Contest Rules

Official Boston Calling Contest Rules for August 2014

1.) No contribution necessary. MAKING A CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. The Contest is sponsored by WERS (the “Station”).

2.) HOW TO ENTER: The contest period will begin Friday August 15, 2014 and will continue until Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  A maximum of one (1) entry per person and one (1) entry per household will be permitted in this contest.  No Purchase Necessary-Odds of being selected depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Three ways to enter: Make a pledge (donation) to WERS between Noon August 15th, 2014 and August 22nd, 2014 at 5pm, Make an On Line Pledge at WERS. ORG between Noon August 15, 2014 and 5pm August 22, 2014 or send your name address and phone number to IF you choose to enter without making a donation.

3.) WINNER SELECTION: Drawing Live On Air-WERS 88-9FM

4.) PRIZE: One of Ten 3 day passes for two to see Boston Calling September 5,6,7 2014 at City Hall Plaza.

5.) ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Contest is offered only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of the Station or Emerson College (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and the immediate families or members of the same households of such individuals are not eligible.  The term “immediate family members” include spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. No groups, clubs, or organizations may participate in this Contest or reproduce or distribute any portion of these rules to their members. Proof of age, identity, and eligibility must be furnished to the Station upon request.  The Station will not award a prize to anyone not meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entry. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements.  The Station reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Contest rules are not followed.

6.) ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Winner(s) will be required to waive any and all claims against the Station and Emerson College and their employees, agents, and representatives for personal injury or loss which may occur from the participation in this Contest or from the receipt or use of any prize. By participating in this Contest entrants agree, except where prohibited by law, to release and discharge, hold harmless and indemnify the Contest Entities, their employees, agents and representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, 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 prize or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any Contest-related or prize-related activity. By entering the Contest or by winning, entrants grant to the Contest Entities the right to publicize the participant’s name, photograph, image, video, likeness, voice, statements, and biographical information for advertising, trade, and promotion purposes without compensation and without opportunity for review, except where prohibited by law. Winner(s) must execute any required affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release. The Station retains the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these rules. All decisions of the Station are final and discretionary. In the event the selected winner(s) are/is ineligible or refuse(s) the prize or in the event the prize is forfeited for any other reason, the prize will be forfeited and revert back to the Station. The laws of the State of Massachusetts shall govern this Contest, without regard to Massachusetts’ choice of law rules. The courts of Massachusetts shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Rules and/or this Contest. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Massachusetts.  Prize(s) may be considered income, and any and all taxes associated with prizes are responsibility of winner. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winner will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize. Winners will receive a 1099 for the value of the prize as stated in these contest rules.  Contest Entities, their 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 Contest 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 the completion of a phone call, facsimile transmission, email transmission, or cable modem service, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, or wireless calling/text message carrier service, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; failure of any entry to be received in whole or in part by Sponsor due to technical problems, telephone service problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or wireless calling/text message carrier service; communications line, hardware and/or software failures, malfunction of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless service; damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, or damage to mobile phone or other PDA device or other Internet interruptions or malfunctions or for technical or other difficulties which may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the transmission of television or radio signals to all or limited geographic areas during the playing of the Contest or that may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the acquisition, completion, or submission of an entry; failures of or other problems relating to computer hardware, software, the Internet, or similar systems, including but not limited to difficulties relating to contestants’ ISP, DSL, or cable modem access, “worms,” or viruses or any other problems of any description or nature which may prohibit, prevent or interfere with the acquisition, completion or submission of an entry; (2) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize or any other materials relating to the Contest; (3) lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed entry forms; (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 Contest Entities, their affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate assigns, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the Contest or to perform under these Rules. In the event of any of the foregoing or in the event of an ownership or format change, Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, terminate, modify, or continue the Contest, in its sole discretion. The Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify the contest rules and dates at any time for any reason.  Material modifications shall be announced on-air, when practical. By participating in this contest, you agree to be bound by these contest rules, any modifications thereof, and by all other rules imposed by Station management.  If due to circumstances beyond the control of Station, any event associated with this contest or the prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.  Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Station Web Site or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. The station further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.  Contest Entities make no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind concerning any prize, and Contest Entities specifically DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.

7.) OFFICIAL RULES AND LIST OF WINNERS: To receive a copy of these official Contest Rules, visit or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WERS, 120 Boylston St. Boston MA 02116. Official rules supersede all other published editions. A copy of these contest rules is also available at  The Station reserves the right to change, alter, or amend these Contest rules as necessary, in their sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Contest or to comply with applicable law. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to extend or shorten this contest, but will provide proper notice via the web and on-air. A list of winners’ names is available at the Station, “WERS 180 Tremont St. Boston MA 02116, provided you send a self-addressed stamped envelope once contest begins.

