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WOUB Matters: October is a full month for the station

Over the years, many Ohio University students have trained in front of and behind the camera and the microphone, transforming them into television and radio professionals during their time at WOUB.

This year, WOUB is hosting several events for returning alumni. “Newswatch,” WOUB’s 30-minute nightly news program airing weekdays at 6:30 p.m., is the television station’s longest running program. During the Friday, Oct. 15 program, alumnus Martin Savidge will be the featured guest anchor as he and other alums will be the talent, reporters and production crew. Savidge is an Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award-winning news correspondent who has covered national and international events for more than 20 years.

Savidge will also participate with other alumni on “Newswatch In-Depth: The Changing Media Landscape,” an hour-long program focusing on how the Internet, social media, mobile phones and instant access to news are taking the media world by storm. The show will also examine the issue of broadband Internet access in southeastern Ohio and how access could impact news and information.

Additional panelists include: Chris Guarino, senior producer at “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill”; Hugh Martin, associate director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at OHIO; Alan Miller, managing editor at the Columbus Dispatch; and Carolyn Bailey Lewis, WOUB’s director and general manager. The program will be hosted by Tim Sharp, WOUB’s news director, and will air Friday, Oct.15 at 9:30 p.m. on WOUB-TV.

Other WOUB homecoming activities include a special WOUB-FM pledge event on Friday, Oct. 15, from 7 a.m. until noon, a reception after Newswatch, and a live remote Saturday, Oct. 16, on WOUB-AM from TailGreat Park during which returning alums will participate from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For additional information about alumni homecoming events at WOUB, contact Kelly Martin, public information coordinator, at or 740-593-4944.