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Southern Campus to broadcast nation’s oldest Memorial Day parade


The Electronic Media department at Ohio University Southern will film the 146th Annual Memorial Day Parade that takes place on Monday, May 26 in Ironton, Ohio. It will be broadcast on the Ohio University Southern Channel 25 and digital Channel 96.4 for local subscribers of Time Warner Cable system beginning Wednesday, May 28.

For the first time in the parade’s history, live streaming of the annual event will be available for those who are unable to attend, as well as anyone living outside the area who wants to be a part of the rich tradition that honors our country’s military personnel.

The webcast for the parade will begin at 10 am on Monday, May 26th.  Links to the webcast are available at ohio.edu/southern; facebook.com/ohiouniversitysouthern; and irontontribune.com.

Additionally, web viewers can participate in a live chat to share comments about their current and past Memorial Day parade experiences.

“This annual parade draws tens of thousands of people to Ironton, Ohio each year. It has such a rich tradition throughout the region and beyond. By streaming it live on the web, and later through our televised rebroadcasts, we’re able to bring people home to Ironton for the Memorial Day holiday, including our military families and those who have moved away,” said Don Moore, director of the electronic media program at Ohio University Southern.

Production support for the webcast is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Ohio University Southern, Time Warner Cable, Ironton Tribune, and the City of Ironton, Ohio. Additional support is provided by Wendy’s of Ironton and Bridgeport Equipment Rental, located in Wurtland Kentucky.