General Contest Rules

These are the rules governing all contests aired on MIX 94.5 / WLRW radio and on the website, unless otherwise specified.  In the following rules, “MIX 94.5 / WLRW” means Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC, which owns MIX 94.5 / WLRW radio:

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter any MIX 94.5 / WLRW contest.
  2. To be eligible to win any prize on MIX 94.5 / WLRW you must not have won anything on MIX 94.5 / WLRW in the past 30 days or any prize valued at $600 or more in the past 6 months. Only one winner per household is permitted within 30 days after a household has a winner.  Any prize awarded to an ineligible listener will be deemed null and void, and an alternate eligible winner may be named.
  3. Anytime you call the MIX 94.5 / WLRW studios you assume that your call will be broadcast or recorded and you grant us permission to broadcast the call or record it for later broadcast.
  4. As a winner of a MIX 94.5 / WLRW contest your voice, name and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet purposes.
  5. Prizes awarded are not redeemable for cash.  No prize is transferable.  No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of winner.  MIX 94.5 / WLRW reserves the right to substitute a prize of similar value.
  6. All winners of all contests are responsible for all taxes on prize awarded.  All winners of a prize valued at $600 or more will be required to complete the appropriate tax forms at the MIX 94.5 / WLRW studios prior to claiming prize.  All winners will be sent a 1099 MISC federal tax form if in one calendar year the prize value of all prizes won exceeds $600.
  7. In the event the winner is subject to or the subject of any order or legal process issued by any governmental agency having jurisdiction over the affairs of the winner (i.e. garnishment, child support order, judgment, lien, and the like), MIX 94.5 / WLRW delivery of the prize to the official representative of the governmental entity claiming a right to the prize shall be thus deemed as MIX 94.5 / WLRW awarding the prize to the winner.  MIX 94.5 / WLRW shall be entitled to rely in good faith, upon any documents presented by the representative seeking to collect the prize in lieu of the winner.  MIX 94.5 / WLRW shall not be liable for any claim by any winner for damages incidental thereto.
  8. All MIX 94.5 / WLRW contests are open to all eligible Illinois residents 18 or over (unless otherwise specified).  Contestants must possess a valid form of identification bearing the picture of the contestant acceptable to MIX 94.5 / WLRW that will be presented to MIX 94.5 / WLRW and accepted before the prize is awarded.   Employees of MIX 94.5 / WLRW, The Illini Radio Group, and its ultimate parent company, Saga Communications, Inc., their advertising agencies, affiliates, contest sponsors, employees and immediate families of each, and employees of all media of mass communication within a one hundred mile radius of the MIX 94.5 / WLRW main studio are not eligible to win any contest.  Immediate family includes the spouse, great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse. This also includes individuals for whom the employee is current legal guardian.
  9. Winners will be expected to claim prize at the MIX 94.5 / WLRW studios, 2603 West Bradley Ave., Champaign, Illinois,  between 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) within 30 days of being notified that they are winners, unless there is an expiration date on prize, which will be specifically stated.
  10. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Contest is void where prohibited.
  11. MIX 94.5 / WLRW reserves the right to disqualify any winner if any contest rules are violated in any way.
  12. MIX 94.5 / WLRW, Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC, its parent corporation, Saga Communications, Inc., assumes no liability for situations, repairs, or incidents arising from any aspect of any prize awarded in any contest.  MIX 94.5 / WLRW, Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC, its parent corporation, Saga Communications, Inc., their advertising agencies, affiliates, contest sponsors, employees, and immediate families of each absolve themselves and shall be held harmless from any action or liability arising from any contest or prize awarded in any contest.
  13. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, MIX 94.5 / WLRW reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of MIX 94.5 / WLRW management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant.
  14. MIX 94.5 / WLRW reserves the right to amend the rules to any contest at any time.  The judge’s decision is always final.
  15. For any contest requiring phone entry you must use only the following number unless otherwise specified: (217) 351-9494.  For texting it is 77000. The person operating the telephone at MIX 94.5 / WLRW has the final decision as to who is the winning caller.
  16. MIX 94.5 / WLRW shall have no responsibility for contestant’s inability or failure to participate, failure to win or claim any prize based on malfunction or difficulties with telephone, cell phone, texting, email, or internet access, or any other circumstances in any contest beyond Station’s control.
  17. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail Club promotions on MIX 94.5 / WLRW com:
    1. All appropriate information in required fields must be filled out correctly and completely or you will be disqualified.
    2. To win a prize you must reside within the listening area of MIX 94.5 / WLRW as defined at the exclusive discretion of MIX 94.5 / WLRW management.
    3. Any problems with the internet or email are not MIX 94.5 / WLRW’s responsibility.
    4. Contestants who register to participate on our website may be required to produce a printed copy of proof of registration before being allowed to participate in the contest.
  18. A copy of these rules are available during business hours at the MIX 94.5 / WLRW studios 2603 West Bradley Ave., Champaign, Illinois.


Rules for Texting Contests on MIX 94.5 / WLRW

Here are the rules for text messaging program and are part of our rules governing contesting and privacy.

  1. Messages sent to and from MIX 94.5 / WLRW are identified by the SHORTCODE, 77000.
  2. Messages may contain a sponsor message.
  3. No purchase is necessary, but standard text message rates apply.
  4. Players and participants may opt-out of messaging by texting “stop” to 77000.
  5. Participants who opt-out and subsequently enter another text contest, must opt-out again to avoid receiving text messages from MIX 94.5 / WLRW.
  6. Contests can be entered with keywords, which will change regularly.
  7. Keywords will be announced on-air and/or on the website and/or in an email blast and/or texted to those signed up to receive texts.
  8. Eligibility requirements apply. In case of a dispute, our decisions are final. MIX 94.5 / WLRW may disqualify ineligible entrants or those who tamper with the entry process.
  9. MIX 94.5 / WLRW is not responsible for any factor affecting the availability or performance of the text messaging service.   We may cancel or modify any contest or provide an alternate prize.

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