As a regular part of WOON's local programming, contests are played and the audience is encouraged to participate.

These contests are generally in two categories: "Regular" contests, which are played as part of no special promotion, and "Promotional" contests which are not played year-round but are short-duration promotions.


General Rules for "Regular" contests:

These contests include but are not limited to Trivia, Random numbered phone call, and Simple Audience Response contests.

1.--Winning is limited to once per household per month. This rule does not apply to "Promotional" contests, in as much as if you've won a "Regular" Contest this month, you may also play and win a "Promotional" Contest.

2.--Prizes must be picked up by the winner within a week of winning at the radio station offices, 985 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI during regular business hours, 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. If the winner themselves cannot pick up their prize, they may call the office and designate a friend or family member to do so, but that person must also show personal identification. Any prize which will fit in a standard letter envelope can also be postal mailed to a winner by special arrangement, the winner sending us a pre-addressed, stamped, envelope.

Special arrangements can be made by contacting the radio station office during regular business hours, 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday at 985 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895.

In case of errors or omissions made in good faith, the decision of station management will be final.

"Promotional" Contest Rules:


Current Promotion:


*stay tuned*



Past Promotions:

Pot O' Gold

During the month of March, 2023, O-N Radio will ask our listeners to call in to qualify to win our "Pot O' Gold" which will consist of gift certificates from local businesses!

How to Play: Listen to O-N Radio all day for your cue to call in. When you hear it, call 766-1240 right away. Be the lucky number caller and correctly answer O'wen Radio's trivia question.  Correct responses qualify the listener for the prize drawing to win the "Pot O' Gold" Grand Prize! Winner will be chosen from all qualifiers live on the air on the morning of Friday, March 31st, 2023 between 8-9am during the daily Coffee An’ program.

Listeners can qualify for the drawing only once.  Must be 18 years or older to win. Station rules for monthly contests apply. In case of errors or omissions, decision of station management is final.

Winner may pick up Grand Prize at the radio station offices during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.


Reindeer Games

The promotion is based on Santa’s nine reindeer racing, like horses, at various tracks and in differing conditions.  Our track announcer, Ernie Elf, sets up the distance and conditions for each race.  An 'Insider’s Tip Sheet' will is available on our home page that gives information that is helpful to contestants in picking the winner of the race.

Starting November 28th, 2022 we will have at least 3 races a day (Monday-Friday) and 1 race on Saturday mornings for a total of 64 races.  During each race, we will have two call-in contestants who will pick one of the nine reindeer.  If their reindeer wins the race, their name is entered 5 times for our prizes.  If their reindeer comes in second, their name is entered 3 times, and if their reindeer comes in third, their name is entered 1 time.

At the conclusion of the Promotion on December 27th, 2022 we will draw 3 winners.  The Grand Prize drawing will be for a $500 Gift Card to Family Discount Furniture. 1st Prize is a $300 Gift Card to Kay’s Restaurant. 2nd Prize is 6 free admission tickets to Mystic Aquarium. 


O-N Radio’s “Gimme an Inch” Contest

The object is to be the one listener who has chosen the date on which the first inch of snow will fall in Woonsocket for the upcoming winter season.  Choices will be the dates between November 15th 2022 and January 15th 2023, inclusive.

Dates are selected by listeners in advance by telephone call or other convenient methods.  One date to a listener.  Family members may also play on different dates.  Only living humans 18 years old or older may take a date (no pets, kids, or deceased relatives allowed).

The date chosen belongs to that listener, and only that listener, and cannot be changed after it is chosen.

A date begins at the stroke of midnight on that day and ends at 11:59:59pm that evening.

Each time there is snow, we will measure the snowfall with a standard ruler and take a time-and-date-stamped photo of the measurement once the snow stops.  Fractions of an inch will not be additive.  We will sweep the snow zone each time the snowfall fails to accumulate to one standing inch as measured by our ruler.

The official “O-N Snow Zone” is a posted 24 inch by 24 inch square area of the radio station parking lot at the corner of Park Avenue and Kennedy Street in Woonsocket.

The winner will receive all the prizes in our “Gimme an Inch” contest “Prize Bag”, which will not be enumerated here but will consist of gift cards or certificates donated by sponsors or purchased by the radio station to be included as prizes.  The one winner gets all prizes, no substitutions are allowed.

