‘Hoot Before the Shoot’ membership special to air Sept. 7

Program to air on WCTE PBS and WCTE’s Facebook page

COOKEVILLE – WCTE PBS will broadcast a “Hoot Before the Shoot” membership special starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7 on its main channel and via stream on WCTE’s Facebook page. The concert special features “The Voice” winner, Jake Hoot, along with Tennessee Songwriters’ Week Finalists The Smoky Nights and Atlanta-based Americana Artist of the Year Alex Guthrie’s performances from the Red, White & Boom July 4 concert at Ford Lincoln of Cookeville.

Red, White & Boom, in its sixth-year, honored tornado survivors, healthcare heroes, first responders and essential workers. The fireworks display was the largest fireworks show in the state of Tennessee this year and is featured in the “Hoot Before the Shoot” membership special show.

“WCTE is thrilled to produce a two-hour pledge show from the live concert we shot with Jake Hoot, Smoky Nights and Alex Guthrie along with Red, White & Boom celebrating the Fourth of July earlier in the summer,” said Brent Clark, Director of Content & Digital Media. “Support from WCTE members helps to make local productions like this possible.”

This membership special show will offer opportunities to support WCTE PBS and receive thank you gifts featuring shirts, CDS and koozies from Jake Hoot, The Smoky Nights and Alex Guthrie along with a Roku special. Additionally, WCTE membership benefits include WCTE PBS Passport, an on-demand streaming library of quality PBS programming such as Ken Burns films, “Austin City Limits,” “The Great British Baking Show” and more. WCTE PBS Passport gives viewers the opportunity to binge-watch full seasons of many favorite current and past PBS programs. WCTE members also receive the bi-monthly members’ magazine, “Close Up,” an award-winning program guide. 

WCTE membership supports the local storytelling of WCTE original productions like, “Discover the Upper Cumberland,” “One on One with Becky Magura,” and “WCTE’s Live at 5.” These programs preserve and record the rich history and beautiful natural surroundings of our region and are only possible through the support of WCTE members. 

WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville. WCTE is a proud strategic partner with educators, health services, government, arts and music organizations across the Upper Cumberland. WCTE is a 501-(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide. 

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