William I. Richardson

Operations Manager, ETV Upstate
(864) 503-9371
William I. Richardson

William Ira Richardson has accrued an impressive body of broadcasting and production experience during his career at ETV. He began his career at WRJA in Sumter, 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. He has served 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, the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center and a Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Workforce committee. He is also a graduate of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Spartanburg Program.” Richardson lives in Spartanburg, SC.

Stories

By William Richardson

October 15, 2018

The Ghosts of Newberry
Ghost of Madeline, Newberry, S.C. The legend of Madeline, the young woman who climbed the bell tower of Keller Hall at Newberry College, and while searching for her fiance', John, she slipped and fell to the ground with the bell tower rope wrapped around her neck, and was strangled. A local doctor...

By William Richardson

October 8, 2018

Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch
Poogan's Porch has been located on Queen Street in Charleston, S.C. since 1976. Zoe St. Amand and her sister, Elizabeth, were spinsters who lived together for more than 60 years, the last 20 of which were lived there on Queen Street. When Elizabeth died after a short illness, Zoe couldn't deal with...

By William Richardson

October 1, 2018

A sign on a rescue workers vest
No matter what your profession, training is essential, and we all never stop learning. This is especially true in modern times when it comes down to how Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel are trained to react to situations that happen all too frequently today. Spartanburg County...

By William Richardson

October 1, 2018

A line of ambulances
Prior to Hurricane Florence making landfall on the Carolina coasts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) determined that Spartanburg, South Carolina was in an ideal location to pre-stage its assets to move in for post storm emergencies. The Spartanburg Downtown Airport hosted the...

By William Richardson

October 1, 2018

The Gray Man
Plowden C.J. Weston went to England to be educated but returned to his beloved Pawleys Island, where he and his lovely English wife, Emily Esdaille Weston, built the Pelican Inn. He lived until almost the end of the Civil War, but died of tuberculosis in 1864. After his death, people began to see...

By William Richardson

September 28, 2018

Reenactment photo of Southern Campaign production
South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar and park ranger John Slaughter explain the significant role South Carolina played in the Revolutionary War.

By William Richardson

March 15, 2018

robot inside a manufacturing facility
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances, the subfields of engineering multiply...

By William Richardson

March 15, 2018

Camp Croft
Camp Croft, a WWII Army Infantry Replacement Center located near Spartanburg, SC. Since 2001, this site has served to honor those who worked and trained at Croft from 1940 to 1946 and to memorialize all US military service personnel who have lost their lives in pursuit of American freedom. One of...

By William Richardson

October 27, 2017

Drunken Jack
During the golden age of piracy, there came an afternoon on which a pirate ship sailed into Murrell's Inlet to bury a treasure they would imbibe in that very night. By late in the afternoon, the rum had been buried and the pirates had begun to build there bonfires. Many frolicked on until midnight...

By William Richardson

October 26, 2017

Becky Cotton
Becky Cotton was born around 1765 and married John Cotton around 1785. Becky's father was killed when three men burst into the house, but her husband did nothing to stop it. The legend has it that she waited for him to fall asleep and buried an axe into his skull. She was tried but was so beautiful...

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