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WOUB Employee Spotlight: Digital Broadcast Archivist Kaycee Warren

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Warren has worked at WOUB since 2016

ATHENS, OH – WOUB Digital Broadcast Archivist Kaycee Warren spends much of her days looking at what WOUB did in the past. She says seeing the impact the station has had on the region over the years makes her proud to work at the station and excited about what the future holds.

“I am proud of the honesty and integrity of WOUB and the quality of services we provide,” said Warren. “Through my work in the archives, I’ve learned many core values have remained the same despite the passing of decades; a strong sense of responsibility to inform and educate, entertain, and bring together.”

Warren has worked at WOUB since 2016. She started as a master control operator and moved into the role of digital broadcast archivist in November of 2019. In the archivist role, Warren works in the media archives, digitizing older formats of WOUB programming. She also is involved in the daily operation of television traffic and monitoring the on-air content and schedules.

“The traffic work is quick paced and team oriented,” said Warren. “Both the traffic and archiving work are rewarding because I get to work with current PBS & WOUB programming and older WOUB content.”

Warren grew up with WOUB. She is from the Nelsonville area and graduated from Nelsonville-York High School in 2008 before going to Ohio University.  Warren graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in psychology.

“I started in this new role at WOUB right before the pandemic. So, I had to learn a new job and how to do it by working remotely.”

But Warren has figured it out. She has been able to digitize episodes of two popular historic WOUB TV musical performance series, Hocking Valley Bluegrass and Ramblin’, and make them available for streaming on WOUB Passport. The shows were produced in the 1970s and 80s and were originally recorded on two-inch quadruplex videotape.

“Along with WOUB’s commitment to service, a true gem is the people I have the opportunity to work with. Everyone is passionate and hard-working. It’s a wonderful environment to be a part of.”

Warren has a young daughter and is thankful to be able to bring her in up in an area that has such a rich culture and access to unique opportunities for their family.

“We’re really looking forward to 2022 as it’s my daughter’s first year in Athens County 4H,” said Warren. “I also enjoy shopping small or in locally owned businesses and the local food movement. In late 2021, I joined the Columbus Flying Club and am eager to continue training toward a sport pilot license.”