Contest Rules

These are the rules governing all contests aired on 970 WZAN radio and on the website, unless otherwise specified. In the following rules “970 WZAN” means Saga Communications of New England LLC, which owns 970 WZAN radio:

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter any 970 WZAN contest.
  1. To be eligible to win any prize on 970 WZAN you must not have won any prize valued at $600 or more in the past 6 months. If a winner has won a prize valued at $600 or more, than both him or her, and their household is therefore ineligible until 6 months has passed from the date when they won their prize. Any prize awarded to an ineligible listener will be deemed null and void, and an alternate eligible winner may be named.
  1. Anytime you call the 970 WZAN 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.
  1. As a winner of a 970 WZAN contest your voice, name and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet purposes.
  1. Prizes awarded are not redeemable for cash. No prize is transferable. No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of winner. 970 WZAN reserves the right to substitute a prize of similar value.
  1. 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 970 WZAN 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.
  1. 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), 970 WZAN delivery of the prize to the official representative of the governmental entity claiming a right to the prize shall be thus deemed as 970 WZAN awarding the prize to the winner. 970 WZAN  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. 970 WZAN shall not be liable for any claim by any winner for damages incidental thereto.
  1. All 970 WZAN contests are open to all eligible Maine and New Hampshire residents 18 or over (unless otherwise specified). Contestants must possess a valid form of identification bearing the picture of the contestant acceptable to 970 WZAN that will be presented to 970 WZAN and accepted before the prize is awarded.   Employees of 970 WZAN, the Portland 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 970 WZAN 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.
  1. Winners will be expected to claim prize at the 970 WZAN studios, 420 Western Avenue South Portland, Maine 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.
  2. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Contest is void where prohibited.
  3. 970 WZAN reserves the right to disqualify any winner if any contest rules are violated in any way.
  4. 970 WZAN, Saga Communications of New England, 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. 970 WZAN, Saga Communications of New England, 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.
  5. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, 970 WZAN reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of 970 WZAN management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant.
  6. 970 WZAN reserves the right to amend the rules to any contest at any time. The judge’s decision is always final.
  7. For any contest requiring phone entry you must use only the following number unless otherwise specified: (207) 792-9649. For texting it is 77000. The person operating the telephone at 970 WZAN has the final decision as to who is the winning caller.
  8. 970 WZAN 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 970 WZAN’s control.
  9. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail Club promotions on
    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 970 WZAN as defined at the exclusive discretion of 970 WZAN management.
    c.Any problems with the internet or email are not 970 WZAN’s responsibility.
    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 970 WZAN contests are played that requires 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.
  10. A copy of these rules is available during business hours at the 970 WZAN studios 420 Western Avenue South Portland, Maine.

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