ETV closes Beaufort studio
S.C. Educational Television has closed its Beaufort studio because of budget cuts.
The Beaufort Gazette reports WJWJ-TV will continue to transmit state ETV programming but will no longer produce any local shows.
ETV President Linda O’Bryon said Thursday was the last day for the station’s remaining two employees. The Beaufort station had operated for about 40 years and, at one point, produced its own newscast.
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O’Bryon says operations have been cut in recent years because of a lack of money. She said the decision was made to close the studio because, unlike other ETV locations, the station did not get additional money from offering such things as media classes.