• 05/20/2020

    South Carolina Public Radio's First Donation

    By Natalyn Klump

    Albert and Marian Blackwell

    Albert Blackwell grew up in Mars Hill, North Carolina. During his high school years, stimulated by Mars Hill College cultural events, he developed a hunger for classical music. He discovered the FM station, WMIT, broadcasting from its tower atop Mt. Mitchell—on the horizon just out of sight from...

  • 05/08/2020

    Thank you from all of us at the ETV Endowment!

    By ETV Endowment

    A video message from the ETV Endowment.

  • 05/01/2019

    Mister Rogers and Halley’s Comet

    By Barbara Leonard, Sustaining Star

    Mister Rogers

    February 6, 1986, Morgantown, West Virginia — Driving to pick up my son from the sitter, I heard a news bulletin on the radio. There was an accident at the Loveridge Coal Preparation Plant, and I knew that my husband, a mining engineer, was working on a project at that plant that day. When it was...

  • 03/05/2019

    Rob Higgins' Radios

    By Rachel Chesser, Director of Planned Giving

    DeWalt  Radio

    We recently visited with longtime Endowment members Rob and Carla Higgins of North Charleston and discovered Rob has a hobby befitting an avid South Carolina Public Radio listener. Rob always has a smile on his face, but his grin gets even bigger when he talks about the vintage FM radios he...

  • 08/17/2017

    My Public Media Story--Donna White

    By Donna White

    I loved watching Sesame Street as a child and I love that I was able to watch my girls get the same joy laughing, singing and dancing along with quality shows.

  • 08/07/2017

    My Public Media Story--Julie Lonon

    By Julie Lonon

    Julie Lonon is the Director of Development for ETV Endowment. She's worked with the Endowment since April 2014. When she's not at work you can find her serving as the Chair of the Spartanburg District 7 school board, where she has been a board member for eight years.

  • 07/24/2017

    My Public Media Story: Dawn Deck

    By Dawn Deck

    Dawn is active in the Spartanburg community and volunteers for several local non-profit organizations. She is a past member of the Alumnae Association Board at Converse College; member of the Board of Directors at Middle Tyger Community Center; member of the Board of Trustees for the Chapman...

  • 05/16/2017

    My Public Media Story--Colleen Bishop

    By Colleen Bishop

    I'm proud that SCETV and SC Public Radio provide clean, fun and educational television and radio programming.

  • 05/11/2017

    My Public Media Story--Rachel Chesser

    By Rachel Chesser, Sustaining Star

    Rachel Chesser joined the ETV Endowment staff in February of 2016. She's a self-proclaimed public radio geek and when she's not working, you can find her volunteering at her children's schools and scout groups.

  • 05/11/2017

    Shows Like "Making it Grow" Make SCETV and SC Public Radio Great

    By Janice Callison

    Janice Callison has worked for the ETV Endowment since 2010. When she's not at work you can find her volunteering with the Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg, a civic-minded group with a focus on speech and hearing.

  • 05/10/2017

    My Public Media Story--Lauren Chivers

    By Lauren Chivers, Sustaining Star

    Lauren Chivers joined the ETV Endowment staff in July of 2016. She's passionate about education. When she's not working, you can find her volunteering on the Missions committee at her church, in the Patron Society for the Hope Center for Children, in Circle 555 and at cleanup days at Lake Blalock

  • 05/02/2017

    Who are ETV Endowment Donors?

    By ETV Endowment

    We asked our on-air talent who the average ETV Endowment donor is. Their answer? There is nothing average about our donors. Our donors are exceptional people who help bring you quality programming and keep you in the know, who ensure our kids have access to programs that educate and enrich their...