This game is intended for the entertainment of our listening audience and is expected to be fun.  Please do not ‘game’ the contest.  When the prize is won, the contest is over.  All dates chosen after the winning date will be immediately invalid and not in play.  In other words, only one winner is allowed. 

All decisions of management are final.


Radio Squares

"Radio Squares" plays like the familiar game of Bingo.

Game #1 begins Thursday, March 7th 2022 and goes until we have 10 qualifying responses. There will be a new game card each week. You’ll find your card only in The Valley Breeze Newspapers and on the internet at

How to Play: Listen to WOON 1240 AM and 99.5 FM Radio or at all day as we call out the names of sponsors whose names are printed in the squares.  Mark the names as we call them.  When you have marked 5 Sponsor Squares in a straight line in any direction, phone the station at (401)762-1240 immediately.

The first 10 listeners who respond and qualify in each of the weekly games will win the right to compete in the “5-In-A-Row Survival Championship”, broadcast live on Saturday April 2nd. During the Championship broadcast, all qualifying players will play against each other via telephone, single elimination, until only one player remains.  That player wins our Grand Prize of $300.00!!

You must be 18 years or older to play. You may qualify only once to play in the Championship broadcast.  When you qualify, you must give us a telephone number where we can reach you for the live broadcast at 10am on April 2nd. If we can’t reach you at that number, you cannot play.  In case of emergency, you may designate another person to play for you, but we will give them the prize if they win.


Cupid's Arrow Contest

January 30th through February 14th 2023, O-N Radio will ask our listeners to call in to guess how many arrows it will take Cupid to hit the heart of their “Lover.”  If they guess correctly they will be entered to win one of our Grand Prizes: A $100 Gift Card to Cardi's Furniture and Mattresses, a $50 Gift Certificate to Park Square Florist, or a $25 Gift Card to River Falls Restaurant. Callers who guess incorrectly will still win some chocolate to share with a special friend.

How to Play: Listen to O-N Radio all day for your cue to call in.  When you hear it, call (401)766-1240 right away.  The first caller to phone in will be asked to correctly guess how many arrows it will take for Cupid to hit the heart of their “Lover.”  If they guess correctly, they will qualify for the drawing to win the Grand Prize.  The winner will be chosen live the morning of Tuesday, February 14, 2023 on the Coffee An’ Program between 8-9am.

Prizes may be picked up at the station during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

You must be 18 years or older to play.


Dead Presidents Contest

February 15th through February 28th 2023, O-N Radio will ask our listeners to visit our website to be entered to win one of each of our “Dead Presidents.”  *Entries received before the Feb 15th Contest start date will not be considered.

How to Play: Visit and fill out the online entry form including your name, email address, and telephone number. You may enter once per day per person. Duplicate entries for the same person more than once a day are ineligible and will be discarded. The winner will be chosen live the morning of Wednesday, March 1st 2023 on the Coffee An’ Program between 8-9am.

WOON Radio will contact the winner so they can pick up their prize.

You must be 18 or older to play.


Business of the Day Contest

O-N Radio asks listeners to listen each weekday between Wednesday February 1st and Tuesday February 28th, 2023 as we announce a different "Business of the Day" each day.  Contestants that correctly identify all 20 Businesses of the Day will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing that will take place on Monday, March 6th, 2023 for one of three Gift Certificates.

How to Play: Listen to O-N Radio on 99.5 FM, 1240 AM, online at or streaming on your favorite device. O-N Radio will announce a different "Business of the Day" each day. Contestants will keep track and then send or walk in a completed list of all 20 businesses to O-N Radio before Friday March 3rd, 2023 at 8am. All lists will be checked for accuracy to make sure each business coincides with the correct day. All correct, eligible entries will complied.
On March 6th during Coffee An’ from 8-9am, 3 winners will be drawn. The 1st winner drawn will a $100 gift card from the Business of the Day sponsor of their choice. The 2nd winner drawn will win a $75 gift card from the Business of the Day sponsor of their choice, however, winner #2 cannot pick the same business as winner #1. The 3rd winner drawn will win a $50.00 gift card from a Business of the Day Sponsor of their choice but they cannot pick the same businesses as #1 or #2.
O-N Radio will purchase the gift cards and contact the winners so they can pick up their prize.




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