant agrees to release, absolve and hold harmless JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, agencies, sponsors or representatives and the officers, directors , shareholders, employees and agents of each of them (the “Released Parties”) from any liability or claim, financial or otherwise, resulting directly or indirectly from any prize, promotion, or on- or off-air contests staged by JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD.
23.) Due to the nature of our programs that are heard online on the internet, contests heard on the radio station’s audio stream may be delayed from the time the contest is heard on the broadcast station. For that reason, all contests heard are delayed. This means that when this station announces it’s time to call to play a local contest, listeners to the online audio stream may be at a disadvantage over those listening to the FM band.
24.) Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Promoter will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Promoter will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Promoter will also delete any entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
25.) This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States and where prohibited.
26.) As to all aspects of any contest, the decision of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD is final.
27.) JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from any contest if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the contest, or the operation of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD’s web channel or is otherwise in violation of the rules. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend a contest, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of a contest as determined by JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any web channel or to undermine the legitimate operation of a contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, suspend or cancel the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
28.) The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of any contest, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdelivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries.
Additions or deletions to these rules may be made at the discretion of JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD and may be enacted at any time. Basic Contest Rules and agenda are available for review during any regular business hours at the JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP SPRINGFIELD offices located at 2330 West Grand; Springfield, Missouri 65802. A copy of the rules can be requested through the mail by calling (417) 865-6614 or viewed on-line by visiting our web sites.