COOKEVILLE – WCTE PBS celebrates 43 years of being on the air on Aug. 21 with a Day of Support. In honor of this day, WCTE PBS will be raising money to support the WCTE PBS Education Endowment.
In 2018 WCTE PBS celebrated 40 years of service to the Upper Cumberland and to mark this milestone, WCTE PBS established the first Endowment for Education. This fund has been supported by WCTE PBS Trustees, individual donors and corporations and was established to provide parents, teachers and community partners with the tools and education resources they need.
“WCTE PBS went on the air 43 years ago on Aug. 21. We thought it was only appropriate to celebrate by raising money for the core reason WCTE PBS exists,” said Avery Hutchins, WCTE PBS Station Manager. “Money raised from the Day of Support will go to the WCTE PBS Education Endowment.”
The WCTE PBS Education Endowment will help ensure that all at-risk children affected by poverty can get the access to quality education needed to overcome their challenges. Many children in the Upper Cumberland are isolated, have limited resources and lack education opportunities, and over time this creates generational poverty and disheartening challenges among our children.
WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 40 years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville. A strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music, WCTE PBS is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.