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For the first time in 38 years, WCTE’s Great TV Auction will be both an online auction and on-air showcase. This extended version of the Great TV Auction has been designed to ensure that no matter the impact of COVID-19, WCTE’s longest running and single largest fundraiser will go on.

Online Bidding

Buyers will enjoy the flexibility to shop anytime & anywhere, time to explore the items, and to enter min and max bids that can better their chances of winning. Additionally, online features include Buy Now items and a watch feature. The Showcase night will feature all items selling that night and give buyers a last chance bid, while also, giving a spotlight to the many businesses that donate and support the WCTE fundraiser.

On-Air Bidding

Online items will be identified with an on-air sale date for buyers that want to tune-in (although tuning in is not required to win the item.) The Showcase will feature items in increments of 30-minutes. On-line Items will close as they are Showcased. The nightly Showcases will air every night starting June 3 at 7 PM and ending June 7th at 10 PM.

2020 Auction Dates

ONLINE AUCTION - Begins May 26th @ 10:00 am CST

TV SHOWCASE - Begins June 3rd @ 7:00 pm CST
June 3rd - June 7th
Each night from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

Information Numbers: (931) 528-2222

Schedule to Pick-Up

All winning bidders will receive an email to confirm their pick up schedule. All pick-ups will be drive-up only and by appointment. Some items will be shipped for an additional S/H fee.
Location: 6 South Madison Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
Dates: June 11th - June 13th, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm CST (By Appointment Only)

Why Donate to the Great TV Auction?

  • Advertise your business to over 1.3 MILLION VIEWERS
  • Build brand awareness with buyers
  • Get buyers into your store or using your service
  • Your business receives great multi-media exposure
  • Your donation supports WCTE PBS

What is the WCTE Great TV Auction?

  • Online Auction Fundraiser for WCTE PBS
  • A multi-night TV/Streamed Showcase
  • An opportunity for businesses to showcase their goods and services
  • The single largest fundraiser for WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS

Double your impact!

WCTE could use your help with donated items and our small businesses could use your support with a gift card purchase. Take a minute to purchase a gift card from your favorite local boutique or restaurant and then donate it back to WCTE to be auctioned on the Great TV Auction. Maybe you prefer to shop Amazon, and if you do check out the wish list and don’t forget to designate WCTE as your charity of choice. When you do WCTE get’s an additional .5% from the proceeds.

What are your memories?

WCTE is interested in seeing how you have celebrated the Auction! Send in your photos from past Auction Watch Parties or email us with your favorite Auction story. These are the memories and traditions we want to keep alive. We know for 37+ years WCTE’s Great TV Auction has been a tradition in your family, and that shouldn’t change. That’s one reason we are continuing to host the on-air Showcase nights. It’s your time to get online and tune-in for the much-anticipated Great TV Auction 2020!

Need Information or Questions?

WCTE recognizes that changes can sometimes be hard but we’re certain that you will love this year’s new online bidding! If you have questions about online bidding, need help setting up your account, or even assistance with placing a bid, give us a call. We’re happy to help! A limited number of proxy bidders and personal shoppers will be available but you’ll need to pre-register with the Auction staff prior to the Auction dates. Please email auction@wcte.org or call 931-528-2222.

Great TV Auction Supporter - Bank of Putnam County

Great TV Auction Sponsor 2020 - Swallows Insurance

Great TV Auction Supporter - Tennessee Tech

Great TV Action Sponsor 2020 - My Father's Mustache

Great TV Auction Sponsor 2020 - F&M Bank

WCTE Great TV Auction Sponsor 2020 - Payless Pharmacy

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Auction 2020 Sponsors