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April 23rd - 26th, 2020
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During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are heeding the warnings against large gatherings and taking steps to protect the health and safety of our viewers, donors, volunteers, staff and the public. With the current uncertainty on the duration of this situation, we are postponing the on-air auction, possibly until late June.

In the meantime, we are going to enhance our online auction and make it a WTVP Virtual Auction, which will take place online, April 20-26, with on-air promotional updates showcasing merchandise and donor and description information during the primetime hours of 7 PM – 10 PM.

What items are on the Big & Tonight Boards?

Check out the items on the available this year on the Big & Tonight Boards.

Big Board Items - 2019

Some of our most exciting items are on the Big Board! These items have a donor value over $1,000 and will be auctioned off specific evenings around 9:00 p.m. This year we will sell Big Board items on Friday evening and Sunday evening.

Bidding on Big Board items is a two-step process: phone in your bid anytime during the evening. Then watch and listen between around 9 p.m. for instructions to call back. After we recap the items for the last time we will ask all bidders who are interested in bidding on the Big Board items to place their final bids. All bids should be in at least $10 increments. So be listening around 9 p.m. for your opportunity to be a Big Board buyer!

Item Photo Description Donated by
BB 906 Big Board Item BB 906
Energy Basket/Audit
Value: $1000
Day Sold: Friday
Ameren Illinois Logo
Peoria, IL
BB 919 Big Board Item BB 919
Event/Prod. Video
Value: $1200
Day Sold: Sunday
Multimedia Services Logo
Peoria, IL
BB 921 Big Board Item BB 921
Gemstone Necklace
Value: $1100
Day Sold: Friday
Nature Haven Logo
Peoria, IL
BB 941 Big Board Item BB 941
Kamado Grill
Value: $1000
Day Sold: Friday
Central Pool Supply Inc Logo
Peoria, IL
BB 951 Big Board Item BB 951
Wood Console
Value: $1260
Day Sold: Sunday
Lippmann's Furniture Logo
Peoria, IL
BB 958 Big Board Item BB 958
Grandfather Clock
Value: $1800
Day Sold: Sunday
Friend of 47
BB 986 Big Board Item BB 986
Bob Lounge Chair
Value: $1584
Day Sold: Friday
Lincoln Office Logo
Washington, IL
BB 987 Big Board Item BB 987
Bob Lounge Chair
Value: $1584
Day Sold: Sunday
Lincoln Office Logo
Washington, IL
BB 1346 Big Board Item BB 1346
Diamond Necklace
Value: $4300
Day Sold: Sunday
Friend of 47
BB 2050 Big Board Item BB 2050
Leather Jacket
Value: $1695
Day Sold: Friday
Broms Furs Logo
Peoria, IL
BB 2088 Big Board Item BB 2088
Diamond Bracelet
Value: $1000
Day Sold: Friday
P & W Builders Logo
Peoria, IL
Tonight Board Items - 2019

Throughout the evening we'll be recapping items on our tonight board. Tonight board items have been selected for special auction attention because they're valued between $500-$999. You can place your bids during the course of the evening. Final bids will be taken by 10pm and the high bids will be announced on air.

