SC Broadcast History

Our History

SCBA Archives

Historical material from South Carolina radio and television stations has been preserved in archives established by SCBA in 1976 at the McKissick Museum on the University of South Carolina Campus in Columbia. Students, professionals, researchers and members of the public can learn about the state’s history through film, records, audio and video tapes and the personal records of South Carolina’s veteran broadcasters. Origin of the SCBA Archives

Past Presidents

Like any professional organization, SCBA depends on volunteers to lead the Association and its many active committees.  Since our inception in 1948, SCBA has been fortunate to have had so many broadcast pioneers, legends and leaders at the helm of our ever-expanding association.

1948-49 G. Richard Shafto*
1950-51 Dan Crosland*
1951-52 Melvin Purvis*
1952-53 John M. Rivers, Sr.*
1954-55 C. Wallace Martin
1956-57 James F. Coggins*
1958-59 WR "Randy" Davidson
1960-61 Edward LB Osborne*
1962-63 W. Frank Harden*
1964-65 John Y. Davenport*
1966-67 Joseph B. Wilder*
1968-69 William Bochman*
1970-71 Wayne Brooks Sawyer*
1972-73 Richard T. Laughridge
1973-74 Tad Fogel
1974-75 Wallace "Wally" Mullinax*
1976-77 AP Skinner*
1976-77 Oby Lyles*
1977-78 Thomas J. Rogers
1978-79 Joe Foster
1979-80 Betty T. Roper*
1980-81 Ben Davis
1981-82 Virgil "Buddy" Evans*
1982-83 Ken Harmon
1983-84 William B. "Beau" Sanders
1985-86 William L. McElveen
1987-88 Gloria S. Wilson*
1989-90 Carl Roach
1991-92 Kenneth Joe Sessoms
1993-94 Jack West*
1994-95 Bob Newsham
1995-96 Matt Sedota
1996-97 Ron Loewen*
1997-98 Barry Brown
1998-99 Lou Kirchen
1999-2000 Dave Alpert
2001-02 Alex Snipe
2002-03 John Cottingham
2003-04 Rich O'Dell
2004-05 Margaret Wallace
2005-06 Mel Stebbins*
2006-07 Allan Miller
2007-09 Mike Hayes
2009-11 Jane Pigg
2011-13 Billy Huggins
2013-15 Suzanne Teagle
2015-16 Bob Romine
2015-16 John Soapes
2015-16 Rich O'Dell (Interim) 2016 Rich O'Dell
2017-19  Rick Prusator
2019 - Rigby Wilson
2020-21 John Humphries