KOLA’s $1,000 Kick-Off to Summer Cash Contest | Contest Rules


“$1,000 Kick-Off to Summer Cash Contest!”

Contest Entry Period:

Wednesday June 1, 2022 – Thursday June 30, 2022 at 5:00pm
 (Subject to change)

Grand Prize Awarded:

Friday July 1, 2022 at 8:40a -8:50a


$1,000 (One Thousand Dollars)

Taxes / 1099:

1)    Winner must provide KOLA 99.9 with a current, valid government issued picture identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security card before any prize will be awarded.

2)    Any person winning over $600 in prizes in a calendar year will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

3)    Prize money in any denomination will be in the form of a check. All checks must be picked up at the KOLA Studios at 1940 Orange Tree Lane Suite 200, Redlands Ca 92374 during regular business hours. Allow 6-8 weeks.  Due to potential HEALTH restrictions, an appointment to pick up a prize at the KOLA studios will be required.


1)    Prizes available on KOLA 99.9 may only, at times, and at the discretion of the client providing the prize, be delivered through electronic means.  Those electronic means may require a valid email address, a downloaded app to a smart device or any other type of technical requirement in order to redeem said contest prize.  If the potential winner does not comply or wish to comply with the technical requirements to redeem the prize, then that prize designated will automatically be forfeited and a new recipient/winner may or may not be chosen.  There is no substitute prize or replacement prize for any person who does not wish to comply with the requirements to redeem that stated prize.

2)    Any potential winner, even if announced, is subject to verification.  If potential winner does not meet all requirements, no prize will be awarded regardless of any announcement of a winner’s status. All contestants (qualifiers) must be at least 18 years of age for this contest.

3)    KOLA 99.9 FM is not responsible for the inability of the listener to enter through technical, mechanical, or other errors associated with entering said contest. 

4)    Employees and agents/vendors of KOLA 99.9, Anaheim Broadcasting and their families, their advertising agencies or representatives, including employees of Participating Sponsors or Provider of said Prize and any family members related to an employee who is involved in any way with the contest prize or elements of the contest prize, are ineligible to enter this contest conducted by KOLA 99.9.

5)    Generally, all prizes must be claimed in-person at the KOLA Business Office – 1940 Orange Tree Lane Suite 200, Redlands Ca 92374 – within 30 days of being contacted by KOLA 99.9 that the prize is available for pickup.  If not picked up within 30 days of being contacted – that the prize is available, that said prize is forfeited.  KOLA 99.9 may, due to the unavailability of prizes awarded, substitute another prize of equal or greater value for the prize originally won.  Prizes are not transferrable to any other person.  All Prize Winners are encouraged to call KOLA Promotions (1-909-793-3554 x213) prior to picking up a prize to confirm that said prize is available at the time of their proposed arrival.

6)    A listener shall only win a maximum of (1) cash prize of any amount in any 30-day period.  No listener will be eligible to enter this contest if they have previously won any cash amount during the contest period of June 1, 2022 – July 1, 2022.  See “Exceptions and Disclosures” below.


Contest Method:

a. Online Contest
In the case of “$1,000 Kick-Off to Summer Cash Contest!”  Listeners will be encouraged to enter once per day online at www.kolafm.com.  Entries must be received by 5pm on Thursday June 30, 2022.

b. At 5:01p on Thursday June 30, 2022, a random drawing will be held from all entries received up to that point.

c. The person who’s name is randomly chosen will be the potential winner of the stated prize.

d. At approximately 8:40a on Friday July 1, 2022, the potential winner’s name will be announced.

e. If the person who’s name is announced calls back at 1-909-798-5600 within 5 minutes of that announcement, they will win the stated prize.  All contest elements will end.

f. If the person, who’s name is announced at approximately 8:40a, does not call back within 5 minutes, a separate contest begins (see “Texting Method”)

Texting Method:


a. Text Contests
In the event that the person who’s name is announced at 8:40a does not call back within 5 minutes, a separate text contest will commence.

b. Listeners will be encouraged through a contest solicit to text in the “keyword” announced at that time to 1-909-798-5600.

c. The contest period consists of the solicit at the prescribed range of times and the collection of texts during that time period, which is 5 minutes.  That is, upon hearing the “keyword” for that particular contest time, the contestants have only 5 minutes to text that “keyword” to 1-909-798-5600 in order to be considered for the random drawing for that specific contest time. 

d. For “Text Contests”, a random drawing from all those listeners who texted in the correct “keyword” (after the 5 minute period described in “b.”) will become a potential qualifier or winner depending on the specific contest at that time.

e. Upon choosing a random contestant (from c.), KOLA will call that random potential qualifier or winner through the phone number provided (originated from the phone via text).  If that person does not answer their phone by the third ring, another random drawing will be held.  This process continues until a potential qualifier or winner (through random drawing) answers their phone and completes the process to become a “contestant”.

f. Upon meeting requirements of age or previous qualifier or winner status, this random contestant will have the opportunity to be a part of one or more of the elements described below:
1. Win the stated prize immediately
2. Win the stated qualifying prize immediately
3. Win a spot as a qualifier in a future Grand Prize Drawing
4. A combination of (2., 3.)

g. In the case of “$1,000 Kick-Off to Summer Cash Contest!”  the contestant will:  (1.) win the stated prize immediately.

h. See “Exceptions and Disclosures” below

Exceptions and Disclosures:

a. Prize consists only of the item(s) specifically listed as part of the prize and does not include additional fees, gratuities, travel expenses and or taxes associated with the use of this prize.

b. No proxies and no transfer of eligibility to another person.

c. A listener shall only win a maximum of (1) cash prize of any amount in any 30-day period.  If a listener has previously won a cash prize between June 1, 2022 and July 1, 2022, that person is ineligible to win with this contest.  If the listener, using the texting method, does not meet this requirement – and does not disclose this to KOLA at that time, they will not win this stated prize regardless of the announcement at the time of the texting portion.

d. In the case of a listener (through texting) has been found out to not meet the eligibility requirements, KOLA, at their discretion, may award the prize stated at another time and will make an announcement to what method of contesting will be used and at what time that contest will commence.


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