South Carolina Public Radio has eight radio transmitters across the state that broadcast one of two formats, News and News/Classical. South Carolina Public Radio also offers live internet streams of each format.
Other options are available using, the SCETV App, TuneIn, the Public Radio Player, the NPR News Mobile app for iPhone, and Apple Music Radio. Select podcasts of local programs are available from the website and from iTunes. SC Public Radio also provides content to NPR One, a mobile streaming app.
The News Format can be heard on five stations, and presents national programs such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Fresh Air, and The Takeaway. Regional programs include Walter Edgar’s Journal, Your Day, and The South Carolina Business Review. SC Public Radio's News stations include:
- Aiken/Augusta: 89.1 FM (WLJK)
- Beaufort/Hilton Head: 89.9 (WJWJ)
- Conway/Myrtle Beach: 90.1 FM (WHMC)
- Rock Hill/Charlotte: 88.9 FM (WNSC)
- Sumter/Columbia: 88.1 (WRJA)
The News/Classical Format is heard on three stations and focuses on music programs, such as Performance Today, Echoes and Music through the Night. Regional music programs include Carolina Live and Spoleto Today. SC Public Radio's Classical stations include:
- Charleston: 89.3 FM (WSCI)
- Columbia: 91.3 FM (WLTR)
- Greenville/Spartanburg: 90.1 FM (WEPR)
South Carolina Public Radio was started in 1972 as "South Carolina Educational Radio," a part of South Carolina ETV, the state’s educational television agency. At its inception, SC Public Radio focused on producing national music series such as American Popular Song with Alec Wilder. It went on to produce Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, NPR’s longest-running jazz music program, for which SC Radio received a Peabody Award. Though McPartland passed away in 2013, the series continues to be heard in archival form nationwide. Currently, SC Public Radio produces national music series Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, and Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA (also heard internationally).