Radio station to conduct on-air auction

Posted Nov. 22, 2013, at 2:11 p.m.

ORLAND — WERU-FM, 89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor, will conduct an on-air auction 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, as part of the community radio station’s 25th birthday celebration.

Seventy items donated by members of the WERU community will be up for bid. Items include restaurant gift certificates, inns, classes, concerts, galleries, garden supplies and many other services and products. Proceeds from the auction will benefit WERU. Auction items range from $50-$750 in value.

The final hour of the auction will feature special items, including an overnight getaway at the lighthouse keeper’s house on Isle Au Haut with gourmet meals, a course at the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, a session at Maine Fiddle Camp in Montville or the Acadia School of Traditional Music in Bar Harbor, and a weekend painting workshop with Frederica Marshall on Deer Isle, to name a few.

All items up for bid are listed in bidding order at https://weru.org/.

Auctioneers will describe each group of items while listeners call 800-643-6273 and provide name, phone number and bid to one of the WERU phone answerers.  Bids will be reported on air as they come in.  After bidding on an item finishes, the highest bidder will receive a call from a WERU volunteer who will confirm payment method and acquire mailing address information.

For information, call 469-6600 or e-mail info@weru.org.

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