Item Description Value Donated by
TB 5842 Theme Nights$500Stoney Creek Inn - East Peoria, IL
TB 9306 Months for 2$665Curves For Women - Bloomington - Normal, IL
TB 935Consultation Design$500Green View Nursery - Dunlap, IL
TB 950Performance$500The Odd Sox - Washington,
TB 970Grocery Store PLUS$530The School House Express - Peoria, IL
TB 971Season Tickets$684Knox-Galesburg Sym - Galesburg, IL
TB 973Theatre Rental$500Apollo Fine Arts - Peoria, IL
TB 974Theatre Rental$500Apollo Fine Arts - Peoria, IL
TB 9772 Day Excursion$800Spirit of Peoria - Peoria, IL
TB 978Membership Bskt$587Curves - Peoria, IL
TB 979Portrait Pkg$500Buckman Portrait Art - Morton, IL
TB 980Portrait Pkg$500Buckman Portrait Art - Morton, IL
TB 981Portrait Pkg$500Buckman Portrait Art - Morton, IL
TB 982Portrait Pkg$500Buckman Portrait Art - Morton, IL
TB 984Spouse Wills$700Wombacher Law Offices - Peoria, IL
TB 997Exam/Year of Lenses$538Vision Care Center - Peoria, IL
TB 1369Sewing Machine$800Peddlers Way Quilt Co - Washington, IL
TB 172110 Gal. Paint$500Born Paint Company - Peoria, IL
TB 2086Summer Camp Fest$550Jay Goldberg Events - Peoria, IL
TB 2091Leather Jacket$550Walters Bros Harley-Dav - Peoria, IL
AR 2706Contentment$500Friend of 47
AR 2710The Departure$600Friend of 47
AR 2724Waycott Original$500Friend of 47
AR 2743Poppies$500Kathy Sherman - Brimfield, IL
AR 2769Meditation$500Caryn's Karma Art - Peoria, IL
AR 2813Purple Iris$500Mary Hildebrand - Metamora, IL
What does Bob the volunteer say?
"Bid... Bid High... Bid Often!!
Buy! Buy!! BUY!!!"
Bob Harris, Volunteer
Volunteer: Bid, Bif High, Bid Often!
Colleen Runkle
Contact:
Luann Claudin | 309-495-0547
auction@wtvp.org for more information.
BB 906
Energy Basket/Audit
Value $1000
Day Sold: Friday

Big Board Item BB 906Take the next step in saving energy . . . and money! This energy efficiency package from Ameren Illinois in Peoria includes a comprehensive energy evaluation, a NEST smart thermostat, 16 LED light bulbs, 4 faucet aerators, 2 showerheads, 2 advance power strips, 4 smart outlets and 1 safety nightlight flashlight. This Energy Efficiency package will not only help you learn more about your home but will also reduce your energy bills for years to come. Thanks to Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Programs.

BB 919
Event/Prod. Video
Value $1200
Day Sold: Sunday

Big Board Item BB 919Capture your event in video with this item donated by Multimedia Services.  Serving central Illinois for over 15 years, Multimedia Services will create a video of your event, seminar, performance or wedding.  Multimedia Services will utilize two professional HD video cameras and wireless microphone and will travel within a 100 -miles of Peoria to film your event.   This package includes video, audio and editing.  Let the professionals at Multimedia Services create a long-lasting memory of your special day, record your event, document your seminar or capture your performance with this package.

BB 921
Gemstone Necklace
Value $1100
Day Sold: Friday

Big Board Item BB 921You'll be the Belle of the Ball with this beautiful gemstone necklace donated by Nature Haven on North University in Peoria. This amazing necklace has 28 Larimar cabochons and 26 faceted Blue Topaz with an adjustable length toggle clasp. Larimar is sought after for its beautiful unique blue color and can only be found in one place in the world, the Dominican Republic. Larimar is said to promote emotional healing, peace and clarity. This unique piece comes from the Nature Haven in Peoria offering home décor, geos, gemstones and jewelry plus many other fine gifts and is only available at the WTVP auction on the Big Board.

BB 941
Kamado Grill
Value $1000
Day Sold: Friday

Big Board Item BB 941Prepare for some summer outdoor cooking with the Primo Grill donated by Central Pool and Supply in East Peoria. Proudly made in the USA, Primo Grills has a uniquely patented oval shape that creates an extremely efficient cooking area with two-zone direct and indirect cooking. This premium-grade ceramic black glazed grill features exceptional temperature control, lights easily and heats quickly, is low maintenance and self-cleaning plus it is weather resistant and made to live outdoors. The Kamado grill features a temperature gauge, two side tables and a cradle with wheels. Create the best outdoor cooking experience with this Primo ceramic grill donated by Central Pool and Supply Inc in East Peoria Illinois.

BB 951
Wood Console
Value $1260
Day Sold: Sunday

Big Board Item BB 951Add a unique piece to your home with this beautiful entertainment console donated by Lippmann's Furniture & Interiors in Peoria. This Flexsteel brand "Plymouth" entertainment console has a shabby chic design with contrasting wood finishes and paneled construction in a two-tone distressed finish. Measuring 30"H x 67"W x 20"D, this entertainment console features 3 open shelves, 4 drawers and an outlet with USB for all your media needs. Thanks to Lippmann Furniture and Interiors of Peoria for this Flexsteel Plymouth entertainment console, a vintage design for modern lives.

