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Joe Pinner – A South Carolina Broadcasting Legend

Jovial Joe Pinner has been a familiar face, and voice, in South Carolina broadcasting for more than a half century.
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Joe Pinner has been a fixture on South Carolina television since 1963. He's known from one end of South Carolina to the other - and beyond, not only as a weatherman and familiar children’s show host "Mr. Knozit" for 37 years, but as a commercial spokesman and emcee at scores of parades and festivals statewide. Today Pinner, who still pitches in at WIS-TV on Fridays at age 80-something, talks about his beginnings in radio, how he developed his familiar, booming voice, and the origins of the Knozit show. Pinner's son Greg and former WIS-TV anchorwoman Susan Aude tell what it’s like to live and work with South Carolina’s bigger-than-life personality.