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Bid on incredible travel bargains with WCNY’s 25th anniversary Travel Auction

WCNY presents its 25th annual Travel Auction beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 on WCNY-TV. The live auction also airs at 6 p.m. Jan. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Bidding starts at 60% off of each trip’s value.

For those without TV access, live streaming of the auction will be available at

Viewers are invited to bid on hundreds of trips in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Belize, Central and South America. To see a list of inventory before the start of the auction, visit

Travel Auction airs across WCNY’s television coverage area in the following counties: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. For television viewing information in your area, visit

To bid on the trips, current WCNY members should use their member number to place bids. Non-members can make a $25 contribution and receive an auction bidding number to participate in Travel Auction. To make a $25 contribution, call WCNY member services at (315) 453-2424 or visit

All proceeds from Travel Auction benefit WCNY’s programming and services.

For more information about Travel Auction visit or call auction services at (315) 453-2424, or

About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include Business of the Year in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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