About South Carolina Public Radio

South Carolina Public Radio has ten radio transmitters across the state that broadcast one of two formats, News & Talk and News & Music. ​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 & Talk format can be heard on six 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)
  • Charleston: 89.3 WSCI HD2 FM

The News & Music Format is heard on four stations and focuses on music programs, such as Performance Today, Echoes and Music through the Night. Regional music programs include Carolina Live, On the Keys, and Sonatas and Soundscapes. SC Public Radio's Classical stations include:

  • Charleston: 89.3 FM (WSCI)
  • Charleston: 89.3 WSCI HD1 FM
  • Columbia: 91.3 FM (WLTR)
  • Greenville/Spartanburg: 90.1 FM (WEPR)

South Carolina Public Radio was started in 1972 as the "South Carolina Educational Radio Network," 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 the series Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA (also heard internationally).

South Carolina Public Radio is funded in part by listener and corporate donations to the ETV Endowment of South Carolina.