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WOUB Radio & TV to cover presidential race and local election results

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 28, 2004) -- WOUB News will cover the United States presidential race and local election coverage results on Tuesday, Nov. 2, beginning at 8 p.m. WOUB Radio & Television will feature county-by-county results along with covering Congressional and Statewide races. The WOUB Radio Network will report on election results from the 18 counties in southeastern Ohio, including reports from The Statehouse News Bureau.

The WOUB Radio Network will provide continuous election coverage from National Public Radio (NPR) until 5 a.m. Late breaking news and updates will be provided throughout the evening by WOUB staff John Ray, Bryan Gibson and Chris Riddle. Newscasts and updates will occur at least twice per hour with results for Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. An election coverage "Regional Wrap-Up" will be provided by Mark Leff, focusing on State Senate, State Representative and Congressional races, while Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio brings listeners the results on Issue 1, the Supreme Court race and the U.S. Senate race.

Following state and regional results, the WOUB Radio Network will focus on individual county results. WOUH-FM and WOUL-FM will provide updates for the Ironton, Chillicothe and surrounding areas, while WOUC-FM and WOUZ-FM provide results for the Cambridge and Zanesville areas. WOUB-FM will broadcast election results for Athens County and the surrounding areas. Seventeen Ohio University students will cover WOUB's 18 county coverage area, giving results on over 100 races and issues. Featured races will include the State Senatorial race between Joy Padgett and Terry Anderson, and the race between Jimmy Stewart and Pat Lang for State Representative.

WOUB-TV will begin scrolling results at 8 p.m. during prime time programming, and then have full election coverage with a "NewsHour Special Report" starting at 10 p.m. At 11 p.m. WOUB-TV will air a 30-minute "Regional Wrap-Up" special, hosted by "Newswatch" anchors Mark Bruce, Jaimie Weiss and Bethany Mowry, and will be produced by WOUB student Kim Bedford. Immediately following the local special, the "Newshour Special Report" will return with continuous election coverage until 1 a.m.

For up-to-the-minute election coverage results at the state, regional, and local levels, visit: www.woub.org

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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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