~~ by Derek Jones, WGLS Station Manager ~~
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM won four awards for radio programming and online video production this week in a pair of international competitions.
The African American Profile, hosted by Omarey Williams, received a pair of honors this week. First, it earned an Award of Distinction from The Communicator Awards in the organization’s program division. Also, the show won a Hermes Creative Platinum Award in the Radio Programs category.
The winning entry for both awards featured an interview with Williams and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson from Rowan University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast last January.
Williams, a local civic leader, has hosted the African American Profile since 2008.
Elsewhere, The Story of WGLS-FM, an online video produced about the station’s 50-year history nabbed an Award of Distinction from The Communicator Awards in the educational online video category. The video, which originally made its debut at the WGLS-FM 50th Anniversary Celebration last October, was produced by WGLS-FM Assistant Station Manager Leo Kirschner.
Living with Autism: A Different Way of Life, a 30-minute documentary, won an Award of Distinction for production in The Communicator Awards. Created by Jennifer O’Donnell, Blake Doughty, and Michael Stoever, the program focused on autism’s impact on society through interviews with experts, parents, and siblings.
Last week, the documentary was honored by the Garden State Journalists Association with a first place nod for Best Radio Feature.
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 254 regional and national awards since 1993.
Congratulations to Leo, Jen, and Omarey…Well done!!!