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WIS FAQ

What do the letters W-I-S stand for?
They stand for "Wonderful Iodine State." Before iodine was routinely added to salt to prevent goiters, South Carolina was known for its rich levels of iodine in the soil and low incidences of goiters among our population. For more information on WIS' history, click here>>

How do I get a tape of a story that aired on WIS?
You can contact RWA Media to order a copy of the story on a DVD or CD via an MPEG file. All newscasts are recorded and archived for three months. You can contact RWA Media at 803-609-3479. They take phone orders between 10:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

How do I submit a Picture the Weather drawing?
You can send your drawings for Picture the Weather to:
Picture the Weather
c/o Ben Tanner
WIS TV
PO Box 367
Columbia, SC 29202

How do I get a PSA on WIS?
PSA's can be sent on DVCpro, Beta SP, or on DVD data disk as a QuickTime file to Community Services, WIS, 1111 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

How do I submit an item to the WIStv.com Community Calendar?
First you have to register, the service is free, then you can post the event. That way our viewers have 24/7 access to the information. Click here to get started>>

How do I buy a commercial on WIS?
You may contact our Sales department at (803) 758-1284.

How do I apply for a satellite waiver?
Information for satellite TV subscribers who do not have access to WIS as a local channel on their system can be found by clicking here>>

Where can I view WIS WeatherPlus?
WIS Weather Plus can be found on Time Warner Cable channel 122. The service is also broadcast on WIS-DT (channel 10.3), one of WIS Television's three over-the-air digital channels. More>>

I'm going to New York; how can I get tickets to the taping of a television show?
For stars of Days of Our Lives and NBC prime time comedies and dramas, send your mail to the star, c/o NBC, 2000 West Alameda, Burbank, CA 91523. For NBC news anchors, stars of Another World and Saturday Night Live, write c/o NBC 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10012.

Does WIS turn up the volume on commercials?
No, we do not. Production techniques in some commercials may make them seem louder, but WIS does not "turn the volume up" on commercials.

I have a story idea, who can I contact?
Call 758-1271 and leave your name, number and a description of your story.

How can I contact the WIS Troubleshooter?
To contact WIS Troubleshooter Judi Gatson, fill out the form on this page>>

WIS-DT actually consists of three digital channels:

  • 10-1 - The HDTV channel. It is converted from the normal analog 4:3 screen. When NBC broadcasts in HDTV, this channel is switched to that format.
  • 10-2 - thisTV
  • 10-3 - Bounce TV

How can I write the stars of my favorite NBC shows?
For stars of Days of Our Lives and NBC prime time comedies and dramas, send your mail to the star, c/o NBC, 2000 West Alameda, Burbank, CA 91523. For NBC news anchors, stars of Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live, write c/o NBC 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10012. Or link to NBC on the Internet at www.NBC.com for a more direct connection

I love you guys. How do I get a job/internship there?
If you're looking for a position with us, you can start by checking what's available on Job Link by clicking here>> You can upload a resume and cover letter there too. We'll also need an application, which you can find on this page>> On the other hand, maybe you're interested in applying for an internship. You can find more information on that by clicking here>>

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