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Fuego 97.1 KRTO





This Contest (“Contest”) is operated by Emerald Wave Media. ( “EWM”). The Contest is subject to these Official Contest Rules. The Contest shall begin on the start date of April 13, 2020 weekdays through May 22, 2020.

Each weekday, when its time to play the Mega Bucks Birthday Match, our DJ will announce the phone lines are open for possible contestants. Our DJ will select the 9th caller. Phone calls may only be received on Mega’s 805 –349-1319.  EWM is not responsible for any technical problems in the phone system  that caller may encounter of  any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning or unavailability of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Operator.

Once a contestant is selected, that person shall tell us their Legal Birth Name and birthday.

If the contestant Birthday registers a match in our computer system, contestant will have won $10,000.


Eligibility and Limitations


Any winner must meet all eligibility criteria to be a awarded a prize. A person may only be contestant in the Birthday match once during the 6 weeks of the contest.

You must be have a birthday between April 6, 1950 and May 5, 2002 to be eligible to play or win Mega Bucks contest is  open to all natural persons with a valid Social Security Number or a valid TIN issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Eligible contestants must have a validated address within the KRTO broadcast area.  A post office box is not a valid residence. .

A prize winner will need to present valid government issued ID with the exact same Legal Birth Name and Birthday as provided to our DJ in order to claim prize.

Employees of Emerald Wave Media, the Contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations in the broadcast area, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in- laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related. There is only one winner per household permitted. You are ineligible to win if you have a won a prize or contest on Mega 97.1 FM or any EWM station in the previous 45 days.




The Prize for this contest is $10,000. There is only one such prize available for this contest.

The winner shall have 15 days from day of winning to present valid and current identification with picture and matching Legal Birth Name and Birthday as well other eligibility documents.  After 15 days, if winner does not present complete ID /eligibility verification, prize shall be forfeit.

The prize awarded to a winner will be reported as a 1099 form to the IRS as for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Winner must provide the EWM with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Prize will not be awarded if such documents are not presented.Prizes are not transferable, or exchangeable for any other prize


Odds of Winning


The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of game plays and matching a birthday

to the days winning birthday. .  If there is no contestant matching the winning birthday of the day, there shall be no winner of $10,000. The prize of $10,000 will be awarded to matching birthday only. . For 30 daily contestants, they are automatically entered to possibly win a $1,000 cash prize. One of them will be selected randomly and will win $1,000.


Publicity; Privacy


By participating, all participants and winner(s) grant EWM exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.

By participating in the Contest, participants agree that EWM may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.



Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability within 15 days of winning. Failure to sign and return the affidavit and release within such period or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of any interest in a prize.


Limitation on Liability


By entering, all entrants release EWM and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, officers, directors, agents, promotional partners and employees from any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this Contest and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss. EWM is not responsible for prize quality or utility. EWM is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming                 associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. EWM 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, or alteration of entries. EWM is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any person’s computer or data related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Web site or Contest. EWM is not responsible for cheating or fraud by any entrants. Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper play of the Contest, or to defraud the EWM in any way, may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of operating as planned, including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of EWM which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, EWM reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.


Contest Disputes


As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and any causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Participants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Santa Maria-Lompoc and The 5 Cities area, California and agree that all matters pertaining to these Official Rules and disputes arising hereunder shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to any conflicts or choice of law rules or provisions (whether of California or any other jurisdiction). Further, notwithstanding the Terms, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., his or her costs associated with entering this Contest), and

participant  further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.


Winner’s List


For a Winner’s List, available thirty (30) days following the end of the Contest Period, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Emerald Wave Media, 718 East Chapel, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Please include the following in your Winner’s List request: Your full legal name, name of station and indicate which winner’s list you would like to receive. Please include 1 self- addressed, outer postmarked envelope for every list requested.





This Contest is operated by Emerald Wave Media. To contact us, write to Emerald Wave Media, 718 East Chapel, Santa Maria, CA 93454.

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