WCNY presents 44th annual TelAuc beginning April 18

A Central New York television tradition continues April 18, when WCNY’s TelAuc returns for its 44thconsecutive year. This year will mark the first time the auction will be broadcast from WCNY’s new headquarters, located at 415 West Fayette St., in Syracuse.

The popular television auction, presented by M&T Bank, will air on WCNY (24.1) from 6 p.m. to midnight April 18 to 21 and April 25 to 28.

WCNY viewers can bid on more than 3,000 items, including vacation getaways, greens fees at local golf courses, home and garden goods, restaurant certificates, jewelry, children’s toys, auto care, sports and entertainment packages, and much more.

“We’re thrilled to continue the TelAuc tradition and we’re confident there will be something for everyone over the eight nights of bidding,” said Robert J. Daino, WCNY’s President and CEO. “The support provided by donors who offer terrific merchandise – and the WCNY members who bid on it – helps keep popular programming on the air and helps sustain public broadcasting in Central New York.”

Each year, TelAuc features celebrity auctioneers a tradition that continues this year  with Tim Fox from News Channel 9; Wayne Mahar from CNY Central; Eric Cohen from WAER 88.3; WCNY -FM hosts Bill Baker, Jon English and Bruce Paulsen; Joey Nigro-Nelson of WCNY’s “Ciao!”; WCNY television program hosts Jim Burns and Vicki Brackens (co-hosts of “Financial Fitness”), Liz Ayers and Jim Aroune (co-host of “Insight”). Also appearing will be Melissa Midgely and Tom Hauf.

Those who want to bid on the TelAuc merchandise will need a bid number, available for as little as $25. WCNY members bid for free with their member numbers. For more information, call (315) 453-2424 and ask for membership or visit

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Major underwriting for TelAuc is provided by M&T Bank, with additional support from Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., King + King Architects, Carrier Corp., the Syracuse Chiefs, Inficon and CSEA.

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