General Contest Rules

These are the rules governing all contests aired on WYMG-FM radio and on
the website, unless otherwise specified. In the following rules,
“WYMG-FM” means Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC), which owns
WYMG-FM radio:

1. No purchase is necessary to enter any WYMG-FM contest.
2. To be eligible to win any prize on WYMG-FM you must not have won
anything on WYMG-FM 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
3. Anytime you call the WYMG-FM 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 WYMG-FM 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. WYMG-FM
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 WYMG-FM 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), WYMG-FM delivery of the prize to the official representative of the
governmental entity claiming a right to the prize shall be thus deemed as
WYMG-FM awarding the prize to the winner. WYMG-FM 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. WYMG-FM shall not be
liable for any claim by any winner for damages incidental thereto.
8. All WYMG-FM 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 WYMG-FM
that will be presented to WYMG-FM and accepted before the prize is
awarded. Employees of WYMG-FM (Capitol 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 WYMG-FM 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 WYMG-FM studios, 3501 E.
Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL., 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
11. WYMG-FM reserves the right to disqualify any winner if any contest rules are
violated in any way.
12. WYMG-FM, 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.
WYMG-FM, 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, WYMG-FM
reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion
(and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of WYMG-FM management
if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant.
14. WYMG-FM 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) 787-7625. For texting it is 77000.
The person operating the telephone at WYMG-FM has the final decision as to
who is the winning caller.
16. WYMG-FM 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 WYMG-FM com:
a. All appropriate information in required fields must be filled out correctly
and completely or you will be disqualified.
b. To win a prize you must reside within the listening area of WYMG-FM
as defined at the exclusive discretion of WYMG-FM management.
c. Any problems with the internet or email are not WYMG’s
d. 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.
e. Due to the nature of our programs that are heard on-line over the
internet, contests may not be heard at all. Contests heard on the radio
station’s internet audio stream may be slightly delayed from the time
the contests are heard on the broadcast station, and will be running
behind the broadcast signal. Thus, all contests heard are delayed. This
delay can last for as much as 30 seconds or more. This means that
when WYMG-FM contests are played that require a specific caller to
telephone the radio station (such as “Caller number 9 when you hear
the sound effect”), listeners to the on-line audio stream may be at a
disadvantage in participating over those listeners who hear the
contests on-air.
18. A copy of these rules are available during business hours at the WYMG-FM
studios 3501 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL.

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