Get ready for the fun and excitement during all three days of KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION, the annual fund-raiser to support local public television. The live auction will be shown on Friday, November 4, from 7 to 11 PM; Saturday, November 5, from 4 to 11 PM; and on Sunday, November 6, from 4 to 10 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. But there is no need for viewers to wait, everyone can bid online right now by visiting! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through showtime on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final bids.

Viewers will want to tune in to catch their favorite categories: Friday night is Sports Night, Saturday will be many Specials, and Sunday will be the Major Donation Items.

Hundreds and hundreds of items have been donated to help support local public television through this annual fund-raising event. Thousands of viewers will tune in and call in their bids on an exciting variety of auction merchandise and gift certificates. These items are sold to the highest bidder. High ticket items, worth $1,000 or more, are auctioned off the last evening of the auction.

Some of the unique and exciting items up for bid include the New York Broadway HAMILTON experience with show tickets and dinner with cast members, diamond jewelry, NASCAR Driver for a Day experience, Downton Abbey Collection set, ‘stay and play’ golf packages, drone photography, private concert package, wine tasting parties, a visit from Santa Claus, autographed memorabilia from KU, K-State, the Chiefs, and more. Many area merchants are supporting local public television with donations such as a furnace, air conditioner, custom built computer, concert ticket packages, flowers, home decoration pieces, food items, and the traditional Kansas baskets. Throughout the three-day event, viewers will see a wide range of exciting merchandise such as a Sherlock gift basket, Victorian crazy quilt, Italian designed candelabras, DVDs, sports jackets, fishing boat & trailer, clothing, pottery, food, collectible books, original artwork, pottery, gift cards, celebrity autographs, jewelry, antiques, and more.

Auction excitement builds to the final hours on Sunday night when Major Donations to KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION will sell. The Major Donations in support of local public television will be featured on the Auction Sunday, November 6, beginning around 6 PM.

Potential buyers don’t have to wait for the TV show. Everyone can bid online, anytime at the KTWU website at

Viewers may register now to bid online. In an internet browser, type and click on the red REGISTER button. Follow the simple instructions and begin bidding.

KTWU is supported by many businesses and organizations in our community. This year, LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION is thrilled to be able to offer these major donation items worth $1000 or more:

Cyber Bowl Bash donated by Gage Bowl Center,

Complete Custom Built Computer donated by Ace Computers,

Classic 1964 Skimaster Fishing Boat & Trailer donated by Dan Wenger,

Skating Event at Sk8away donated by Sk8away, Inc.,

NASCAR Driver for a Day Experience donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Drone Photography Package donated by The Banner Ninja,

Sculpted Floral & Glass Tile Mirror by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

Great Life Golf North Party Package donated by Shawnee Country Club,

RowHouse Private House Concert for 8 donated by the RowHouse Restaurant,

Air Conditioning Unit Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

Ultimate HAMILTON Broadway Experience for 2 donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Two Cemetery Spaces donated by Historic Topeka Cemetery,

Flint Hills Observation donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Furnace Unite Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

“Impressions of Kansas” by artist Shirley Akers donated by Shirley Akers,

“Dancing Corn Bowl” by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

3000 Sq. Ft. Sod Turf donated by Topeka Sod Farm,

WIBW Media Package donated by WIBW,

and a Public Service TV Announcement for a Non-Profit Organization produced by KTWU Production Services.

Everyone can bid online right now by visiting! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through the selloffs on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final seconds.

During the live television broadcast, bidding is done by telephone using a toll-free number: 1-800-866-5898 or by continuing to bid online at

LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION on KTWU is generously underwritten by Vision Bank, Jostens, Brewster Place, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Big Heart Pet Foods and JF McGivern Painting.

About KTWU
For 50 years, KTWU has been broadcasting local public television programming. KTWU can be seen in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Through over-the-air broadcast and carriage on cable and satellite companies, KTWU reaches approximately 1.6 million viewers. KTWU offers five digital destinations for unique content: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3;, online; and KTWU MOBILE TV. KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas. The television studio for media production and station offices are located on the Washburn campus in Topeka, Kansas. For more information on KTWU, visit the online site at

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