Last year AOTV held its 18th annual local TV auction, and it was bigger and better than ever. Businesses and individuals donated over 600 items. Thousands of people tuned in to Channel 13 and the Auction was again simulcast with WJDF 97.3 FM. Over 3000 calls to bid were received, and over $29,000 was raised to support our equipment needs and programming efforts. This year’s Auction will be on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 from noon to 9 pm. You can tune in to Channel 13 with a digital adapter or Channel 135-13 with a digital TV or box, on our video stream on our website, or listen to WJDF on their audio stream on the web or your radio.
The goal for 2014 is to raise more than $30,000. We have added a lot of new technology including a refurbished production truck for shoots. The money raised this year will continue bringing new technology and services to the community.
We hope you will be part of this year’s auction. It is scheduled just before the holidays and designed to bring maximum exposure for your business. Donors will be mentioned by name several times on-air during the course of the telephone bidding.
This is a great way for your business to get some publicity and to support quality local television at the same time. AOTV is a true community television station. In 2013, AOTV contributed almost $1.9 million worth of production services and programs to the community. AOTV provides the training and equipment which helps our volunteers videotape, produce, and broadcast a variety of local programming, which includes municipal meetings, graduations, high school sports, talk shows, the River Rat Race, the Food-a-thon, music, poetry, and comedy. We have produced videos of many local events that are available for purchase.
We are looking for donations for the 2014 Auction. Any donation(s) over $25 in value would be greatly appreciated. There are incentives for donations that are over $50 and received before October 31. See enclosed paperwork for details.
Please feel free to call AOTV’s Executive Director Carol Courville at 978-249-4470, if you have any questions or want more information.
Thanks for your support.