South Carolina ETV


John M. Crockett, Jr. Named Vice President of Engineering for South Carolina ETV

For Immediate Release
April 25, 2012

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Columbia, SC… South Carolina ETV recently named John Crockett as its new vice president of Engineering. Crockett succeeds Hap Griffin, who retired in March after 34 years of service to the network. Crockett has served in a number of positions at ETV since his start here in 1990, including Transmitter Supervisor, Project Manager and for the last eleven years, Manager of Transmitter Operations. He and his team oversee one of the nation’s most complex and innovative public television, radio and education networks, which includes 600 towers statewide.

Crockett’s active community and state agency work has helped position ETV as one of South Carolina’s leaders in emergency communications. He oversees ETV’s ongoing participation in the SC Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team (SC HEART) program, an initiative that links hospitals around the state in times of emergency by using volunteer amateur radio operators, and is currently overseeing a pilot datacasting program that expands ETV’s role in ensuring the safety of South Carolinians.

Crockett attended North Carolina State University and then served with the US Air Force. After a tour of duty in Southeast Asia, he returned to civilian life and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from NCSU.

Along with Griffin, Crockett shared the Blue Granite Award from State Senator Phil Leventis, D–Sumter, and the Friend of the Tax Payer Award from Governor Jim Hodges.

Crockett is an amateur radio operator with the call sign W3KH, and is currently President of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club, VP of the Southeastern Repeater Association, and an active member and former President of the Five Points Rotary Club.

South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.

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