Film of a 1972 WCSC
Radio promotion at Folly Beach
Fred Jordan and
Capt. Lewis Burk, WCSC's original owners
E. F. Ogilvie,
WCSC's first engineer
Engineer Edward Ogilvie holding a 5000 watt Deforest tube
at the WCSC transmitter site sometime in the 1930s
1939 print ad
(notice WCSC's frequency of 1360; it wouldn't be 1390
Heitman writes: "I'm curious about the time the photo was
taken and mentioned it to my sister. She thinks that it was
taken between 1945-48 and remembers two names: 'Shorty Wiggins
and the Gang' and 'Dixie Playboys'. I hope that you have other
photos showing the same carpet, drapes, etc. and can date it.
My sister remembers going to the 12th floor of the Francis
Marion Hotel where the studio was located and singing on
Saturday mornings 'Juvenile Jamboree'. Uncle Russ was the
emcee.. Any help will be appreciated."
Do you have more information?
manager Roland Weeks
Radio publicity photo features, left-to-right, News Director Bob
Truer, Charlie Hall and Bob
Tamblyn. Lorraine Evans (aka Happy Raine) provided further
information: "The guy on Charlie’s left is Bob Tamblyn who was a radio announcer
then went to TV and did a country music show. The picture was made
at the WCSC radio studios atop the Francis Marion Hotel. The boards
behind them were traffic boards for programming throughout the day,
showing commercials and programs. The calendar is from Walker, Evans
and Cogswell, a printer which once occupied the building at #1 Broad
and ran back to Elliott Street. That whole thing was the printing
shop (presses). Since Charlie and Bob look so young, my guess on the
calendar year would be 1945 or 1951. Charlie was in the Army before
coming to Charleston, so depending on when he got out; maybe '51
would be more realistic. It was a year that New Years Day was on a
Monday. That is an old Underwood typewriter. The man in the picture
in the background is probably a CBS radio personality." Bob Kight
later wrote: "The man in the photo behind Charlie Hall is an actor
by the name of Jack Carson. He made a few comedies and melodramas.
He had a radio show on CBS around 1946."
Various WCSC Radio staff including Al Stone and Charlie Hall
Al Stone at the WCSC Radio controls
Al Stone on the air at WCSC Radio
Al Stone publicity photo
Photo of Al Stone sent out to publicize his promotion to
Assistant Sales Manager
"Meet a new member of your sales staff. Through Albert J.
Stone, as Assistant Sales Manager, WCSC Radio takes another
step toward helping you gain more advertising support.
'Advertisers and their agencies are turning to radio more
than ever this year for widespread impact and media
efficiency.' Mr. Stone will devote his time, energy and
twelve years of Radio know-how toward encouraging the people
who control your advertising to channel more dollars into
the Voice of Coastal Carolina, Charleston's most effective
radio station. Al's success will give you much greater
promotional impact for the products you represent in this
area. Your cooperation is the key to this success."
WCSC "Underground Charleston" Handout
Kight interviews a lovely WCSC listener at a Folly Beach remote
promoting Mike Hiott's WCSC Radio show
Ken Nash cues up
a tune in the WCSC control room circa 1973