Great TV Auction Dates and Time:
Thursday, May 28 - Sunday, May 31
Thursday, June 4 - Sunday, June 7
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
How to bid and get info about the Great TV Auction
Pick Up and Pay
Please make arrangements to pick up your winning item the NEXT DAY at The Cookeville Performing Arts Center
located at 10 E Broad St, Cookeville, TN 38501
The First Weekend times
Friday, May 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 31, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Second Weekend times
Friday, June 5, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact the Auction Coordinator at 931-528-2222 x.236 or Auction@wcte.org
WCTE Online Auction
Friday, June 5 at 10 AM through Friday, June 19 at 10 PM
In conjunction with the Great TV Auction, WCTE will hold our second annual Online Auction this year. This auction runs from Friday, June 5 at 10 AM through Friday, June 19 at 10 PM. New items will be added to this auction weekly. Please note that this online auction does not use the Great TV Auction express bid number system—online bidders will NOT be able to use their express bid numbers. If you want to bid in the online auction, you must register for a number through the Tays Realty & Auction website, the host site for WCTE’s Online Auction. Online bidding will open at 10 a.m. on June 5th. Visit the website here, and tune in to the Great TV Auction for more details! Happy Bidding!
Here's how to get involved!
Donate to the Great TV Auction!
WCTE’s Great TV Auction is an excellent way for businesses, organizations, corporations, and individuals to receive valuable on-air promotion to viewers across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and at the same time support quality public television.
- By donating to the auction you are showing your support to WCTE, your local public television station.
- Your business will be featured on live television and marketed to more than 1.4 million potential viewers via antenna and satellite.
- We accept certificates (for merchandise, dining, services, hotel and resort stays), new merchandise, collectibles, antiques and many more unique items. If you have an item that you think might be a good auction item, just give us a call.
- Donating may also qualify you for a tax deduction!
It’s easy to donate. Just download our 2015 Auction Donor form (225.8 KB), or call or come by the office! If you have an item that needs to be picked up, please call in advance and we will have a staff member of volunteer from your area come by.
Item described on-air by auctioneer
Item shown and described on-air by auctioneer
Item shown and described on-air several times by auctioneer
Item receives 30-second, pre-produced spot that airs nightly(sold last night of auction)
Be a Great TV Auction Sponsor!
Sponsoring an area of the auction is great way for your business to support WCTE, while receiving valuable exposure to multiple viewers LIVE, on air each night! There are many sponsorship opportunities within the Great TV Auction.
Nightly Sponsor (graphic only)
Regular Board (nightly)
Nightly Heavenly Board
Firehouse Board (per weekend)
Phone Bank Sponsor
Pick Up & Pay Sponsor
For more information about becoming a sponsor for The Great TV Auction, Please Contact: Celeste Flatt-Bennett at 931.528.2222. ext.301
Be a Great TV Auction Volunteer!
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Great TV Auction. The auction is a great way to dedicate your time in a fun, friendly environment that helps support your local PBS station. We have many different volunteer areas available leading up to and during the auction. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact our Auction coordinator at 931.528.2222 ext. 236 or Auction@wcte.org