Radio Auction

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 56 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 960KZIM. 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, www.kzimksim.com and on the KZIM app.

This year’s auction marks the 56th year, and in 2021, we are raising funds for the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri. The Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri maximizes resources to develop and deliver a wide range of services that improve the lives of individuals, children, and families, building strong neighborhoods.

The proceeds from the auction will fund a community movie screen for outdoor use. It will see a purpose of entertainment, bringing the community together, but it will also see use in training and education. Another fantastic tool in the belt of CPSEMO!

NEW THIS YEAR: The majority of our auction items will be listed online for bidding BEFORE the radio auction happens! You’ll be able to bid on most items through our auction link, and we WILL close out some items before the November 6th radio broadcast. 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 that day before 4:30p. 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 (location TBD).

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Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-0983