Radio Auction

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Items may be picked up starting on Monday 11/13 at the River Radio office at 324 Broadway. Hours are 9a to 5p, closed for lunch from 11a to 12p. Questions: call 573-335-8291. 

Click here for a Google Maps link to their office in Cape Girardeau.

 Items held for 10 days. Please bring check or exact change along with your ID when picking up. Thank you for your support!


The Cape West Rotary Radio Auction is our longest standing service event, and over its life has raised funds for many community organizations, projects and funded everything from playground equipment to vans to sheet rock and roofing. Our goal with the event is to provide you with a great selection of items well worth the value of your bid so that we raise significant funds to help these great local charities.

For 58 years, the men and women of Cape West Rotary have chased friends, business owners and community connections for donations to the auction. Time and time again, you’ve come through to make sure we all make a difference in our community. Thank you all for years of support, and we look forward to coming through your door again to ask for “something for the auction.”

If you are interested in donating and item, send us a note and let us know. We’d be happy to connect with you.

The Cape West Rotary Radio Auction is graciously hosted by River Radio and 960 KZIM. We simply could not do this without them, and we tip our hats to them for the many years of support and air time. Listen to the auction on 960 AM, and on the KZIM app.

This year’s auction marks the 58th year. Our primary beneficiaries this year are Christian Boxing Academy & Learning Center and the Red Star Food Pantry! We are excited to partner with these fantastic organizations for this year’s auction. We are providing gear bags and gear for the youth at the Boxing Academy. The kids at the Academy earn these bags full of gear to help kickstart their journey in self-worth, hard work, and becoming the best person they can be. For Red Star Food Pantry, we are helping their ability to keep perishable items on-site and ready to help the community by providing a new, larger refrigeration unit for the pantry.  


ONLINE BIDDING: ALL of our auction items are listed online for bidding BEFORE the radio auction happens! The online auction is open soon. You can to bid on all items through our auction link, and we WILL close out some items before the November 11th radio broadcast either by max bid or by you using the “BUY IT NOW” option. Additionally, online bidders will be able to actively bid on auction items the day of, as well. Phone bids and online bids will co-exist, and all bids will be shown online at the auction site.

A NOTE ABOUT THE ONLINE PIECE: We would suggest getting set up ahead of time on the website. Once the wheels start turning, you can have text messages sent when you’re outbid, making it easier to track your items (if you choose). By setting up early, you’ll save some time on the day of the auction.

Even with the online option, we strongly encourage you to pay by check or cash at the station at 324 Broadway. The fees for online payments dip into both your pockets and into the auction proceeds, and while more convenient, you’ll still need to swing by and pick up your items. 

As a club, we always stress that we are a service organization. After all, our motto is “Service Above Self”, and that is why we try to do tangible donations whenever possible. Hands-on work and visual progress always feels more impactful than simply writing a check.

Thank you for all of your support as a listener, bidder and community donor. We look forward to this year’s auction!

How it works: Items will be slated to be auctioned off in 1/2 hour blocks. This way, you can plan ahead and not sweat spending an entire day with the radio. 🙂

As each group begins, those items will be up for bid. To bid, you simply call 573-339-2058. Operators will take your bid. You can call in for multiple items at once, and you can call in again to raise your bid during that bidding session.

At the end of each group, we will ring the bell on the air, and that signals the end of bidding. If you were connected to an operator before the bell rang, your bid will still count. No bids for the closed group will be taken after the bell rings.

You will pick up your items at the River Radio studios, located at 324 Broadway in Cape Girardeau on the auction day before 5:00p. Items can be paid via cash, local check, or credit/debit. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PAY FOR ALL ITEMS BY CASH OR CHECK TO AVOID EXTRA CREDIT CARD FEES. Items not picked up that day can be arranged for pick up later at the radio station office.

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We are bankers, lawyers, administrators, teachers, craftsmen, sales and marketing specialists, managers and many other things, but we all come together as Rotarians with one purpose: to put Service Above Self.

PO Box 983
Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-0983