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“WOUB Wednesday”: Esports Engine Broadcast Operations Manager Carter Rodriguez

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October 13 at 7:30 p.m.

ATHENS, OH – Esports Engine Broadcast Operations Manager Carter Rodriguez will talk about how his experience at WOUB helped him get a job in the esports industry during the next WOUB Wednesday on October 13 at 7:30 p.m.

WOUB Wednesdays are a great way to provide students the opportunity to talk with industry professionals virtually,” said WOUB Director of Student Professional Development Michael Rodriguez.

Esports is not the field Carter Rodriguez thought he would end up in when he started as a student at Ohio University and WOUB in 2009. He worked at WOUB and was the co-producer of the station’s high school basketball program Hardwood Heroes. When Rodriguez graduated in 2013, he got a job at a digital sports network in Chicago called 120 Sports. He spent five years there before moving home to the Columbus area and looking for a new opportunity. Rodriguez is now employed at Esports Engine. The company works with publishers, broadcasters, brands, leagues, and teams to provide turn-key esports technology and service solutions. They support their clients through their expertise in esports ecosystem design, live event production, broadcast technology and competition operations.

“Throughout fall semester, we have several former WOUB students scheduled to talk with current students and alumni,” said WOUB Community Engagement Manager Cheri Russo. “The former students are excited to share what they have learned out in the industry with current and former WOUB students.”

Other upcoming WOUB Wednesday speakers include rue21 CEO Bill Brand, Buckeye Broadband’s Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) Program Director and Anchor Justin Feldkamp and ESPN Crewing Supervisor Kim Kanner.

The virtual discussions are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. throughout the semester 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 session.