Great TV Auction 2018!

June 7th - June 10th

 7 - 11 PM (last night)!!!!


Bigger and Better.......


IT’S AUCTION TIME!  Our viewers’ favorite time of the year, the Great TV Auction 2018 will be bigger and better than ever!  WCTE will give you a chance to win the BIG trip of your dreams, bid on unique art, stock up on your gift certificates or get a summer camp steal for the kids, but it’s there is only 1 night left.  


Anytime and Anywhere with live streaming and real time bidding...


Can’t be in front of your TV tonight?  No problem!  You can watch from anywhere!  The Live Stream at with real time bidding is back for your tablet or smart phone, you won’t miss a thing!


Amazing Trips, sell Sunday, June 10th.....


In addition to hundreds of great items, the Great TV Auction is offering FOUR amazing trips, and more, (see below trip details) you shouldn’t miss…. Whether an all-inclusive seven-day getaway for your family or maybe you want an adults only trip, you’ll have a chance to get your vacation this year in Barbados, Saint Lucia, or Antigua, all while supporting your local PBS station WCTE…. for more details on these amazing trips, check out


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The WCTE Great TV Auction - eight nights from Thursday May 31st through June 3rd and again June 7th through June 10th, each night at 7 PM can be seen on Channel 8 Charter, Channel 22 DIRECTV or check local listings. for live streaming from anywhere. Your BID counts, Watch Starting Thursday June 7th at 7 PM, the WCTE Great TV Auction.  




2018 Featured Trips!


Sell on Sunday, June 10th

at 8:30 & 9:30 pm


View Sunday's Grand Heavenly Board Items Up for Bidding Here  Icon Sunday, June 10th items (119.3 KB)

Item #1010- 5 nights for 2 in Iceland - Valued at $6895

Item #1011 Sip & Soar through Napa Valley - Valued at $4395

Item #1013 Ireland Adventure - Valued at $4500

Item #1004 7 to 9 night in Antigua at the Verandah Resort - Valued at $2700

Item #1005 7 to 10 nights in St. Lucia at the St. James Club - Valued at $2745

Item #1003 7 nights in Panama at the Los Establos Inn - Valued at $2400

Item #1006 7 to 10 nights in Barbados at The Club Resort - Valued at $2400

Item #1012 7 days Panama City, Florida house - Valued at $3000



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Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please Contact: Celeste Flatt-Bennett at 931.528.2222. ext.301


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What is the WCTE Great TV Auction?

  • A multi-night, live TV Auction and Online Auction throughout Middle Tennessee
  • An opportunity for businesses to showcase their goods and services
  • The single largest fundraiser for WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, running over 30 years
  • The only televised PBS auction in Tennessee

Why showcase your business at the Auction?

  • Local viewers see and bid on your items
  • Your business receives great multi-media explosure
  • The Auction may qualify your business for a federal tax benefit

Partner with WCTE

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS remains committed to enhancing and improving the quality of life for residents throughout our viewing area. Join us in the Great TV Auction, where funds raised from the sale of items help us continue to provide quality programming and be a strong voice for the Upper Cumberland!

Here is the form for your business if you'd like to participate in this year's Great TV Auction.

Great TV Auction Bidding

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How to Bid

To bid on products seen on the Great TV Auction, call the number listed on the bottom of your screen during the live broadcast. One of our phone bank operators will be standing by to take your call. 

Express Bidding

The fastest and easiest way to bid is to register for an express bid number. Simply call the number listed at the bottom of the screen during the Great TV Auction to receive your Express Bidder Number.

Bidding Tips

Bid High! The high bid on the board may not necessarily be the last bid - we have approximately 20 operators taking bids at any given time, so you've got some competition out there. Bid high and leave the timid bidders behind.

Overbid!  If you bid higher than the posted retail value of an item, not only do you increase your chances of winning, but if you do win, you'll receive extra overbid incentives! In addition, Budweiser will match your overbid with donations of up to $1,500 to WCTE! Everybody wins when you overbid!