Watch WNIN nightly April 22nd-28th from 6-10pm to bid on thousands of items and services. Call (812) 423-5678 to make your bid.

You’ll often find a bargain on everyday items – like restaurant gift certificates, magazine subscriptions, and oil changes.  Other times you’ll find unique one-of-a-kind items – like vacations, concert tickets, sports memorabilia and more!

The Spring Auction is WNIN’s largest fundraising event. Your support ensures that the mission to deliver engaging public media content that informs, entertains and inspires will continue.

To ensure that all bidders are treated equitably, WNIN has established these guidelines.

Bidding Information
Payment Information
Auction Item Information

Bidding Information

Bidders must be 18 years of age or older. 
Bidder must be 21 years of age or older with proof of age to bid on alcohol. 

How to Bid: Call (812) 423-5678

A Board, B Board, Quickie Board, Steal of the Night - You can only bid once on one item per call unless you have an Express Bid number. You may call as many times as you wish. 

Tonight Board - You can stay on the line and make as many bids as you wish. 

Big Ticket Board – These are larger value items. You can stay on the line and make as many bids as you wish.   If you purchase a Dream Board item, you must put a non-refundable deposit of 25% by credit card at the time of confirmation.  When bidding on a Dream Board item, you may bid by phone and give your name and number to the phone bank volunteer. They will call you back when the item is up for final sale.

Bid Increments: 

  • A,B,Quickie: $5.00 
  • Tonight Board: $10.00 
  • Big Ticket Board: $25.00 

If You Are the High Bidder - You will be confirmed as the high bidder by telephone after the board closes. If you do not answer your confirmation call within two hours, WNIN reserves the right to offer the item to the next highest bidder. You may pay for your item by credit card during the confirmation phone call. WNIN will not leave voice messages. If you bid on a board late in the evening, you may not receive your confirmation call until the next morning. 

If you are the high bidder on a gift certificate, you may pay for the certificate during your confirmation call by credit card or pay in person at WNIN. For a $1.00 processing fee, the certificate will be mailed to you the next business day otherwise gift certificates are to be picked up during ‘Pick Up and Pay’ hours.

Your bid is a commitment to purchase the item at that amount, should it be the highest bid. WNIN reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time, for any reason. 

There may be two or more of the same item up for bid at the same time. The high bidder has the option to accept both items at the same price. If the high bidder declines, the two top bidders will each get one of the items. 

WNIN reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bidder confirmed by WNIN shall be the purchaser. The names of high bidders are not announced. In the event of any doubt as to the validity of a bid, WNIN shall have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder. If any dispute arises after the sale, the WNIN sale record shall be conclusive in all respects. 

In case of identical high bids, the bid marked with the earliest time will be the bid accepted. If there are two or more high bids recorded at the same time, the winner will be drawn randomly from the bids. 

Payment Information

WNIN accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Bidders paying with checks must provide their driver’s license and date of birth at the time of payment. If a credit card is declined, WNIN reserves the right to go to the next highest bidder. 

Pick Up and Pay
If you are the confirmed high bidder, you must pick up your item within 48 hours or you must give a credit card number to hold the item. If you do not pick up or hold your item, the item will go to the next highest bidder. 

Pick Up and Pay Hours 

  • Monday April 23 – Friday, April 27, Monday May1, from 10am to 6pm 
  • Saturday, April 28– Sunday, April 29 from 10am to 2pm 

WNIN will not provide assistance in picking up, carrying, or loading large items. Merchandise items being picked up from WNIN’s studio will be at the sole risk of the buyer. Items accepted by the buyer and removed from WNIN property are a final sale. 

All Item purchased are cannot be returned and are nonrefundable. 

WNIN reserves the right to dispose of items not picked up within seven (7) days. Successful bidders must make arrangements for the removal of all items on a timely basis or make special arrangements with WNIN.

Auction Item Information

All sales are final. Items are nonexchangeable unless it is clearly stated in the on-air description that the donor will provide an exchange. No merchandise or gift certificates will be exchanged for cash. WNIN cannot accept responsibility for any discrepancy not reported to us at the time of sale/pick-up. We encourage all bidders to redeem gift certificates in a timely fashion. WNIN cannot be held liable for donors who go out of business.

All items are sold ‘as-is.’ WNIN will clearly identify in the on-air copy special characteristics, blemishes, or flaws that any item might contain. Antiques or used items will be clearly identified. WNIN makes no warranty or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property and in no event will be responsible for the correctness or deemed to have made any representation or warranty of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, historical period, or condition of the property. No statement on this site, made at the sale, in the bill of sale or invoice, or in the script or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. 

Restrictions or blackout periods will be clearly stated for all travel opportunities. Travel packages that are complete with airfare are clearly described in the on-air copy. Airfare is not included in all travel packages. 

Verbal statements made by a WNIN employee or representative shall not constitute a contract or warranty of any type. 

All donated merchandise must be new and undamaged. Art antiques, and collectibles should be in marketable condition. WNIN reserves the right to authenticate the value of donations and to approve all scripts for on-air presentation. It is understood that all donations become the property of WNIN and the sale of those items is at the discretion of WNIN. Receipt will be supplied by auction department after annual auction. WNIN produced certificates expire one year after purchase unless otherwise stated.