(Updated 9/11/12)



a. These rules govern the K-EARTH 101 BEAT THE PUMP promotion (the “Promotion”) being conducted by KRTH FM (the “Station”) beginning on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 8:00am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ending on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 8:00am PT. The Station reserves the right to terminate the Promotion prior to Friday, December 28, 2012 and also reserves the right not to run the Promotion on any given day.

b. To participate in the Promotion, you must listen to KRTH FM each week day from Monday, January 2, 2012 through Wednesday, February 15, 2012 between the hours of 8:00am-9:00am PT and starting Thursday, February 16, 2012 through Friday, December 28, 2012 between the hours of 7:00am-8:00am PT for the announcement of the cue to call. Upon hearing the cue to call, the designated number caller (as announced by the on-air personality prior to the cue to call) to get through to the Station contest line at 1-800-232-KRTH will be able to play BEAT THE PUMP. The Contestant must listen to a pre-recorded tape. This recording will announce various amounts of gallons of gas. The contestant must say “Stop” before the pump sound effect (losing sound effect) goes off. The next prize recorded on the tape after the winner says “Stop” is what they win 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 caller that successfully makes it through on the call-in line and completes their call 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 five (5) winners per week, selected on-air during the Promotion dates. The Station is 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 KRTH FM 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.


a. The Promotion is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura Counties. Employees of the Station, its licensee, the licensee’s parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, Station’s advertising and promotional agencies, its participating sponsors, other radio stations in the counties listed above 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 Beat the Pump promotion conducted by the Station once per contest period (BEAT THE PUMP runs the whole year). Listeners are eligible to win a prize valued at $50 or more or event tickets valued at $100 or more from KRTH-FM only once every thirty (30) days, and listeners are eligible to win a prize in a Promotion conducted by the Station only once every sixty (60) days if the prize is valued over $600 and only once per year if prize is valued over $1,000. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any Station promotion.

c. The winner must provide valid government-issued photo identification, submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number, 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 entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements.


a. Five (5) gas prizes will be awarded per week (except during special or holiday programming) in the Promotion. Number of prizes awarded will vary depending on the performance of participants. Each prize consists of number of gallons the participants win. Example: if a participant says “Stop” on the (0) gallons of gas in the promotion they lose and no prize will be awarded, but if a winner says “Stop” on 100 gallons of gas in the promotion they win 100 gallons. During Promotion of Monday, January 2, 2012 through Friday, May 11, 2012: If the contestant is a K-EARTH 101 All Access Member (AAM) they will win an extra ten (10) gallons of gas making their prize 110 gallons of gas. AAM Membership is FREE. During promotional dates of Monday, January 2, 2012 through Friday, May 11, 2012 maximum gallons won 111; Minimum gallons won 0 and during promotional dates Monday, May 14, 2012 through to Friday, December 28, 2012 maximum gallons won 101 and minimum 0.

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prize is based on the weekly average price of gas from American Automobile Association (“AAA’s”) Fuel Gauge Report [Located at:]. The winners 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 Station accepts no responsibility for repairing any real or supposed damage to any prize.

b. The prizes will be awarded in the form of a CBS check. Process of the check will begin when all paperwork is filled out and all the correct documents are in house. Prize checks will be mailed to the winners address provided W9 form. In the event that the W9 address is invalid, the secondary source of mailing address will be used (winner’s valid photo ID). The check can take 10-14 weeks to be received. The Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

c. There is no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Station may, at its 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. Five (5) winners will be selected per week on-air as described in Section 1 of these Official Rules. The final winner will be determined on December 28, 2012.

c. Odds of winning depend on the number and order of calls received.

d. Winners need not be present to win but must listen to the Station to win.

e. The winners will be contacted after 10:00am PT on the day that they win to determine eligibility. The winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within thirty (30) days of winning or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. 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.

c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Station, in its sole discretion, may require Promotion winner (and any travel companion(s) or guest(s)) to sign a liability release, agreeing to release and hold harmless the Station, its licensee, the licensee’s 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 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 Station 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 or modify the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the original end date, the Station reserves the right to select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination time/date or otherwise modify the procedure for selecting winners.

e. 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 a contestant’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 future 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 Station, 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 or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

g. The Station is 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, 2012 to “Beat the Pump– Official Rules,” Attn: Promotions, KRTH FM 5670 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, Ca 90036. For the names of the prize winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by February 28th, 2013 to the above address marked “Beat the Pump – 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 and may be posted online at

Sponsor: K-EARTH 101 KRTH FM 5670 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90036


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