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 The 2024 WCTE Great TV Auction Returns June 1-9!

Here are all the important dates you need to know: 

Last Chance to Donate Items - May 23

Online Auction - June 1-9 | TV Showcase - June 5-9 (7pm to 10pm)

Bidding Ends - June 9 at 11:59pm. 

Stay tuned for registration!! 

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Join us for the 2024 WCTE Great TV Auction!
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We are excited to bring back talented musicians
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We're also bringing back the Auction Games!
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Don't miss Bidding with Avery at Spankies!

WCTE PBS is gearing up for another incredible Great TV Auction in 2024! This annual tradition is both a fun and exciting way to bring together the community, to support WCTE PBS, a public television station that provides educational and informative programming to the community. 

The 41st annual Great TV Auction will run June 1-9, 2024 and will include an online auction and nightly showcase June 5-9. This auction will be featuring many of the new and exciting features of the last including live music and your favorite Auction Games! Bidders will receive great deals on items they will love and are helping to ensure that WCTE PBS can continue to provide valuable content to viewers of all ages.

Sponsored by Budweiser of Cookeville, the donate now button is an easy to support WCTE PBS, and helps to make the Great TV Auction fundraiser event a success. Not only does every dollar donated go directly towards supporting the programming and services provided by WCTE PBS, but the generous matching donation from Budweiser of Cookeville means that each donation can go even further in making a positive impact. By clicking the donate now button and making a contribution, you are helping to ensure that WCTE PBS continues to provide high-quality educational and cultural programming to viewers throughout our community.

Auction Games - Learn More!

What are the Auction Games?

The Auction Games provide a fantastic opportunity for those who love to compete and win big! Each night of the auction showcase two contestants will have a chance to participate in Minute to Win It styled games, giving them the opportunity to showcase their skills and potentially win big on live television! Each night one winner will take home a greatly anticipated prize and will take home the greatest trophy of being a WCTE winner and supporter!

How to Play in the Auction Games?

To play in the auction games, click here. There will be two items for each night. Start bidding on one. The person with the highest bid at 4pm the day before will win the chance to play head to head in the Auction Games. Prizes for the games will be listed in the description for each. When you win you will be contacted the day before about where to go and what to expect. On the day of your games please be sure to show up by 6:30pm and stay until the night is over at 10pm. You will receive your prize after the showcase.

Other Details About How to Play: 

  1. Contestants will bid online for a chance to play. 
  2. The two highest bidders each night will compete on live television
  3. Contestants will compete in a minimum of 3 “Minute to Win It” games per night, maybe more. 
  4. The contestant with the most points at the end of the night wins
  5. To break a tie a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors will determine the winner.
  6. Any age can play, minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  7. Dress Up, it makes it more fun!

Last Chance to Donate Items - May 23

Call 931-528-2222 ext. 304 and ask for Amber or email acarl@wcte.org to donate.

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  • Advertise your business to over 1.3 MILLION VIEWERS!
  • Your business will be featured on the longest running and largest station fundraiser in history!
  • Build brand awareness with buyers through the Online Auction & TV Showcase
  • Get buyers into your store or using your service
  • Your business receives great multi-media exposure through online streaming on social media and websites, plus broadcast over the air
  • Your donation supports WCTE PBS Central Tennessee
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  • The Great TV Auction has showcased 100’s of businesses and sold 1000’s of items donated by local businesses since the first auction in 1983.
  • The Auction fundraiser has grown into a 9 day, 24/7 online auction with an on-air, LIVE, multi-night showcase.
  • The online auction launched in 2020 and quickly gained over 2,000 active bidders that placed multiple bids on multiple items!
  • The auction is a great opportunity for businesses to showcase their goods and services.
  • This is the single largest fundraiser for WCTE PBS Central Tennessee

How to Register as a Bidder

Click here to visit our Auction portal. Once there, you'll see "Sign In or Register" in the top right. Or if you already have a bidding account, you can update your info under "My Info." Please make sure to use your First & Last Name (not nicknames). For any questions, contact Amber at 931-528-2222 ext. 304 or acarl@wcte.org

Become A Volunteer!

This year's WCTE Great TV Auction includes ample opportunities to volunteer! Whether you are looking for something that is only for a day or if you are looking for something a little longer, we have something for you! Email Amber Carl at acarl@wcte.org or call 931-528-2222 ext. 304 learn how you can volunteer and support the WCTE Great TV Auction!

Need Information or Questions?

If you have questions about the Auction, as well as how to donate items, give us a call. We’re happy to help! Please email acarl@wcte.org or call 931-528-2222, ex 304.

Follow us on Social Media and share your favorite items on Facebook or Twitter. Tag @WCTE for a live shout-out at the Great TV Auction!