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WCTE-TV Seeks support from local governments.
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WCTE, the public television station in Cookeville that broadcasts the smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree each year, has asked the county commission for assistance with funding to promote tourism in the area and to continue broadcasting the Jamboree.Mark Dudney, Government Relations Officer for WCTE, and Becky Magura, President and CEO of WCTE.addressed a meeting of the county commission last Thursday night with two requests for funding in the amount of $5,000.Dudney is the the television station and Magura is the President and CEO of WCTE.According to Dudney and Magura, WCTE-TV needs this support to help defray the costs of broadcasting the Fiddlers Jamboree, which they say runs around $40,000 each year.Dudney's letter states that " WCTE respectfully requests $5,000 from DeKalb County for the fiscal year 2011-2012. This funding will be used specifically to defray WCTE's production costs for the 2011 Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree.""WCTE has been a proud partner of the Jamboree for nearly thirty years. The station has broadcast the event that long and has produced a two-hour highlight show for national distribution for nearly twenty years.""It costs WCTE roughly $40,000 every year to shoot, broadcast and produce the Jamboree.