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Mobile short code text messaging is now live on iHeartRadio’s BIG DOG 92.7 FM Regina, Saskatchewan. Listeners can text chat live with shows and interact with promotional mobile contests. The station is employing MAGNET’s MSTUDIO mobile engagement platform. The engagement platform enables stations across Canada to generate revenue from mobile app advertising, making use of the World’s first impression targeting AD serving system for text messaging. Canadian mobile network customers can text the radio station on the special Short Code number 927927.

The radio service is free to use, however, your network providers’ standard network rates may apply – same rate you text a mate  Text messaging is now the most used app on mobile devices with Canada now home to over 31 million mobile phone subscribers. MAGNET’s Short Code text messaging gateway, which uses a 5 or 6 digit telephone number, gives brands unhindered access and CASL compliant messaging across all mobile networks in Canada.


CTV Regina and CTV Saskatoon have collectively selected MAGNET’s MSTUDIO mobile engagement platform for interactive mobile text messaging. Viewers are now able to chat with shows and engage in promotional contests live and direct from their mobile devices. Viewers simply post their mobile texts to the Short Code number 306288. The service is supported on all mobile devices connected to any Canadian mobile network carriers. Standard text rates may apply.

British Columbia radio station KOOL 107.3 has launched their new mobile text messaging channel. The Victoria station is using text to engage with listeners through interactive studio chat and text to win games. Listeners can text the station from their mobile device by posting their texts to the special short code number 107300.  The mobile engagement program is connected directly to all Canadian mobile network carriers. A standard rate may apply to text – same rate you text a mate.

Edmonton’s 104.9 VIRGIN Radio wants to send you plus a guest on an all-inclusive vacation to the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Jamaica! Starting June 26… Listen to 104.9 Virgin Radio at the beginning of every hour weekdays from 6AM – 10PM for the new CODEWORD to be released on-air. Text the CODEWORD followed by your full name to 104104 to instantly qualify! Standard texting rates may apply.

Grand prize trip includes:
– Roundtrip airfare for 2 from Edmonton to Jamaica onboard Sunwing Airlines
– 7 nights standard accommodations at Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa
– All Inclusive meal plan while at Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa
– Land transfers between the airport and hotel in destination
– All hotel taxes and processing fees

On Monday, July 10 Ian and Chelsea will call one lucky winner to send them on a Virgin Vacay to the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Jamaica onboard Sunwing Airlines !

Winnipeg’s sports radio station, TSN 1290, has launched a new mobile text messaging service on to the air waves. Sports fans can instantly text the TSN studio and enter contests by posting their messages to the new Short Code 129090. TSN is the flagship station of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League and covers the legendary Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL team. The TSN text messaging service is available on any Canadian mobile device. The service is free but your network standard message rates may apply.

Want to rock an edgy VK look like Evia and Carlos… or an Auradon Prep style fit for royalty? Best Western Hotels & Resorts® and Disney Channel are giving YOU the opportunity of a lifetime with the Descendants 2 and YOU Contest.

You can enter daily for your chance to with the ultimate Descendants 2 character transformation!
Step 1: Fly to Los Angeles California with three guests.
Step 2: Meet up with Sofia Carson and Cameron Boyce.
Step 3: Get transformed into the look of your favourite Descendants 2 character.
Step 4: See your experience on Disney Channel with Sofia, Cameron and YOU!

To play and enter simply text the codeword YOU to the special phone number 288288. Standard text rates may apply. [make sure you have the phone owners permission to enter]. Contest ends September 3 2017 at 11:59 PM ET. For more rules & information visit DisneyChannel

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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).