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Membership Drive and Fundraising Drawings Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions

  1. No purchase or pledge necessary.

    MAKING A PURCHASE OR PLEDGE WILL NOT ON ITS OWN INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. These Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions apply to all pledge drive and fundraising prize and premium drawings (“Drawings”) conducted or sponsored for or by WSGE (“Sponsor”).

  2. Eligibility.

    Drawings are offered only to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Limit one winner per household per pledge drive or fundraising period. Limit one winner per immediate family. “Immediate family” refers to parents, spouses, siblings, children, grandparents, and grandchildren. Public radio personnel and staff and their immediate families and members of their households are not eligible to win. Proof of age, identity, and eligibility must be furnished to Sponsor upon request. Sponsor will not award a prize or premium to anyone not meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entry. Winners of a Drawing offered during the same pledge drive or fundraising period are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Drawing rules, terms, and conditions are not followed by entrants.

  3. To Enter.

    By entering, you agree to comply with all applicable law and these Drawing rules, terms, and conditions and you agree to abide by all decisions of the Sponsor. Each Drawing entry period will be announced on air during the pledge drive or fund raiser. To enter, either (1) make a contribution to Sponsor by phone or by filling out the online donation form found on the Sponsor’s website or  (2) visit the Sponsor’s website to fill out the applicable form to request participation in the Drawing without making a contribution (each is an “Entry Method”).  All entries must be received by the time announced on air during the particular pledge drive or fund raiser. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries.  Entries limited to one use of one Entry Method.  The number of entries associated with a pledge or contribution to Sponsor will be allocated as follows: (1) a qualifying pledge/contribution made from December 2 – 5, 2023 shall count as two entries. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, or delayed.

  4. How to Win.

    For each premium or prize that Sponsor is awarding by random drawing, Sponsor will randomly select the winner(s) name(s) from among the pool of entriesWinners will be announced on air and notified by phone or mail. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, incomprehensible, or out-of-service contact information. If Sponsor does not receive a response from Winner within 7 days of Sponsor’s initial notification to Winner, that Winner will be disqualified and the prize or premium may be returned to the prize/premium pool to be awarded at another time in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

  5. Premiums/Prizes and Odds of Winning.

    Premiums and prizes will be announced at the time of the Drawings. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries in any particular Drawing for any particular premium or prize. Generally, for any premium or prize that includes air transportation, the flight must originate in the continental United States. Generally, for any premium or prize that includes travel as part of the prize or premium, the dates are inflexible and non-negotiable. Generally, for prizes that include meeting personalities, breaking news or other obligations may preempt their appearance or necessitate their absence; such meetings may or may not be rescheduled. Particular prizes and premiums may have additional restrictions. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a premium or prize of equal or greater value.

    Premiums or prizes must be claimed by on a specific date to be determined by Sponsor. Premiums or prizes will either be mailed to winner or must be claimed in person, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. To claim premium or prize in person, winners must provide a valid driver’s license or state identification card or other appropriate identification as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Premiums and prizes not claimed by claim date will be forfeited and may be awarded at another time in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes and premiums are not redeemable for cash. Prizes and premiums are non-transferable by winners.

  6. Terms and Conditions; Limitation of Liability.

    Participants are responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and with these Rules, Terms, and Conditions, and by entering, participants agree to be bound to these Rules, Terms, and Conditions. Any security breach or other attempt by an entrant or other party to tamper with the proper administration of the Drawing will disqualify the entrant and may result in civil or criminal action against the entrant or other party and may result in the discontinuation, suspension, or cancellation of the Drawing, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any technical difficulties of any nature whatsoever may result in the discontinuation, suspension, or cancellation of the Drawing, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. WINNERS AND ENTRANTS AGREE, EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, TO RELEASE AND DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE SPONSOR, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND ALL OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF THE APPLICABLE DRAWING, FROM ANY AND ALL TAX LIABILITY THAT MAY BE IMPOSED OR ASSOCIATED WITH RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZES, AND FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, AND LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, EXPENSES, FEES, INJURY OR LOSSES (INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH) SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECEIPT, OWNERSHIP, OR USE OF THE PREMIUM OR PRIZE OR WHILE TRAVELING TO, PREPARING FOR, OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY DRAWING-RELATED OR PREMIUM/PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY. By entering the Drawing or by winning, participants grant to the Sponsor the right to publicize in any media worldwide and in perpetuity the participant’s name, photograph, image, likeness, voice, statements, and biographical information for promotion purposes without compensation and without opportunity for review, except where prohibited by law. Winners must execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release within seven days of notification of being selected as a Winner. Winner’s guest must execute a liability and publicity release prior to ticketing. Sponsor retains the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these Rules, Terms, and Conditions. All decisions of Sponsor are final and discretionary. In the event the selected winner(s) of the prize are/is ineligible or refuse(s) the prize or in the event the prize is forfeited for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may offer the prize or premium in the same or another Drawing. The laws of the State of North Carolina shall govern Drawings, without regard to North Carolina’s choice of law rules. The courts of North Carolina and Gaston County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Rules, Terms and Conditions and/or the Drawing. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Drawing, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of North Carolina. For premiums and prizes valued at $600 or greater, winner must provide his or her Social Security Number for tax purposes. Premiums and prizes may be considered income, and any and all taxes are responsibility of winner.

  7. Disclaimer and Force Majeure.

    Sponsor, its affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, their employees, agents and officers, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Drawing are not responsible for: (1) problems associated with television transmission, radio transmission, cable transmission, satellite transmission, phone lines, facsimile, or cable lines and/or phone or IP numbers that are beyond their control—this includes, but is not limited to: a busy signal, operator interference, cellular interference, Internet congestion, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt a phone call, facsimile transmission, email transmission, or any other transmission, cable modem service, or other Internet interruptions or malfunctions or for technical or other difficulties that may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the transmission of television or radio signals to all or limited geographic areas during the Drawing or that may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the acquisition, completion, or submission of an entry; failures of or other problems relating to telephone, cell phone or other device or computer hardware, software, the Internet, or similar systems, including but not limited to difficulties relating to contestants’ ISP, DSL, telephone, or cable modem access, “worms,” or viruses; (2) typographical errors in any materials relating to the Drawing; (3) lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed entries; (4) cancellations, postponements, or delays; (5) Acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, or other similar causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, its affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate assigns, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the Drawing or to perform under these Rules, Terms and Conditions. In the event of any of the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, terminate, modify, or continue the Drawing, in its sole discretion. Sponsor makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind concerning any prize, and Sponsor specifically DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.

  8. Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and List of Winners.

    To receive a copy of these official Rules, Terms, and Conditions, visit, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to or visit the WSGE studios, 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, North Carolina 28034. Sponsor reserves the right to change, alter, or amend these Rules, Terms, and Conditions as necessary, in its sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Drawings or to comply with applicable law. For a list of winners’ names, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by to WSGE Drawing Winner’s Lists, at the address listed above.

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