Radio contests invade airwaves

By Jennifer Devereaux
February 22, 2001

by Jennifer Devereaux
assistant news editor

You could become a radio contest winner. Currently, just about every major FM radio station in the Philadelphia area is hosting some sort of contest. There is a wide range of prizes to be won. Moreover, the effort it takes to try to win is minimal.

The biggest radio jackpot right now in the Philadelphia area is $2 million. The radio station 95.7 Jammin’ Gold is hosting the “$2 million Birthday Game.” In order to win, listen weekday mornings at 8 a.m. for your cue to call in. If you’re the ninth caller, you can play the birthday game. If your birthday month matches the one in their sealed envelope, you’ll win $1,000 and if it matches both the month and day, you’ll win $5,000. If it matches the month, day and year, you’ll win $1 million and if you’re in the V.I.P club, you’ll win $2 million. That’s not all, just being the ninth caller wins you $500.

Another radio contest taking place right now is the “102.9 MGK Payroll 2001” contest. To win, go to their website (www.wmgk .com) and fill in the provided job application. Then, listen for your name every weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you hear your name, call the Payroll 2001 Hotline (800-678-WMGK) within 10 minutes and 29 seconds and you’ll win $102.90 and a Palm hand-held organizer. You will remain “on the payroll” for each hour up until someone else hears their name and calls in.

Listen to the Power 99 Dream Team weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:30 a.m. to play lucky seven and the $99 pyramid game. Just for playing you’ll qualify to win a trip to New York with Colby Colb to attend the premiere of the movie “Exit Wounds” starring DMX, Steven Segal and Isaiah Washington. Listen on Friday, Feb. 23 for the grand-prize drawing.

If you would like 94 WYSP to drop by your office, play “The 94 WYSP Office Invasion” contest. In order to win, send your name, date of birth, address, home and work phone numbers, and/or email addresses and workplace location to WYSP (101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, Pa 19106). On non-holiday weekdays, after the Howard Stern Show, WYSP will randomly pick a varying number of offices and visit them between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

If you would like to learn about more Philadelphia area radio contests check out www.phillyradiocontests.com.

Jennifer Devereaux

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