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Bob & Brian’s Having Fun Is Hard Stories

Congrats to Grand Prize winner Shannon Yocherer from West Bend!


Boat run outta fuel in the midst of the lake? Did you’re taking an elbow to the nostril at a concert? Ever attempt to experience your bicycle up a friggin’ hill?

In case you stated ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then the Boys need to hear about it during Bob & Brian’s Having Fun Is Hard Stories!

Simply ship us your lost-on-a-hike-trick-shot-gone-wrong-no-crying-in-baseball-stupid-sand-trap story of recreation frustration!

If we read your story on the air, you’ll qualify to win the Grand Prize: a $500 present card to Steinhafels AND a $500 present card to Neu’s Building Middle.

steinhafels.com

neushardware.com


BRIAN’S 10 (PLUS 1) COMMANDMENTS OF STORY-WRITING

1. The phrase “Needless to say” has been outlawed by this program long ago. For some purpose, if left unchecked, its use turns into almost universal. If each letter we read on the air arrange the punchline with the phrase, “Needless to say”, that might develop into an enormous irritant and you’d barf. For sure, that might be no good.

2. Don’t inform me that you simply’re going to inform me an ideal story. To start with, there’s a word restrict and you’re wasting words. I by no means learn that half on the air anyway. Second, you may be an ideal storyteller at events when everyone seems to be drunk, however this is the written phrase and that’s not the same factor, plus you need to be sober. And third, chances are you’ll be deluded. Did you ever watch the primary horrible contestants on a season of American Idol? They assume they’re great too. Simply get on with it.

three. Proof learn your story, or better but, have some one else do it. In the event that they read your work, then take a look at you quizzically and say,”Huh?”, you’ll need to wash up your prose. Your mind knows what it needs to write down, so it fills in blanks and misses mistakes when reading it’s personal writing. The value of proof studying, for these contests, cannot be overstated.

four. Have endurance. Your mind works quicker than your fingers can sort. Work in your story. In case you simply try to get every memory in your head funneled by way of a keyboard and into an e-mail message and you then hit “Send”, likelihood is you will have sent me a garbled pile of phrases that solely make sense to you.

5. OK, knock off the “Priceless” format letters. Too many writers use it now. “One horse blanket, fifty dollars; a trip to the dentist, five hundred dollars; getting kicked in the head, Priceless!” Just don’t do it. If each letter ended the same method, you’d barf.

6. Use the suitable words. “Here” and “hear”, “accept” and “except” and “addition” and “edition” are three pairs of phrases that aren’t interchangeable. “Than” and “then” are two phrases that get combined up they usually shouldn’t. You must know better than to use them incorrectly. In the event you do, then I’ll turn out to be madder than a wet hen and then I gained’t learn your story. Then, you’ll be unhappy, however being sad is best than having piles.

7. You no have to chop sentences to get underneath word restrict. If each letter I read sound like it written by Tarzan, you barf. For sure, that no good.

8. Right punctuation, capitalization, spelling and sentence structure all make your story simpler to read. In case you are making an attempt to win a contest, why would you not make your letter straightforward to read? In case you don’t care enough about your entry to spend a while on it, why ought to I?

9. You’ll be able to’t significantly anticipate us to learn a bunch of profanities on the air, are you able to? Depart them out of your story. (The earlier two sentences have been relieved of 5 profanities.)

10. The closer you stick to these options, the better your probabilities of having your letter read on the air. Following them gained’t make you a fantastic writer, however they may hold you from doing issues that irritate the decide, and that’s me. It isn’t affordable to anticipate every letter to be good, and just about each e-mail will get edited, however it isn’t truthful to edit one letter excess of another. Sooner or later your work turns into my work, and that’s not right. If there weren’t prizes concerned it wouldn’t matter, however there are, so it does.

and another thing…

11. Hold written dialogue to an absolute minimum. A conversation that seems clear within the writer’s reminiscence typically exhibits up on paper wanting like: “… So He sez Holy SH*t aandd I go down tthe stairz and I go “Holy Sh*t’ an’d he sayys Look ou!t but I don’t here” %5 him becaz+ my ma was>?/ yeling what^> are you too doing up their.??/””..+=)8&^<%>4#@! For sure we all died. Priceless.”

Bob & Brian’s Having Fun is Hard Stories contest rules

Enter your “Having Fun Is Hard” Story at 1029thehog.com between 5am Monday, June third and 11:59pm Thursday, June 13th, 2019. No buy essential. One entry per individual. A number of entries by a person will disqualify all entries by that particular person. The prizes are a $500 Steinhafels present card and a $500 Neu’s Hardware present card. $1,00zero complete retail value.

