SCETV/SC Public Radio

South Carolina ETV (SCETV)/South Carolina Public Radio and WUFT, Gainesville-Ocala, Florida, announced today a partnership that will provide heightened hurricane, tropical storm and other weather emergency content to South Carolina residents and visitors across the state. 

Live Coverage of the S. C. Gubernatorial Debates

Jun 4, 2018

South Carolina ETV, SC Public Radio and The Post and Courier's second round of gubernatorial debates will take place Monday, June 4 (Democratic) and Tuesday, June 5 (Republican) at the University of South Carolina.

The debates, held in conjunction with the state Democratic and Republican parties, will include all candidates running for the office.

|All Stations: Jun 4 and Jun 5, 7 - 8 pm|

SCETV and The Post and Courier newspaper of Charleston present the 2018 gubernatorial debates, broadcast live from The Brooks Fine Arts Center at Clemson University. Republican candidates will debate Wednesday night at 7:00; Democratic candidates will debate Thursday night at 7:00.

All candidates will field questions from a panel of journalists as they debate issues facing the Palmetto State. The one hour debates will be broadcast on South Carolina Public Radio and streamed at southcarolinapublicradio dot org.

39 Years of the Roots Musik Karamu

Apr 19, 2018
Osei Chandlar
Dan Millstone

Tune in to our Music and News Stations Saturday night at 10:00 for a special, 39th Anniversary Edition of the Roots Musik Karamu.

Enjoy two hours of host Osei Chandlers' favorite selections by Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, The Mighty Diamonds, Marcia Griffirhs , Burning Spear combine with Femi Kuti, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, King Yellowman and, of course Bob Marley and the Wailers. Celebrate! 

News and Music Stations: Saturday, April 21, 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Transmission Problems

Feb 28, 2018

WRJA-FM, Sumter, 88.1 and WHMC-FM, Conway, 90.1 are experiencing technical difficulties, we are working to solve the problem. Streaming remains unaffected.

Tuesday, Jan 30, 9:00 p.m.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address on January 30th, 2018, to a joint session of Congress. One year into the Trump administration, the Speaker of the House has extended the traditional invitation to the president to "take account of the progress we have made" and "lay out the work that still remains to be done."

  Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday night. South Carolina Public Radio will provide live coverage of the address including reaction from members of the General Assembly.

WSCI-FM, Charleston, Periodically at Low Power

Jan 22, 2018

WSCI-FM in Charleston (89.3) will be experiencing reductions in transmitter power as part of a channel conversion mandated by the FCC. This process will be intermittent and could last until February 28th.

Gov. McMaster will hold a media availability following a conference call with state and county emergency management officials regarding potential impact of the winter weather, South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

The news conference will be carried live on all South Carolina Public Radio stations.

WEPR-FM Transmission Interruption

Nov 5, 2017

Monday, November 13, through Friday, November 17, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm,  WEPR-FM, Greenville, 90.1, will be periodically off the air because of work being done on the transmission tower.

Streaming will not be affected. We appreciate your patience.

S.C. Public Radio Offers HD Programming in Charleston

Aug 30, 2017
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South Carolina Public Radio has added an HD Radio™ broadcast signal in the Charleston area for those with HD radios.  The HD radio service transmits a digital signal with CD quality sound, free of hiss or static.  It will also display information, such as the name of the program.  It allows listeners to choose between our News & Music service (89.3 HD1 FM) or our News & Talk service (89.3 HD2 FM).  

News Streaming Issues

Aug 29, 2017

South Carolina Public Radio's News stream is experiencing difficulties and may not currently be functional. We are in touch with our streaming advisor and hoping to have a solution soon.

Thank you for your patience.

Transmission Notices

Aug 16, 2017
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WSCI-FM, Charleston, 89.3, will periodically be off air this week for equipment upgrades.

WLTR-FM, Columbia, 91.3, is operating at low power, pending repairs.

WNSC-FM, Rock Hill/Charlotte, 88.9, will be off the air Friday, Aug 18, 12:00 am - 3:00 am, for maintenance. 

Streaming for these stations will not affected. We apologize for the inconvenience.

WLJK's new transmitter sits in the equipment rack to the left of the old transmitter, which will now serve as a back-up.
Michael Gill/SCETV

The transmitter for South Carolina Public Radio's Aiken station, WLJK-FM, 89.1, had been in service for nearly 30 years, and it was time for an upgrade. Engineers from SCETV did that upgrade earlier this week, installing a new transmitter, moving and re-wiring key associated equipment, and upgrading electrical distribution for the transmitter (including back-up by an emergency generator).

