CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The night Hurricane Hugo was approaching the Holy City, a behind-the-scenes battle was playing out at Live 5 News studios. Prior to this, the national news aired at 7. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. Hall still struggled with being forced off the air, even if only a few hours early. We’ll also talk about what’s going on behind the scenes and we’ll have some looks back at the rich history of our station. It was the second television station in South Carolina and the oldest continuously broadcasting channel in the state (the first was WCOS-TV in Columbia now WOLO-TV). In an exposed kitchen with the refrigerator door hanging open I saw Lean Cuisines and melted chocolate ice cream, and in a bedroom torn open and sitting in the road I saw water-stained pictures of a family, an oil painting of an ocean sunset still hanging on the wall, a broken record of Lawrence Welk's Greatest Hits on the varnished wood floor. Get directions, reviews and information for WCSC -TV 5 in Charleston, SC. In 1997, the station moved to newly built studios on Charlie Hall Boulevard in the West Ashley section of Charleston. “‘God help us all,’ and I think he felt that way,” he said. In 1997, the station moved into a brand new facility in West Ashley at a location, Charlie Hall Boulevard, named after the station's legendary weatherman and personality, who passed away that same year. The service will be carried live online at live5news.com starting at 12:30pm. Of special interest to him at the time was the appearance of the Danish ship the Danmark, which he described as a “particular favorite” and whose captain was a “definite friend.”. It was a tough time for Charlie.”. “So they got duct tape and taped a camera down to a camera shipping box on wheels.” That was how they were able to shoot anchors like Bill Sharpe who appeared in street clothes, unshaven, relaying information as it came in to the makeshift newsgathering center. The facilities were named for WCSC's longtime weatherman and one of its most popular on-air staff. Starting August 31, 2009, the weeknight prime time show at 10 on WTAT was expanded to an hour and added a second news anchor. [1][2]Previous signature logo.WCSC-TV began broadcasting on June 19, 1953 from studios on East Bay Street in Downtown Charleston. For some reason, he's got a strange reluctance to start Yelping. It didn't matter. The service will be carried live online at, It was the Tall Ships that brought Cronkite to the Lowcountry in May of 1986. In the mid-1960s, LIVE 5 WCSC’s own Charlie Hall and Carroll Godwin visited with legendary CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite and filmed interviews. The popular anchor, who had handled both news and sports during his time at WCSC, was also the play-by-play announcer for the station's live coverage of college basketball and the Cooper River Bridge Run. Her house was intact, but her street was a tunnel of debris, with one lane cleared. As naturally as the oak bears an acorn, and the vine a gourd, man bears a poem, either spoken or done. There are visible ''earthquake rods'' in houses that survived the quake of 1886. [1] The station remained on its pre-transition channel 47 [2] using PSIP to display WCSC-TV's virtual channel as 5.