Florida Flyaway Contest Rules (3/2/20 – 3/31/20)

*IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to unforeseen circumstances as a result of orders issued by the state of New York, the Florida Flyaway contest will end early with the final two qualifiers on March 24 and the grand prize drawing on March 25.



A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of radio stations WHTT-FM and  WBBF-AM (collectively “Station”), owned and operated by Cumulus Radio LLC, 50 James E. Casey Drive, Buffalo, NY  14206,  during  normal  business  hours  Monday  through  Friday  or  by  sending  a  self-addressed,  stamped envelope to the above address.


The Station will conduct the WHTT “FLORIDA FLYAWAY” Contest (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:




Eligibility.    This  Contest  is  open  only  to  legal  U.S.  residents,  excluding  dual Florida  and  New  York residents, age twenty one (21) years or older at the time of entry with a valid Social Security number and who reside in the Station’s Designated Market Area (“DMA”) as defined by Nielsen Audio, who have not won a prize from the Station in the last 30 Days or a prize valued at $500 or more in the 30 Days, and whose immediate family members or household members have not won a prize from the Station in the  last  30  Days  or  a  prize  valued  at  $500  or more  in  the 30  Days. Void where prohibited by law. Employees  of  Cumulus  Radio  LLC,  its  parent  company,  affiliates,  related  entities  and  subsidiaries, promotional  sponsors,  prize  providers,  advertising  agencies,  other  radio  stations  serving  the  Station’s DMA,  and  the  immediate  family  members  and  household  members  of  all  such  employees  are  not eligible  to  participate.  The  term  “immediate  family  members”  includes  spouses,  parents  and  step- parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren.  The term “household members” refers to people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Station’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


  1. Contest Period.   The  Contest  will  begin  at  6:01am  ET  on  March 2,  2020  and  will  run through 6:59pm ET on March 30, 2020 (the “Contest Period”).  The Station’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.


  1. How to Enter. To enter:


(i)  On-Air:   Listen  to  the  Station  weekdays from  6:00am  to  10:00am  ET or 3:00pm to 7:00pm ET during  the Contest Period.   When the Station plays the “cue-to-call” sounder, listeners should call the Station at 716-644-1041.   Caller ten (10) to the Station, as determined by the Station in its sole discretion, will  be  entered  to  win.   Time  Delay  Between  Over-the-Air  Analog  Signal  and  Internet Broadcast: Due to the time delay that exists between the Station’s analog over-the-air signal  and  the Station’s online webcast, listeners who listen to the Station online may hear the cue to call later than listeners listening to the Station’s analog over-the-air signal. As a result, the odds of an online listener entering this Contest on-air may be diminished.


  1. Winner Selection. Each weekday during the Contest Period, Station will play one (1) cue to call during each of the time frames listed above. Caller ten (10) as announced by the Station will be entered to win. On or about 8:00am ET on March 31, 2020, Station will select one (1) entry for the Grand Prize in a random drawing from among all valid entries received by Station during the Contest Period.    The  winning  entrant  will  be  contacted  using  the  email  address  and/or  telephone  number provided  with  the  entry  and  may  be  awarded  the  prize  (subject  to  verification  of  eligibility  and compliance with the terms of these rules). Station’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within three (3) days of notification will result in disqualification.


  1. Verification of Potential Winner. THE ELIGIBILITY OF ALL POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNERS IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY STATION WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. The potential winner must continue to comply with all  terms  and  conditions  of  these  Official  Rules,  and  winning  is  contingent  upon  fulfilling  all requirements.  The  potential  winner  may  be  notified  by  email  and/or  telephone  call  after  the  date  of random drawing and/or winner determination.  The potential winner will be required to sign and return to   Station,   within   three   (3)   days   of   the   date   notice   is   sent,   an   affidavit   of   eligibility  and   a liability/publicity  release  (except  where  prohibited)  in  order  to  claim  his/her  prize,  if  applicable.   A winner  who  returns  the  affidavit  of  eligibility  and  liability/publicity  release  will  be  deemed  to  have accepted the contest prize and thereafter will not be permitted to rescind their acceptance of the prize and/or return the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and/or the liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that the potential winner of a prize is disqualified for any reason, Station may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.


  1. Grand Prize. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Contest.   The Grand Prize is a trip for two (2) people (the winner and a guest) to Orlando, FL, which consists of round-trip coach airfare for two (2) to Orlando, FL from a Buffalo, NY-area airport, seven (7) nights single-room hotel accommodations in a hotel in the Orlando, FL area as selected by Contest Sponsors (as defined below) in their sole discretion, and intermediate car rental in FL with unlimited mileage.  ARV  Three  Thousand  Dollars  ($3,000).   The actual retail value of the Grand Prize may vary depending on the point of departure, travel itinerary, airfare fluctuations at the time of awarding/booking and/or accommodations.  Any difference between the above stated ARV and the actual retail value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded. Winner will be informed of the Actual Retail Value at the time the Grand Prize is redeemed. Winner acknowledges that s/he will be provided a 1099 on the actual retail value.  Winner  is  responsible  for  all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on a number of factors  including  the  number  of  eligible  entries  received  during  the  Contest  Period  and  listeners participating at any given time.


