General Contest Rules for FM 102/1 Roundball Bracket Buster
Posted 3/6/13

  1. ELIGIBILITY: FM 102/1 “Roundball Bracket Buster 2013” online contest is open to Wisconsin residents only. Weekly winners must be at least 21 years of age or older to enter and win any and all prize associated with this contest. Employees and agents of Milwaukee Radio Alliance and their families, their advertising agencies or representatives are ineligible to enter contests on FM 102/1 WLUM. Employees of other radio stations, TV stations, newspapers and other media outlets in the Milwaukee metro and their immediate families are ineligible.
  2. HOW TO PLAY: Contestants must pick the winners of the 63 games in the 2012 Bracket Contest, including the final four teams and eventual champion. If a Play-In (seeds 64 & 65) is held, this game is not included nor is the consolation game between the losers of the semi-final games. Bracket picks are made between Monday, March 17 and Thursday, March 21 at 11am. Once the bracket has been submitted, the contestant is officially participating. Submitted brackets are final. Bracket picks cannot be changed once the bracket has been submitted and requests to make changes to a submitted bracket will be ignored. Contest ends on Tuesday, April 9, on which day the winners will be selected. Prizes will be determined by the correct picks in the bracket and the cumulative total of points scored by each contestant. In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn randomly from those with the highest scores.
    The Point System is as follows:
    • 1st Round = 1 pts
    • 2nd Round = 2 pts
    • 3rd Round = 4 pts
    • 4th Round = 8 pts
    • Semifinals = 16 pts
    • Finals = 32 pts
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by email to the email address provided at the time of entry. If winner is not reachable at the email address provided at time of entry and notification is unsuccessful or if winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will result in forfeiture. If applicable, allow 1 week for delivery of prize following completion of notification process. Prize will only be awarded to addresses within the United States.
  5. PRIZES: Consist of gift certificates and/or actual items from our sponsors of the contest. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of entries received. All prizes will be void if not claimed 30 days after the contest is over. You must claim any prize at the FM 102/1 business office: N72 W12922 Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI 53051.
  6. GENERAL TERMS: No substitution of prize will be offered, no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash portions of the prize may not be redeemed for cash value (unless at the sole discretion of Sponsor). If asked, prizes maybe mailed to a verifiable and legible address, understand that there will be no substitution of prizes if lost, stolen or damaged through US mail system will made from sponsors of contest or from FM 102/1 WLUM. The winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to their prize(s). It is not the responsible of FM 102/1 WLUM if winner provides a false or incorrect mailing address. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Prize winner will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes on prize. If applicable, winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize from FM 102/1 WLUM. All other expenses on the receipt and use of the prize not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. Winner’s first initial, last name, hometown and state will be disclosed on Winner’s List which will be distributed upon request and as required by law. No groups, clubs or organizations may reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules to its members. All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of FM 102/1 WLUM.

  7. CONDITIONS: All entrants, as a condition of entry into the contest, agree to release Sponsor and Promotion Parties from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses of any kind to persons including death or property which may be sustained directly or indirectly with the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of any prize awarded, or while preparing for, participating in or traveling to or from any prize-related activity or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of any prize. The winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to their prize after it has been delivered. Sponsor makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize.
  8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: FM 102/1 WLUM assumes no responsibility for a.) lost, illegible, late, misdirected, incomplete, mutilated, postage-due or non-delivered mail, entries or email; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, garbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software or telephone malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information b.) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Website users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this contest; any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of the website. FM 102/1 WLUM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with entry process or operation of contest or website, to be acting in violation of the terms of the website or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse or harass any other person. FM 102/1 WLUM is not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading or copying materials from or use of website. If, for any reason, contest, in the sole opinion of FM 102/1 WLUM, is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which, in sole opinion of the FM 102/1 WLUM, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend contest, and determine winner from Internet entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by FM 102/1 WLUM. In case of dispute, authorized subscriber of email account used to enter at actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant, and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account subscriber is deemed to be natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses. It is solely the responsibility of the entrant to notify FM 102/1 WLUM in writing if the entrant changes his or her email address during the contest period. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, FM 102/1 WLUM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  9. DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating, you agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and FM 102/1 WLUM, shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the state of Wisconsin without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction and that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and 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.
  10. WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the Prize Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: FM 102/1 Roundball Winners, N72W12922 Good Hope Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, by 12/31/2013.

