Contest Rules


Official General Rules

Applies to All Contests.

1. Dates/Terms/Eligibility.

THE JOY FM may change the dates and/or terms of the Contest(s) without prior notice. Any material changes will be broadcast on THE JOY FM and/or posted here or in the Specific Material Terms for Individual Contests. The Contests are open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older, residing in Florida, unless otherwise noted. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Employees or agents of THE JOY FM, other Florida radio stations or any entity associated with the Contests, as well as members of the same household of any such employee or agent may not participate.

2. Prizes

Only one winner or qualifier per household per 30 days on THE JOY FM, for prizes valued under $600 dollars. After winning a prize valued over $600, winner must wait one full year before they are eligible to win another prize, regardless of value. All sales, prize and other taxes, gratuities and any other incidentals associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and may not be substituted, except by THE JOY FM, prize donors or sponsors for reasons of unavailability. In which case, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

Prizes unclaimed after 30 days become the property of THE JOY FM. THE JOY FM assumes no responsibility or liability for damages loss or injury resulting from acceptance or use of the prize. THE JOY FM is not responsible for replacing tickets in the event of show cancellations as a result of weather, promoter or performer. Upon accepting winning event tickets, previously purchased tickets to the event will not be refunded. In the case of a concert or event with a date sooner than thirty (30) days, tickets and any associated prizes will be forfeited at 6 P.M. on the last weekday prior to the date of the concert or event. If the prize(s) are mailed by THE JOY FM, the winner assumes all risk of loss, theft, late or miss-delivery. At the sole discretion of The JOY FM, any prize values over $100.00 will be required to be picked up in person with photo ID.

3. Conditions/Restrictions

Each winner will be required to produce identification satisfactory to THE JOY FM. A winner of a prize with a retail value of $600 or more will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release, including a publicity release, as prepared by THE JOY FM prior to receiving their prize. Each winner will be responsible for any taxes or fees that result from the receipt and/or use of their prize and may receive an IRS Form 1099-Misc. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. Anyone using fraudulent means to participate and/or win the Contest will be disqualified.

THE JOY FM is not responsible for errors, problems or delays in the mail or telephone systems that may prevent callers or entries from reaching THE JOY FM. Listeners can call THE JOY FM’s studio lines (800) 456-8910. If a caller gets disconnected for any reason before their name and phone number have been recorded, another call will be taken. Decisions of THE JOY FM station management are final. All contest entries will become the property of THE JOY FM. Winners and contest participants grants THE JOY FM the right to use their name and likeness (including voice) for promotional purposes with no compensation.

4. Release and Indemnification

In exchange for the right to participate in any Contest, each participant agrees to forever release and indemnify THE JOY FM, and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees (the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action of any nature or kind whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, that arise out of the participant’s participation in the Contest.

5. Rules

Any violation of these general rules, specific material terms or internet rules below, will result in disqualification. Copies of these rules and terms are available for download here, in person at THE JOY FM’s Main Studios (6469 Parkland Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243-4077) during regular business hours or by sending a request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to THE JOY FM at this address.

Special Rules for contests involving

Game and contest participants using the Internet must provide a valid email address. Limit one entry per email address unless otherwise noted.

 THE JOY FM, prize donors and sponsors not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone or other transmission failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by THE JOY FM, users, by any equipment or programming utilized in promotions, games or contests, or by human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a participant’s ability to participate.

THE JOY FM reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend a promotion, game or contest should a virus, bug, computer or other problem beyond the control of THE JOY FM corrupt the administration, security or proper execution of any Internet promotion, game or contest, or the Internet portion of any promotion, game or contest. THE JOY FM, in its sole discretion, may award prizes to entries received by alternate means. All Internet participants agree to be bound by these rules, and the Official General Rules appearing above.