Transmission Outages

May 29, 2017

These stations will be briefly off the air for maintenance this week:

WEPR FM, Greenville, 90.1:  Tuesday, May 30th from approximately 11:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.   WLTR FM, Columbia, 91.3: Wednesday May 31st from approximately 11:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m.  

Streaming will be unaffected.

Streaming Player Malfunction

Apr 25, 2017

We are experiencing a problem with the streaming player on our web pages and have contacted our provider about the problem. Meanwhile,you can use you own media player to listen, here...

Classical Stream:

News Stream:

Transmission Outages

Apr 17, 2017

Tower Painting started on our tower at the Barnwell transmitter site April 19, and power may be lowered or interrupted at times for the safety of the crew. This will affect WLJK-FM, Aiken, 89.9, periodically over the next through April 29. 

  Please be advised that the 2017 spring solar outage season will affect South Carolina Public Radio March  4 – 9 at approximately 1:57 p.m. each day.  This will result in a temporary loss of our program signal from satellite sources such as NPR. During this period some programming has been adjusted to prevent any audio interruptions. A solar or sun transit outage is an electromagnetic phenomenon wherein a station down link is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite.

Tom Hanks
Craig Kief

When Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal goes on vacation, there's only one person who can replace him: Tom Hanks.

"Of course, I was excited to find out that in my absence, one of the stars of the classic sitcom "Bosom Buddies" would be hosting the show," says Peter Sagal. "I was disappointed to find out that it wasn't going to be Peter Scolari, but I'm sure this Hanks fellow will do fine. I hope he's been doing some useful preparation since "Bosom Buddies" went off the air in 1982, because this is a pretty high profile gig."

The Tiny Desk Contest is Back!

Jan 13, 2017
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NPR Music

South Carolina musicians – here’s your chance to play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., appear at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another, and tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas!

The Tiny Desk Contest winner will perform with local Contest entrants at Lagunitas Taprooms across the country, including Charleston, South Carolina.


Are you eligible?

You’d never skip your phone bill. Or your internet bill. Why would you skip your donation to help pay for the programs you look forward to on South Carolina Public Radio? Time is running out! If you could use another deduction this year, help yourself and your favorite programs at the very same time! Make your tax deductible donation before December 31st . Thank you! 

The end of the year is right around the corner. Have you made the necessary moves to reduce your tax liability for the year? Your donation to help pay for the programs you enjoy on South Carolina Public Radio is tax deductible! Make your pledge before December 31st .  Thank you!  

World of Opera to End Production

Dec 15, 2016

With regret, we announce that World of Opera, produced and distributed by WDAV Classical Public Radio and South Carolina Public Radio, has ended production; the final episode of the series was broadcast on December 10. The provider of the recorded live operatic performances that are the mainstay of the series, the European Broadcasting Union, was no longer able to continue to deliver these performances.

The SCETV App features local and national content,  from both South Carolina Public Radio and SCETV, giving you content at your fingertips. 

Radio enthusiasts can access South Carolina Public Radio’s live news and classical stations, or listen to individual podcasts or stories. And, if you prefer to wake up to NPR, the alarm clock function in the home menu will wake you up to the day’s news. 

A solar flare.

Please be advised that the 2016 fall solar outage season will affect South Carolina Public Radio October 3 - 7 at approximately 2:37 p.m. each day.  This will result in a temporary loss of our program signal.  During this period normal programming has been adjusted allowing for no broadcast interruptions. The Takeaway will air on all stations at 2 p.m. during this week (except Friday when Science Friday airs at its usual time.).

WSCI-FM Charleston 89.3 Off the Air Temporarily

Sep 15, 2016

Our Charleston stations will be off air temporarily for antenna replacements. WSCI-FM should be off-air Friday-Thursday, and WITV will go off-air after that. Weather may cause these days to shift, we'll post updates to this page as the work progresses.

As coastal residents are well aware, salt takes its toll on metal fixtures, making this work necessary.  While this work will take a few days, we hope the broadcast services will ultimately show improved stability for our audience.  

Thank you for your patience.

Our radio service WSCI-FM 89.3 is available anytime on or by using our app available via Google or iTunes. (Just search for “SCETV.”)