WBBM Smart Quiz


Four times every weekday morning we ask questions to make you smarter… so make sure you’re listening at 6:24, 7:24, 8:24 and 9:24 for your chance to win great prizes! Good Luck!




a. These rules govern the “Smart Quiz” promotion (the “Promotion”) being conducted by WBBM(AM) and WCFS(FM), (collectively the “Stations”) beginning on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6am Central Time (“CT”) and ending on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10am CT (the “Contest Period”).

b. To participate in the Promotion, contestants must listen to the Stations each weekday during the Contest Period from 6:00am to 10:00am CT for the on-air anchor to ask an interesting or timely trivia question and then invite listeners to call in with the correct answer (“Cue-to-call”). Upon hearing the cue to call, (as announced by the on-air anchor) the 7th caller to get through to the Stations’ contest line at (866) 780-QUIZ and correctly answers the question will win a prize offered for that hour, upon confirmation of eligibility. Callers must give their answer to WBBM immediately upon being identified as the 7th caller. Any callers who delay, postpone or otherwise stall this process will be disqualified. If the caller answers the question incorrectly the prize will not be awarded. The Stations are the sole judge of whether the question is answered correctly and within a timely manner. Prizes shall each be valued at least $150 per prize.

c. 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. 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 per thirty (30) days. 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 online streaming of the Stations’ broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able to participate in or may be disadvantaged in participating in on-air contests. Entrants are encouraged to listen to the Stations on-air. The Stations are not responsible for online streaming delays.

d. On occasion, the Stations at their sole discretion, reserve the right to offer a “Bonus” prize as described in Section 4 below.


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.

d. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entrant who does not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.

a. A maximum of nine hundred and eighty (980) Smart Quiz Prizes shall be awarded, with up to twenty (20) Smart Quiz Prizes awarded each week. Prizes will be valued at $150 or more (as announced on-air). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV: $150 each).
b. The Stations reserve the right to award “Bonus” prizes. “Bonus” Prizes will have a minimum ARV of $200.
c. No more than the stated number of prizes specified in these official rules will be awarded. Unless otherwise noted, all prizes or prize certificates will be sent to winner via UPS or other delivery service within forty-five (45) days of winning. The Stations are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
d. All gift certificate(s) will be subject to the terms and conditions as set forth by the issuer of the gift certificate(s).
e. The Prize(s) is not transferable, and no substitution, assignment, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by the Station (solely at its discretion), which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize portion with another prize or prize portion of greater or equal value. The prize(s) are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Entrants acknowledge that the Promotion Entities have not made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranties, representations or guarantees, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties expressed or implied, in fact or in law, whether now or hereafter enacted concerning any prize, including without limitation, implied warranties of quality, merchantability, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose, except for any express manufacturer’s warranty as may be included with the prize or as may be separately provided to participants by law. 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 smart quiz prize winners for that time or day. “Bonus” prize winners 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 bonus prize will be forfeited and another bonus winner may be selected through a random drawing of all remaining eligible prize winners for that day or week.

d. Odds of winning depend, in part, on the number and order of calls received.

e. Winner(s) of Smart Quiz Prize must listen to win.

f. Winner(s) of Bonus Prize does not need to listen nor be present to win.

g. Potential prize winner(s) will be notified at the time of their call. Winners must execute and return any required Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Prize Acceptance Form within fifteen (15) business days of notification attempt (or sooner, depending on the sensitivity of prize, IE., concert, show tickets etc.) or prize will be forfeited, unless it’s a Bonus Prize in which case, an alternate winner may be chosen in a random drawing of all remaining eligible smart quiz prize winners. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required fully-executed 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 may 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 and 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. Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of the prize (s) constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s (and guest’s, if applicable) permission for the Station or its agents to interview the winner(s) (or guest(s), if applicable), to photograph, film, and record each winner (or guest, if applicable), and to use in commerce and in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, his/her name, prize won, hometown (city and state), biographic information, likeness, photograph, audio or video recording, and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Station, the Promotion, and/or its sponsor(s) for purposes of trade, publicity, or promotion without notice or additional compensation, notification, or permission, except where prohibited by law. Each winner (and guest, if applicable) agrees to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize, except where prohibited by law.

c. Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of prize constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s (and guest’s, if applicable) agreement to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Promotion’s sponsor(s), the Station, its licensee, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, their advertising and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, and participating sponsors, and their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and participation in the Promotion, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Promotion, or delivery, possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity, including but not limited to any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

d. If for any reason this 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 Released Parties 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 Station reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, and/or modify the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the original end date, the Station reserves the right, in its sole discretion to, to modify the procedure for selecting winners, unless the nature of the event giving rise to such termination renders it impossible to select winner(s).

e. The use of any device to automate entry is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Online entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified at the Station’s discretion. The Promotion administrator’s computer or telephone system is the official time keeping device for this Promotion. In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. For phone or mobile entries, the authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the text or mobile telephone number by a telecommunications provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning such numbers. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Station’s website. Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in an entrant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes. If the Station makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Station reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning this and future Station-administered Promotions and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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

g. Except where prohibited, by entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any Prize (s) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event shall such costs include attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including, without limitation, lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”). Further, by entering the Promotion, each entrant waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York law governs the interpretation and construction of these Official Rules and all aspects related thereto.

h. For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by January 2, 2015 to Smart Quiz Contest – Official Rules” Attn: Promotions, Two Prudential Plaza, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL, 60601. For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by March 4, 2015 to the above address marked “Smart Quiz Contest – 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 Stations and may be posted online at the Stations’ website.

180 North Stetson, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60601