Friday, March 25, 2011

14th Annual Radio Auction: March 31, 2011

The 14th Annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra Radio Auction, hosted by Radio Vermont Group, offers listeners a diverse selection of items while supporting Vermont’s world class symphony. From a Montreal weekend, ski season passes, tickets to Daytona and the New Hampshire Speedway, VIP tickets to the Festival of the Americas in Stowe, dinner with VSO Music Director Jaime Laredo and overnight stays and meals at the finest inns and restaurants, there will be plenty of high action items available when the Radio Auction airs on Thursday, March 31 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Radio Auction will be hosted by Eric Michaels, Brian Harwood, Ken Squier, and other Radio Vermont personalities and will be broadcast on WCVT 101.7 FM Stowe-Burlington and 102.5 FM Montpelier, WDEV 550 AM and 96.1 FM Waterbury, 96.5 FM Barre, WLVB 93.9 FM Morrisville, and 101.9 FM The Kingdom. It will also be streamed live on Items will be auctioned in 15-minute blocks. To view the auction list of nearly 100 items donated by businesses all across the state, visit the VSO website at and check local newspapers including The World, Times Argus, Rutland Herald, and others in the week before the event. To pre-register for a bidder number call WDEV at 800-639-9338.

Other auction items include golf packages from Montague Golf Club in Randolph and Stowe Country Club, and gift certificates for local restaurants, concerts, jewelry, clothing and more. Some of the best things “on air” will be priceless. Bid to co-host radio shows with Ken Squier, Brian Harwood, Roland Lajoie, Lee Kittell, or Eric Michaels and Jon Noyes, or catch the once-in-a-lifetime chance to conduct the VSO or play the chimes at a summer concert.

Block sponsors include, Northfield Savings Bank, Sullivan, Powers & Co., Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom, Gallagher, Flynn & Co., Dubois Construction and Lamberton Electric. Laughing Moon Chocolates will provide truffles for over-bidders.

During the Radio Auction Thursday, March 31, call the following numbers to bid: 800-498-4877, 800-827-6461, 800-639-9338, 802-244-7321, or 802-244-1764.

Proceeds support VSO musical and educational programs in Vermont which included last year more than 40 concerts throughout the state and 175 educational outreach programs reaching more than 24,000 children. Last year successful bidders raised $22,550 for the VSO. Over the last 13 years the auction has collected more than $205,000.