Channel 2 & Suzie Q

Channel 2 & Suzie Q (HMCJZ)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.917', W 79° 53.774'

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[Side A]
In 1954, Drayton Hastie, owner of WUSN, purchased Suzie Q, an Asian elephant, for $2,700 from a New York importer. A gimmick to lure viewers from WCSC, Suzie Q became QUSN's mascot in residence sharing the grounds with an alligator, kangaroo, donkey, exotic birds, and other animals. This pachyderm packed pleasure and adventure in her trunk and imprinted indelible memories on the Lowcountry.

[Side B]
On September 25, 1954, WUSN, the second television station in Charleston, signed onto the airwaves as a NBC affiliate. The call letters stood for U.S. Navy in an effort to gain a loyal following among Charleston Navy Yard personnel. Early local programs included The Lucky 2 Ranch, Time for Teens, and Afloat & Afield. In 1975, the call letters were changed to WCBD, a reference to the tri-county.
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HM NumberHMCJZ
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Year Placed2008
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 603345 N 3629501
Decimal Degrees32.79861667, -79.89623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.917', W 79° 53.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 55.02" N, 79° 53' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 193-195 Magrath Darby Blvd, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US
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