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Contact WCCO Radio
Send a text to WCCO Radio at 81807 anytime.
Call them at 651-989-9226

Sign Up For Text Message Alerts
• News: Text a message saying “NEWS” to number 81807.
• Sports: Text a message saying “SPORTS” to number 81807.
• Breaking News: Text a message saying “BREAKING” to number 81807.
• Weather forecasts every morning: Text a message saying “WEATHER” to number 81807.
• School Closings: Text a message saying “CLOSINGS” to number 81807.
Click here to customize your school closings text alerts.
• Minnesota Vikings Alerts: Text a message saying “VIKINGS” to number 81807.
• Minnesota Twins Alerts:Text a message saying “TWINS” to 81807.
• Minnesota Wild Alerts:Text a message saying “WILD” to 81807.
• Minnesota Timberwolves Alerts:Text a message saying “TIMBERWOLVES” to 81807.
• Traffic: Text a message saying “TRAFFIC” to number 81807.

Note: Standard messaging rates apply for all services.
Note: Do not include quotations in the text message.
Participating carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Alltel and Cellular One/Dobson, Virgin

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Text Messaging Terms And Conditions

Text HELP to 81807 for terms. Text STOP to 81807 to cancel all texts.
For WCCO alerts, your carrier’s message and data rates may apply.

CBS Broadcasting Inc., CBSTSG (CBS Television Stations Group), King World Productions, Inc. and/or other affiliated entities controlled by, or under common control with, such parties (“CBS”) provides the Alerts and Polling programs as a free text messaging services (the “Service”). Please read these terms and conditions prior to using the Service. By using the Service, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use the Service.

Please note that to process your requests for this Service, message recipients may incur a fee, depending on the arrangement the recipient has with his/her mobile phone providers. A message recipient’s cell phone must be capable of receiving text messages. All messages will include a tag line identifying the affiliated alert.

Privacy: CBS respects your privacy. We will only use information you provide to the Service to transmit your text message or as otherwise described in this document. Nonetheless, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request or avoid liability. When you complete forms online or otherwise provide us information in connection with the Service, you agree to provide current, complete, true and accurate information. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If we in our sole discretion believe that any such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, CBS may refuse you access to the Service and pursue any appropriate legal remedies. Please review our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for further information. By using the Service, you agree to be legally bound to the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

If you receive Spam or any Offensive Message sent through the Service, please go to wcco.com/contact and complete the form. Be sure to include in the message: the phone number to which the message was sent; the e-mail address of the sender (if available); and a description – or, if available, the text – of the message.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER CBS, ITS LICENSORS NOR ITS AFFILIATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR, OR CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING SENDERS OF MESSAGES, AND CBS, ITS LICENSORS AND AFFILIATES ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, INFRINGING OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OF ANY USER OF THIS SERVICE.

Disclaimer: The Service provides a venue for users to communicate with recipients. CBS does not control and makes no representation regarding the truth, accuracy, quality, completeness, safety, or legality of the communications of its users. YOU ACCESS AND USE THIS SITE AND ANY OF THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS SITE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR NON-MISAPPROPRIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, NON-OFFENSIVENESS, OR SYSTEM INTEGRATION. CBS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE OR OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. CBS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS APPROPRIATE, ACCURATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND ACCESSING IT FROM JURISDICTIONS WHERE THEIR CONTENTS ARE ILLEGAL IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of certain implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability: YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER CBS NOR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS OR AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF CBS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION TO DAMAGES INTENDED TO COMPENSATE YOU DIRECTLY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY; DAMAGES THAT DO NOT FLOW DIRECTLY FROM AN ACTION, BUT ONLY FROM SOME OF THE CONSEQUENCES OR RESULTS OF SUCH ACTION (INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES); AND ANY OTHER MISCELLANEOUS DAMAGES AND EXPENSES, SUCH AS INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES.

Text “HELP” to 81807 for terms. Text “STOP” to 81807 to cancel all texts.

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Text Messaging Frequently Asked Questions

How do I vote?
To vote, simply watch WCCO and vote by sending a text message. Wireless subscribers with 2-way text messaging capabilities may text the promoted keyword to 81807 for promoted poll question. The wireless carriers participating are T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Alltel and Cellular One (Dobson). If you vote using Text Messaging, you will be charged standard text messaging rates. Vote times may vary based on the particular poll taking place. Remember, you may vote as many times as you like.

Rules and procedures are subject to change at producer’s discretion without notice.

Who can vote?
To vote by Text Messaging you must be a subscriber of a participating wireless carrier to text your vote. The wireless carriers participating are T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Alltel and Cellular One (Dobson).

When can I vote?
There will be varying times that WCCO polls will be open. Please tune into WCCO for instructions on current polls being run and for vote times. If you vote via Text Messaging outside of the vote window, your vote will not count and you will receive no response.

How many times can I vote?
You can vote as many time as you like.

How much does it cost to vote?
Text Messaging, standard text messaging rates apply. This may vary depending on your carrier’s Text Messaging Package.

Voting by Text Message on your wireless phone – What is Text Messaging/ SMS?
Text Messaging – sometimes known as SMS (short messaging service) – is a way of communicating short messages via your wireless phone. Most (but not all) handsets have this feature. For WCCO polls, use your wireless phone keypad to test the keyword and then send it to 81807. Standard text messaging rates apply. Remember, you can vote as many times as you like. The wireless carriers participating are T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Alltel and Cellular One (Dobson).

How do I vote using Text Messaging?
Each WCCO poll question will be assigned a keyword. To vote by text, input the promoted keyword into a new text message on your cell phone and send this message to the 81807 short number. If done correctly, you will receive a message confirming your vote. Remember, you may vote has many time as you like. Votes sent outside of the voting window will be invalid, and you will not receive a confirmation message.

The wireless carriers participating are T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Alltel and Cellular One (Dobson).

How do I know my vote has been counted?
Your message will have been counted if you are a Wireless subscriber from a participating carrier and text your vote during your valid voting window and receive your confirmation message. You will receive a confirmation for each valid vote that you cast.

How do I sign up for WCCO text alerts?
To sign up for WCCO alerts, just text “WCCONEWS” to 81807. You will get a confirmation message telling you that you have been signed up. The messages are standard rate.

How do I opt-out?
You can opt-out by sending a text message with the keyword STOP to 81807. This will opt you out of all WCCO texts. To opt-out of individual campaigns — text NOWCCONEWS to opt-out of News Alerts, text NOWCCOSPTS to opt-out of Sports Alerts, text NOTWINS to opt-out of Twins Alerts, text NOWILD to opt-out of Wild Alerts and text NOTIMS to opt-out of Timberwolves Alerts.