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Facilities for Otterbein University Media

Otterbein is dedicated to keeping up-to-date with current multimedia equipment and software. The Department of Communication is housed in a newly renovated building that boasts two multimedia labs, loaded with the most recent versions of page layout, web design, digital photo editing, audio editing, presentation and animation software. Students use Avid editing software, the same software used by television networks and the Hollywood film industry.

WOBN-FM Radio Station

Students at WOBN-FM learn how to do remotes and live airshifts on the NexGen Automation system. The WOBN Production studios contain MAC and PC-based digital editing software. All software lends itself to producing podcasts and digital files in MP3 format. Listen live!

Otterbein.tv Television Station

Otterbein.tv is a government access television station reaching about 20,000 cable and AT&T U-Verse subscribers in Westerville and Columbus, Ohio. It can also be watched around the world via live-streaming capabilities on the web. Watch now!

Otterbein.tv gives students of any major the chance to explore the many areas of television and discover what appeals to them the most. Even those who have no previous television experience are invited to join Otterbein.tv and work with skilled student staff and professionals who give individualized attention and personal training on all equipment.

Students are introduced to the technical side of productions by serving as camera operators, editors, audio and video technicians, graphic designers, technical directors, and other television crew positions.

Serving as on-air talent enables students to grow as broadcast performers while building resume tapes. Auditions for talent are held each quarter and are open to all students. Talent positions include news and sports anchors, reporters, and announcers for various Otterbein University and Westerville City School sporting events.

/ Department of Communication

Diane Wootton
Administrative Assistant
33 Collegeview Rd., C110
p / 614.823.3380
e / dwootton@otterbein.edu

 

 

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