ETV Carolinas

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 These are some of the wealthiest and most fortunate Ukrainians Tali Osipov met. They made their way to and quickly out of safe-harbor outposts in places like Romania to this way station in Mexico. Most will enter the United States under emergency conditions, having spent their last cent to get this far.

An Anderson nurse returns from Eastern Europe - and Mexico - amid the Ukraine refugee crisis

I first met Tali Osipov over the phone back in March. She was the person her church, Summer of God Slavic Evangelical Church in Anderson, SC, charged with speaking to the press about its fundraising...
 HSC's deal with Charlotte never allowed for permanent buildings on the site of what was once the city's animal control holding facility. So the society has needed to protect its space, its medicines, and its animals with measures that look more like prison than a no-kill community center. Now, after a six-year campaign, HSC has its own plot of land and a dazzling new public building built with the animals' welfare and the public's sense of community in mind.

The Humane Society of Charlotte is finally moving out of 'Shantytown'

Zero people connected to the Humane Society of Charlotte (full disclosure, that includes me, who volunteers at HSC from time to time) are under any illusions about the site where the society operates...
 The glimmering, $1B project to bring the Carolina Panthers to Rock Hill might be dead. Or not. It's not official, but it doesn't look good.

What if the Panthers really aren't coming to Rock Hill? A (mostly optimistic) conversation with U.S.

The Carolina Panthers/Rock Hill deal to develop a nearly $1 billion practice facility and entertainment venue is not officially dead, even if it looks that way. On April 19, the team terminated...
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State Court Administration faces legal challenge to data scraping ban

A group of civil liberties organizations filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the state Court Administration’s ban on “scraping,” the process of automatically collecting publicly available data...

About the Station

ETV Carolinas is South Carolina ETV’s regional facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. ETV Carolinas is responsible for producing local content with the intent to educate. We work with the community to tell the stories that matter. At our facility, we have a fully-functioning TV studio and radio studio. York Technical College students regularly have access to these studios as a part of their coursework. 

For two weeks each March, ETV Carolinas hosts the Rock Hill Elementary Science Bowl. The Science Bowl is a competition where students from elementary schools throughout Rock Hill compete in a quiz show to become crowned the Science Bowl champion. Locally, we also broadcast York County Council Meetings, Rock Hill School Board Meetings, and Applied Technology High school’s student-produced talk show called School Talk. 

Station History

ETV Carolinas first came to Rock Hill in the 1970’s. York Tech has always been a great partner of ETV, granting us studio space on campus. Our studio was originally on a different part of York Tech’s campus, with a staff consisting of 21 employees. In 2003, ETV Carolinas moved to its current location, in building ST, with significant help from York Tech. 

The purpose of ETV regional facilities has always been to serve the local communities. Our intent is to produce programs that fill a local need but will eventually air statewide. We have accomplished this with programs like Mary Long’s Yesteryear, Club Que Pasa, and The Zone. The Zone was significant in ETV Carolina’s history, winning the network’s first Emmy since 1969.

Today, ETV Carolinas remains full-functioning, creating content that is often aired on Palmetto Scene, SCETV’s Video Magazine that explores the people, places, and things of South Carolina. They also produced the SCETV Digital Series, Made Here, which explores small businesses in South Carolina. 

Student Reporting Labs

ETV Carolinas also serves as a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab mentor. Student Reporting Labs is building the next generation of public media by implementing a digital journalism curriculum in high schools across the country. Local PBS station mentors help the students with creative and technical aspects of production so that the students’ work can effectively be told to the world. 

Get involved with ETV Carolinas

Volunteer/Intern Opportunities 

Interested in volunteering? ETV Carolinas, located in Rock Hill, has volunteer opportunities available year-round!  Email if you are interested in volunteering or interning.

Fall & Spring: Gain valuable production experience as a volunteer/intern for ETV Carolinas. Acting as a Production Assistant, you will go on video shoots with the ETV Carolinas Director/Producer for video segments that will be available digitally, as well as broadcast on television. You will learn how to setup and use field production equipment. Your duties will depend on that week’s production schedule and on your personal availability. This is a flexible opportunity, allowing you to get real-world production experience on your own time! 

Summer: The highly competitive ETV Endowment Internship program for college students has been in existence since 1980. At least seven internships, all funded by the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, are available with ETV and South Carolina Public Radio each summer. As an intern, you will be acting as a Production Assistant. You will go on video shoots with ETV Carolinas Director/Producer for video segments that will be available digitally as well as broadcast on television. You will learn how to setup and use field production equipment. You will also be asked to assist with other aspects of production as needed. Added perk: You will produce your own project that has the chance to be broadcast on television. 


Rent Our Studios

  • Our Radio Control Room/Studio was built in partnership with York Technical College. This space has the capability of streaming live radio as well as recording audio. Radio Studio for Space only: $30.00 per hour. 4 hour minimum.
  • The Studio Control Room controls ETV Carolina’s studio productions.  Our studio is equipped with three studio cameras, a teleprompter, and a lighting board. Studio for Space only: $50.00 per hour. 4 hour minimum. 
  • Studios with Equipment: Please call 803-324-3184 
  • Conference Room: $20.00 per hour, 2 hour minimum. 
  • State Agencies and non-profit organizations: 20% discount  for one day rental  

Schedule a Visit

ETV Carolinas is located on York Technical College’s campus at 452 South Anderson Road in Rock Hill, South Carolina. We are located in Building ST. Please call 803-324-3184 if you have any questions. ETV’s lot is located to the right of our building. If parking is unavailable, additional spots are available behind our building in York Tech’s lot. If you are planning to use York Tech’s lot, please notify us so we can get you the appropriate parking pass and information. 

Don Godish
ETV Carolinas (WNSC)
York Technical College, ST Building
452 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 324-3184 or (803) 737-3303