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Channel 5 News Charleston

Live 5 News South Carolina for Weather & Local News

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WCSC-TV, also famous in the market by its brand name, “Live 5 News.” The broadcaster is licensed to Charleston, South Carolina, and targets the audience from Lowcountry. The TV station entertains its audience with live news updates and marketed with the tagline “The Lowcountry’s News Leader.” The studios of the channel are headquartered in the West Ashley section of Charleston.

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The Federal Communications Commission has approved 625 kW of Transmitter power for the station. Gray Television Holds the ownership rights of the channel via Gray Television Licensee, LLC. The same owner also operates its sister stations WECT, WSFX-TV, WTOC-TV, WITN-TV, WMBF-TV, WRDW-TV/WAGT-CD, WIS, and WBTV. The moniker of the station is short for “Wonderful Charleston, South Carolina.”

The station also put job vacancies on its web portal. You can also advertise through WCSC-TV’s platform so that your business can be introduced to the global audience. The viewers of the station can also follow the updates through the smartphone apps and social media accounts of Live 5 News. You can also submit news tips to improve the services of the channel; your feedback is always welcomed.

Broadcasting Mediums:

The audience of the Charleston market can watch the live news updates from Live 5 by tuning on virtual channel 5 and UHF digital channel 19. The cable users can enjoy the broadcaster on Channel 9 across the region.


  • WCSC-TV is an affiliate of
  • CBS
  • Circle (O&O)
  • Bounce TV
  • Grit
  • Quest


The broadcaster holds the credit of being:

  • The Website of the station is most view media in the Charleston Market
  • Most used Media Mobile Site in the Charleston Market
  • Most Watched TV Station in the Charleston Market.

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The live broadcasting of WCSC-TV covers topics like the latest news coverage, updates about community stories, local weather and traffic details, sports coverage, entertainment shows, country music, lifestyle, education, and the list goes on.

Live 5 News Anchors
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Notable Personalities of WCSC-TV

Justin Biegel (Sports Anchor & Reporter) Kevin Bilodeau (Sports Director) Carter Coyle (Investigative Reporter)
Summer Huechtker (Reporter) Michal Higdon (Anchor & Reporter) Lillian Donahue (Reporter)
Raphael James (Anchor & Reporter) Kyle Jordan (Anchor & Reporter) Harve Jacobs (Reporter)
Abbey O’Brien (Traffic Reporter) Danielle Prinz (Meteorologist) Ann McGill (Anchor & Reporter)
Bill Sharpe (Anchor & Reporter Alexis Simmons (Anchor & Reporter) Danielle Seat (Reporter)
Kaitlin Stansell (Anchor & Reporter) Joey Sovine (Meteorologist) Aisha Tyler (Anchor & Reporter)
Bill Walsh (Chief Meteorologist) Rob Way (Reporter) Lisa Weismann (Anchor & Reporter)


The channel was launched on 19th June 1953 as a second TV station in South Carolina (currently the oldest continuously operating station in the entire state), operating from its studios on East Bay Street in Downtown Charleston. Initially, the station was licensed to broadcast analog transmission on VHF channel 5 as an affiliate of NBC, ABC, and DuMont. Most of the initial members of the channel were previously DJs of the radio stations, which later became part of WCSC-TV.

The station has been streaming Atlantic Coast Conference basketball and Southern Conference football locally since the 1980s. The studio location was changed to Charlie Hall Boulevard in the West Ashley section of Charleston in 1997.

The station broadcasted on VHF channel 5 from 1953 until 2009 and on UHF digital 47 until 2018. In the year 2000, the regional Doppler weather radar of Live 5 News started operating. The broadcaster is also accused of forcing Warren Peper by offering him only a one-year extension of his contract under the ownership of Jefferson-Pilot. There was also no renewal option. In the same year, the HD broadcasting was introduced for Live 5 News. The station launched its mobile apps in 2011. On 3rd October 2013, the name of the studio was changed to Bill Sharpe Studio to honor Bill Sharpe’s 40 years of serving on the TV channel.

Ownership History:

Initially, The Rivers family operated the TV station as its owner, but in 1987, it sold it to Crump Communications. Jefferson-Pilot Corporation acquired the channel in 1994. In 2006, the ownership rights were transferred to Lincoln Financial Media as a result of the merger between Jefferson-Pilot and Lincoln Financial Group. On 12th November 2007, Lincoln Financial Media announce to sell WCSC and other two sibling channel sin a deal to Raycom Media for $583 million. The deal was accomplished on 1st April 2008.

The current owner “Gray Television” announced to acquire the broadcaster in a deal of $3.65 billion. The Federal Communication Commission officially approved the ownership transfer on 2nd January 2019. The same owner is operating the station since then.

Weather Team WCSC-TV
Live 5 News Weather Anchors

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Shows of Live 5 News

Live 5 news This Morning Live 5 News at 6 CBS Morning News
NCIS: New Orleans Madam Secretary Grease Sing-A-Long
60 Minutes PGA Tour Golf CBS Overnight News
Madam Secretary Hot Bench Let’s Make a Deal
The Price Is Right The Young and the Restless The Bold and the Beautiful
The Talk Tamron Hall Inside Edition
CBS Evening News The Neighborhood Bob Hearts Abishola


Tel: +1 843-402-5755
Tower Location: Awendaw, South Carolina

Brand Name: Live 5

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