News/Talk 860 KPAM
:15 Second Challenge

How to Enter and How Winner is Selected:

  • The Show is hosted by Host weekdays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on News/Talk 860 KPAM. From time to time, during the Show, the host will conduct a listener contest called the “:15 Second Challenge.”
  • Contestants are required to be the requested designated caller at 503.225.0860 or 1.877.774.5726.
  • Each day of the “:15 Second Challenge” contest, beginning with the designated caller, contestants will have :15 seconds to name ten (10) things related to a particular topic announced by the host.
  • If the contestant successfully completes the Challenge, as judged by the host, that person may win a qualifying prize,
  • if offered, and will be eligible to win the Grand Prize. If the contestant is unsuccessful in completing the Challenge, as judged by the host, the show host will move to the next contestant on the phone and conduct the Challenge with a new topic until a contestant successfully completes the Challenge.
  • Each qualifying contestant may receive a qualifying prize announced when the contest is conducted.
  • On a designated day, announced by the host, the contest Grand Prize winner will be selected from the qualifiers awarded the Grand Prize. The value of qualifying, as well as the Grand Prize, will change with each specific version of the “:15 Second Challenge.”
  • The decision of the “:15 Second Challenge” judges is final.


  • Contestants must be 18 years of age or older at the time their name is selected to win. Winner will be required to show proof of identity, including address, phone number, and/or date of birth when prize is claimed at News/Talk 860 KPAM. News/Talk 860 KPAM reserves the right to resolve confusion in identity through other reasonable means.
  • Contest participants must live within a 100 mile radius of News/Talk 860 KPAM, located at 6605 SE Lake Road, Portland, OR 97222 and must be able to pick up the prize in person.
  • Employees of News/Talk 860 KPAM, Pamplin Communications, their parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsoring clients, advertisers or prize providers, their licensees or agents, and their families are not eligible to enter to win any News/Talk 860 KPAM contest.
  • No purchase necessary. Making a purchase does not improve changes of winning. All Federal, State, and local laws and regulations apply.
  • This contest is void where prohibited.


  • Winners will be notified by telephone or email.
  • Eligibility to win the prizes is non-transferable and may not be sold or exchanged for cash, good or services.
  • Winner must complete a News/Talk 860 KPAM Winner Sheet and Release form, which includes winner’s name, address, phone number, and social security number for tax purposes.
  • Winner is responsible for claiming all taxes, including state and federal income taxes, on contest prizes. A 1099-MISC must be filed when the prize or aggregate of prizes exceed Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) during a calendar year for a particular winner.

Winners’ Obligations:

  • Winner consents to use of his/her name, likeness, voice or any other representation by News/Talk 860 KPAM for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes (except where prohibited) including any trade publications release or website posting discussing winner’s involvement in the contest.
  • Winner guarantees that winner is eligible to win and understands that News/Talk 860 KPAM may forfeit any prize for which winner is ineligible.
  • Winner must comply with all contest rules published by News/Talk 860 KPAM or aired on News/Talk 860 KPAM.
  • All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are solely the winner’s responsibility.
  • Before claiming the prize, winner must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability agreeing to release and indemnify the News/Talk 860 KPAM, Pamplin Communications, their parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsoring clients, advertisers or prize providers, their licensees or agents from any and all liability related to injuries or damages of any kind that may be sustained by winner or third parties in connection with the prize or from failure of the winner to follow proper procedures while claiming the prize.

Station’s Privileges:

  • All contests may be revised, withdrawn, concluded, extended or modified instantly without prior notification.
  • All contest rules are subject to change. Once the contest begins, News/Talk 860 KPAM will announce any changes to the contest rules as soon as possible.
  • News/Talk 860 KPAM is not responsible for malfunctions or failure of the equipment used as part of the contest.
  • News/Talk 860 KPAM reserves the right to void contest winner’s prize claim in the event of fraud, collusion, tampering, deception or other similar malfeasance.
  • Winner will have thirty (30) days from date of notification to accept prize or the prize will be forfeited.

Choice of Law:

  • All issues and questions related to the Stations’ contests will be governed by the laws of Oregon without regard to the conflicts of law principles.

Official rules will be made available at and as well as in the News/Talk 860 KPAM offices during regular business hours. Mail, phone, fax or email requests for official rules will be responded to via First Class U.S. Mail.