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The WTVP Live on-air Auction has been postponed do to the COVID-19 pandemic, new dates will be announced. In the mean time...

Check out the WTVP Vitual Online Auction

April 20 - 26, 2020

Welcome to the WTVP Auction Website!
"Watch, Bid, & Buy!" since 1974

WTVP’s annual televised auction is coming your way, live, April 23rd - 26th, 2020 with treasures galore to “watch, bid, and buy.” From big-ticket items on our Big and Tonight Boards, to art and everything you need for home, office and life, Auction has something for you. And what’s more, all proceeds go to support WTVP and the programming you love and watch every day.

Get into the "auction mood" by watching the 2018 Auction behind the scenes recap video:

Colleen Runkle
Luann Claudin | 309-495-0547 for more information.
How to get involved

From donating to volunteering to bidding, there are many ways to part of the WTVP Auction.

Every item you see during the auction has been donated by generous businesses, organizations, area artists, and viewers like you. WTVP relies on donations to bring you a variety of items up for bid during our event.

Since Auction began in 1974 volunteers have been the driving force behind this annual fundraising event. Without our dedicated volunteers the auction would not happen, so become a volunteer and join the WTVP Auction family.

Watch from home and bid by phone! Support WTVP by tuning in to the Auction each evening to bid on the wonderful items you see. WTVP has various merchandise and certificates up for bid - from overnight stays to local dining establishments, from works of art to collectibles, and from toys to museum tickets. All proceeds from your winning bids support your local public television station.

Auction Schedule

When does the auction take place? Glad you asked! Here is the Auction schedule of events.

Come and see the WTVP Auction Art, Collectibles and Major Gifts that has been donated to this year's LIVE Auction. This Gallery Walk is free and open to the public. Auction Express Bids and “Buy It Now!” items available for purchase. Auction shirts available to order.

Sunday, April 19th, 2020, Time to be announced @ WTVP[Map & Directions]

Bidding online is another way to show your support for WTVP. You can view merchandise and certificates specifically donated for the Online Auction. The items you see online are different items than you will see on the televised auction.

Online Auction Opens on: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Watch, Bid, & Buy! Make sure to "Bid High and Bid Often" to support your public television station!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020[Where to watch WTVP]

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

If you volunteer your time at the Auction, you and a guest will be invited to the volunteer thank you party.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 5:30 PM

WTVP operates three broadcast channels:
Logo for WTVP HD 47.1

Our main broadcast channel offering PBS and locally produced programs.

Broadcast (over the air)47.1Central Illinois
Cass Communications4Forest City, Manito, and Havana City area
Comcast (HD)916Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)12Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)13Bloomington/Normal area
Comcast (SD)3Kewanee area
Comcast (SD)96Lincoln area.
Dish Network7756
Gridley Cable6Gridley and Meadows Area
ITV-347Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
H.I. Cable20Lostant
Heartland Cable12Armington
Heartland Cable12Armington
McNabb Cable & Satellite27McNabb
Mediacom (HD)710Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas and Channel
Mediacom (HD)711Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, Lacon, Atlanta, Heyworth, and McLean County areas
Mediacom (SD)10Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas
Mediacom (SD)11Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, and Lacon areas
Mediacom (SD)18Delavan area
Mediacom (SD)4Astoria area
Mediacom (SD)12Abingdon area
Mediacom (SD)13Vermont area.
MidCentury TeleCom (HD)421Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
MidCentury TeleCom (SD)21Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
New Windsor Cable61New Windsor
NOVA Cablevision12Trivoli area
Tel-Star21Edelstein, Woodland Heights, Brimfield, Hanna City, Mackinaw area
Logo for WTVP World 47.2

Featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers and local WTVP programs.

Broadcast (over the air)47.2Central Illinois
Comcast218Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
ITV-349Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
Mediacom122Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
Logo for WTVP Create 47.3

More often called “ do-it-yourself”, the program seen on Create® TV include viewers' favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts and crafts, and other lifestyle interests.

Broadcast (over the air)47.3Central Illinois
Comcast219Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Mediacom121Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
ITV-348Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, and Morton
Contact us

If you have question about the WTVP Auction, to make a donation, or to volunteer please contact the WTVP Development office.

WTVP Development

ATTN: Luann Caludin, Auction Director
101 State Street
Peoria, Illinois 61602

Voice: (309) 495-0547
Fax: (309) 677-4730