There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash.  The prizes are  expressly  limited  to  the  item(s)  listed  above  and  do  not  include  taxes,  gratuities  or  any  other expenses.   Any tickets  and/or  gift  certificates/cards  awarded  as  part  of  a  prize  will  be  subject  to  the terms and conditions set forth by the issuer and are valid only on the date(s) printed on the tickets or gift certificates/cards.  Other restrictions may apply.


Should the Winner be unable to travel for any reason, Winner immediately forfeits the Grand Prize and at that time, Station may select an alternate Winner in its sole and exclusive discretion and in compliance with these Contest Rules.


Grand  Prize  Trip  must  be  taken  between  April  2,  2020  and  December  20,  2020  (subject  to availability), and travel must be undertaken Sunday – Friday.   Travel dates to be mutually agreed upon by winner and Station. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary.  Winner’s guest must be twenty one (21) years of age or older. Grand Prize Trip is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Station’s sole discretion.  If Winner elects to partake in any or all portions of his/her Grand Prize with no Guest, the Grand Prize will be awarded to Winner and any remainder of the Grand Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. All elements of the Grand Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption.



  1. Entry Conditions and Release. By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these  Official  Rules  and  the  decisions  of  the  Station,  which  are  binding  and  final  in  all  matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless Station, Cumulus Media Inc., and its subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies, participating sponsors, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and each of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited  to  negligence  and  damages  of  any kind  to  persons  and  property,  including  but  not  limited  to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of  trademark,  copyright  or  other  intellectual  property  rights,  property  damage,  or  death  or  personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’  fees)  arising  out  of  or  relating  to  an  entrant’s  participation  in  the  Contest  and/or  entrant’s acceptance, use, non-use or misuse of the prize.


  1. Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to use by the Station  and  its  agent  of  winner’s  name,  likeness,  photograph,  voice,  opinions  and/or  biographical information (including hometown and state) for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, unless otherwise prohibited by law.


  1. Taxes. All State, Local, Federal and/or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner.   All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.


  1. General Conditions. Station reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Station’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper  functioning of  the  Contest,  as  determined  by Station  in  its  sole  discretion.  Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or acting in an unsportsmanlike  or  disruptive  manner.  Any  attempt  by  any  person  to  deliberately  undermine  the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Station reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted  by  law.  Station’s  failure  to  enforce  any  term  of  these  Official  Rules  shall  not  constitute  a waiver of that provision.


  1. Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether  caused  by  Station,  entrants,  printing  errors  or  by  any  of  the  equipment  or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not  limited  to  malfunctions,  interruptions,  or  disconnections  in  phone  lines  or  network  hardware  or software;  (3)  unauthorized  human  intervention  in  any  part  of  the  entry  process  or  the  Contest;  (4) technical  or  human  error  which  may  occur  in  the  administration  of  the  Contest  or  the  processing  of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use, non-use or misuse of any prize. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that a production, technical, programming or other error causes more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be claimed, Station reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.


  1. Disputes. Entrant  agrees  that:  (i)  any  and  all  disputes,  claims  and  causes  of  action  arising  out  of  or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with  this  Contest,  or  any  prizes  awarded,  shall  be  resolved  exclusively  by  the  United  States  District Court  or  the  appropriate  state  court  located  in  the  Station’s  listening  area;  (iii)  any  and  all  claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and  any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW   THE   LIMITATIONS   OR   EXCLUSION   OF   LIABILITY   FOR   INCIDENTAL   OR CONSEQUENTIAL  DAMAGES,  SO  THE  ABOVE  MAY  NOT  APPLY  TO  YOU.  All  issues  and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Station in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state in which the Station is located, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state in which the Station is located or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state in which the Station is located.


  1. Entrant’s Personal  Information.  Information  collected  from  entrants  is  subject  to  Station’s  Privacy Policy,  which  is  available  on  the  Station’s  website  under  the  “Privacy Policy”  link.  All  entry blanks, forms, devices, and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained therein,  shall  become  the  sole  property  of  Station  to  be  used,  disposed  of  or  destroyed  in  its  sole discretion.   Station  is  not  responsible  for  any  incorrect  or  inaccurate  information  entered  by  website users,  and  assumes  no  responsibility  for  any  error,  omission,  interruption,  deletion,  defect,  delay  in operation  or  transmission,  communications  line  failure,  theft  or  destruction  or  unauthorized  access  to Station’s website.


  1. Contest Results. A winners list may be obtained within thirty (30) days after the Contest Period expires by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Station identified below.




CONTEST  SPONSOR:  Cumulus  Radio  LLC,  WHTT-FM  & WBBF-AM,  50  James  E.  Casey  Drive, Buffalo, NY 14206 and DeSanto Travel, 8186 Woodview Court, Buffalo NY 14221.