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KEDM Drawing: Best Books of NELA

Shawn Harquail

[updated 4-15-19] 
Congratulations to winners Renada Davis of Monroe and Erin Cox of Rayville! They'll each take home a pack of some of northeast Louisiana's best books from KEDM!

Spring weather means a great opportunity to sit on the back deck or lay in the hammock and read a great new book! Make a gift to KEDM during the Spring Membership Drive, and you'll be entered to win a great collection of Louisiana-themed books from KEDM!

When you donate, you're empowering KEDM to bring you vital news of the day, and also entering a drawing for a fabulous collection of books that reflect our region to add to your home library.

The winner gets 7 Louisiana themed books, including:

The first set will be given away on air Friday, April 12 at 12 noon, and the second set will be given away Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at the conclusion of the KEDM Spring Membership Drive!
Hurry! Get into the drawing for these terrific books -- make your donation by April 13.

Official Drawing Rules and Policy


Two (2) sets of seven (7) Louisiana-related books. The prize must be picked up from  KEDM Studios, Sandel Hall 319, 4020 Northeast Drive, Monroe, LA 71209.

Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable. All taxes on the prize, including but not limited to federal, state and local income and sales taxes, and any expense not covered herein (including but not limited to expenses related to the use of the prize) are the responsibility of the winner. KEDM may substitute another prize of equal value in the event of non-availability of a prize.

How to Enter:

Entry is automatic with online, telephone or mailed contributions during the promotional period. All sustaining members of KEDM are automatically entered. The numbers to call are 318-342-5575 or entrants may give online at To enter without making a contribution, call in and submit your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address, or by mail by sending a 3" x 5" index card with the same to KEDM Public Radio, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209. Multiple entries, if discovered, will be disqualified.

How to Win:

No contribution to KEDM is necessary. The promotion is retroactive as of January 1, 2019 and covers all entries beginning at 12 a.m. CST on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The promotion ends at 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Only entries received during the promotional time are eligible.

Entries are limited to one per person, address, or household regardless of the method of entry. No responsibility is assumed by KEDM or the University of Louisiana at Monroe for lost, late, damaged or incomplete entries or for any human error or any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries become the property of KEDM and will not be returned. Proof of emailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. You can request a mailed copy of the contest rules by email at lamiller [at]


Employees of KEDM, members of their immediate family or persons living in the same household are not eligible to win. KEDM volunteers may enter if they are not included in the above-named categories. Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter. Participation is restricted to persons living in the United States. A person may only win one KEDM giveaway prize per 30 days.

Selection and Notification of Winner:

Winner(s) will be randomly drawn by a station employee on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13,  2019 from among all the eligible entries received at the time of each drawing. The winners will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail within 24 hours of drawing. Every reasonable attempt will be made to award the prize. If after every reasonable effort has been exerted (three (3) attempts over 30 days) to award the prize but the potential winner cannot be reached after thirty (30) days from first notification attempt, or the potential winner(s) has refused to accept the prize, or if entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner awarded. KEDM will not notify winners of the time remaining on a prize. It is the responsibility of the winner to claim the prize within the thirty (30) day time frame. All unclaimed prizes after thirty (30) days will automatically be forfeited.

General Conditions: Participants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decision of KEDM Station Management, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this promotion. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless KEDM, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, their officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this promotion or use of any prize won. KEDM makes no and disclaims all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, or merchantability of any prize. KEDM reserves the right to cancel this contest and not award any prize in the event that in its judgment unforeseen developments warrant cancellation. Participants also agree to grant KEDM the exclusive right to use participant's entry, name, character, image or other likeness without further compensation for advertising, fundraising or promotional purposes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Upon pick-up of prize, proper photo identification (valid driver’s license or passport) from the winner is required. Prizes must be picked up at the KEDM studios located at Sandel Hall 319 at the University of Louisiana Monroe, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). Under unique circumstances, a representative designated by the winner will be allowed to accept some prizes. Written authorization from the winner, including the representative’s name, ID and a photocopy of the winner’s valid driver’s license is required.

For the names of the prize winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before May 1, 2019 to KEDM Drive Drawing Winners' Names, 700 University Ave, Monroe, LA 71209. Winners list will not be available until after April 15, 2019.