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Myrtle Beach Remains Busy in the Off Season

A Myrtle Beach Motel sign
Tut Underwood/SC Public Radio

  With the end of summer and the onset of fall and winter, people return from summer vacations to their normal routines. Though logic might suggest that a summer destination like Myrtle Beach may all but shut down in the winter, a local vacation promoter and a restaurateur paint a different scene. While one set of visitors to the Grand Strand does leave, others take their places. As we discover in this week’s South Carolina Focus, the audience for Myrtle Beach’s attractions doesn’t disappear in winter, it morphs into a different group with different expectations of the noted beach town’s amenities.

Tut Underwood is producer of South Carolina Focus, a weekly news feature. A native of Alabama, Tut graduated from Auburn University with a BA in Speech Communication. He worked in radio in his hometown before moving to Columbia where he received a Master of Mass Communications degree from the University of South Carolina, and worked for local radio while pursuing his degree. He also worked in television. He was employed as a public information specialist for USC, and became Director of Public Information and Marketing for the South Carolina State Museum. His hobbies include reading, listening to music in a variety of styles and collecting movies and old time radio programs.