2022 Radio Auction Cancelled

Special Statement

Concerning the 2022 Radio Auction

Even as the COVID pandemic recedes for now, our small businesses continue to suffer from the economic decline caused by people limiting their activities. 

 The support of our business community to the Lions Radio Auction over the years has been tremendous.   We in the Pendleton Lions Club believe it is important to help our businesses in what ever small ways we can.  With this in mind, the Pendleton Lions Board of Directors has decided to cancel the Radio Auction once again.

We hope in a small way this helps our businesses weather this storm.  Our community has survived the Covid pandemic so far!  We will consider bringing the Radio Auction back in 2023.

April 4, 2023

7:00 - 11:00 PM

Our 68th Radio Auction!

There Are Only:

Left Until the Radio Auction!

How the Auction Works

Items that have been donated by businesses are auctioned live on KUMANews Talk Radio.  The auctioneer announces the item to be auctioned and sets a minimum opening bid.  Bidders call in to the radio station at 541-276-1511 and bid on the item.  There are four operators taking bids, and a runner is assigned to each operator.  Bids are taken into the broadcast room and given to one of the auctioneers.   Bidders are identified by assigned bidder numbers.  The auctioneer will award the item to the highest bid received.  Successful bidders can pick up their items the next day at the designated location.  Payment is received at the pickup location.

Auction Rules

  • When multiple bids of the same amount are received, the first bid received by the auctioneer is the one accepted.
  • Bids are only accepted when the auctioneer opens the bidding on that particular item.
  • Once the auctioneer awards the item no other bids for that item are accepted.

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Your Listening Options

You can listen to the radio auction in four different ways:

Tune your AM Radio Dial to 1290 AM

Tune your FM Radio Dial to 96.5 FM

Listen Live by Clicking on the Picture Above

Watch and Listen on our Facebook Live Feed by Clicking the Icon Above

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Getting a Bidder Number

When you call in to make a bid you will be asked to provide your bidder number. If a bidder number has not yet been assigned to you the operator will ask you for your name, email and phone number and then assign you a bidder number. You will then use this number for the rest of the auction.

Getting a bidder number during your first call means that your first bid will be delayed in being relayed to the auctioneer. There are two ways to obtain a bidder number before the auction starts:

  • You may call the radio station at (541) 276-1511 on the day of the auction between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Beginning two weeks prior to the auction through the Monday before the auction you may pre-register for a bidder number on-line.  Simply click on the link below.  Your bidder number will be emailed to you within two days. 

Request a Bidder Number

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Picking Up Your Items

Items may be picked up at Community Bank, 157 S. Main Street in Pendleton, the day after the auction between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00 PM. If you cannot pick up your items that day you MUST make other arrangements by calling the Pendleton Lions at 541-238-5466 or Community Bank at 541-278-9000 before 5:00 PM that day.

Any items not picked up on the day after the auction will be disposed of at the discretion of the Pendleton Lions Club, unless alternative arrangements have been made.  Successful bidders who fail to pick up items and do not contact the Lions as outlined above may be disqualified from bidding in subsequent auctions.

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Paying For Your Items

You may pay for your items by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made out to 'Pendleton Lions Club'.

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Your 2019 Radio Auction Personalities

The Radio Auction Committee has not yet been determined. Keep checking back!

Lion Roxanne Hanel

Radio Auction Co-Chair

Lion Roxanne is again co-chairing this year's effort.

Lion John Taylor

Head Auctioneer

Lion John has been our head auctioneer for over ten years!

Lion Randee Bronson

Floor Manager

Lion Randee will manage the floor on auction night. When she is not managing the auction she is managing Community Bank!

Lion Rita Campbell

Publicity Manager

Lion Rita coordinates all the radio auction publicity. When not working as a Lion, Rita stays busy as a mom and helping Lion Randee at Community Bank.

Lion Lyle Jensen

Donation Chief

Lion Lyle contacts more businesses than any other Lion. If you see him roaming the streets of Pendleton he is probably working on the auction!

Lion Jim Smootz

General Operations

This is Lion Jim's first year on the auction committee and he is learning how the auction is managed.

Lion Alan Kendrick

General Operations

Lion Alan was at the very first auction. Now he is back in the saddle again helping to manage operations.

Lion Bill Taylor

Outside Donor Coordinator

Lion Bill works on out of area donors to get those special donations that add diversity to our auction items!

Larry Blank

Assistant Auctioneer Hours 1 and 2

This will be Larry's third year helping Lion John staff the microphone.

Jennifer Perry

Assistant Auctioneer Hours 3 and 4

This will be Jennifer's second year helping Lion John at the microphone. Jen is a former star at the Community College Theater!

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2019 Auction Results

Auction results will be posted at the end of each hour.

If your browser will not open the auction results Adobe document directly you may view it by clicking the download button below.

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