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South Carolina ETV, South Carolina Public Radio launch storytelling-focused weather service

April 8, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Jeremy Cauthen
Weather in Context

For immediate release:
April 8, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio today launched a new, storytelling-focused weather service.

Located online at www.scetv.org/weather, the new service gives people in South Carolina a unique information hub for everything weather-related. Visitors to the site will be able to access hourly weather data, as well as news stories informing them how they might be affected locally and what safety precautions they need to take. Featuring interactive weather maps, the service will pull data from eight remote weather stations across the state.

Aiming to tie all the aspects viewers and listeners love about SCETV and S.C. Public Radio into one daily, essential service, updates may also be found on social media by following @SCETV and @SCPublicRadio on Twitter and Facebook.

QUOTES:

“Our ability to put this weather information in context is what sets our service apart. Thanks to the incredible reporting our staff does, we’ll be able to let our audiences know what to expect and how the weather is going to affect their town -- all from one convenient platform.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“We know that citizens already come to SCETV and SC Public Radio to get reliable, unbiased news about weather events. Adding hourly weather information will bring our reporting to the next level as we create more stories that inform and connect the people of South Carolina.“ –SCETV Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Development Adrienne Fairwell

FIVE FAST FACTS:

  • SCETV and S.C. Public Radio have launched a new, storytelling-focused weather service.
  • The new service is located online at www.scetv.org/weather.
  • Visitors to the site will be able to access hourly weather data, as well as information on potential local impacts and appropriate safety precautions.
  • Featuring interactive weather maps, the service will pull data from eight remote weather stations across the state.
  • Weather updates may also be found on social media by following @SCETV and @SCPublicRadio on Twitter and Facebook.

About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
South Carolina ETV is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, ETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, Reel South, Yoga in Practice and Live from Charleston Music Hall on public television in addition to the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.

Media Contacts:
Adrienne Fairwell, APR
afairwell@scetv.org
803-737-3337

Jeremy Cauthen
jcauthen@scetv.org
803-737-3433

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