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Get ready for the next Virgin Vacay… 104.9 Virgin Radio is sending 1 lucky listener and their guest to see Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars in Paris, France! Starting Monday, April 3… Listen to 104.9 VIRGIN Radio at the beginning of every hour from 6AM – 10PM for the new KEYWORD to be released on-air. Text the word and your full name to 104104 to instantly qualify!

Grand prize trip includes:
– Roundtrip airfare Edmonton – Paris
– 4 nights hotel in the Bastille district
– 2 tickets for Bruno Mars June 5 concert at AccorHotels Arena
– 2 tickets for Ariana Grande June 7 concert at AccorHotels Arena
– Hotel and concert transfers

Virgin Vacay is brought to you by Bonnie Doon Centre and Edmonton’s #1 Hit Music Station 104-9 VIRGIN Radio! Standard text rates may apply.

vr-halifax-text-to-travelMaritime Travel, Transat and VIRGIN Radio Halifax are giving away an all-inclusive trip to the Valentin Perla Blanca Resort in Cayo Santa Maria, CUBA! Every weekday hour between 8am AT and 7pm AT listen out for the VIRGIN BEACH KEYWORD and text it to 101101 from your cellphone. Every hour the station will select a contest finalist.  Network standard texting rates may apply.


It’s the BIGGEST concert ever staged at the Air Canada Centre! Keep it locked next week to 99.9 FM VIRGIN Radio Toronto for your cue-to-text. Every time you hear The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’, the studio will be giving away 2 tickets to see him live at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball! To enter simply text JINGLEBALL followed by your full name to 99999 as soon as you hear Starboy. The iHeartRadio JINGLEBALL on November 25th stars The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers plus special appearances by Hedley, Alessia Cara, Niall Horan, Belly, Serena Ryder and Kent Jones! Standard network text message rates may apply. Contest lines open on all mobile networks from 12:01am ET on Monday, November 21, 2016 and contest lines closes on Friday, November 25, 2016 at at 3:00pm ET.


99.9 Sun FM Kelowna is giving away all-inclusive vacations to the luxurious Riu Palace Las Americas courtesy of Signature Vacations and Riu Hotels & Resorts and valet parking at Kelowna International Airport valued at $4,500!  If you’re 19 years of age or older, simply listen all day for your chance to text in.  To play on your mobile device – simply text message the codeword LUCKY9 followed by your name and address to 78636 within 9 minutes of the cue-to-text. The sweepstake contest is available on all Canadian mobile networks. Your network standard rates may apply if you do not have an unlimited SMS plan.


Best Western Hotels & Resorts® and Disney Channel have launched the K.C Undercover Mission Vacation Contest. The Grand Prize Winner – plus 3 guests – will jet off to L.A to take part in an unforgettable spy scavenger hunt to locate the star of K.C Undercover – Zendaya. Runner up prize draw winners will win Best Western Hotels & Resorts® gift certificates. Players also have a chance to win a weekly prize of a cool mini tablet device!

To instantly enter the K.C Undercover Mission Vacation Contest; send a text message starting with the codeword MISSION to the text number 288288. The text entry mission is limited to 1 entry per person per day. The competition ends 23:59:59 ET on September 5th 2016. There is no premium charge to play but your agreed standard network rates may apply. Please make sure you have the phone owners consent to play. Text contest is available on all Canadian mobile telecom devices.


97.5 VIRGIN Radio London and NISSAN auto dealership DALE DOWNIE are giving away a 1.6L Nissan Micra®. VIRGIN radio listeners can request to enter the contest by text message. From May 5th and May 31st, listeners can text the codeword MICRA followed by their FULL NAME to the short code 975975. Players will then receive an instant text back to confirm their entry.

3 daily contest finalists will be selected at random each weekday at 8:10am, 11:10am and 4:10pm on 97.5 VIRGIN Radio. On Monday June 6th all qualifying finalists will meet up to take part in a grand final showdown to be held at Dale Downie Nissan. The #TXT2WIN contest is available on all mobile networks. There is no premium fee to enter but your typical standard texting carrier rates may apply. Max 1 entry per player.

Watch and Win Your Way to Maui!

Posted: February 24, 2016 in All News, Broadcasting


Aloha! CTV News Edmonton wants you to watch and win your way to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui! Watch CTV News at Six and CTV Morning Live weekdays and look out for the screened text to win keyword. Text message that KEYWORD to 103030 from your mobile device. On texting in – you will instantly receive a text reply confirming your entry into the sweepstake contest. The competition prize is a trip for two to the exotic island of Maui – courtesy of Westjet and Westin Hotels & Resorts.

The CTV News sweepstake is available on all Canadian mobile networked devices. There is no charge to enter the contest but remember that your carrier or ISP standard text rates may apply. Typical plan rate you text a mate. Contest ends March 4th 2016 at 2100 MT. #TXT2WIN



Are you ready for take off? The Fox Jet flies again to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort! Enjoy the heat of the Caribbean!! Sun, surf, palm trees and cocktails! Fredricton radio station – 105.3 The Fox – wants to jet you off to the beautiful island of Jamaica! You could #TXT2WIN an all-inclusive trip for two. Relax on the powdery white sand beach or float away in 6 impressive pools! Listen for the cue to text the code word JAMAICA to 10530 with Sandals Resorts, Air Canada Vacations and Fredericton’s Best Rock, 105.3 The FOX! You can enter on any Canadian mobile device – Standard text rates may apply [FREE if you have an unlimited text plan – same rate as texting a mate]. 


