Meet the ETV Upstate Staff
William I. Richardson
Regional Studio Manager, ETV Upstate
William Ira Richardson has accrued an impressive body of broadcasting and production experience during his 30 years at ETV. Richardson began his career at WRJA in Sumter in the 1970s, and moved to WRET in Spartanburg as a producer/director in 1985. Richardson has also held the distinction of being an adjunct professor of Advanced Video Production at USC Upstate. In addition, he served 6 years on the South Carolina State Budget and Control Board's State Employee Grievance Committee. Active in the community, he has served on the board of directors for the Spartanburg YMCA; the Spartanburg Bethlehem Center, a mission institute that provides an array of programs and services to residents of Spartanburg County; and the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center. He is also a graduate of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Spartanburg Program.” Richardson lives in Spartanburg, SC.
Engineering Manager, ETV Upstate, ETV Carolinas
Gary Stevens has 30+ years of broadcast experience as an operating and maintenance technician. He joined the WRET staff in 1989, previously worked in commercial television and served in the U.S. Army as a radar technician. Stevens resides in Boiling Springs, SC.