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SCETV Celebrates 60 Years!

November 1, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
South Carolina ETV - 60 Years of Storytelling


SCETV is celebrating its 60th anniversary! 

Dating back to our first French teleclass on September 8, 1958, from Dreher High School in Columbia. “That closed-circuit transmission was the start of what has grown into a statewide telecommunications system that broadcasts award winning TV and radio programs for all South Carolinians,” commented Anthony Padgett, President and CEO, SCETV and SC Public Radio. To follow some of the award-winning contributions SCETV (and our younger sibling SC Public Radio) have made in the last 60 years, please visit our newly enhanced history timeline at


Come help us celebrate 60 years of broadcasting excellence!

SCETV’s Diamond Jubilee OPEN HOUSE is Sunday, November 11, 2:00-5:00pm at the SCETV Telecommunications Headquarters located at 1041 George Rogers Blvd., Columbia, SC 29201.

We are opening our doors so you can come experience some of our wonderful resources.


Visitors can:

*Tour our television and radio studios for behind-the-scenes glimpses into the broadcasting world

*Meet ETV Kids’ characters, including Smart Cat, Daniel Tiger, Clifford, Princess Presto, Super Why and more; and participate in a Kids’ Diamond Jubilee scavenger hunt

*Visit with Making It Grow host Amanda McNulty, storyteller Aunt Pearlie Sue, NatureScene’s Rudy Mancke, Palmetto Scene host Beryl Dakers, Expeditions host Patrick McMillan, yoga host Stacy Milner-Collins

We’ll also have a variety of SCETV give-aways, coloring sheets and pencils for the kids, refreshments, and lots of photo ops for the whole family! It’s free and open to the public; we hope to see you there! #scetvturns60


Also visit our Website for more information! 


SCETV’s Diamond Jubilee …

From providing access to needed high school classes from one location for students across our state, SCETV has evolved into a multi-platform national presence where talented educators and producers bring current events, history and the culture of South Carolina to light for all generations.

Thank you our South Carolina educators …

YOU have been part of our history, growth and success!

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