by Carla Ruschival
Get ready to bid! Get ready to buy! Get ready to celebrate the holidays at the seventh annual ACB Radio Holiday Auction, coming to you live on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Pacific) from Louisville, Ky. Lots of great items and fun; lots of ways to listen and a new way to bid, right from the comfort of your home.
The 2018 Holiday Auction is packed with incredible items that are guaranteed to create bidding frenzies. There’s technology and holiday decorations, collectibles, music boxes and sparkling jewelry. Feast on holiday treats such as bourbon balls, a Kentucky Derby chocolate nut pie, popcorn, fudge, cookies and breads; there’s even a special Wisconsin cheese package, perfect for your holiday entertaining. Santa will visit when you hang handcrafted stockings for yourself and your doggie or kitty, and a matching handcrafted gingerbread boy and girl will make everything special.
Follow the Holiday Auction link from www.acb.org for the most up-to-date auction details. The auction preview page containing item descriptions and photos will be posted on the website by Nov. 20. Items will be listed on the preview page in bidding order; more than one item will be up for bid at the same time. Item descriptions and bidding rules will also be read on air during the auction.
Before you can bid on an item, you must register as a bidder. Auction pre-registration opens Nov. 20 and closes Nov. 30. Get ahead of the competition; call 1-877-630-7190 or email [email protected] and provide your name, phone number, email, and the state where you live. Registration will re-open one hour before the auction begins (6 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Pacific).
And now for the big announcement! Michael McCarty and the Radio Storm will host the 2018 Holiday Auction on Zoom Cloud. When registered bidders call the Zoom number to bid, they will be able to stay on the line and place bids throughout the evening, without the need to call over and over again. No busy signals! No waiting for your call to be answered! Bidding in real time! More information coming in November on the ACB website, ACB email lists, and ACB Radio.
Listen to the auction on www.acbradio.org, through the ACB Link iPhone app, by phone at (518) 906-1820, on the TuneIn app, or on your Amazon Alexa device by saying “Alexa, play ACB Radio Mainstream on TuneIn.”