WHQG reserves the correct so as to add further prize(s) to this package deal. Winner can be randomly chosen from all stories read on the air by 102.9 THE HOG employees from all eligible entries at 10:15a Friday, June 14th, 2019. Entrants and winner shall be chosen at the sole discretion of WHQG. WHQG contests are open to all eligible Wisconsin residents 18 or older who have not gained something on WHQG up to now 30 days or any prize valued at $600 or more up to now 6 months. Only one winner per family is permitted within 30 days after a household has a winner. Any prize awarded to an ineligible listener might be deemed null and void, and an alternate eligible winner may be named.

Staff of WHQG, Lakefront Communications LLC, and its ultimate mum or dad company, Saga Communications, Inc., their promoting businesses, associates, contest sponsors, staff and fast households of every, and staff of all media of mass communication inside a one hundred mile radius of WHQG’s primary studio are usually not eligible to win any contest. Instant household consists of the partner, great-grandparents, grandparents, mother and father, brothers, sisters, youngsters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the worker and his/her partner. This additionally consists of individuals for whom the employee is current legal guardian.

Basic: All selections of WHQG are ultimate, and shall be binding in all respects. Entry into this contest constitutes permission to make use of the identify or likeness of every prize winner for promoting, commerce, and publicity functions without prior approval and with out prior approval and without further compensation. Moreover, listeners who opt-in acknowledge and give WHQG permission to share their info with sponsors.

This contest is void where prohibited by regulation. All native, state and federal laws apply. All giveaways and contests are void where prohibited by regulation. All native, state and federal laws apply. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the public airwaves, WHQG reserves the proper to interrupt and/or discontinue this contest (and never award the provided prizes) at the discretion of WHQG management if world occasions, the national mood, or public safety so warrant. WHQG reserves the appropriate to disqualify any winner if the competition guidelines have been violated in any method. WHQG reserves the best to amend these rules to any contest at any time.

All WHQG Basic Contest Rules apply and are last.

WHQG Basic Contest Guidelines

These are the principles governing all contests aired on 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG radio and on the 1029thehog.com web site, until in any other case specified. Within the following rules, “102.9 THE HOG/WHQG” means Lakefront Communications, LLC, dba Milwaukee Radio Group and its mum or dad company, Saga Communications, Inc., which owns 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG radio:

