Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has again been recognized with awards from the Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) competition and the annual Philadelphia Press Association competition.
For the Philadelphia Excellence in Journalism awards, the following were honored:
In the Best Documentary category
Facing Facebook was awarded first place. This documentary was produced by students E.J. Campbell, Lindsay Ezykowich, and Matt Shanley.
Rowan University – Building a Boulevard was awarded second place. This documentary was produced by students Chris Capitanio, Maya Carr, and James Bracciante.
Both documentaries were a collaborative effort between Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM and the radio production course taught by assistant station manager Derek Jones.
In the Best Talk Show category
Studio 89.7, hosted by adjunct faculty member Paul Perrello, was awarded first place for his interview with actor George Takei
In the Radio Sports Feature category
The Rowan Radio Pro Football Preview Show, produced by Derek Jones, was awarded first place.
The Rowan Sports Review, produced by student Adam Dobrowolski, was awarded with second place.
A complete list of winners and more information about the awards can be found at http://www.phillyspj.org/.
In the Philadelphia Press Association’s annual competition, the following were honored:
In the Radio Enterprise Reporting category
Facing Facebook won first place.
In the Radio Public Service category
Rowan University – Building a Boulevard won second place.
More information about these honors and a complete list of winners can be found at http://www.phillyppa.com.
Congratulations to everyone at WGLS-FM, and particularly to Derek, E.J. Lindsay, Matt, Chris, Maya, James, Adam, and Paul!