KRTY Contest Rules


1.General Rules and How To Enter 95.3 KRTY Contests:

a. Entry procedures for contests will be specified within the promotional mention (on-air or otherwise) for each particular contest. However, most contests can be entered by one of the following means:

Phone: 408-753-KRTY (5789)

Fax: 408-293-6124

Email:  Email link/address provided on contest page.


95.3 KRTY
750 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95122

a. One entry per person or household please. Multiple entries will not increase the odds of winning and may be subject to disqualification.

2. Eligibility:

a. Contests are open for all 95.3 KRTY listeners.  Due to the nature of certain prizes, it may be necessary to restrict the age of the winner for certain contests.  In this case, an age limit will be specified within the contest announcement.

b. Employees of 95.3 KRTY, Empire Broadcasting Corp, other radio stations in the San Jose metropolitan area, affiliated entities, affiliated advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win.

c. Contestants may only win ONE Prize from 95.3 KRTY ONCE every 30 days.  

d. A contestant who wins $500 or more in CASH may not win any other 95.3 KRTY prize or play any other 95.3 KRTY contest for 60 days. 

e. Contestants may only win from 95.3 KRTY once every 60 days for PRIZES valued at or above $500.00.

f. One winner per household is permitted in any 95.3 KRTY contest.

g. Contestants are not eligible to win the same prize from 95.3 KRTY within 90 days. (For example: Great America Tickets, Raging Water Tickets, Tickets to the same concert already won, etc.)

h. Persons under the age of 13 are not eligible to participate 95.3 KRTY Contests (unless otherwise specified). We will immediately reject and delete any entry received from a person under the age of 13. Visitors are also required to provide truthful information and we will also reject and delete any entry we discover to be false or fraudulent.

i. Any winner of a cash prize, trip, etc. from 95.3 KRTY must be 18 years or older.

3. Prizes:

a. All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the business offices of 95.3 KRTY- 750 Story Road San Jose, CA 95122. Prizes are available for pick-up Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, unless otherwise specified or other arrangements have been made.

b. Prizes will be held for 30 days maximum (If prize is dated i.e. tickets to a performance, etc. and the event date passes before the 30 days are up, prize will be discarded before the 30 days)

c. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its arrival. 95.3 KRTY is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

d. Contest prizes are not transferable. Prizes may not be substituted or redeemed for their cash value.

e. Due to the nature or value of certain prizes, 95.3 KRTY  requires a valid picture I.D. from all winners. If you are sending someone to pick up a prize on your behalf they must present their valid picture I.D. and a permission letter from the prize winner along with a copy of photo I.D. of the winner.

4. Selection of Winners:

a. All decisions of station management with respect to contests are final.

b. Selection of winners is random, unless announced otherwise.

c. In cases of skill-based contests, contestants will be informed of the judging criteria beforehand.

5. Conditions:

a. Payment of all federal, state or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent.

b. By participating in any contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material related to the contest.

c. Contest winners will be required to sign a liability release prior to the acceptance of any prize valued at $600.00 or greater or with a prize that includes the provision of transportation whether or not such transportation is provided by 95.3 KRTY. Pursuant to the liability release, the winners will agree to hold 95.3 KRTY, affiliated companies and their officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or contest.

d. Contest winners who have accumulated more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period may be required to sign an IRS form 1099 or equivalent.

6. 95.3 KRTY reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest which will become effective upon announcement.

a. No purchase is necessary. The contest is void where prohibited.

b. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s

c. Copies of the contest rules are available during regular business hours, M-F 8:30a – 5:30p, at the Business Office and Main Studios of 95.3 KRTY at:

750 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95122



7. 95.3 KRTY Backstage Pass E-Mail Club Rules

a. Any and all of the prior rules listed may apply.

b. To become a member, you must complete the Backstage Pass E-Mail Club entry form at and press the submit button or send your name, address, valid e-mail address and daytime phone number on a 3″x 5″ card to:

Insider’s/95.3 KRTY
750 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95122

Any person submitting an entry to the Backstage Pass E-Mail Club does so of their own free will. The list will not be used for purposes outside of the realm of 95.3 KRTY and it’s promotional/advertising partners. 95.3 KRTY reserves the right to contact club members via email, phone or postal mail.

c. At various unscheduled intervals, 95.3 KRTY will conduct contests open only to club members. Various prizes to be given away will include, but are not limited to concert tickets, CD’s, movie passes etc.

d. 95.3 KRTY will at various unscheduled times furnish members with concert, station or artist information, as well as other information that the station management finds of listener value.

e. Any email message that is mass-mailed to club members may be obtained free of charge by submitting a written request to:

95.3 KRTY
750 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95122

f. Club members may withdraw at any time by submitting a written request with their full name and email address to the above address.

g. 95.3 KRTY reserves the right to determine the rules and procedures for each on-air/email contest. Prizes will be given away at the discretion of the station management. All decisions of 95.3 KRTY judges in all contests are final.

h. 95.3 KRTY is not responsible for any email that is lost, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or has failed due to partial or garbled computer transmission or any other failure including internet traffic.

i. Only one entry per person is allowed into the Backstage Pass E-Mail Club. Multiple entries will be purged and do not increase the odds of winning any prize. Contestants may not enter with multiple email addresses. Any contestant attempting to register with multiple email addresses will be automatically disqualified.

j. 95.3 KRTY reserves the right to cancel or modify any promotion or contest if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion or contest, as determined by 95.3 KRTY in its sole discretion and without notice.