Official Q 97.7 & Q 103.3 Contest Rules


In all contests broadcast on WSTQ & WIVQ, employees of The Radio Group (d/b/a/ Mendota Broadcasting, Inc. and Laco Radio, Inc.); contest sponsors, employees of other radio stations and their immediate family members are ineligible to win.

No purchase is necessary. Prizes must be picked up within 30 days of winning or the prize is forfeited.

By accepting the prize, the winners agree to hold harmless The Radio Group; its employees; all participating co-sponsor companies and their advertising and promotional agencies from any action or liability arising from this contest or from the prizes awarded. Winners shall be required to sign a release form and affidavit of eligibility to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of prize.

Winner will permit The Radio Group to use their name, voice and/or likeness without prior notice or compensation, for promotional purposes in connection with the contest in either broadcast or print forms.

All prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. The Radio Group reserves the right to substitute a prize of similar value.

Winner shall solely be responsible for all applicable taxes or additional charges on any prize awarded. Winner will be requested to execute a W-9 tax form. It is understood that an Internal Revenue form 1099 to report on the value of any such prize as earned income will be issued for such purposes by either THE RADIO GROUP, or its promotional partner issuing the prize. Winner agrees to accept the estimate of fair market value. This is applicable to all prizes valued at $500 or more including cash won that adds up to $600 or more in any given year.

Upon winning any prize from The Radio Group, the contestant is no longer eligible to win any prize from The Radio Group within a thirty (30) day period following the first win. Furthermore, upon winning a prize valued at $500 or more or winning a trip, the household may not win a second trip or prize valued at $500 or more within a six (6) month period following the first win.

The Radio Group is not responsible for any disconnection of a participant's telephone call due to local or long distance phone company's failure, power company failure, or other act of god. . The Radio Group is not responsible for any inability of a participant to participate in a contest due to disruption or disconnection of Internet websites, email, related servers, equipment, or any other electronic means.

Winners must use their true, legal name when playing contests or claiming prizes and may not win any contest under an assumed name. Winner will be disqualified and prize(s) forfeited if they are found playing under an assumed name or alias.

The Radio Group assumes no liability for situations, repairs, or incidents arising from any aspect of any prize awarded in any contest.

No prize may be used in any way that would have, or could have been expected to have an adverse or negative effect on The Radio Group.

The following are specifically related to E-contests Radio Group stations websites:
a) All appropriate information in required fields must be filled out or you will be disqualified.
b) To win a prize you must reside within the listening area of Radio Group,
as defined at the exclusive discretion of Radio Group management.
c) Any problems with the internet or email are not The Radio Groups’ responsibility
d) Contestants who register to participate on our website may be required to produce a printed copy of proof of registration before being allowed to participate in the contest.

As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, The Radio Group reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the offered prize) at the discretion of The Radio Group management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant. The Radio Group reserves the right to disqualify any winner if the contest rules have been violated in any way. Stations reserve the right to amend the rules to any contest at any time. All decisions of The Radio Group are final.

A copy of these rules is available during business hours at The Radio Group studios, 3905 Progress Blvd. Peru, IL 61354.

Must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of Illinois to participate and must show legal ID to claim the prize. No purchase is necessary.
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Location : Illinois
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