KEDM Drawing: Culinary Getaway

May 19, 2017

Congratulations to Debra Blackman of Monroe! She is the lucky winner of the Culinary Getaway made possible by Cross Keys Bank, Friends of KEDM, and Daily Press. 

Be the One with your  tax deductible gift to KEDM and you'll be entered to win a Culinary Getaway! 

Drawing will be held on Saturday, June 10th.  

The trip includes a one night stay on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Alluvian Hotel, a cosmopolitan boutique hotel in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Then, the From Farm to Table class on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., provides demonstration on cooking in-season fruits and vegetables from the renowned Viking Cooking School.  If you love to cook, entertain, or just appreciate the pleasure of great food, the Viking Cooking School is the place to indulge your passions. 

The getaway also includes a $100 Chevron gas card to get you there and back! 

Simply make your donation online at, or call 318-342-5575 or 1-800-256-4085 during the "Be The One" campaign! No contribution is necessary to enter, full details are below. 

The KEDM Culinary Getaway is made possible by Cross Keys Bank, Friends of KEDM and Daily Press.

Official Drawing Rules and Policy


Admission to one (1) From Farm to Table cooking class on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. CDT, one (1) single night stay at The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, Mississippi on Friday, September 22, 2017, and one (1) $100 Chevron gas card, will be given away on June 10, 2017.

This prize is not redeemable for cash and is 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.

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 1-800-256-4085 or 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 to KEDM Public Radio, 700 University Aveue, Monroe, LA 71209. Multiple entries, if discovered, will be disqualified.

How to Win: No contribution to KEDM is necessary. The promotion begins at 12 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 19, 2017 and ends at 12 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 10, 2017. 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 strode [at]

Eligibility: 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 will be randomly drawn by a station employee on June 10, 2017 from among all the eligible entries received. The winner(s) 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 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 cancelation. 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 the prize. 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 August 1, 2017 to KEDM Drive Drawing Winners' Names, 700 University Ave, Monroe, LA 71209. Winners list will not be available until after June 30, 2017.