"S" is for South Carolina Public Radio.

Jul 29, 2019

Credit SC Public Radio

"S" is for South Carolina Public Radio. South Carolina Public Radio (SCPR) originated as South Carolina Educational Television-Radio and began broadcasting in 1972 when WEPR (90.1) Greenville signed on the air. This was the first of what would become an eight-transmitter statewide public radio network. These eight stations have allowed SCPR to fulfill its mission of providing continuous public radio programming to more than three hundred thousand people per week in three states. In 1996 SCPR moved to a twenty-four hour operation day. Popular, locally produced programs include Arts Daily, Sonatas and Soundscapes, Walter Edgar’s Journal, and State House Week. The majority of funding for South Carolina Public Radio is secured through listener memberships to the ETV Endowment with the remainder coming from corporate underwriting and a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.