At WPER, we love having fun, but we do have rules…


General Contest Rules


Only one (1) winner per household will be awarded a prize.

Winners of any on-air or online contest and members of their household must wait at least 60 days before entering any other on-air or online contest on 89.9 and 90.5.

Unless otherwise indicated, one entry per person for any contest. Anyone who sends more then one entry (per contest) will be disqualified.

Prize will be awarded upon confirmation of winner’s eligibility.

Prizes will be mailed or may be picked up at the station Monday through Friday, between 10a-4p.

By participating in a contest, participants grant 89.9 and 90.5 permission to use said person’s name, voice, or any likeness for promotional purposes.

Winners will be responsible for any taxes, restrictions or rules set forth by state or federal law relative to prizes or their use. Contest prizes will be reported to the IRS and state and local governments in accordance with applicable law.

89.9 and 90.5 reserve the right to change, discontinue, extend the end date, halt andor restart the contest at any time. Any changes to the contest rules will be announced by 89.9 and 90.5 and on website within a reasonable time prior to their taking effect.

The management of 89.9 and 90.5 acts as the sole judge, interpreter, and enforcer of contest rules and official declaration of winners.

89.9 and 90.5 assumes no responsibility in the event of any malfunction of any equipment whatsoever, including telephone equipment owned by contestants, the telephone company, any busy signals or for any effect such malfunction may have on a contestant’s ability to participate in the contest. Please dial carefully.

89.9 and 90.5 assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any telephone charges, whether long distance, local toll or wireless usage, incurred by contestants participating in the contest.

Radio contest rules may be inspected at the 89.9 and 90.5 business office, 4522 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22407, during normal business hours.

No purchase necessary

Employees of 89.9 and 90.5 and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.

WPER Kids Corner Official Rules




These rules govern the WPER Kid’s Corner promotion (the “Promotion”) being conducted by WPER-FM (the “Station”) monthly beginning on November 01, 2021 and running until further notice.

To participate in the Promotion, you may log onto and follow the links and instructions to enter the Promotion and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, and a valid email address in the online entry form. Also include the name of the child you are nominating for the Promotion,  the child’s age and grade, the name & phone number of the child’s parent or guardian, and a brief description about why you are nominating them. Only one internet entry per person and one internet entry per email address is permitted.  Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning an email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address.  Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned.  Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited.  Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Station.  Station’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. The Station is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological problems.

Participants may submit multiple nominations, but only one nomination per child per participant will be considered. Entries will be saved for the next round of selection, so nominations do not need to be re-submitted every month.


The Promotion is open to all persons who reside in the terrestrial listening area of WPER-FM, however the nominations must be submitted by someone over the age of 16. Employees of Station, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Station’s advertising and promotional agencies, its participating sponsors, other radio stations in the Fredericksburg/Richmond metropolitan area, the members of their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter or win.  This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Listeners are eligible to win a prize in a Promotion conducted by the Station only once every thirty (30) days and only once every six (6) months if the prize is valued over $600.  Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any Station promotion.

The winner’s parent or guardian must provide valid government-issued photo identification and provide their complete address, date of birth and phone number to claim a prize.

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 will also delete any entry knowingly received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.


One prize will be awarded each month in this Promotion. Each prize consists of the following:

One (1) $100 Visa gift card. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prize is $100.00.  The winner’s parent/guardian will be solely responsible for all taxes and all other fees and expenses not specified herein associated with the receipt and use of the Prize.  The Station accepts no responsibility for repairing any real or supposed damage to any prize.  The gift card will be subject to the terms and conditions as set forth by the issuer of the gift certificate.

All prizes will be mailed to winners at the address provided upon winner notification. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within ten (10) days of winning.  In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss.  The Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes or cash of comparable value.  The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses.  Other restrictions may apply.


Decisions of the Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.

Winners will be selected each month by a panel of judges, consisting of Station staff and Promotion sponsor. The decision will be based on a number of criteria, including but not limited to: the specific behaviors described in the nomination, how well the nominee is helping the community, the reach the nominee is for people in the community, the type of service/volunteerism described (if any), etc.

One (1) winner will be selected each month for the entire duration of the program. The winner will be selection within three (3) business days of the start of the following month.

Winners need not listen to the Station to be eligible to win.

The winner’s parent/guardian will be asked to provide a photo of the winner to be used for the Promotion, and will be required to sign a content release in order for Station to share the photo and the story of the winner.  If a potential winner’s parent or guardian cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required paperwork within the required time period, the potential winner forfeits the prize.


Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.  The 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 (or any other Positive Alternative Radio station in Station’s market) 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.  Such winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS.

By participating in the Promotion, the winner agrees to have the winner’s name, voice and likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the Promotion without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Station, in its sole discretion, may require Promotion winner (and any travel companion(s) or guest(s)) to sign a liability release, agreeing to release and hold harmless the Station, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Promotion.

If for any reason this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Station that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, or if the Promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Station reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion.  If the Promotion is terminated before the original end date, the Station reserves the right to select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination time/date or otherwise modify the procedure for selecting winners.

The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Station’s website.  Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in a contestant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes.  If the Station makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Station reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future Promotions and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The Station reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Promotion, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.  If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

The Station is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of a prize.

For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope while the contest is active to “WPER’s Kid’s Corner – Official Rules,” Attn:  Promotions, WPER-FM, PO Box 906, Fredericksburg VA 22404.  For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope within 60 days of the Promotion ending to the above address marked “WPER’s Kid’s Corner – Winner List.”  The Official Rules and the Winner List (when completed) shall also be available during regular business hours at the main offices of the Station and may be posted online at


By use of the Station’s website or by entering the Promotion through the Station’s website, you agree to the website’s Terms of Use Agreement located at and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at


Current Sponsor:  The Retirement Smith, 1616 Stafford Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401