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Published on January 26th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


William “Bill” Terrell Awarded SC Broadcast Association Award

Columbia, SC – South Carolina Broadcast Association proudly announced their new recipient of the prestigious Master Award to William Bill Terrell, radio and TV personality, ETV Producer and Director of African American programming, and SCSU Bulldog football Play by Play commentator. The awards ceremony took place at the Columbia Convention Center recently.

Terrell has set the bar for excellence in South Carolina broadcasting. Also known as “Billy T from Tennessee” , Terrell began his career in his teens on WDIA in Memphis, the first all-black personality radio station with all black programming. Terrell designed a program geared towards the station’s teenage listeners (Teenage Beat) landing him his first job as a radio host in the 10th grade. This accomplishment was titanic since the station was known for its huge success in community service and their roster of on-air personalities that were legends. From that experience, he learned how to use radio to motivate and inform. In 1967, Bill moved to Columbia and was hired to do morning drive at WOIC, he became the face and voice of Columbia for over 20 years.

With the philosophy to entertain, motivate, and educate, Terrell became the host of the Emmy award winning “Job Man Caravan,” the longest running television series on South Carolina ETV. He took ownership in approaching his work with dedication to promoting positivity with addressing community issues in his programming. Championing the importance of education, Terrell continued to use his talents for community service. He also became the visiting broadcasting professor at Claflin University.

For more information on this event, contact AJ Savage, RCA Records, Urban Promotion, 803-237-6437 (mobile) or 704-827-5518 (office) or email





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One Response to William “Bill” Terrell Awarded SC Broadcast Association Award

  1. Becky Bailey says:

    Bill Terrell may never know how wide a net he cast as a broadcaster. I knew him in the 1960s and 70s as host and producer of the SCETV Job Man Caravan where his enigmatic personality and genuine concern for people made him loved and respected by so many. Personally, he taught me volumes about loving life, about race, and about believing in yourself. Congratulations, Bill! Job well done!

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