June 1st - 4th &  June 8th - 11th


Watch 7 PM to 10 PM each night on WCTE channel 22 or check your local listings!




If you’re not familiar with the Great TV Auction, you will not want to miss this Upper Cumberland tradition. For more than 35 years, WCTE has been hosting a live eight night event where callers get to bid on great trips, gift certificates and more all donated by local businesses, and all they have to do is have the highest bid to win. All proceeds from the auction goes to support WCTE!

Thank you for supporting the Great TV Auction!

WCTE is always looking for community volunteers that would like to be a part of this fun event.

The WCTE Great TV Auction will also be hosted on line at

Tays Auction

June 8th @ 10 AM - June 22 @ 10 PM

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Great TV Auction Dates and Time:

Thursday, June 1 - Sunday, June 4
Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Please call 931-528-2034 the first night of auction to receive your Express Bid #

How to bid and get info about the Great TV Auction

Place Bids  931-528-2222 or Toll Free 844-355-5566
Get an Express Bid number 931-528-2034 
Information 931-525-1820 

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

Items not picked up THE DAY AFTER THEY ARE SOLD during the Auction, will go to the second highest bidder. Items can only be held for pick-up longer than one day if the buyer pre-pays with a credit card for those items.

Pick Up & Pay phone line 931-528-5019

The First Weekend times
Friday, June 2, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, June 5, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Second Weekend times
Friday, June 9, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, June 12, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Contact the Auction Coordinator at 931-528-2222 x.236 or


Auction Questions?

Contact the Auction Coordinator at 931-528-2222 x.236 or

Sponsorship Questions?

For more information about becoming a sponsor for The Great TV Auction, Please Contact: Celeste Flatt-Bennett at 931.528.2222. ext.301

Want to become a Volunteer?

Click here to sign up!

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!

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!