Student Gamecock Television (SGTV)

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Student Gamecock Television (SGTV)
Type Broadcast television network
Online streaming
Branding SGTV
Country United States
Founded as Student Government Television in 2006
Slogan For students. By students.
Headquarters 1400 Greene Street
Russell House University Union
Room 330
Columbia, SC 29208
Owner Student Government at University of South Carolina (2006 (2006)–2007 (2007))
Student Media at University of South Carolina (2007 (2007)–present)
Key people
Scott Lindenberg, Director of Student Media
Harvie Nachlinger, Faculty Advisor
Paul Critzman III, Station Manager (Summer and Fall 2013)
Picture format
Broadcast in SD; On-demand online in 1080p (HDTV)
Callsigns SGTV
Callsign meaning
Student Gamecock TeleVision
Affiliation Daily Gamecock, Garnet and Black Magazine, WUSC-FM
Official website

Student Gamecock Television (SGTV) (formerly Student Government Television) is the campus television station of the University of South Carolina and is 100 percent student-run. It primarily serves the main campus of the university in Columbia, South Carolina.


USC established its first television station in Fall 2006 as Student Government Television (SGTV). It was funded by Student Government until April 2007 when Student Government released SGTV to the Department of Student Media, which also operates The Daily Gamecock, Garnet & Black Magazine and WUSC-FM. It was then that the station changed its name to its current name, Student Gamecock Television (SGTV).

SGTV Productions[edit]

SGTV Productions was created in Fall 2012. SGTV had already done work for clients before, but there was no emphasis on creating videos outside of show production. SGTV Productions was created with a mindset of serving as a place for staff members to learn to work with clients while becoming a center for video production for the university and student organizations.

SGTV Live[edit]

SGTV began looking into streaming online in Spring 2012 and began working with WUSC's Pauly C and Awoww Show and Student Government's Student Senate. The station continued to explore these options in Fall 2012 with a new show called XTOX (see below). During this time, the station began streaming its on-campus channel live and offering streaming services through SGTV Productions to outside clients.


SGTV currently has various programs being produced and starting up every season. Currently on the station there is Capital City Sports, Gamecocks in the Kitchen, SGTV News 4, Scene Sounds, Talk of the Town, USC-Span, XTOX and Your Show. The station also continuously plays relevant SGTV Classics which consists of programming from shows no longer being produced.

Capital City Sports[edit]

Capital City Sports (CCS) is SGTV’s award-nominated weekly sports show. CCS covers all things Gamecock sports, producing highlights, packages, and feature stories every week for a 20 minute show premiering Thursday nights at 8. The show features “The Board Room” segment providing analysis on the previous week’s events and preview of the following week’s.

CCS’s Fall 2013 executive producers are Alyssa Lang and Pat Cloney.

Gamecocks in the Kitchen[edit]

Gamecocks in the Kitchen started as a segment in Talk of the Town. The idea eventually spawned a full show dedicated to teaching students all the aspects of creating a homemade meal while at college.

SGTV News 4[edit]

SGTV News 4 works in partnership with The Daily Gamecock providing multimedia coverage throughout the week for the paper’s content. The coverage is released in individual segments nightly as stories are picked up and covered. SGTV News 4 is vital in The Daily Gamecock‘s emphasis on multimedia and online content in Fall 2013.

Scene Sounds[edit]

Scene Sounds is a show that visually showcases artists in the Columbia music scene. The show has worked with WUSC on their weekly Friday show, The Columbia Beet, and Acoustic Night at Drip Coffee, and continues to expand its reach to artists in the area.

Scene Sounds's Fall 2013 executive producer is Chance Edwards.

Talk of the Town[edit]

Talk of the Town covers campus entertainment news. The show includes popular segments like “Campus Spotlight,” “Press Pass” and “Gossip.” The show also covers musicians on campus, movies coming at Russell House Theater and student fashion.

