For the 13th year, DTC3 will televise the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree LIVE, from kickoff through the fiddle off.

The 53rd annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival is coming up Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, on the courthouse square in downtown Smithville. 35 categories of competition will be held over the course of the two-day event, which kicks off Friday morning at 9 a.m. 16 categories will be held on Friday, which include the following:

  1. OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FOLKSINGING (Solo)
  2. JUNIOR CLOGGING (Ages 13 – 39)
  3. JUNIOR BUCKDANCING (Ages 13 – 39)
  4. OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FOLKSINGING (Duet, Trio, Quartet)
  5. DOBRO GUITAR
  6. MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
  7. HAMMER DULCIMER
  8. NOVELTY EVENT (Spoon Clacking, Jug Blowing, Washboard, Tub, Saws)
  9. AUTOHARP
  10. GOSPEL SINGING (Solo)
  11. COUNTRY HARMONICA
  12. OLD-TIME BANJO
  13. YOUTH SQUARE DANCING (4 Couples – 8 Total Dancers)
  14. GOSPEL SINGING (Duet, Trio and Quartet)
  15. MANDOLIN
  16. OLD-TIME FIDDLE BAND

Finals for each of Friday’s 16 categories will follow the preliminaries. Also featured on Friday will be a special performance by the Smithville Community Chorus and the festival’s official opening ceremonies at 6:00 p.m.

The competition will resume on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., featuring the following categories:

  1. JUNIOR OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FLATFOOT DANCE (Ages 0-39)
  2. SENIOR OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FLATFOOT DANCE (Ages 40 +)
  3. SENIOR BUCKDANCING (Ages 40 +)
  4. SENIOR CLOGGING (Ages 40 +)
  5. DUO CLOGGING (ALL AGES)
  6. BLUEGRASS BANJO
  7. JUNIOR FIDDLERS (Ages 13-39)
  8. FLAT TOP GUITAR
  9. CONTEST FIDDLE (Neil Dudney Award)
  10. BLUEGRASS BAND
  11. SENIOR FIDDLERS (Ages 40 + Over)
  12. SQUARE DANCING (4 Couples – 8 Total Dancers)
  13. JR. & SR. FIDDLERS’ FIDDLE-OFF for Grand Championship and the Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy

In addition to the regular categories of competition on Saturday, there will be seven beginner categories for those ages 12-under, known as the National Championship for Country Musician Beginners. Those categories are as follows:

  1. BEGINNER BUCK DANCING
  2. BEGINNER CLOGGING
  3. BEGINNER DOBRO GUITAR
  4. BEGINNER MANDOLIN
  5. BEGINNER FIVE-STRING BANJO
  6. BEGINNER FLAT TOP GUITAR
  7. BEGINNER FIDDLE

The Beginners’ competition begins after Duo Clogging. The finals in the Beginners’ categories will be held after the preliminaries. In addition to the first, second and third place awards that will be given out, two other special Beginners’ awards will also be handed out. The James G. “Bobo” Driver Award will be given out to the best Beginner Fiddler, while the Nolan Turner Best Overall Entertainer Award is given to the top overall instrumentalist in the five music categories.

Also featured on Saturday is the presentation of the Blue Blaze Award, to the 3-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and 202 IBMA Entertainer of the Year, Sister Sadie, who will perform during the festivities. The presentation and performance will be held at 5:00 p.m on Saturday. In addition to numerous awards, album releases, Sister Sadie has been featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s American Currents exhibit.

The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree will conclude on Saturday night, with the Grand Championship Fiddle Off, as the Junior and Senior Fiddle champions compete for the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award.

DTC3 will have LIVE, wall-to-wall coverage of the event, from kickoff to the Fiddle Off. Watch it LIVE on DTC channel 3 (channel 303 in HD), or online at www.dtc3.tv.

For more information on the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival, log on to www.smithvillejamboree.com.

 

DTC3’s Blackout Bingo aired its final episode of the season on Monday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 28. The show will take a seasonal break from June-August and be back for an exciting season beginning on Monday, September 2.

Thank you to everyone who plays Blackout Bingo and makes it one of our programs to bring to you, and congratulations to all of this season’s winners. Be sure to tune in for the last episode of the season and be ready to go when the next season kicks off in September.

