95.3 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
1887 Monterey Hwy Suite 250
San Jose, CA 95112

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 12 months. (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- 1887 Monterey Hwy Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95112. 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 www.krty.com 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
1887 Monterey Hwy Suite 250

San Jose, Ca 95112

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
1887 Monterey Hwy Suite 250
San Jose, Ca 95112

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

8.Wedding Contest:

  1. Contest Timeline:
  • January 12th Promos start asking couples to tell us how they met and why they think it will last!  Entries that are submitted following the instructions & criteria listed on krty.com will be accepted through February 18th at 5pm PST.
  • Starting February 19th KRTY will review all entries and choose those couples to be interviewed by KRTY staff to possibly be chosen as a semifinalist.
  • February 27th Finalists will be announced and have their info/bio placed on the KRTY website. Listeners will be allowed to vote for their favorite couple from March 1st at 9am PST through March 5th at 5pm PST on www.krty.com.  The 2 couples with the most votes will be our top 2 finalists that will compete in the Newly Wed Game on Friday, March 8th, and they will be announced March 6th on the morning show with Gary & Julie.
  • The Top 2 finalists will come into the KRTY studio on March 8th (between 6am-9am) and participate live on the air in The Newly Wed Game hosted by Gary & Julie.
  • The winner of the game will win the wedding package as stated online at krty.com.


  1. Couple Requirements:
  • Both participants must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must enter contest correctly based on instruction online at krty.com
  • Must enter contest by deadline of February 15th at 5pm PST.
  • Take financial responsibility for any other services needed for the wedding besides those provided by KRTY (listed on krty.com wedding contest page).
  • Must be available for the specific wedding date and time provided.
  • Must be available to be in studio at 750 Story Rd on March 1st from 6am-9am.
  • Understanding and agreement that each prize provided has a limitation on what is being offered to the couple, however, additions, subtractions, modifications can be made at the sole expense of the couple.


  1. Contest Vendors & prizes:
  • Winchester Mystery House:
    Winchester Mystery House will provide venue for Wedding for up to 100 Guests (2 hour ceremony and 4 hour reception.  Additional hours may be purchased.)
    Ceremony Date: June 16, 2019 & Time:  5 pm – 11 pm
    Ceremony in Front Gardens, Cocktail Hour & Reception in Greenhouse & Carriage House
    Maximum Indoor Space: 80 Guests included
    Maximum Outdoor Space: 200 Guests (additional fees may apply)
    Also Included: 1 hour Wedding rehearsal the day prior to the event, onsite event coordinator, standard 108” round tables for up to 100 guests, 6 ft tables for banquets, 1 cake table, 200 wooden folding chairs with pads, set up and clean up.
    * Not Included: Audio Visual Equipment, table linens, private mini mansion tours, tenting, outdoor heaters, hedge walls, vintage furniture and lawn games, but can be arranged for an additional fee.
    Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and must be accepted as awarded.
    Any package upgrade mutually agreed upon between winning couple and Winchester Mystery House are the financial responsibility of the winning couple.
    **Winchester Mystery House® is open to the public daily.  Operating hours are 9 am – 7 pm June-October.  We do close the gardens to the public during ceremonies as well as provide private event space for your wedding.


  • Maggiano’s Little Italy (Rehearsal Dinner):
    $2,300 Credit (maximum) towards a single Banquet Event at the San Jose Maggiano’s location.
    Banquet Event subject to availability.
    Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and must be accepted as awarded.
    Credit can be applied to food, non-alcoholic beverages and room fee. Alcoholic beverage cannot be applied to credit.
    Any package upgrade mutually agreed upon between winning couple and Maggiano’s Little Italy are the financial responsibility of the winning couple.


  • Quianna Marie Photography:
    8 Hours of Coverage
    Two Photographers
    Edited images available via download with online gallery }
    Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and must be accepted as awarded.
    $4,800 Value
    Any package upgrade mutually agreed upon between winning couple and Quianna Marie Photography are the financial responsibility of the winning couple.


  • Extend Your Image:
    Hair For Bride and Bridesmaids up to 6 people (approx. $60 each)
    Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and must be accepted as awarded.
    Any package upgrade mutually agreed upon between winning couple and Extend Your Image are the financial responsibility of the winning couple.



  • Perfect Sunset (Honeymoon):
    7 nights Stay at The Mahana at Kaanapali, Condo 215
    Dates: June 17th through June 24th, 2019
    This prize is Valued at $3,053.60, is non-transferable, cannot be resold and there will be no cash substitute.
    The Dates can be exchangeable by calling Sylvie at Perfect Sunset Vacation Rentals (808) 463-8069 before April 1, 2019, and will be valid for 6 months from the date of the winning announcement. Exception Thanksgiving week and rebooking will be upon Condo availability
    A Refundable Security Deposit of $350 by Credit Card will be require to secure the stay and will be refunded 2-3 days after departure, unless damages or extra cleaning resulting from the actions of the couple or their guests are found.
    The winners will also agree to abide to the terms and condition of Perfect Sunset Vacation Rentals and the Mahana Resort.
    Address and phone number of the winners is required to be able to get the resort information.
    The 7 nights cannot be split and no additional guest will be allowed to stay overnight.
    Airfare is not included.
    Any package upgrade mutually agreed upon between winning couple and Pacific Sunset are the financial responsibility of the winning couple.