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WPBS-TV Annual Fundraising Auction – APRIL 29 – MAY 5

WATERTOWN, NY (April 22, 2024) – WPBS-TV, the PBS affiliate serving Northern New York and Eastern Ontario with the finest public media content is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2024 WPBS Fundraising Auction. The Online Preview begins on April 22, at which time registration will be available. Please note that items are being added daily so not everything will appear in the preview. Items include weekend get-aways, local attraction passes, artisan pieces, Caribbean stays, furniture, fine jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, and much more.

Participating in the WPBS Auction is as easy as a click via computer or mobile phone. To register, go to Online bidding starts on April 29, 2024. Anyone who is unable to access the online guide or needs assistance bidding, please call 315-782-3142 ext. 225 or ext. 319.

The live broadcast of the Auction on WPBS will take place over 7 consecutive evenings from Monday, April 29 through Sunday, May 5 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm each evening. All items will close on Sunday, May 5 at 9:00 pm. All 7 nights of on-air programming will also be streaming on Facebook and at


  • Online preview viewing begins April 22
  • Bidding opens 7:00 pm, April 29
  • Live broadcast nightly 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, April 29 – May 5
  • All items close 9:00 pm, May 5

Since 1958, WPBS has contributed to the quality of life across our region with the finest commercial free children’s programming, trusted news and current affairs, at-home remote learning, music and performance programs, stories of local interest, lifestyle and health series, and exceptional science and history documentaries. All of this has been made possible through the generous support of thousands of community members and businesses.

The Auction also celebrates and showcases the exceptionally talented and hard-working entrepreneurs and creators of our region. All proceeds from the Auction help WPBS continue to provide quality educational programs and initiatives at no cost to everyone across Northern New York and Eastern Ontario.

We are grateful to the many local businesses across our region who support the Auction with their generous donations and we strongly encourage everyone to support them. The 2024 Fundraising Auction is presented by: White’s Lumber, St. Lawrence Health, Carthage Savings, and Hospitality Syracuse our local Taco Bell franchisee. 


About WPBS

WPBS is a PBS station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario via cable, satellite, Internet and over-the-air distribution. WPBS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, inform, and engage its two-nation region with exceptional and trusted content across multiple platforms. Its vision is to be the premier provider of extraordinary public media that instills wonder and curiosity across generations and borders. More information about WPBS, including a full channel listing, is available at, or by following WPBS on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.