 

Students at Cannon South Elementary School in Cannon County have wrapped up their school year, but not before having some fun. On Wednesday, May 16th, students participated in an “Egg Drop,” where special containers are constructed with the purpose of protecting an egg from a 40-foot drop from a DTC Communications bucket truck. The students havebeen studying Newton’s Laws of Motion, and constructed their containers based upon those laws. The Egg Drop will air in the coming days on the local channel on the following dates:

  • Mon. May 27 – 8:00 PM
  • Wed. May 29 – 8:00 PM
  • Thu. May 30 – 2:00 PM
  • Sat. June 1 – 1:00 PM
  • Wed. June 5 – 7:00 PM
  • Fri. June 7 – 7:00 PM

Watch the Cannon South Egg Drop, along with many other local events, on DTC3, available exclusively on the DTC-TV service!

DTC3 will be on hand to film each Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies for our local high schools, including Cannon Co, DeKalb Co, Gordonsville, Smith Co, and Watertown. For a limited time, DTC3 will make the ceremonies available to view online afterward. DTC3 offers its congratulations to all graduates, and we are delighted also to make them available for you to view. Please check back periodically for updates after each graduation ceremony.

You may stream the Cannon County High School Graduation below or watch on DTC3 at the following times:

  • Monday, May 27 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 29 – 1:00 PM
  • Friday, May 31 – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 2 – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 6 – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 8 – 7:00 PM

 

You may stream the Gordonsville High School Graduation below or watch on DTC3 at the following times:

  • Sunday, May 26 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 29 – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 30 – 1:00 PM
  • Monday, June 3 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 4 – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 8 – 8:00 PM

 

You may stream the DeKalb County High School Graduation below or watch on DTC3 at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 18 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 21 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 22 – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 26 – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 28 – 1:00 PM
  • Friday, May 31 – 7:00 PM

 

You may stream the  Smith County High School Graduation below or watch on DTC at the following times:

  • Sunday, May 26 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 28 – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 31 – 1:00 PM
  • Satueday, June 1 – 7:00 PM
  • Monday, June 3 – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 6 – 7:00 PM

 

You may stream the Watertown High School Graduation below or watch on DTC3 at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 18 – 8:30 PM
  • Monday, May 20 – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 23 – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 24 – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 28 – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 30 – 7:00 PM

Cannon County’s annual Good Ole Days celebration was held Friday & Saturday, May 3-4, on the courthouse square in Woodbury. DTC3 will be broadcasting the following programs from this year’s event:

 

The Little Miss Pageant can be seen on:

  • Saturday, May 11 – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14 – 1:30 PM
  • Friday, May 17 – 7:15 PM
  • Sunday, May 19 – 8:15 PM

 

The Junior Miss Pageant will air at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 11 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14 – 3:00 PM
  • Friday, May 17 – 9 :00 PM
  • Sunday, May 19 – 7:00 PM

 

Catch the Miss Teen Pageant on:

  • Saturday, May 11 – 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14 – 2:30 PM
  • Friday, May 17 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 19 – 7:30 PM

 

Watch the Miss Good Ole Days Pageant on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 11 – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14 – 1:00 PM
  • Friday, May 17 – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 19 – 9:00 PM

 

Take in the Senior Miss Pageant at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 11 – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14 – 1:30 PM
  • Friday, May 17 – 7:15 PM
  • Sunday May 19 – 8:15 PM

 

Be sure to catch all the Good Ole Days pageants on DTC3, available exclusively on the DTC TV service! Get DTC TV in your home today by calling (615) 529-2955!

Schools in the DTC service area are gearing up for award and graduation season this year. DTC3 will be airing awards programs and graduation ceremonies for our local high schools: Cannon County, DeKalb County, Gordonsville, Smith County, and Watertown. Be sure to catch these events on DTC3 TV and our website.  Please share with your family and friends as well!

 

The Cannon County awards program will premiere online below on Saturday, May 11th at 1PM, and will air on DTC3 on the following dates:

  • Sat. May 11 – 1:00 PM
  • Mon. May 13 – 7:00 PM
  • Wed. May 15 – 7:00 PM

 

The DeKalb County awards program will premiere online below on Sunday, May 12th at 7PM, and will air on DTC3 on the following dates:

  • Sun. May 12 – 8:30 PM
  • Tue. May 14 – 7:00 PM
  • Fri. May 17 – 1:00 PM

 

The Gordonsville awards program will be available after taking place on Friday, May 10th. Please check back for more information.

