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WOUB radio program to center on impact of local highways

WOUB_colorATHENS, Ohio -- With several highway projects nearing completion in southeastern Ohio, once again there are ribbon-cutting speeches proclaiming that highways mean prosperity. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, "This Time Around: Reinventing Community," airing on the WOUB-FM Radio Network at 8:30 a.m., will focus on the importance of the southeastern Ohio highway system in "Impact of Highways."

Join Radio Producer Mark Hellenberg who, on a recent trip to Jackson, explored the link between the highway system and the county's economic development. Hellenberg interviewed Randy Heath, City Councilman and Chamber of Commerce president; Doug Fry, director of the Jackson County Economic Development Board; and Lloyd White, a 75-year resident of Jackson and former County Commissioner.

"This Time Around: Reinventing Community" is a year-long series that explores the fabric of community, how and why communities change, and what the future may hold for Appalachian Ohio. Features focus on communities within the WOUB Radio Network coverage area and includes four quarterly call-in discussion programs. The second discussion program will air on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. A companion Web site is available at: www.thistimearound.org and allows community members to interact online. This Time Around: Reinventing Community repeats on Tuesday afternoons at 4 p.m. during Afternoon Edition on the WOUB Radio Network.

The Ohio University Telecommunications Center, a unit of the College of Communication, operates two television stations: WOUB-TV/Channel 20 in Athens and WOUC-TV/Channel 44 in Cambridge; one cable channel: WOUB II; and six radio stations: WOUB-1340 AM, WOUB-91.3 FM, WOUC-89.1 FM, WOUH-91.9 FM, WOUL-89.1 FM and WOUZ-90.1 FM.

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Media Contact: WOUB Public Information Coordinator Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-4944 or Olivea_Oldham@woub.pbs.org

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