S.C. broadcasters Hall of Fame coming to Winthrop

Winthrop University
Winthrop University Melissa Cherry mcherry@heraldonl

Winthrop University will open this fall the S.C. Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, which is being moved from its current location at the University of South Carolina.

Both colleges are the only schools in South Carolina with nationally accredited journalism/mass communication programs.

Winthrop will house the Hall of Fame in Johnson Hall. There are currently 34 honorees in the association’s Hall of Fame, with new members typically inducted annually.

Bronze plaques for each Hall of Fame member will hang in the second floor lobby of Johnson Hall. Winthrop will also periodically host events and workshops for students with the broadcasters association.

A formal ceremony for the public will be held at Winthrop in September.

The broadcasters association Hall of Fame includes Allan Miller, of Rock Hill’s WRHI-AM/FM and WRHM-FM. The group has also recognized local broadcasters Jerry Peterson, of WRHI, and Haney Howell, retired Winthrop professor, with honorary lifetime membership awards. Also of WRHI, Manning Kimmel received the organization’s masters award last year.

The Hall of Fame began in 1973.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068