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WOUB's student-produced football show wins videographer award

ATHENS, Ohio (May 16, 2005) -- "Gridiron Glory," a WOUB student-produced show that focuses on high school football in the region, has been given an award of distinction from The Videographer Awards in the student production category. "Gridiron Glory" is completely produced by students and features video clips from area high school football games and a news-style show that features teams and athletes within the region.

"Gridiron Glory" was chosen for an Award of Distinction from 2,293 entries throughout the United States and several foreign countries. The Award of Distinction is awarded to projects that exceed industry standards and is judged the best of the entries within that category. The Videographer Awards are designed to identify communications professionals who are raising the standards of the industry and to give winners and their clients the recognition that the work they are producing is outstanding and highly regarded by their peers.

Mike Rodriguez, WOUB's student professional development manager, said, "Gridiron Glory has established itself as a source for high school football and athletes throughout the region. An award like this is a testament to how much hard work goes into the season and is a high honor."

The next season of "Gridiron Glory" will begin airing on WOUB in August and will feature Alex Adeyanju, senior broadcast news major in the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University as the studio host, and senior Joe Barrett, a telecommunications major from Canton, Ohio, as producer.

"Gridiron Glory" airs on Friday nights at 11:30 p.m. during the football season. For Interviews contact Student Professional Development Manager Mike Rodriguez at (740) 593-4788.

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Media Contact: WOUB Public Information Coordinator Kelly Martin, (740) 593-4944 or kelly_martin@woub.pbs.org

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