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 29, 2019

Stumphouse Tunnel
​Stumphouse Tunnel was built in the 1850s in Walhalla, S.C. The tunnel was built to connect the railway between Charleston and Knoxville. The men who built the tunnel worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, using only shovels, pick axes and dynamite. Eventually, Stumphouse Tunnel was closed...

By William Richardson

October 28, 2019

cemetary
Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She asked that he please come...

By William Richardson

October 25, 2019

Aiken Ghosts
Find stories from the Old Post Office, Annie's Inn, and the cemetery at St. Thaddeus in Aiken, S.C.

By William Richardson

October 24, 2019

Abbeville Ghost
OLD JAIL, ABBEVILLE, S.C. The Old Jail is Abbeville's oldest public building. The sheriff lived on the first floor, and prisoners were kept on the second and third floors, the worst of whom were kept on the third floor, which has high rafters, perfectly suited for hangings. A medium came to...

By William Richardson

October 23, 2019

Pirate Tour Guide
Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day, still protecting this...

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...

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