Contest Rules

WJOY Contest RUles


– You must wait 90 days before trying to win a prize again.
– You have 30 days to claim your prize. If you do not claim it within 30 days, you forfeit. 
– You must claim your prize in person and you will be asked to show ID and sign for it.


1) You must be a legal resident of Vermont, New York or Quebec to participate in contests, including online contests, and be eligible to win prizes. Employees and immediate family members of Hall Communications employees, employees of competing for radio stations and employees of participating contest sponsors are not eligible to win.

2) Call in contest winners with the correct answer to the DJ’s question or prompt win the prize designated in the contest. In the event a winner does not guess correctly, meet eligibility requirements or forfeits, DJ will take the next caller until a winner is determined.

3) Unless eligible for electronic transfer prizes must be picked up in person. If the prize is available for pick up upon winning, winners from Vermont must wait at least two days before picking up their prize at the station business office at 70 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT during regular business hours Monday-Friday between 8:30 am-4:00 pm.

4) Winners from New York must wait at least one week after they win to pick up their prize at Perrywinkles Fine Jewelry at 75 Smithfield Boulevard, Plattsburgh, NY during regular business hours.

5) Winners must show identification to claim their prize. Prizes are held for 30 days and no prizes will be mailed. If a proxy will be sent to pick up a prize the winner must alert Hall Communications and provide the name of their prize pick-up proxy by emailing

6) Winners must wait 90 days before being eligible to win again on the same station. Persons deceiving Hall Communications in any way forfeit winnings.

7) Hall Communications reserves the right to limit each household to one qualifier and/or winner per contest and make prize substitutions when necessary. Station management reserves the right to amend contest rules at any time.

8) You must be 12 years of age or older to participate in a contest, though some contests may have special age and other entry restrictions.

9) Winners of prizes valued at $600 or more must complete a W-9 when claiming their prize. The station will generate and mail the winner a W-2 and the winner is responsible for claiming the value of the prize as additional income on their Federal Income Tax return during the year they claimed the prize.

10) Hall Communications is not responsible if a listener is unable to get through on the telephone for a contest due to equipment malfunction, busy lines or otherwise. Anyone who calls a studio line or enters a contest automatically grants Hall Communications permission to record and use their name, character, photograph voice and/or likeness in connection with the promotion of this or other contests and must waive any claim of royalty, rights or remuneration for such use.

11) If a prize is in digital form the tickets/prize will be emailed directly to the email provided by the winner at time of win. If winner does not receive any form of contact form Hall Communications by 72 hours before the event the tickets are for then they should contact to confirm contact information.

11) General Contest Rules and rules for specific contests are available on station websites or in hard copy form at our studios during regular business hours or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to 70 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403.

12) All contest rules will also apply to registration boxes at station events. Prizes and quantity of prizes may vary depending on date, station, and location of event. Winners will be chosen from registration boxes within designated time period on box and contacted via phone or email to be informed of win.

VT State Parks Contest Rules

Hall Communications and Backyard Burlington are giving away a Park Prize Pack consisting of
– 4 person tent
– 2 30 degree sleeping bags
– 2 sleeping pads
– camping stove
– 5 pairs of Darn Tough Socks
– Season Vehicle Day Use Pass – good for 1 vehicle with up to 8 people

To enter you must enter to win at from 5/29-7/7/24.
Winner will be chosen and contacted on Monday July 8th.
All Hall Communications General Contest Apply.

The Breakfast Table Contest Rules

Listeners to The Breakfast Table are invited to play along with a different game each morning (“That’s News To Me Monday”; “Trivial Trials Tuesday”; “Spin-Out Wednesday”; “Password Thursday”; and “Definition Friday”) to help complete a Vermont Lottery ticket (“Pick 3”, “Pick 4”, “Gimme 5” or “Powerball” or “Megamillions” when those lottery games go over $200-million dollars).

To play, listen to WJOY weekday mornings from 6am-to-10am. After the host poses the question to the audience, listeners are invited to call with a correct guess. The caller with the correct answer is invited on the air to talk with the host, present their answer, and contribute a number to that day’s lottery ticket. The WJOY host and/or first listener of the morning to participate will decide which lottery game will be played for the day. Once the lottery ticket has been filled, WJOY will purchase the ticket before that night’s drawing.

If the ticket wins under $20, the money goes back into “easy picks” for the same game on its next drawing. The listeners who completed that original ticket will be the only ones eligible for any additional winnings, either on that follow-up ticket or tickets that may follow.

If the ticket wins more than $20, the money is divided evenly among the listeners who participated, and mailed to the winners. Hall Communications reserves the right to have listeners pick-up their winnings at 70 Joy Drive in South Burlington if it so chooses.

If for any reason WJOY fails to purchase a lottery ticket before that night’s drawing (whether because of its own fault, or Vermont Lottery equipment failure at any of its agents), the station will attempt again to make a purchase on a following day. WJOY will not be responsible for any lost winnings.

In the case of major win (more than $599 per individual), the winning listeners will be mailed a W9 form at the end of the year to claim state and/or federal taxes.

The only listeners who can claim a share of any daily winnings are those who actively participated in that day’s on-air contest and were determined by the host to have the correct answer. Any listeners who called the radio station but had the incorrect answer to the question are not eligible to win any prize money. Employees of WJOY and Hall Communications are not eligible to win any prize money (regardless of whether they participated in helping form the winning lottery ticket).

All listeners must be 18 years of age or older to participate.  Listeners may only participate once per week. Any listener who wins a portion of ticket winnings will be required to wait 90-days before winning another prize on WJOY. No purchase necessary. All other Hall Communications general contest rules apply.

Great Gift Giveaway Contest Rules

During The Great Gift Giveaway 11/20/23 – 12/10/23 listeners will have the chance to register to win one of 24 $100 gift certificates. Gift certificates are provided by the 12 sponsors of the Great Gift Giveaway. Listeners can register to win at,,, or 24 winners will be randomly chosen on Monday 12/11/23. Winners will be contacted via email and will be able to pick up their prize at 70 Joy Drive South Burlington Monday – Friday 830am-4pm. All General Hall Communications contest rules apply.