Birthday Wheel Contest Rules

Birthday Wheel Contest Rules


  1. How to Enter the Contest:

The Birthday Wheel contest will be played weekdays excluding the following Holidays, should they fall on a weekday; New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

To participate in the contest, listen to WLDE to play “The Birthday Wheel” at approximately 6:50am. The announcer will spin the birthday wheel on-air sound effect. Once the date is revealed, the announcer will ask for the first listener with that birthday to call 260-426-5343. The first listener to call in with that birthday will win the prize.

Each birthday is selected at random out of 366 days each time the contest is played. The extra day is leap year, February 29th. A birthday may be selected more than once during a contest year.


  1. Eligibility Restrictions:

The contest is open to all WLDE 101.7 listeners that are 18 years of age or older who reside in or live in Allen, Adams, Dekalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties in Indiana and Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert counties in Ohio.

Employees of WLDE, Sarkes Tarzian, Inc., participating sponsors/promotional partners, other radio stations in the Fort Wayne metropolitan area and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win. Immediate family members are parents, children, spouses, those in spouse-like relationship, and siblings (including those in step- and half-relationships when living in the same household). Also, anyone who has ever been employed or has interned with Sarkes Tarzian Inc.

Eligible participants can win The Birthday Wheel prize once a year.


  1. Prizes:

Prizes may vary each day and week.

The winning contestant must claim the prize at the WLDE studios, 347 W. Berry Street, Suite 600, Fort Wayne, IN, during regular business hours unless the winner was instructed that the prize will be mailed to them. Regular business hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, except Holidays. WLDE is closed on weekends.

Contest prizes are not transferable. Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash. Prizes must be claimed within 30 days or the prize is forfeited and becomes the property of WLDE.

Decisions of station management with respect to the contest are final.


4: Conditions:

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Winners will be reported to the IRS on IRS Form 1099 or the equivalent, if applicable.

By participating in the contest, the winner or winners (and their guest or traveling companion, if any) agree to allow their name, voice, and/or likeness to be used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest for a period of one year without additional financial or other compensation.

Contest winners are required to sign a Receipt verifying eligibility prior to acceptance of any prize of more than nominal value. Before claiming a prize, contest winners (and each of their guests or traveling companions, where applicable) are also required to sign a Liability Release and/or Travel Release if the prize to be awarded is valued at $600.00 or greater, if the contest or the prize entails dangerous or potentially dangerous activity, or if the prize includes the provision of transportation, whether or not such transportation is provided by WLDE. Pursuant to the Liability Release and Travel Release, the winners (and each of their guests or traveling companions, where applicable) will agree to hold WLDE, Fun 101.7, Sarkes Tarzian, Inc., and the respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the contest.

These rules are subject to the interpretation of WLDE. Any aspect of these rules, including the substitution of a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater value, can be changed at the discretion of WLDE, and such change(s) will become effective upon on-air or other appropriate announcement.

WLDE makes no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the nature of the prize awarded. If this contest is not capable of running as planned due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, Force Majeure or any other causes beyond the control of WLDE, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, WLDE reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who WLDE believes has tampered with the participation process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. The use of any device attached to or connected to a phone to automate participation or to attempt to increase participation in an unfair manner is prohibited.

As a consequence of delays in the online streaming of the WLDE signal compared to over-the-air broadcasts, online listeners may be at a disadvantage in attempting to participate in on-air contests. Entrants are encouraged to listen to the station on-air. WLDE is not responsible for online streaming delays.

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

Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of WLDE.


WLDE is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of any prize.


Copies of the written contest rules are available during regular business hours at the main studio of WLDE or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to WLDE at the address above.


09/14/20 – CD