Explore Your World. Experience WCTE.
For over 30 years, the Emmy award-winning WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS has enriched the lives of its viewers in middle Tennessee, stimulating educational, civic and personal development through informational and innovative programming and services that address local and regional needs. The mission of WCTE, Upper Cumberland Public Television, is to give voice to the people and places of the region we serve. We strive to engage our citizens through distinctive programs and services that inform, educate, entertain and inspire. Since 1978, WCTE has been a leader in celebrating the stories and people of this region. We continue this tradition today through multiple platforms of engagement that extends beyond the broadcast.
WCTE, Upper Cumberland Public Television, is an essential resource for the people we serve in middle Tennessee. On air, online, in print and in the community, we are our regions’ premier storyteller and convener. WCTE is the ONLY television station, public or commercial, in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, TN, making it a strategic partner with education, health service, government, arts and music.
WCTE, Upper Cumberland Public Television, local services had deep impact in the middle Tennessee area. WCTE’s signal reaches 1.3 million throughout middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky with over the air broadcast, cable and satellite services. With a 30+ year history of service to the Upper Cumberland and all of middle Tennessee, WCTE partners with leaders in local education, business, agriculture, economic development, public safety, music, art, theatre, athletics and tourism to provide much needed resources to the citizens we serve.
WCTE is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council and is one of only 350 PBS affiliates nationwide.