Let’s celebrate AOTV’s 20th anniversary and 20th annual local TV auction, and make it bigger and better than ever. Last year businesses and individuals donated over 600 items. Thousands of people tuned in to Channel 13 or WJDF 97.3 FM. Over 3000 calls to bid were received, and close to $28,000 was raised to support our equipment needs and programming efforts. This year’s Auction will be on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 starting at noon. You can tune in to Channel 13 with a Time Warner digital box, Channel 135-13 with a digital TV and no box, or on our video stream by going to www.aotv13.org. You can listen on your radio to WVAO 105.9FM or to WJDF 97.3FM. You can also listen to the audio stream on www.wjdf.com.
The goal for our 20th anniversary is to raise more than $30,000. 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 2015, 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. AOTV has created a new community radio station with the same mission and quality that AOTV has brought to the area for the last 20 years.
We are looking for donations for the 2015 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 30. 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.