  • Fri. May 17 – 6:00 PM
  • Sat. May 18 – 1:00 PM
  • Wed. May 22 – 7:00 PM

 

The Smith County awards program will premiere online below on Sunday, May 12th at 8:30PM, and will air on DTC3 on the following dates:

  • Sun. May 12 – 7:00 PM
  • Tue. May 14 – 8:30 PM
  • Thu. May 16 – 1:00 PM

 

The Watertown Senior Awards Breakfast was cancelled due to the severe inclement weather and flooding that occurred from May 8-9, 2024.

Watch a variety of local community events exclusively on DTC3, available with the DTC TV service!  Visit DTC online or call 615-529-2955 today to get started!

Join Terry Collins & Murphy Fair for The Box Score, DTC Sports’ weekly sports talk show. This week’s show features interviews with Watertown’s Eric Trusty, Gordonsville’s Jonathan Bush & Cannon County’s Colin Jones.

Tune in each week for The Box Score for scores, highlights, and in-depth information, Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. and Friday nights at 6:00 p.m. on DTC3. You may also view them online on DTC3’s YouTube channel or DTC Communications Facebook page.

 

DTC3 is thrilled to announce the addition of Gospel Music USA to our weekly lineup. Gospel Music USA will feature and highlight the prominent and emerging artists in the Southern Gospel Music scene each Sunday at 5:30 PM and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. The show is hosted by three greats in the music genre: Mike LeFevre of the LeFevre Quartet, Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck & New River, and Danny Jones of Singings News Magazine. You can expect lots of fantastic music, intriguing interviews, and amusing moments from artists such as The Kingsmen, The Down East Boys, and Lauren Talley. This program is produced by WATC-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.

DTC3 is proud to welcome a brand new show starting Thursday February 1, 2024 called Sportswrap with Jason Page, a timely sports wrap-up show with expert commentary and highlights hosted by longtime NBC Sports and ESPN Radio host Jason Page.

Jason Page takes you through the top sports stories of the day. He’ll bring you the big scoops with hard-hitting commentary and a style all his own.

Watch it on DTC3 each weekday at 11:00PM beginning February 1st.

 

Each season, DTC Sports selects an outstanding player from the DTC service area for the DTC Communications Player of the Year. This year, the honor went to standout Cannon County High School senior Tucker Kyne.

Kyne was chosen based on his exceptional performance throughout the 2023 regular season, including being named DTC Sports Player of the Game for his performance against Marion County in Week 10.

Kyne showcased his versatility and dominance in both the offensive and defensive positions. Offensively, he primarily lined up as a tight end, where he caught the ball 33 times for 652 receiving yards and seven touchdowns and added five uncredited receptions in two-point conversions in the regular season.

On the defensive end, Kyne’s explosive first step and ability to disrupt the backfield have earned him the respect of teammates and opponents. He registered 27 tackles for loss, three sacks, and had two fumble recoveries returned for a touchdown from his defensive line spot. With multiple collegiate offers on the table, Kyne is poised to take his game to the next level, as several Division I college football programs have recognized his talent and potential. His decision on where to commit will be eagerly anticipated by fans and recruiters alike.

In addition to Kyne’s award, DTC Communications also presented Cannon County High School head football coach Matt Daniel and the Cannon County High School Football Program a check for $500 for having this year’s DTC Communications Player of the Year. Justin Mauldin of DTC Sports made the presentations to Kyne and Coach Daniel during a visit to the school after the conclusion of their season.

 

“DTC Communications is proud to be a community partner with the local schools in our service area, and we are equally proud to recognize the accomplishments of the outstanding student-athletes within the area,” said Chris Townson, CEO of DTC Communications. “I want to personally congratulate both Tucker Kyne and the Cannon County High School football team for their remarkable accomplishments throughout the 2023 high school football season.”

This recognition is a testament to Kyne’s impact on the field as he becomes the first Cannon County Lion in program history to win the DTC Player of the Year Award.

DTC Sports and DTC Communications are proud to recognize Cannon County High School senior tight end/defensive end Tucker Kyne as the DTC Communications Player of the Year. We proudly congratulate him and the Cannon County High School football team on their well-deserved accolades.

DTC Communications is proud to continue its long-standing support of its communities and the athletic programs within these communities.

DTC Communications is a member-owned telephone cooperative established in 1951. The cooperative supplies communication, entertainment, and home security products and services to residential and business customers, primarily throughout Middle Tennessee.