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SCETV President Linda O’Bryon to Step Down in Fall of 2017

November 18, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Linda O'Bryon

Linda O’Bryon, the president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio, announced plans to step down next fall. She advised the ETV Commission meeting Friday, Nov. 18 during its regular meeting. When O’Bryon steps down, she will have served as ETV CEO for seven...

StoryCorps in Columbia, South Carolina

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
The StoryCorp Mobile Booth

StoryCorps is in Columbia, South Carolina to collect interviews with residents. StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. They acheive this by recording and...

SCETV and SC Public Radio Welcome StoryCorps to Columbia, SC

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
StoryCorps Airstream trailer

On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps , EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a...

Drought Conditions Lead to Wildfire Spreading In SC Upstate, Air Quality Concerns

November 16, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
Wildfires on Pinnacle Mountain in the Piedmont

Wildfires have been spreading throughout the Southeast, creating concerns for the upstate of South Carolina, where a dry summer and fall have led to a prolonged drought. The fire, which began in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, has led to evacuations in those states...

Photo Story: Gwen Ifill in South Carolina

November 15, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
Journalist Gwen Ifill with SC Public Radio's Tut Underwood

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio honor and remember Gwen Ifill. Ifill visited SCETV in 2012 with PBS' Washington Week for the Presidential primaries. She returned to the state in 2015 for the PBS NewsHour's Special Presentation...

SCETV Remembers Gwen Ifill

November 15, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
Image of PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor. “Gwen Ifill was a gifted journalist and a trailblazer. We...

Charleston's New Antenna Installed

October 28, 2016 - Posted in ETV
Charleston old antenna section and new antenna

Our new 3000 pound antenna has been installed in Charleston. We are broadcasting now. As with any new installation, there may be adjustments, including down time. Why the Delays? Our old TV antenna was comprised of 27 sections that measure approximately 6 ft. x 6ft. These...

Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund Gets $100,000 Donation

October 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
tree on house

Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the country, announced a $100,000 donation to help families impacted by Hurricane Matthew through the One SC Relief Fund. The fund was established after the 2015 flood to help families recovering from natural disasters. After...

SC Public Radio Report | Nichols Resident Shares Evacuation Experience.

October 26, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Thelisha Eaddy
Flooded home in the Britton's Neck Community of Gresham, SC

Many South Carolinians may not have heard of the town of Nichols prior to Gov. Nikki Haley's October 10th press conference. The small town is in Marion County and has a population of about 400. Those watching that update, learned that more than half of the town's residents...

Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 75 Years of Service to South Carolina

October 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Civil Air Patrol

Seventy-five years ago, President Harry Truman signed into law the incorporation of Civil Air Patrol as a nonprofit organization. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States...

How Florence Dealt With Massive Power Outages from Hurricane Matthew

October 14, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
October 10th in Florence, SC.

Florence, S.C. saw a massive number of power outages from Hurricane Matthew. We spoke to Charles Ellison, Duke Energy Company Spokesperson, about the damage that was done by the hurricane and how energy companies were working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

Waccamaw River Continues To Be of Great Concern: Governor Haley, Thursday Afternoon

October 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
flooding in Conway from the Waccamaw River

Governor Nikki Haley and her emergency team addressed the press in a conference from the South Carolina State House at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 13. The Waccamaw River is currently the area of most concern. “The hard part is the wait,” said Governor Haley. Director Taylor of South...

John Crockett, ETV Vice President of Engineering and Emergency Communications Advocate

October 13, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
John Crockett

John Morton Crockett, Jr., 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C. following a lengthy illness. John was born Dec. 18, 1946 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John M. Crockett, Sr. (Elaine)...

President Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina

October 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
A home with trees fallen

In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew. The...

“Don’t ever say South Carolina is not resilient”: Governor Haley, Tuesday Afternoon

October 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
cleanup with a bulldozer on Surfside Beach

“The sun is shining and that is a blessing.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division just after noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Governor Haley stated that as rivers start to flow and as waters move, what was a hurricane...

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