BB 958
Grandfather Clock
Value $1800
Day Sold: Sunday

Big Board Item BB 958Enjoy this exquisite clock heirloom in your home donated by a Friend of 47. This 6-foot Grandfather Clock was designed and handcrafted by Earl Kemp of Jackson Missouri in 1977. Made with Swiss clock parts, this work of art featuring 3 weights and chains, pendulum and gold-tone clock face and colorful moon dial. This grandfather clock was handcrafted in cherry wood with antique-brass hardware and finishes and is one of only the approximately 150 clocks made by Mr. Earl Kemp. Truly a collectible piece to treasure and pass on to many generations from a Friend of 47.

BB 986
Bob Lounge Chair
Value $1584
Day Sold: Friday

Big Board Item BB 986Create a business-like environment with a warm embrace with this donation from Lincoln Office in Washington Illinois. This Bob Lounge Chair by Steelcase - Coalesse (Coal - lease) is well-crafted, comfortable and enjoys careful detailing, which is well-suited for either your office or your home. The elegant yet contemporary flair features flared arms for increased comfort, swiveling polished aluminum 4-star base and a bluestone Designtex brushed flannel fabric with the chair measuring 34 1/2" deep x 35" wide x 31 3/4 "high. The Bob Lounge brings an aesthetic appeal to any space, donated by Lincoln Office on the WTVP Auction's Big Board.

BB 987
Bob Lounge Chair
Value $1584
Day Sold: Sunday

Big Board Item BB 987Create a business-like environment with a warm embrace with this donation from Lincoln Office in Washington Illinois. This Bob Lounge Chair by Steelcase - Coalesse (Coal - lease) is well-crafted, comfortable and enjoys careful detailing, which is well-suited for either your office or your home. The elegant yet contemporary flair features flared arms for increased comfort, swiveling polished aluminum 4-star base and a bluestone Designtex brushed flannel fabric with the chair measuring 34 1/2" deep x 35" wide x 31 3/4 "high. The Bob Lounge brings an aesthetic appeal to any space, donated by Lincoln Office on the WTVP Auction's Big Board.

BB 1346
Diamond Necklace
Value $4300
Day Sold: Sunday

Big Board Item BB 1346Add this fabulous diamond and gold necklace to your jewelry collection.  This lady’s yellow gold and diamond necklace is exquisite.  The rigid, linked chain is made of 14 karat gold forming into a cascading waterfall of diamonds.  The 15 round brilliant cut diamonds are of excellent quality with a total weight of 1.30 ct.  This diamond necklace will take her breath away donated by A Friend of 47.

BB 2050
Leather Jacket
Value $1695
Day Sold: Friday

Big Board Item BB 2050Put the WOW factor back in your wardrobe and step out in style with this leather jacket from Broms Furs and Fashion at their new location on Glen Avenue in Peoria Heights. This DERO by ROCCO D'AMELIO ladies' jacket is raspberry in color with a snake skin style pattern. Measuring 29" in length, this size large ladies' jacket has a four-covered button closure, full-collar, raglan sleeves with cuffs, slanted front pockets and a pleated back. Be fashionable during the day or step out at night in style. Thanks to Broms Furs and Fashion for the unique and lovely jacket on the WTVP auction's Big Board.

BB 2088
Diamond Bracelet
Value $1000
Day Sold: Friday

Big Board Item BB 2088Adorn yourself with this beautiful bracelet donated by P & W Builders of Peoria Illinois. This 10-carat gold, diamond tennis bracelet measures 7" in length and features a safety-clasp closure that keeps the bracelet fastened. The 65 round cut diamonds are divided by an "S" shaped design to create a stunning, and shimmering effect. Add this fabulous piece to your jewelry collection donated by P & W Builders in Peoria.

WTVP operates three broadcast channels:
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Our main broadcast channel offering PBS and locally produced programs.

SourceChannelLocation
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.
DirecTV47
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
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Featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers and local WTVP programs.

SourceChannelLocation
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
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WTVP-Create

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.

SourceChannelLocation
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
auction@wtvp.org