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South Carolina ETV announces promotions for radio leadership

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
SC Public Radio

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced promotions for the leadership of its radio network – South Carolina Public Radio (SC Public Radio). Sean Birch has been named director of programming and operations, and John Gasque is now the network’s news director.  

A member of the SCETV team since 1983, Gasque has worked in various departments for the agency, including Engineering, News and Public Affairs and, most recently, SC Public Radio. He began his career in local television, where he spent time at several stations as a news reporter and videographer. Gasque holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

Before joining the SCETV team in 2017, Birch worked in public radio in Jacksonville, Fla., where he produced an award-winning talk show, co-hosted a tech help podcast and co-created a 24-hour music station. Birch has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.

Now in its 47th year of broadcasting, SC Public Radio reaches more than 300,000 listeners each week. With eight transmitters located across the state, the network offers two formats – News/Talk and News/Music. For more on SC Public Radio, visit www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.

QUOTE:

“We have an award-winning team of reporters and broadcasters at SC Public Radio, and they work hard each and every day to bring news and culture to the people of this state. These elevated roles will allow us to continue to set the standard for public media.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

FIVE FAST FACTS:                                           

  • SCETV today announced promotions for the leadership of its radio network.
  • Sean Birch has been named director of programming and operations of SC Public Radio, and John Gasque is now the network’s news director. 
  • Now in its 47th year of broadcasting, SC Public Radio reaches more than 300,000 listeners each week.
  • With eight transmitters located across the state, the network offers two formats – News/Talk and News/Music.
  • For more on SC Public Radio, visit www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.

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