WBBM Weekend News Quiz


Got a nose for news? We’ll put you to the test every weekend…

Be listening at 7:24 and 8:24 on Saturday and Sunday mornings for your chance to win great prizes! Good Luck!




a. These rules govern WBBM’s “Weekend News Quiz” Promotion (the “Promotion” or “Contest”) being conducted by WBBM(AM) and WCFS(FM), (collectively the “Stations”) on weekend mornings (Saturday and Sunday) from January 4, 2014 until Sunday, December 28, 2014 between 7:00am Central Time (“CT) and 9:00am CT. The Stations reserve the right to terminate the Promotion prior to December 28, 2014, and also reserves the right not to run the Promotion on any given weekend.

b. To participate in the Promotion, you must listen to the Stations every Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00am CT for the announcement of the cue to call. Upon hearing the cue to call, the designated number caller (starting with the seventh (7th) caller) to get through to the Stations’ contest line at 866-780-QUIZ (866-780-7649) will win the prize upon confirmation of eligibility. At the time of their call, callers will be required to provide all information requested including their full name, complete address (including zip code), day and evening phone numbers and date of birth in order to be eligible to win. In the event that the selected caller is disconnected or is found to be ineligible, the next eligible call that successfully makes it through on the call-in line and answers the question correctly will be a winner. There is no limit to the number of times a listener may attempt to call in to win, but a listener may be a winner only once. There will be up to a total of four (4) winners selected every weekend. The Stations are not responsible for telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call. Due to delays in the WBBM online streaming of its broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able to participate in or may be disadvantaged in participating in on-air contests.

c. On occasion, the Stations at their sole discretion, reserve the right to offer a “Bonus” prize. Bonus Prizes will be awarded in accordance with Section 3 of these rules.

d. There is no limit to the number of times a listener may attempt to call in to win but a listener may be a prizewinner only once every thirty (30) days.


a. The Promotion is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in the states of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. Employees of the Stations, their licensee, each of the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Stations advertising and promotional agencies, its participating sponsors, other radio stations in the Chicago 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.

b. Listeners are eligible to win a Prize in a Promotion conducted by the Stations 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.

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


a. Up to four (4) Weekend News Quiz Prizes will be awarded each weekend. Prizes vary from weekend to weekend and will be announced on-air. Prizes will have an Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of $50, but may be more or less depending upon the actual prize awarded. The winner 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 Stations accept no responsibility for repairing any real or supposed damage to any prize. Examples include passes to museums; restaurant gift certificates, show tickets etc.

b. If the prize is a gift certificate, it will be subject to the terms and conditions as set forth by the issuer of the gift certificate.

c. Bonus Prizes: The Stations reserve the right to award “Bonus” Prizes. Bonus prizes will have a minimum ARV of $100 and will be announced on-air.

d. All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of the Stations at the address below. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed within forty-five (45) 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 Stations are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

e. There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Stations may, at their 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.


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

b. Winners will be selected in accordance to Section 1.

c. When a Bonus Prize is offered, one (1) winner will be selected at random from all eligible weekend news quiz prizewinners from that weekend.

d. Prizewinners will be notified via telephone and/or email within one (1) week from the time of the selection. If a potential winner is not reachable or found to be ineligible within forty eight (48) hours of notification attempt, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will not be selected.

e. Odds of winning a Weekend News Quiz Prize depends upon the number and order of calls received.

f. Qualifiers must listen to the Stations to win, but don’t need to be present to win.

g. The winner muse execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within fifteen (15) days of winning or prize will be forfeited. An alternate winner will not be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize.


a. 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 CBS 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.

b. 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 Stations, in their sole discretion, may require Promotion winner (and any travel companion(s) or guest(s)) to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold harmless the Stations, their licensee, each of their respective 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.

d. If for any reason the 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 Stations 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 Stations reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion.

e. The Stations, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Stations’ 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 Stations make a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Stations reserve 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.

f. The Stations reserve 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 Stations, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Stations reserve the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

g. The Stations are 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.

h. For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by December 28, 2014 to “Weekend News Quiz – Official Rules,” Attn: Promotions, WBBM, 180 N. Stetson, Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois, 60601. For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by February 28, 2015 to the above address marked “Weekend News Quiz – 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.

180 North Stetson, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60601