  1. No buy is important to enter any 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG contest.
  2. To be eligible to win any prize on 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG it’s essential to not have gained something on 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG prior to now 30 days or any prize valued at $600 or more prior to now 6 months. Just one winner per household is permitted within 30 days after a family has a winner. Any prize awarded to an ineligible listener shall be deemed null and void, and an alternate eligible winner could also be named.
  3. Anytime you name the 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG studios you assume that your call might be broadcast or recorded and also you grant us permission to broadcast the decision or document it for later broadcast.
  4. As a winner of a 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG contest your voice, identify and/or picture may be used for promotional, broadcast, or internet functions with none compensation to you.
  5. Prizes awarded aren’t redeemable for cash. No prize is transferable. No substitution for a prize might be made at the request of winner. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG reserves the fitting to substitute a prize of similar worth.
  6. All winners of all contests are chargeable for all taxes on prize awarded. All winners of a prize valued at $600 or extra shall be required to finish the suitable tax varieties on the 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG studios previous to claiming prize. All winners shall be sent a 1099 MISC federal tax type if in one calendar yr the prize worth of all prizes gained exceeds $600.
  7. Within the occasion the winner is subject to or the subject of any order or authorized course of issued by any governmental company having jurisdiction over the affairs of the winner (i.e. garnishment, baby help order, judgment, lien, and the like), 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG’s supply of the prize to the official representative of the governmental entity claiming a right to the prize shall be thus deemed as (102.9 THE HOG/WHQG) awarding the prize to the winner. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG shall be entitled to rely in good faith, upon any documents introduced by the consultant in search of to gather the prize in lieu of the winner. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG shall not be chargeable for any declare by any winner for damages incidental thereto.
  8. All 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG contests are open to all eligible residents 18 or over (until otherwise specified) dwelling within 75 miles of station transmitter(s). Contestants should possess a legitimate type of identification bearing the picture of the contestant acceptable to 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG that will probably be introduced to 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG and accepted earlier than the prize is awarded. Staff of 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG, it’s promoting businesses, affiliates, contest sponsors, staff and speedy households of each, and staff of all media of mass communication within a 100 mile radius of the 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG principal studio usually are not eligible to win any contest. Quick family consists of the spouse, great-grandparents, grandparents, mother and father, brothers, sisters, youngsters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse. This additionally consists of people for whom the worker is current legal guardian.
  9. Winners can be expected to say prize at the 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG studios, 5407 West McKinley Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208, between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday by way of Friday (excluding holidays) inside 30 days of being notified that they are winners, until there’s an expiration date on prize, which might be particularly said.
  10. All federal, state, and local legal guidelines and laws apply. Contest is void where prohibited.
  11. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG reserves the best to disqualify any entrant if any contest guidelines are violated in any approach.
  12. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG assumes no legal responsibility for situations, repairs, or incidents arising from any facet of any prize awarded in any contest. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG, its advertising businesses, affiliates, contest sponsors, staff, and speedy families of each are absolved and shall be held harmless from any motion or legal responsibility arising from any contest or prize awarded in any contest.
  13. As a licensee of the FCC and a trustee of the general public airwaves, 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG reserves the proper to interrupt and/or discontinue any contest or promotion (and not award the provided prize) at the discretion of 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG management if world occasions, the national mood, or public security so warrant.
  14. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG reserves the fitting to amend the principles to any contest at any time. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG’s choice is all the time last. In the event any one of the common contest guidelines which govern all 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG contests contradict with any particular contest term, the precise contest term will control.
  15. For any contest requiring telephone entry you have to use only the following number until otherwise specified: 414-799-1029. For texting it’s 77000. The individual operating the telephone at 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG has the ultimate choice as to who’s the profitable caller.
  16. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG shall haven’t any duty for contestant’s incapability or failure to take part, failure to win or declare any prize based mostly on malfunction or difficulties with phone, cellphone, texting, e-mail, or web access, or another circumstances in any contest past 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG’s control.
  17. For any contest involving on-line voting: If an entrant receives irregular votes, together with but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, or different automated means, 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG reserves the proper to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion and/or use one other means to determine the winner(s), ex. – random choice or appointing a panel of judges.
  18. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG isn’t answerable for Internet crashes or slowdowns brought on by community congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, telephone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or act of man or God, misplaced, late, misdirected, postage-due, unintelligible, returned, undelivered entries or e-mail, or misplaced, interrupted or unavailable satellite, community, server, Web Service Provider (ISP), web site, or other connections availability, accessibility or visitors congestion, miscommunications, failed pc, community, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or strains, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, pc hardware or software program malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or different errors of any variety whether human, mechanical, digital, or community. Persons who tamper with or abuse any facet of this contest or web site, or act in violation of the official service, as solely determined by the station, shall be disqualified. Neither sponsor nor promotion events are chargeable for any incorrect or inaccurate info whether or not brought on by web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or gear related to or used on this contest, and assumes no duty for any errors, omissions, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website entry. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG is just not answerable for damage or injury to participant’s or some other individual’s pc or property associated to or ensuing from collaborating in this contest. Should any portion of contest be, in 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, within the sole opinion of the station, corrupt or impair administration, safety, fairness or proper play of this contest, or contest performs, 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG reserves the suitable at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest.
  19. 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG has not made neither is in any method accountable or chargeable for any guarantee, illustration, or guarantee, categorical or implied, actually or in regulation, relative to any prize, together with but not restricted to its quality, mechanical situation or health for a specific objective. Any and all warranties and/or ensures on prize (if any) are offered only by the manufacturer, and winners comply with look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or assure.
  20. The following are specifically related to E-contests and E-Mail Membership promotions on 1029thehog.com:
    1. All applicable info in required fields have to be entered appropriately and utterly or you may be disqualified.
    2. To win a prize you will need to reside inside the listening space of 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG as outlined on the unique discretion of 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG administration.
    3. Any problems with the web or e-mail are usually not 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG’s duty.
    4. Contestants who register to participate on our website could also be required to supply a printed copy of proof of registration earlier than being allowed to take part in the contest.
    5. Because of the nature of our packages which are heard on-line over the web, contests will not be heard at all on 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG. Contests heard on the radio station’s internet audio stream may be slightly delayed from the time the contests are heard on the printed station, and will probably be operating behind the printed sign. Thus, all contests heard on the web are delayed. This delay can final for as much as 30 seconds or more. Because of this when 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG contests are played that require a selected caller to telephone the radio station (corresponding to “Caller number 9 when you hear the sound effect”), listeners to the on-line audio stream may be at an obstacle in collaborating over these listeners who hear the contests on-air.
  21. A replica of these rules is out there during business hours at the 102.9 THE HOG/WHQG studios 5407 West McKinley Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208

Up to date September 21, 2018