General Contest Rules

NewsTalk AM1400
General Contest Rules

I. WHO MAY ENTER. All NewsTalk AM1400 contests are open to any/all NewsTalk AM1400 listeners who are legal U.S. residents living or working in the NewsTalk AM1400  listening area unless otherwise specified by NewsTalk AM1400 and its affiliates.

Only one (1) qualifier or winner per family/household within any 30 day period. Once a person wins a contest, he/she is no longer eligible to win that contest, or any other contest, within the 30 day time period. The decision of NewsTalk AM1400  is final.

Contests are open to all individuals, 18 years of age or older. All employees of Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC, members of their families, employees of Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC’s advertising agencies and members of their families, and employees of other radio stations are ineligible. If a winner’s ineligibility is determined after winning, any prizes must be forfeited.

Winners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Both individuals must sign an affidavit/release prior to the receipt of the prize.

All contestants acknowledge, as a condition of entry, that NewsTalk AM1400 has the right to publicize and/or broadcast his/her name, character, likeness, voice, or all matters incidental here-in.


All contest statutes and provisions of the State of Virginia and the U.S. Federal Government, including the Federal Communications Commission restrictions, apply to this contest.

All contest entries become the property of NewsTalk AM1400.

Phone calls made by NewsTalk AM1400 personnel may be recorded and, after receiving an individual’s permission, aired; likewise, individuals contacted in person may be recorded with their permission. WINNER’S CONVERSATIONS MAY BE BROADCAST PERIODICALLY ON NewsTalk AM1400. ALL WINNERS AGREE TO GRANT NewsTalk AM1400 PERMISSION TO BROADCAST THE CONVERSATION AND FURTHER AGREE TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES, AND THEIR CITY OF RESIDENCE. Likewise, all winners grant NewsTalk AM1400 permission to broadcast their name, city of residence, and their cash and prize winnings as part of live and recorded promotional announcements on NewsTalk AM1400 and publicity in other media, including TV and newspapers.

When winners call in for a contest, they may be asked to say a certain phrase such as “I listen to NewsTalk AM1400 at least two hours every day.”

Additions or deletions to these rules and addendum (if any) are subject to the discretion of NewsTalk AM1400, and may be enacted at any time.

NewsTalk AM1400, its agencies, affiliates, sponsors, or representatives absolve themselves of any liability, financial or otherwise, resultant of any “on” or “off” air contest staged by NewsTalk AM1400.

III. PHONE ENTRY In the event that two telephone lines are tied together during a phone-in contest, the entire phone call will be disqualified and another phone call will be taken.

NewsTalk AM1400 cannot award duplicate prizes to both parties in a “tied-together” situation. An example of a tied-together call may be two telephone calls originating from the same location or residence, or a party line.

In case of a dispute over telephone lines, the decision of NewsTalk AM1400 is final.

IV. PRIZES. Winners must sign a release prior to the receipt of a prize. If the prize is valued at $600.00 or over, winners are ineligible to compete for ninety (90) days; if the prize is valued under $600.00 they are ineligible for thirty (30) days.

Any contest cash winner receiving in excess of $600 will receive a #1099 form for Federal and State tax declaration of prize. Winners are obligated to pay their taxes on the amount of their winnings. Winners understand and agree that they are responsible for any/all taxes incurred on prizes received valued at $600 or more.

All prizes, unless otherwise specified, must be picked up within two weeks (14 days) of winning or will be mailed at the winners request; however NewsTalk AM1400 does not claim responsibility for the prize once it enters into the United States Postal Service.

In the event a winner chooses not to accept a prize, they forfeit any and all claims to the prize, which can then be awarded to a contest runner-up at the discretion of NewsTalk AM1400. All unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

NewsTalk AM1400 is at liberty to give away any unclaimed prize at the end of the two week grace period.

All major prizes will be given away by NewsTalk AM1400; odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries.

NewsTalk AM1400 may, due to unavailability of prizes, substitute another prize of equal value.

Prizes valued under $25.00 may be mailed. All other prizes must be claimed in person unless otherwise specified. Proper identification required (valid drivers license, passport, state id, or military id).

Designated Representatives: In very unique situations, designated representatives will be allowed to accept prizes. Written authorization from the winner is required. Letter must include representative’s name, ID, social security number, and a photocopy of the WINNER’S driver’s license. NewsTalk AM1400 will determine what constitutes a “unique situation”.

NewsTalk AM1400 is not responsible for defective prizes.

All prizes are non-transferable, void where prohibited by law.

NewsTalk AM1400 is not responsible for providing lists of prizewinners.


These official contest rules are available for review at the NewsTalk AM1400 office during regular business hours Monday through Friday. The rules are also available by mail, by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

General Contest Rules
NewsTalk AM1400
520 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Winchester, VA 22601