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620 WTMJ Official Contest Rules

By Brenda Vento

Newsradio 620 WTMJ Official Contest Rules

The following rules apply in contests or promotions associated with Newsradio 620 WTMJ, which is owned and operated by Journal Broadcast Group, Inc. By participating in such contests or promotions, participants agree to be bound by these rules. In addition, particular contests and promotions may have rules that are specific to those contests and promotions. If the particular rules for a specific contest or promotion conflict with the following general rules, the particular rules will control.


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Limit one winner per household per contest every 30 days on Newsradio 620 WTMJ. In the event a winner cannot accept prize or does not pick up a prize for any reason, that winner remains ineligible for the 30-day period. Only one grand prize (a prize worth $600 or more) may be won by the same person every 12 months.  If you win a prize over $1,000 you are not eligible to win again on any Journal Broadcast Group station for one full year. 

Employees, former employees, their immediate families, and/or those living in the same household of 620 WTMJ-AM or any affiliate of Journal Broadcast Group, Inc., Journal Communications, Inc., their subsidiaries or any and all sponsors affiliated with the contest, or other radio stations or media outlets are not eligible to win Newsradio 620 WTMJ contests.

Prize winners must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for contests that are not affiliated with an alcoholic beverage manufacturer or distributor, or that include hotel accommodations and/or air travel.

Prize winners must be 21 years of age or older to be eligible for all contests affiliated with an alcoholic beverage manufacturer or distributor. 

Newsradio 620 WTMJ awards all prizes locally, so winners must live in one of the following counties: Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Jefferson, Sheboygan, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, or Walworth County in southeastern Wisconsin.

All contestants must be permanent residents of the state of Wisconsin and must provide Newsradio 620 WTMJ with a valid photo ID and Social Security number in order to claim prize.

Odds of winning a contest are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. Newsradio 620 WTMJ and Journal Broadcast Group, Inc., Journal Communications, Inc., their subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective directors and employees are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, malfunction, defect or delay of any kind in telephone calls, radio transmissions, or online or Internet submissions or for the failure of Newsradio 620 WTMJ to receive telephone calls for any reason or for any computer or software malfunction of any kind affecting the proper execution of the contest.

Unless otherwise stated, multiple entries by the same person will be discarded and may be deemed cause for disqualification.

Due to the nature of our programs that are heard online ( over the Internet, contests heard on the radio station’s Internet audio stream are slightly delayed from the time the contest is heard on the broadcast station., and will be running behind the broadcast signal. Thus, all contests heard are delayed. This delay can last for 30 seconds up to several minutes. This means that when Newsradio 620 WTMJ announces it’s time to call to play the contest, listeners on the online audio stream may be at a disadvantage in participating over those listeners who hear the contests on a conventional AM radio.

620 WTMJ-AM reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value; winners do not have any right to substitution of prizes.

Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash or any other prize/merchandise. 

Where a prize consists of tickets for a sporting event, concert, movie, play or similar event, Newsradio 620 WTMJ will not be responsible for cancellation. In that event, the winner must deal exclusively with the promoter of the event.

620 WTMJ makes no warranties regarding the safety, condition, or fitness of any prize awarded, and will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by a winner and any parties thereof, through the use of any awarded prize.

Winners are solely responsible for all taxes, duties, or other costs that may be associated with the winning of a prize.

A 1099 MISC Form will be filed with the Internal Revenue Service for each winner who over the course of the calendar year has won prizes with a total value of $600 or more on either Newsradio 620 WTMJ, 94.5 Lake FM, or TMJ4. All local, state, and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

To receive a prize, winners are required to complete and sign an affidavit of eligibility/prize acceptance form, present a government issued legal picture I.D. (such as a driver’s license), and submit their social security number to 620 WTMJ within 14 days of winning. Prize must be claimed in-person by the winner at the 620 WTMJ offices located at 720 E. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53212, during regular business hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except holidays when the office is closed). If the I.D. does not contain their current address, the winner must also present a piece of mail addressed to the winner at his/her current address with an official USPS postmark stamped within 30 days of winning the contest. If winner sends someone in their place to claim prize that person must have written permission from winner to claim the prize in winner's absence, winners photo Id and social security number.

Any prize not claimed within 14 days of winning will be forfeited by the winner and will remain the sole property of Newsradio 620 WTMJ. Newsradio 620 WTMJ will not notify winners of time remaining on prizes to be picked up. It is solely the winner’s responsibility to claim their prize within the 14-day time limit specified.
Anytime you call the Newsradio 620 WTMJ 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 on Newsradio 620 WTMJ and on the station’s Internet stream at .

Participating in a Newsradio 620 WTMJ contest and/or accepting a prize constitutes permission to the sponsor, radio station, and its agencies to use the participant’s and winner’s name and/or likeness for promotional, broadcast, Internet, advertising or trade purposes without further compensation. 

Newsradio 620 WTMJ reserves the right to disqualify any winner if any contest rules are violated in any way.

As a licensee of the FCC and trustee of the public airwaves, Newsradio 620 WTMJ reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of Newsradio 620 WTMJ management if world events, the national mood, special programming of any kind, or public safety so warrant.

By participating in any contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges.

Newsradio 620 WTMJ reserves the right to amend the Official Contest Rules to any contest at any time.

The decision of Newsradio 620 WTMJ management is final.

Official contest rules are available at the Newsradio 620 WTMJ studios located at 720 East Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53212, during regular business hours and on the 620 WTMJ web site at

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