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WOUB Wednesdays: University of Michigan Play-by-Play Announcer Brian Boesch

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Wednesday, March 3 at 7:15 p.m.

ATHENS, OH – Brian Boesch is a proud graduate of Ohio University, even though some at his current job have issue with that despite the fact that he tells them he was a Bobcat not a Buckeye. The University of Michigan Play-by-Play Announcer will be the next speaker in the 2021 WOUB Wednesday series on March 3 at 7:15 p.m. WOUB Wednesdays is a program that gives former WOUB students the opportunity to conduct a virtual conversation with current students and talk about their career experiences. Boesch graduated in 2011 and while in Athens, he gained valuable broadcast experience with WOUB TV and Radio, WATH/WXTQ Radio and Ohio Athletics.

“We are very excited to bring back WOUB Wednesdays, as a way to provide students with the opportunity to talk with industry professionals virtually,” said WOUB Student Professional Development and Production Services Director Michael Rodriguez. “We have many students who want to go into careers in sports media and hearing from Brian will be fantastic for them.”

Boesch will talk to students about his current role at the University of Michigan and a as a full-time member of the Audio Department at Learfield IMG College. Boesch’s past experience also includes eight seasons in Minor League Baseball, the final six coming as the lead broadcaster and Media Relations Director of the Winston-Salem Dash.

“Each week through mid-April, we will have a different former WOUB student scheduled to talk with current students,” said WOUB Community Engagement Manager Cheri Russo. “The former students are excited to share what they have learned out in the industry with current students at WOUB.”

Other scheduled WOUB Wednesday speakers include: Baltimore Ravens Director of Social Media Garrett Downing, TNT Basketball Sideline Reporter Allie LaForce, Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart, Hollywood Celebrity Photographer Stephen Busken, WHIO TV Morning Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini and PBS A Capitol Fourth and National Memorial Day Concert Director Paul Miller. The final WOUB Wednesday will be held on April 14. It will be a virtual panel discussion examining the state of the broadcast industry during these trying times. Several former WOUB students will be on hand to talk about the issues and hear from current students about their experiences and questions.

The virtual discussions will be held each Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. and are open to all current and former WOUB students as well as WOUB staff. Those interested can register at  Registration is required for each week’s session.