About Great TV Auction

About the Great TV Auction

WCTE’s Great TV Auction is the largest community event and fundraiser of the entire year for the station. A local tradition airing for more than 30 years, the Auction has become a summertime event that viewers tune into year after year.

Showcasing businesses from around the Upper Cumberland and Middle Tennessee, viewers are able to call in and bid on quality items while contributing back to their local PBS station.

The auction runs live for two weeks, Thursday - Sunday of each week, from 7-11 p.m. each night.

The dates for this year’s auction are May 29 - June 1 & June 5 - 8.

Funds from the auction help us to bring you quality programming, like Bluegrass Underground and Live Green Tennessee, throughout the year and partner with the community for events such as the Blues & Brews Festival, Smithville Fiddlers‘ Jamboree, Stations of Imagination, and The Haunted Half Marathon.

Donation Levels

Item Value Auction Board On-Air Exposure
$15-24 Firehouse Board Item described on-air by auctioneer
$25-99 Regular Board Item shown and described on-air by auctioneer
$200-999 Nightly Heavenly Item shown and described on-air several times by auctioneer
$1000+ Heavenly Board Item receives 30-second, pre-produced spot that airs nightly (sold last night of auction)

Great TV Auction Information (click an image to view)


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