Long Form Contest Rules

These are the rules governing all contests aired on 98.1 The River radio and on the 981theriver.com website, unless otherwise specified. In the following rules, “98.1 The River” means Saga Communications of North Carolina, LLC, dba Asheville Radio Group and its parent corporation, Saga Communications, Inc., which owns 98.1 The River radio:

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter any 98.1 The River contest.
  2. To be eligible to win any prize on 98.1 The River you must not have won anything on 98.1 The River 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 98.1 The River 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 98.1 The River contest your voice, name and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet purposes without any compensation to you.
  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. 98.1 The River 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 98.1 The River 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), 98.1 The River’s delivery of the prize to the official representative of the governmental entity claiming a right to the prize shall be thus deemed as (98.1 The River) awarding the prize to the winner. 98.1 The River 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. 98.1 The River shall not be liable for any claim by any winner for damages incidental thereto.
  8. All 98.1 The River contests are open to all eligible residents 18 or over (unless otherwise specified) living within 75 miles of station transmitter(s). Contestants must possess a valid form of identification bearing the picture of the contestant acceptable to 98.1 The River that will be presented to 98.1 The River and accepted before the prize is awarded. Employees of 98.1 The River, it's 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 98.1 The River 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 98.1 The River studios, 1190 Patton Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28806, between 9:00am – 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. 98.1 The River reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if any contest rules are violated in any way.
  12. 98.1 The River assumes no liability for situations, repairs, or incidents arising from any aspect of any prize awarded in any contest. 98.1 The River, its advertising agencies, affiliates, contest sponsors, employees, and immediate families of each are absolved 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, 98.1 The River reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of 98.1 The River management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant.
  14. 98.1 The River reserves the right to amend the rules to any contest at any time. 98.1 The River's decision is always final.
  15. For any contest requiring phone entry you must use only the following number unless otherwise specified: 828-240-9810. For texting it is 77000. The person operating the telephone at 98.1 The River has the final decision as to who is the winning caller.
  16. 98.1 The River 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 98.1 The River’s control.
  17. For any contest involving on-line voting: If an entrant receives irregular votes, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, or other automated means, 98.1 The River reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion and/or use another means to determine the winner(s), ex. – random selection or appointing a panel of judges.
  18. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail Club promotions on 981theriver.com:
    1. All appropriate information in required fields must be entered correctly and completely or you will be disqualified.
    2. To win a prize you must reside within the listening area of 98.1 The River as defined at the exclusive discretion of 98.1 The River management.
    3. Any problems with the internet or email are not 98.1 The River’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.
    5. Due to the nature of our programs that are heard on-line over the internet, contests may not be heard at all on 98.1 The River. 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 on the internet are delayed. This delay can last for as much as 30 seconds or more. This means that when 98.1 The River 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.
  19. A copy of these rules is available during business hours at the 98.1 The River studios 1190 Patton Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Updated March 31, 2015