These FM 102/1 “Roundball Bracket Buster” Rules are in addition to the FM 102/1 General Contest Rules listed below:

General Contest Rules
Last Updated 6/28/2011

FM 102/1 WLUM Contest Rules

  1. All FM 102/1 WLUM contests are open to any listener unless specific age is required by type of contest, participating agency or advertiser, or by law.
  2. For prizes valued at $600 or less, only one qualifier or winner per family is permitted within a 30 day period. In the event a winner cannot or does not pick up a prize for any reason, that winner remains ineligible for the 30 day period. For prizes valued at $600 or greater, only one winner per family is permitted within a 90 day period. In the event a winner cannot accept prize for any reason, that winner remains ineligible for the 90 day period.
  3. Winners may be required to sign a release form, and all winners agree to allow FM 102/1 WLUM to use their name and/or likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation. All calls coming in to FM 102/1 WLUM are taped and may be aired on FM 102/1 WLUM without further approval.
  4. FM 102/1 WLUM is not responsible for problems occurring within the telephone system or E-mail system which either inhibit or increase the chances of winning a phone-in or electronic-mail contest. In the event two or more phone lines are "tied together" during a phone in contest, the entire call and all callers "tied together" will be disqualified and another caller will be taken. FM 102/1 WLUM cannot award duplicate prizes to all parties in a "tied together" situation. In case of telephone line malfunctions, the decision of FM 102/1 WLUM will be final.
  5. Employees and agents of Milwaukee Radio Alliance and their families, their advertising agencies or representatives are ineligible to enter contests on FM 102/1 WLUM. Employees of other radio stations, TV stations, newspapers and other media outlets in the Milwaukee metro and their immediate families are ineligible.
  6. Winners may not request substitution or other consideration from the originally awarded prize. All prizes, unless otherwise stated, must be picked up in person, and signed for by the winner at the FM 102/1 WLUM offices any weekday, between 8:30am and 5pm, within two weeks of winning. Holidays and weekends are included in this two week period. Designated winner's representatives will be allowed to claim prizes, provided prior arrangements have been made. If prizes are not picked up within the stated period, the winner waives their rights to the prize and said prize becomes the possession of FM 102/1 WLUM and may be awarded to another listener at FM 102/1 WLUM discretion. FM 102/1 WLUM will not notify winners of time remaining on prizes to be picked up. It is solely the winners responsibility to claim their prize within the time limit specified. No prizes will be mailed unless specified during contest or if special arrangements have been made.
  7. Prizes are non-transferable.
  8. FM 102/1 WLUM reserves the right to revoke prizes if the winner does not meet any or all eligibility requirements, even though an announcement may have been made on the air indicating that person was the winner.
  9. A 1099 MISC Form will be completed and filed with the Internal Revenue Service for each winner who over the course of the calendar year who has won prizes with a total value of $600 or more. All local, state, and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  10. FM 102/1 WLUM may, due to the unavailability of prizes awarded, substitute another prize of equal or greater value for the prize originally won. FM 102/1 WLUM will not be responsible, or held liable for prizes awarded to an event that is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.
  11. If any dispute arises regarding contests, the decision of FM 102/1 WLUM will be final.
  12. FM 102/1 WLUM, its agency, and representatives shall not be liable or responsible for any claim, injury or damage from any FM 102/1 WLUM contest or prize awarded in a contest.
  13. All contest entries become the property of FM 102/1 WLUM. FM 102/1 WLUM may withhold any or all contest materials for any reason station management deems crucial to the completion of the contest, or for reasons relating to publicity and/or advertising.
  14. Unless otherwise stated, multiple entries by the same person will be discarded and may be deemed cause for disqualification.
  15. Unless otherwise stated, any contest conducted at a facility where paid admission is required, may be entered at FM 102/1 WLUM 's studios prior to the event without any paid consideration to enter the event.


All rules are subject to change without notice.

Milwaukee Radio Alliance
N72 W12922 Good Hope Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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