Our People!

Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council

Executive Committee/Officers - 2019

Chair – Mike Galligan
Vice Chair – Nina Lunn
WCTE President/CEO – Becky Magura
Secretary – Dr. Scott Little
Treasurer – Mark Odom
Past Chair - Tom Janney

Trustees - 2019

Diana Baranowski
Dr. Bonita Barger
Dr. Kathy Bertram
Jerry Boyd
Rebecca Hargrove
Amy Hollars
Bryce McDonald
Dr. Carl Owens
Dr. Sally Pardue
Chris Shah
Kelly Swallows

Schedule of Board & Committee Meetings

WCTE Community Advisory Board

CAB Members - 2019

Devin Baranowski - Chair
Monika Bowman
Kelly Clarkson
Robbie Huddleston
Ben Newman
Dr. Jennifer Shank
Dr. Michael Torrence

WCTE Leadership Team

Becky Magura - President/CEO (Biography below)
Avery Hutchins - Director of Development & Marketing
Brent Clark - Director of Content & Digital Media (Biography)
Craig LeFevre - Director of Technical Operations & FCC Compliance (Biography)
Jodi Pitts - Director of Engagement & Education
Ralph Welch, Jr. - Director of Engineering Services, Chief Engineer


Donna M. Matson
Office of the President / CEO
Manager, HR / Office
Deputy Secretary / Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council (UCBC)

Our WCTE Staff


Craig Gray - Art Director, Senior Producer
Seth Stanger - Director & On-Air, Digital Promotions, QC Coordinator
Noel Stojkov - Senior Producer & Editor
Duncan Welch - Production Assistant
Michelle Wyatt - Videographer, Editor


Celeste Flatt Bennett - Corporate Support Manager
Patti Cloud - Membership Coordinator
Joy McCaleb - Grant Writer
Paula Walker - Receptionist & Development Assistant


Bobby Adams - IT Support, Website Coordinator
Alicia Masterson - Master Traffic Coordinator

Education, Events, & Engagement

Cindy Putman - Ready to Learn Project Manager
Misty Brown - Education & Engagement Coordinator
Sam Gray - Events & Engagement Coordinator

Becky Magura, President & CEO

Becky has served on the PBS Board of Directors since 2014. With over 37 years of experience in management, production, educational strategy, and engagement at public television station WCTE, Magura brings to any project a level of commitment, leadership and strategic direction necessary for success. She resides in Cookeville, TN and serves on numerous regional & national boards. She received the Cumberland Business Journal’s Ovation Award for Community Service; a Tennessee Senate Proclamation for Outstanding Service & TCCY John Seigenthaler Making KIDS COUNT Media Award.

She holds BS and MA degrees in Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, with an emphasis in Communications. She has years of experience in television production as an on-air host, producer, and videographer. In 2006, Magura became WCTE’s fourth General Manager and has led the station team through the digital transition in transmission and production, as well as securing WCTE’s downtown studio and offices. In 2017, she worked with creative business partner, Lite Wire, on the completion of a new Public Media Joint Master Control, designed in consideration of small and mid-size stations across the nation.

Also, on a national level, Magura has served on the boards of America’s Public Television Stations; National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) and as a member of the CPB Community Service Grant Review Committee. She is currently a member of the Public Media Venture Group. Locally, she serves as a member of the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Board; Tennessee Technological University Alumni Board; Impact Board of Directors and Cookeville / Putnam County Multicultural Advisory Council

Magura believes strongly in supporting independent producers and in collaborative station productions such as WCTE’s Live Green Tennessee, now in its’ 12th season. She serves as station liaison for numerous independent producers in presenting their work to the public media system. These include Bluegrass Underground; Songwriting with Soldiers; Barnegie Hall; Jammin’at Hippie Jacks; Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote and as a contributing partner to Havana Time Machine a PBS Great Performances. She served as the station liaison for Todd Jarrell’s documentary, CRANK: Darkness on the Edge of Town, which was funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through an Independent Television Service (ITVS) LiNCS grant.

She serves on the PBS Executive Board; Chair of the PBS Interconnection Committee and on the PBS Station Services Committee and PBS Strategic Planning Committee as well as the APTS Board Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.