Action Auction Kicks Off Wednesday At 5 P.M. On CET

CINCINNATI – The studio is set for the 42nd annual CET Action Auction, which kicks off Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. with the best bargains in town.


The annual auction, which is CET’s biggest fundraiser, is chaired by longtime CET volunteer and 2009 Enquirer Woman of the Year Marty Humes. Humes will open the auction, which boasts a wide range of items including: gift certificates, vacations, unique experiences, ticket offers, sports memorabilia, collectibles, antiques, furniture, wine and more.


Some of this year’s items include: a sailboat charter on Lake Erie, passes to Disney World, a trip to New York City to see Andrea Bochelli in concert in June, a diamond and sapphire ring, a 3-day/2-night stay at the Swan or Dolphin hotel in Walt Disney World, a life-size Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars) character and more.


CET also has some exciting ticket offers that will be available each night of the auction, while supplies last. Football fans can score tickets to the University of Cincinnati football team’s first home game on September 12 vs. Southeast Missouri State.


For motorsports fans, CET will have tickets to three races at Kentucky Speedway this summer. Speedway tickets will be sold in sets. One set of tickets will include admission to the following three races: Meijer 300 (NASCAR Series/June 13), Built Ford Tough 225 (July 18) and Meijer 300 (Indy Series/August 1). Speedway tickets will be available beginning Wednesday night with a minimum bid of $100 per set.

“This year we have some great items for our viewers,” said Jack Dominic, CET VP and COO. “Not only are there some bargains to be had, but there is a lot of variety in the items we have. We are looking forward to hearing the phones ring and raising funds to support the programs and services this community has grown to know and love.”


This year, Northern Kentucky night will take place on Thursday, April 16 beginning at 5 p.m. The ever-popular Wine Fest event will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Bidders can preview all of this year’s items on demand at Visit daily for a schedule of items to be auctioned that evening.

CET is Greater Cincinnati’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming,, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit