WYRK Taste Of Country National Anthem Talent Search



a. The WYRK Taste Of Country National Anthem contest will begin on 12a EST May 13th 2015 and end on 12a EST May 29th 2015.

b. To participate in the contest, contestants entered via the following method(s): Contestants uploaded a video at www.wyrk.com of them singing the United States National Anthem. All qualified applicants were then notified and invited to compete, through a series live auditions at the Bear’s Den inside the Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY. Audition took place March 8th, 2015. 10 singers were selected and videos will now be up at www.wyrk.com and WYRK will ask the listening audience to vote. One contestant will win the honor of singing the United States National Anthem at the 2015 WYRK Taste of Country. If the selected candidate cannot fulfill the requirements to perform, then one alternate from the other qualified contestants will be selected.

c. One entry per person


a. The contest is open to all WYRK listeners who are 21 years of age or older and who legally reside in Western New York, United States or within the broadcast area. Employees of WYRK (the “Station”), its licensee, its corporate parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other radio stations in the Western New York broadcast/ metropolitan area and the members of their immediate families AND/OR HOUSEHOLDS are ineligible to participate or win.

b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Station contest.

c. Contestants 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, and the Station will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.


a. One winner will be chosen to sing at the 2015 WYRK Taste of Country Friday June 12 2015 time TBD at the Coca-Cola Field, Washington Street, Buffalo.

b. All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of the Station at the
Address below. The winner will forfeit any prize or prize certificate not claimed
Within five (5) days of winning. In the event that a prize or prize certificate
is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and
Therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. 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 Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.


a. Decisions of the Station management and judges with respect to the contest are final.

b. 9am EST, May 29, 2015. One winner will be selected based on votes accumulated through the web-site www.wyrk.com

c. Judging will be based on the highest number of votes per participant.

d. Winners must execute and return any required Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Prize Acceptance Form within ten (10) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen by next qualified contestant as voted by a panel of judges.


a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.

b. By participating in the contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest 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 contest winners (and their travel companions, if any) to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold the Station, its corporate licensee, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the 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 participation in the contest.

d. The Station reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. “If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.”

e. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Station.

f. The Station is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest, or in the announcement of a prize.

g. Copies of the written contest rules and a list of winners (when complete) are available during regular business hours at the main studio of WYRK, 14 Lafayette Square Suite 1200, Buffalo, NY 14203