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Contest Rules

97.9 The WREN / 96.5 WKMZ General Contest Rules:

1. In order to participate in a contest you must be 18 years of age or older. No purchase is necessary, Void where prohibited.

2. You may only win one (1) time within thirty (30) calendar days. Only one (1) winner per household within the same thirty (30) days. If you win a prize valued at or above $250 you cannot win again for ninety (90) calendar days. You can get your prize upon confirmation of your eligibility.

3. You must appear in person and present a valid ID and may be asked to provide your Social Security number for tax purposes. Prize pickup location is the 97.9 The WREN / 96.5 WKMZ /Virginia Radio Coop studio and business office in the Seminole Square Shopping Center, 394 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901.

4. If you do not claim your prize within thirty (30) days you will forfeit the prize and it will become property of 97.9 The WREN. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be exchanged or substituted for other prizes.

5. Your prize is subject to rules and dates set forth by the prize sponsor. 97.9 The WREN cannot be responsible for those limitations.

6. 97.9 The WREN has the right to record and air back your incoming phone call. If you win a contest conducted on social media you will be informed of any prizes via e-mail from an address provided by you. We will keep your e-mail information confidential.

7. You cannot win a prize if you are an employee or volunteer of 97.9 The WREN or any of the independent Virginia Radio Coop radio stations, advertising and promotional agents, one of their immediate families, one of others who live in the same household, or an employee or family member of another radio or TV station in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.

8. You will be responsible for all and any taxes incurred. Winnings over $600.00 will be reported to the IRS, state and local tax agencies

9. If you win a prize any additional cost related to that prize, incurred by you as a result of winning, will be your responsibility

10. 97.9 The WREN has the right to change or alter contest rules without prior notification or extend or stop a contest. Changes will be announced on-air within a reasonable time frame. The decision of 97.9 The WREN management is final.

11. If you accept a prize you will release and hold harmless 97.9 The WREN, 96.5 WKMZ, Genesis Communications Inc, Gateway Media Inc, the Virginia Radio Coop, their officers, employees and directors, and their families from and for any claim liability, income tax, loss or damage caused by or arising out of taking part in a contest or use of your prize.

12. Odds of winning are based on the number of phone calls or entrees received. We cannot be responsible for any lost or dropped phone calls, any telephone charges, and malfunction of phone equipment. If you enter a live contest via our website web stream, there is a delay with regard to our live broadcast for which we cannot be responsible. Nor can we be responsible for any misdirected e-mail or internet equipment failure.

13. You can review contest rules during regular business hours at the 97.9 The WREN / 96.5 WKMZ /Virginia Radio Coop studio and business office in the Seminole Square Shopping Center, 394 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901 , or on-line at

97.9 WREN Radio
Seminole Square Shopping Center
394 Hillsdale Dr.
Charlottesville, VA. 22901

Office: 434-817-2662
Studio: 434-817-9798