Talk of the Town's Fall 2013 executive producers are Daniel Shelley and Taylor Niven.


USC-Span is a weekly preview of student senate and its bills and discussions for the week released Wednesday morning. It also includes a live stream of student senate every Wednesday evening at 5:30.


XTOX is a live video game talk show originally started and hosted by Paul Critzman III and Sam Snelgrove in Fall 2012 as the first live production at SGTV. It is a combination of video game reviews and guest interviews at the same time.

Your Show[edit]

Your Show is an SGTV production that focuses on the original and creative video works of students at the University of South Carolina. The show aims to reflect the originality of the student body at USC by accepting outside submissions of work and compiling them into a cohesive unit. Your Show is all about the students at USC.

SGTV Classics[edit]

SGTV Classics are no longer produced but can still be seen occasionally on the channel. Classics include:

1 Up 1 Down[edit]

1 Up 1 Down featured Courtney Sergeant, Ben Salton, and Derek Phillips as they discussed and analyzed national sports.

Chicken & Toast[edit]

Chicken & Toast was an improv comedy show in partnership with TOAST Improv Troupe filmed in McMaster Studios USC and was hosted by Drew Zolides.


S.P.A.M (Student Produced Alternative Media), produced by Joshua Burrak, featured the alternative video work of USC students.

Sketchy As Hell[edit]

Sketchy As Hell produced sketches with parody and hidden cameras in an effort to make the whole campus laugh their tails off. Andrew Stamm produced the show with the name of Big Brown Mess.


Skitzophrenia was produced by Joey Thompson, Fabio Frey and Dinobrite Productions. Their videos won awards and were featured on Tosh.O. Dinobrite Productions now produces videos separate of SGTV.

Sunday Night Alive[edit]

Sunday Night Alive was a live comedy skit show that took place in the Russell House Ballroom.

Talk on the Rocks[edit]

Talk on the Rocks was a light-hearted talk show that was filmed in Social Bar and Lounge in the Vista. Daniel Boan and his guests have a drink (or perhaps a delicious juice box if the are not of age) and discuss everything from pop culture to the recent happenings at USC.

Tipsy Trivia[edit]

Tipsy Trivia was a popular trivia show in which costumed hosts Laura “Boss” Kuhen and Krista Bagley asked tipsy contestants in Five Points themed trivia questions. The show drew a lot of attention and Laura and Krista hope to one day do the show for TV.

Tonight with Keith Cutright[edit]

Tonight with Keith Cutright features Keith Cutright as he interviews guests, talks with students on campus, and features live performances from musical guests.

Awards and Honors (by academic school year)[edit]


Skitzophrenia's "Best of Skitzophrenia" was named a finalist for Best Comedy in College Broadcasters Inc.'s (CBI) National Student Production Awards.


Skitzophrenia's "The Baja Men Visit Rome" was named a finalist for Best Comedy in College Broadcasters Inc.'s (CBI) National Student Production Awards.


Capital City Sports' "Capital City Sports 4/12/12" was named a finalist for Best Sportscast in College Broadcasters Inc.'s (CBI) National Student Production Awards.

SGTV News 4's "Trustus Theatre: Jim and Kay Thigpen's Final Season" was named a finalist for Best News Reporting in College Broadcasters Inc.'s (CBI) National Student Production Awards.

SGTV Productions' "Daily Gamecock PSA" was named a finalist for Best PSA in College Broadcasters Inc.'s (CBI) National Student Production Awards.


SGTV News 4 worked with The Daily Gamecock and won first and second place at the South Carolina Press Association's 2013 collegiate awards for Multimedia Story. First place went to coverage of College GameDay in Columbia and second place went to coverage of USC's annual carol lighting ceremony.

Executive Staff[edit]

The current executive staff advising the station manager includes an operations manager, content director, equipment coordinator, public affairs manager, public affairs manager, training coordinator, website coordinator and show producers.

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