Winnipeg’s 99.9 BOB FM now enables their listeners to have ‘their say‘ – in real time – via a text direct short code.  No busy signal! Get straight thru to your favourite show by sending your text message to the number 204999. Chat with presenters, vote or enter instant win games in a flash. The new mobile service is available on any handset connected to a Canadian mobile network provider. The radio service is free to use but your network standard text rates may apply. Short Codes are now the only approved carrier channel to run mobile text messaging services. For more information about short code text messaging, contact: Ruaridh Anderson –

103.5 QMFM Gets Texting.

Posted: October 31, 2015 in All News, Broadcasting


Vancouver’s 103.5 QMFM listeners can now chat with their favourite show presenters via Short Code text messaging. Audiences text the number 103535 and their mobile chat message is delivered, in seconds, to the presenter. The mobile text service is now available on all Canadian mobile network handsets.

With a carrier approved Short Code every text gets delivered, enabling 1000’s of texts to be processed in just a few seconds. This makes Short Code texting ideal for running mass audience contest games; group chat and interactive voting campaigns. There is also no premium fee and only regular standard text rates may apply – which is the same as texting a friend.


94.5 FM Virgin Radio Vancouver has launched a new SMS Short Code service. Listeners can text chat live with presenters, vote and enter text to win games by sending messages to the number 945945. The SMS Short Code enables the station to run mass messaging services on all networks. Station services are free but standard network rates may apply.

TXT2WIN with 98.5 Virgin Radio.

Posted: September 26, 2015 in All News, Broadcasting

45667Calgary’s 98.5 Virgn Radio is offering their listeners a chance to text in and win a Virgin Vacation. Vacation get away prizes have included trips to Bali, New York and Spain. To enter and have a chance to win, simply listen to 98.5 Virgin Radio weekdays for the hourly Virgin Vacation code word. Text message the code word to the number 985985 for an instant ballot entry. Only standard text rates may apply to text in. The contest text line is supported on all Canadian mobile networks.


Winnipeg’s FAB 94.3, a Jim Pattison Broadcast Group station, has launched a new text to win contest called FAB At Work Hero. The contest is very simple. Every week day at lunchtime, tune in to Winnipeg’s FAB 94.3 and listen for the cue-to-text 943 943.  Using your mobile, text nominate for that special someone at work who you think deserves to win a large Jumbo Supreme pizza lunch from Jumbo Pizza! It could be a work collegue or even be your boss!

You can contact the FAB 94.3 studio at anytime by texting 943 943. The service is supported by all Canadian mobile networks. There is no premium charge to text in but your standard network text rates may apply depending on your mobile plan (same rate you text a mate).


Hamilton’s new radio station, TSN 1150, has launched on to the air waves. TSN 1150 is the exclusive radio home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and McMaster Marauders. Sports fans can instantly text the TSN studio and enter contests by posting their messages to the new Short Code 115050. The TSN text service is available on any Canadian mobile device. The service is free but your network standard message rates may apply.


Halifax radio station C100 has launched a new text messaging service. Listeners can chat with DJ’s, vote, enter contests, download apps and grab voucher deals right from their mobile device. To text the station all you have to do is type your message and post it to the Short Code number 100247. Every text is delivered live and there is no busy signal. The new text service has been approved by all Canadian mobile networks. The mobile service is free but your network standard rates may apply · typical rate you text a mate.



Kelowna’s 99.9 SUN FM and Orchard Park shopping mall have launched a new mobile game called Crack the Combo.

Each day 99.9 SUN FM promotes the mobile game by asking players to text message in a daily keyword to the station’s SMS number: 78636. Players are instantly sent back a unique 6 digit code to their mobile device, which is hot linked to their cell number. Players are further instructed to visit the Orchard Park shopping mall where they must enter there combination code number into specially marked sports lockers. If the locker opens; the player scores the swag!

The mobile game works on any mobile device and is supported by all mobile network operators in Canada. The game is free to play but your regular standard texting rates may apply – the typical rate you text a mate.

Television viewers in Edmonton are being offered a fun summer text to win contest called SPiN2WiN. Each Wednesday, on CTV Morning Live, a spin of the wheel will select a random prize. For a chance to win the selected prize, simply text in the “watch to win word” to the CTV text number 103030. Each correctly texted entry will award you a ballot into the competition draw. The text to win game can be played on any Canadian mobile network device. There is no cost to enter the game but your carrier standard text messaging rates may still apply depending on your text plan.


Winnipeg’s QX104, part of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, has launched a novel mobile scratch to win promotion. The contest offers a top prize of a free oil change for life for your current road vehicle. To opt in and start playing: text OILCHANGE to 10401 from any Canadian mobile device. The contest is free to enter but your mobile network standard plan rates may apply. Contest ends 23:59 CT on June 30th 2015.


Ottawa radio station New Country 94 has launched a new mobile text line. Audiences can use their cellphone or smartphone to make text calls on the Short Code number 949494. Using 949494, listeners can chat with their favourite New Country 94 hosts, win great prizes and more…all without ever getting a busy signal. The new text line is supported on all Canadian mobile networks. Standard texting rates may apply depending on your network SMS plan.