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A Milwaukee Tradition - The Great TV Auction

Milwaukee PBS Holiday Auction 2018 | Starts November 1

The Milwaukee PBS Holiday Auction. 21 days of on line bidding, for great dining…getaways…and more! The fun starts November first at seven, with a live 2 hour televised Holiday Auction Kick Off on Milwaukee PBS Chanel 10, where you can call in and bid. For information on how to donate items…volunteer for the auction…and pre-register to bid, visit milwaukeePBS.org/auction Milwaukee PBS. Your Holida

For over 50 years, the Milwaukee PBS Great TV Auction has broadcast this unique, on-air fundraising event throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. New merchandise, gift certificates, services, art, antiques, and collectibles are auctioned off to viewers who bid both by telephone and online. Money raised through the Auction supports the local and national programming on Milwaukee PBS, with the majority of funding for Milwaukee PBS coming from community support. Also, businesses and individuals get valuable television exposure to our loyal public broadcasting audience and devoted Auction fans.
Facts at a glance:
  • Inaugural broadcast goals included raising $50,000 and creating a volunteer base of 250 individuals
  • Millions raised over the past 50 years
  • Thousands of volunteer hours
  • Viewership reach of 11 counties throughout Southeastern Wisconsin an Northern Illinois.
  • Made possible by thousands of volunteers and viewers
  • National Leader in Auction prime-time viewer ratings
  • #1 PBS Auction in the nation, based on revenue
  • Five-time award winner for Fundraising Excellence