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Contest Rules

Official Contest Rules


Employees and families of RadiOhio, Inc., their agencies and employees and families of any Radio, Television or Cable company or its subsidiaries are ineligible to participate in or win the contest. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who is financed, aided, encouraged or prompted by an employee or family member of any Radio, Television or Cable company or its subsidiaries within seventy-five (75) miles of Columbus, Ohio. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if it is deemed the contest rules were not followed. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to enforce the following: No contest winners or their family-members, shall be allowed to win consecutively within a thirty-day period. Any person (or family member) who has won any contest on RadiOhio, Inc. is again eligible to win a contest only after thirty (30) days have passed since their previous win. This includes all contests pertaining to the station. A per son or family member will be allowed to register for a consecutive contest as long as the winning dates are thirty (30) days apart. Each person is limited to one registration per contest. RadiOhio, Inc. contests are void when and where prohibited by law. Winner of the contest must be 18 years of age, posses a valid driver’s license


All prizes awarded through RadiOhio, Inc. are non-transferable nor may a prize be substituted at the request of a contest winner, nor may a prize be substituted for cash. The prize indicated by station personnel to be won in a contest is the only prize awarded and given only to the person who is designated as the winner. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event specified prize offered is unavailable. All prizes awarded by RadiOhio, Inc. must be claimed within thirty (30) days of the date the prize is won. No substitutions will be made for violation of this thirty-day rule. If a winner does not claim his/her prize within the thirty-day period, the prize is forfeited and eligibility restrictions mentioned in these rules still apply to that winner for future contests. All prizes designated for pick-up at RadiOhio, Inc. studios must be picked up during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am 5:30pm).


RadiOhio, Inc. and/or any participating sponsor in a contest on station may require a release form to be completed by the winner and any other person or persons involved in accepting a prize. Upon accepting any contest prize from RadiOhio, Inc. or participating sponsor in a contest on RadiOhio, Inc., winner releases RadiOhio, Inc. and any and all sponsors of any liability or further claims. RadiOhio, Inc. may use voice recordings to prevent contest fraud. RadiOhio, Inc. cannot be held liable or responsible for any telephone failures, malfunctions or irregularities during a contest nor can RadiOhio, Inc. be held liable or responsible for any discrepancies by the U.S. Postal Service or any delivery service or courier involved in delivering prizes, entries or contest information to or from RadiOhio, nor is RadiOhio, Inc. to be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. The decision of the judges is final. All winners are responsible for reporting and paying taxes on prizes received. All entrants agree to grant RadiOhio, Inc. unlimited use of their name, voice, picture, quotation or facsimile, without consideration, in conjunction with their participation in any given contest.


In order for a winner to claim a prize RadiOhio, Inc. requires picture identification. RadiOhio, Inc. may require any or all of the following: driver’s license, state ID, passport and/or birth certificate. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prize based on the identification presented. RadiOhio, Inc. requires a contestant to truthfully respond with all pertinent information it deems necessary for station records including but not restricted to legal name, address, telephone number, birth-date and social security number. RadiOhio, Inc. may disqualify a contestant immediately upon learning the contestant has responded with false information. RadiOhio, Inc. office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Hours subject to change for holidays.


RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to extend the contest if it so desires. RadiOhio, Inc. reserves the right to make necessary changes to the contest rules and procedures. In the event of any dispute pertaining to this contest, the decision of RadiOhio, Inc. management is final.


97.1 The Fan-WBNS FM, provides live internet streaming of it’s broadcasts at When participating in contests, please be advised that the audio stream on the internet may run up to 30 seconds behind the broadcast signal heard via the radio, thus causing a delay. This delay may cause on-line listeners wishing to participate in telephone specific (7th caller wins) type of contests to be at a disadvantage versus listeners who hear the contest on-air.


Specific contests may have additional stipulations not listed here. Refer to documents pertaining to those contests for specific rules. Decision of the judges is final. Odds of winning are dependent of number of entries.