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'Gridiron Glory' returns for sixth season on WOUB-TV

ATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 17, 2004) -- WOUB-TV's Emmy Award-winning "Gridiron Glory" returns for a sixth season on Friday, Aug. 20, at 11:30 p.m. The program will be rebroadcast Saturday mornings at 11:30 throughout the high school football season with comprehensive scores and highlights. Each week, students in the news and sports departments travel to various high schools in the Muskingum Valley League (MVL), the Tri-Valley Conference (TVC), the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League (SEOAL) and the West Virginia river counties for coverage of the regional high school games.

WOUB"Gridiron Glory" brings the game home to viewers, delivering cutting-edge coverage. The captain of the "Gridiron Glory" team is producer Keith Cawley. Cawley is a four-year veteran of "Gridiron Glory" and is a senior broadcast journalism major from Concord, Ohio. Hosting this season is Mark Bruce, a junior broadcast journalism major from Granville, Ohio. The production team includes director Nick Riehle, a senior telecommunications major from Frankfurt, Ohio; Larry Shields, a junior telecommunications major from Cincinnati, Ohio; and Stephen Busken, a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio.

"Gridiron Glory" not only provides viewers with the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of high school football, but it also offers students "live" television experience and invaluable training for sports writers and reporters. "Gridiron Glory" is a student-produced program and is based solely on Ohio University students who volunteer their Friday nights to make the production a reality. High school football is one of the most important times in young people's lives, and "Gridiron Glory" is a one-stop half-hour program that brings coverage of the evening?s events.

An interactive program, "Gridiron Glory" reaches out to high school students and families throughout the region. It is available to viewers via television and through the Web at www.woub.org/gridiron  

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

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