WCTE announces season premieres of local programs

COOKEVILLE, TN – WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS announces September season-premieres of locally produced favorites Live Green Tennessee, Bluegrass Underground, and One on One with Becky Magura, plus the premiere of the 47thAnnual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree Highlights.

Season premieres kick-off Monday, Sept. 3, at 7:00 p.m. with season 11 of Live Green Tennessee, hosted by Melinda Keifer. Immediately following at 7:30 p.m. get your first glimpse of the new home of Bluegrass Undergroundat The Caverns as season eight kicks-off with Billy Strings. And at 8:00 p.m. watch Bluegrass Underground: Making of the Cavernsfor a behind the scenes look at the excavation and creation of this brand-new venue.

The premiere of the 47thAnnual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree Highlightswill airon Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 9:00 p.m. and premiering Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 p.m. is season 8 of One on One with Becky Magura. In this premiere episode, Becky sits down with Demetria Kalodimos, former WSMV-Channel 4 news anchor and investigative reporter, and talks with her about what’s next for Kalodimos as she continues her work in Nashville media and beyond. Finally, Telly-Award winning Discover the Upper Cumberlandwill premiere on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:00 p.m.

“I’m so proud of our producers and equally excited about WCTE’s fall season premieres,” said Brent Clark, Director of Content and Digital Media at WCTE. “It’s also an exciting opportunity for our members to see where their membership dollars actually go, and how that support allows WCTE to produce high quality programs that tell the stories of the people it serves across the region.”

For a complete listing of WCTE’s programs, visit www.wcte.org/schedule and to become a member and support these local programs, visit wcte.org/member. With questions or comments call 931-528-2222.

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, TN.  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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