Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning Certificate

All programming distributed by WOUB Public Media complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality.


Programming provided by WOUB Public Media complies with these regulations by either:

(i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2);

(ii) adopting and following the “Video Programmer Best Practices” set forth in 47 C.F.R.§ 79.1(k)(1); or

(iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R.§ 79.1(d),including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the “electronic news room” technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.


Questions regarding WOUB Public Media and its captioned program distributions can be directed to the following:


Mr. Steve Skidmore

Chief Technology Officer

Phone: 740-593-4927

Fax: 740-593-0240



We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 24 hours or 1 business day.


Written Closed Captioning Complaints Should Be Directed to the Following:

Mr. Mark Brewer

Chief Operating Officer

WOUB Center for Public Media

9 South College Avenue, RTVC 395-G

Athens, OH  45701

Phone: 740-593-4785

Fax: 740-593-0240



Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact Mr. Skidmore. We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days.