Contest Winners on 94.9 The Surf

These are the rules governing all contests aired on WVCO 94.9 The Surf radio (Surf) and station’s website, unless otherwise specified. The following rules apply to the FM Broadcast and its associate website -

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter any Surf contest.
  2. To be eligible to win any prize on The Surf and/or its website, you must not have won anything on The Surf 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 Surf studios you assume that your call may or 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 Surf 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 in cash. No prize is transferable. No substitution for a prize will be made at the request of the winner. 94.9 The Surf reserves the right to substitute a prize of similar value.
  6. All winners of all contests are responsible for all taxes on the prize awarded. All winners of a prize valued at $600 or more will be required to complete the appropriate tax forms at the radio station prior to claiming the 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), The Surf’s delivery of the prize to the official representative of the governmental entity claiming a right to the prize shall be thus deemed as The Surf awarding the prize to the winner. The Surf 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. The Surf shall not be liable for any claim by any winner for damages incidental thereto.
  8. All Surf contests are open to all eligible residents 18 or over. Contestants must possess a valid form of identification bearing the picture of the contestant acceptable to The Surf before the prize is awarded. Employees of The Surf, its advertising agencies, affiliates, contest sponsors, employees, and immediate families of each, are not eligible to win any contest. The 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 the current legal guardian.
  9. Winners will be expected to claim a prize at the Surf Studios, 98 North Ocean Blvd Suite 3. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, between 10:00am – 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. Where the prize(s) consists of paper tickets (“will-call tickets”) the winner will be directed to go to a specified location and retrieve the will-call tickets. The Surf reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if any contest rules are violated in any way.
  11. The Surf assumes no liability for situations, repairs, or incidents arising from any aspect of any prize awarded in any contest. The Surf, 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.
  12. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, The Surf reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of The Surf management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant.
  13. The Surf reserves the right to amend the rules to any contest at any time. The Surf’s decision is always final. For any contest requiring phone entry you must use only the following number unless otherwise specified: 843-663-9490. The person processing inbound calls at The Surf has the final decision as to who is the winning entrant.
  14. The Surf 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 The Surf’s control.
  15. No Prizes will be mailed to the winner.
  16. The Surf is not responsible for any event cancellations or rescheduling.
  17. The Surf is not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or act of man or God, lost, late, misdirected, postage-due, unintelligible, returned, undelivered entries or email, or lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or network. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this contest or website, or act in violation of the official service, as solely determined by the station, will be disqualified. Neither sponsor nor promotion parties are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this contest, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access. The Surf is not responsible for injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer, or property related to or resulting from participating in this contest. Should any portion of contest be, in The Surf’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention (i.e., hackers) or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the station, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this contest, or contest plays, The Surf reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest.
  18. The Surf has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. All warranties and/or guarantees on prize (if any) are provided only by the manufacturer, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee
  19. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail Club promotions on
      • All appropriate information in required fields must be entered correctly and completely or you will be disqualified.
      • Any problems with the internet or email are not The Surf’s responsibility.
      • 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.
      • Due to the nature of our programs that are heard on-line over the internet, contests may not be heard at all on The Surf. 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 The Surf 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.
  1. A copy of these rules is available during business hours at the Surf studios.