8.) PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE: By use of this website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the Station’s Website Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at:

9.) Contestants who win one of the ten pair of two days passes will be drawn at random on August 22nd, 2014 at 6 p.m.  

General Contest Rules

All participants agree to and are bound by official rules, and WERS reserves the right to change or establish additional rules at any time.

WERS contests are open only to U.S. residents 18 years and older. One winner per household, and only one winner per household or immediate family per 30-day period is permitted. Limit one entry per person. WERS and Emerson College employees, staff members, trustees, volunteers, and their families are not eligible to enter any contest conducted by WERS while in office.

WERS is not responsible for items stolen, damaged, or lost in the mail. Decisions of management are final.

All decisions of WERS station management with regard to the awarding of prizes, the selection of winners, and the interpretation of the rules are final. Each entrant, by virtue of entering the contest, agrees to accept the decision of the station as final.

WERS reserves the right to make changes in contest rules upon announcement.

WERS is not responsible for any mechanical telephone error, failure, or omission; lost, stolen, late, or misdirected mail, faxes, or e-mails; neglect on the part of the US Postal Service or e-mail service disruption.

Acceptance of prizes may be time-sensitive. WERS is not under obligation to make good prizes that may expire following the award date.

Each contestant agrees that WERS can use his/her voice, name, and likeliness for promotional purposes without additional compensation.

In the case of prizes with a retail value of over $500, Winner will be ineligible to win another prize for six months following the date of the contest.

Each qualifier must disclose his or her legal name, address, email, and telephone number. Any person found to have supplied false or misleading information may be disqualified from the contest and therefore forfeit the prize.

If the Winner is instructed to pick up his or her prize at the WERS studio, and it has not been claimed by the time of the show/event, the Winner forfeits the prize and WERS reserves the right to select another winner. Prizes are non-transferable and substitutions of cash or equivalent are not allowed except at the discretion of WERS.

WERS reserves the right at any time to award prizes to another eligible winner drawn at random in the event prizes, for any reason, cannot be utilized by the original winner or in the event the original winner does not meet eligibility requirements. If a winner fails to accept a prize for any reason, no make-good prize will be awarded nor will replacements for the forfeited prize by awarded.

If the Winner is instructed to pick up his or her prize at the WERS Studios, the address is: 180 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Detailed directions can be found on the directions page.

If a concert or other ticketed event has been awarded as a prize and the concert or event is postponed, rained out, cancelled or does not occur for any other reason beyond the control of WERS, WERS will not be responsible for replacing the prize. No proxies (authorized agents or written authorizations) are accepted.

Some concert prizes may be in the form of a single ticket, not a pair of tickets. The Winner will be notified at the time of winning if the prize is a single ticket.

Dates for concerts, flight departures/arrivals, weekend stays, etc. cannot be changed by the Winner. If the Winner is not able or chooses not to accept prize “as is,” the Winner forfeits his or her prize. WERS reserves the right to select another winner. The Winner is responsible for all costs associated with travel to any venue or event for which a prize is awarded, unless otherwise specified.

Movie tickets are an invitation and do not guarantee entry.

Winners accept responsibility for all taxes, tips, and other liabilities. Substitutions of prizes is not permitted. Prizes are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash.

Decisions by WERS regarding winners and all contest details are final and binding in all respects.

If the Winner is a minor (under the age of 18), prize will be awarded to the Winner’s parent or legal guardian.

Odds of winning are undeterminable and depend on varying telephone response rates, internet access and/or the volume of entities received. If any portion of the above rules is determined to be unenforceable due to local or state laws, all other portions of these official rules shall remain in effect.

By entering, participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless WERS and Emerson College, including all officers, directors, employees, trustees, volunteers, and sponsors from any and all liability, loss, damage, or injury resulting from participation in WERS promotions.

No purchase of donation necessary to win. Contests are void where prohibited or restricted by law. All Federal, State, Local laws and regulations shall apply. Entries can be emailed to Please include your name, email address, phone number, and the name of the contest you wish to enter.

On-Air Contests: No liability is assumed by WERS for faulty, mis-transcribed, misdirected or misdialed telephone communication or technical difficulties experienced by callers throughout the call-in portion of the contest. Calls for contestants are taken in order of receipt at (617) 482-8890.

For a copy of official contest rules or a list of winners (no longer than 30 days after a contest has concluded), please send a self addressed stamped envelope to:

WERS Promotions
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Good Luck, and thank you for listening to WERS 88.9FM.