Start Back Up Stimulus

The stations of Asheville Radio Group and want to give your business a boost!

Saga “Start Back Up” Stimulus Program Rules:

Starting Monday, April 27 at 8am through Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:59pm, log onto,,,,,,, or and enter the Saga “Start Back Up” Stimulus Program Contest for a chance to win a $5,000 advertising package (Third Place), a $10,000 advertising package (Second Place), or a $15,000 advertising package (First Place) (the “Prizes” or “Packages”). Entry is limited to businesses within Asheville Radio Group’s listening area that wish to advertise on Asheville Radio Group stations. The Packages will run across all Asheville Radio Group Stations (105.9 The Mountain, Mix 96.5, 98.1 The River, Rewind 100.3, 105.5 The Outlaw, Pure Oldies 97.3, and WISE Sports Radio ) with equal spot distribution, [TOTAL SPOTS DIVIDED BY NUMBER OF STATIONS] spots per station over a minimum of two weeks. The schedules must air within 90 days of the prize being awarded. Commercials are pre-emptible but will be made good prior to the expiration date. All commercials will air M-SU / 6am-12m. Stations reserve the right to move, substitute, or change the advertising schedule as needed, only guaranteeing that all [NUMBER OF COMMERCIALS] commercials will air on a Asheville Radio Group. These Prizes will not be considered a substitution for booked schedules. It will be incremental, using the last 12-month average in spending. All copy must be pre-approved by the radio stations. Station reserves the right to decline any illegal or inappropriate message. Commercials involving political or issue advertising, as well as commercials promoting the sale of tobacco products, marijuana/cannabis products, or any goods or services whose advertising is prohibited by the laws or regulations of the state or federal government, will be declined. These Packages cannot be substituted or used to pay an invoice and is not redeemable for cash.

Asheville Radio Group will conduct this contest concurrently and simultaneously with all Asheville Radio Group stations (105.9 The Mountain, Mix 96.5, 98.1 The River, Rewind 100.3, 105.5 The Outlaw, Pure Oldies 97.3, and WISE Sports Radio). Listeners will, therefore, be competing with listeners of other radio stations to win the same Prizes.

No purchase necessary. Businesses may enter once per day, per station. Submitting more than one entry per business per station per day will invalidate all entries by that contestant. Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different email addresses, identities, or any other methods void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any on-line registration, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules. No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.

Deadline to enter is at 11:59pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Prizes will be won on Monday, May 18, 2020. The prizes are advertising packages from Asheville Radio Group valued at (1) Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) (Third Place), (2) Ten Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($10,000.00) (Second Place), and (3) Fifteen Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($15,000.00) (First Place). Three winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries on May 18, 2020 and each winner will be awarded one of the three Packages at random (one winner will receive the First Place package, another winner will receive the Second Place package, and the third winner will receive the Third Place package). Asheville Radio Group’s sole responsibility will be to award the Prizes. Asheville Radio Group will have no further responsibility in connection with the Prizes if a Prize winner, for any reason, cannot or decides not to use the Prize. Winner will be responsible for all federal and state taxes, and any fees and incidentals. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. We will make reasonable efforts to award the Prizes within 30 days after winning.

Asheville Radio Group contests are open to all eligible North Carolina residents 18 or older who have not won anything from Asheville Radio Group in the past 30 days or any prize valued at $600 or more in the past 6 months. Only one winner per household is permitted within 30 days after a household has a winner. Any prize awarded to an ineligible listener will be deemed null and void, and an alternate eligible winner may be named. Any entry submitted to Asheville Radio Group will become the property of Asheville Radio Group and may be used in any manner it feels appropriate in the future. By entering this contest, you are verifying that you are the owner and producer of the submitted material and that no third-party ownership rights exist to the entry submitted.

Employees of Asheville Radio Group,  and its ultimate parent company, Saga Communications, Inc., their advertising agencies, affiliates, contest sponsors, employees and immediate families of each, and employees of all media of mass communication within a one-hundred-mile radius of Asheville Radio Group’s main studio are not eligible to win any contest. Immediate family includes the spouse, great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse. This also includes individuals for whom the employee is current legal guardian.

General: All decisions of Asheville Radio Group are final and shall be binding in all respects. Entry into this contest constitutes permission to use the name or likeness of each prize winner for advertising, trade, and publicity purposes without prior approval and without prior approval and without additional compensation. Additionally, listeners who opt-in acknowledge and give Asheville Radio Group permission to share their information with sponsors.

This contest is void where prohibited by law. All local, state and federal regulations apply. All giveaways and contests are void where prohibited by law. All local, state and federal regulations apply. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, Asheville Radio Group reserves the right to interrupt and/or discontinue this contest (and not award the offered prizes) at the discretion of Asheville Radio Group management if world events, the national mood, or public safety so warrant. Asheville Radio Group reserves the right to disqualify any winner if the contest rules have been violated in any way. Asheville Radio Group reserves the right to amend these rules to any contest at any time.

Full contest rules available at Asheville Radio Group studios located at 1190 Patton Ave. Asheville North Carolina 28806 between the hours of 9am and 5pm; or by logging onto

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