Anthony Padgett

President and CEO of SCETV
(803) 737-3240
Anthony Padgett, President and CEO of SCETV

Anthony Padgett joined South Carolina ETV in October of 2017.  He previously served as Georgia Public Broadcasting's Chief Operating Officer.  His responsibilities there included the management and oversight of the organization's day-to-day operational needs, including technology services, content creation and distribution, digital and education innovations and business services.  Padgett formerly served as the Sr. Vice President of Content and Operations at WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lead multiple departments, such as Technology/Operations, Studio/Facilities, Radio/News/Digital and Programming/Production.  Padgett began his career in the United States Air Force as a broadcasting engineer, and has also worked in public broadcasting as Chief Engineer at WBCC in Florida.  He is married with four children and active in Rotary.


By Anthony Padgett

January 31, 2020

Miles Davis
Dear Viewers and Listeners: In February, we celebrate Black History Month with programming that highlights the talents and achievements of African Americans. Our own Carolina Stories series focuses on photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie ; and tells the history of...

By Anthony Padgett

January 1, 2020

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Happy New Year! This month the SC Legislature goes back into session, and we continue our mission of transparency with the annual broadcast of State House Today, airing on ETV World and streamed on our web site. Airing Tuesday-Thursday, the programs bring viewers live,...

By Anthony Padgett

December 2, 2019

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
Dear Viewers and Listeners: Happy holidays! This December brings entertaining and enjoyable programming, part of our Festival schedule as well as our seasonal offerings. SCETV ‘s Festival offers a variety of captivating new shows, including a song-filled evening with composer and songwriter David...

By Anthony Padgett

October 30, 2019

Anthony Padgett, SCETV President and Coby Hennecy, ETV Endowment Executive Director
SCETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina represent an extraordinary 41-year public-private partnership that has enabled SCETV and SC Public Radio to produce and present programs for state-wide, national and international broadcast. Since inception, the ETV Endowment has provided more than $233...

By Anthony Padgett

September 30, 2019

Retro Report
Dear Viewers and Listeners, This month, SC Public Radio holds its “No Pledge Drive” Pledge Drive. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 22, we will be asking for your support without interrupting regular programming. This successful fundraising method allows us to continue bringing your favorite news, music,...

By Anthony Padgett

September 2, 2019

Ken Burns Country Music
Dear Viewers and Listeners: SCETV and SC Public Radio have a lot going on this month. First up, Ken Burns’ much anticipated eight-part series Country Music explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. SCETV joins the fun with its own Carolina Country celebration on September 10, held...

By Anthony Padgett

July 31, 2019

Prince Rave
Dear Viewers and Listeners: This month, our August pledge specials include a variety of music programs, from the incomparable showmanship of Prince, to the Doobie Brothers, Daryl Hall and John Oates, the O’Jays, Joe Bonamassa and ABBA. Also this month, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a...

By Anthony Padgett

July 1, 2019

NASA astronauts
Dear Viewers and Listeners: In July, PBS celebrates the Summer of Space, observing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. A variety of specials air throughout the month, anchored by the American Experience six-hour miniseries, Chasing the Moon , which tells the story of the space race...

By Anthony Padgett

June 1, 2019

Carolina Stories special, Beyond Barbados: The South Carolina Connecti
Dear Viewers and Listeners: This spring, South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio launched a new storytelling-focused weather service. Located online at , the new platform serves as a unique information hub, detailing the local impact of weather events. Updates can also be found on...

By Anthony Padgett

April 30, 2019

Spoleto Chamber
Dear Viewers and Listeners: As spring arrives, so does the much-anticipated Spoleto Festival USA, celebrating its 42nd year in Charleston, S.C. From May 24-June 9, the festival offers a vast array of performances including opera, theater, dance, music and visual arts. SC Public Radio’s Bradley...