Former WOUB Student Gets Back to His Roots< < Back to
Justin Feldkamp graduated from Ohio University in 2005
ATHENS, OH – Former WOUB Student and Ohio University Graduate Justin Feldkamp ’05 has a new role which takes him back to his WOUB roots. Feldkamp is now the program director and anchor for Buckeye Broadband’s Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) in Toledo. He moved into the role in November 2020.
“We focus primarily on high school sports. We do some college sports as well,” said Feldkamp. “But it’s local and stuff you can’t get anywhere else.”
Feldkamp worked in the WOUB Newsroom as a student television sports anchor for NewsWatch and worked on WOUB’s high school football program Gridiron Glory. He now hosts a half-hour interview show on the BCSN called Inside Out with Justin Feldkamp. Feldkamp says he often calls on experiences from his time at WOUB while putting together the program.
“My WOUB experiences, whether as part of Gridiron Glory or NewsWatch, laid an extremely solid foundation that I built my television career on,” said Feldkamp.
Feldkamp says he learned about how important local sports coverage was to the spirit and pride of a community while covering southeastern Ohio high school sports for WOUB. And because of that, he knows how important his work at BCSN truly is.
“Our coverage is local. It’s stuff you simply can’t get anywhere else,” said Feldkamp. “You’re not going to turn on ESPN and see coverage of a local regional softball game. And having that coverage just means so much to people.”
Before making the move to BCSN, Feldkamp was working at WTVG in Toledo, where he was sports director. He transitioned to the news department there for several months but when the opportunity came around to get back into sports, Feldkamp knew it was the right thing for him.
“I had grown up playing baseball, basketball, football, tennis and golf. Sports is something I really enjoy. Once I realized I wasn’t going to be a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, I wanted to do the next best thing which was to cover sports for a living.” said Feldkamp. “The first place I got to do that was WOUB and covering local sports was something I truly loved. This new position in Toledo is a wonderful fit for me.”