Rowan Student Work Honored at College Broadcasters, Inc.

College Broadcasters, Inc. has recently announced their finalists in the 2011 Student Production Awards competition, and Rowan was honored with multiple recognitions.

Two Rowan Radio entries garnered finalist honors.  Rowan graduate Adam Dobrowolski received finalist recognition in the Best Sports Play-By-Play category for his call of Rowan University men’s basketball versus New Jersey City University during the 2011 New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament last February. A former Rowan Radio sports director, Dobrowolski is the studio host of the Rocks Report, a 30-minute pregame show preceding all Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball games broadcasted on WGLS-FM.

Rowan Radio also placed as a finalist in the Best Community Involvement category for the station’s work at Harrison Township Day in Mullica Hill, New Jersey during May 2010. Throughout the day-long festivities, the Rowan Radio staff conducted a series of interviews with celebrity judges preceding the day’s keystone event, Harrison Idol, a signing competition displaying local talent.

RTN – Channel 5 and Cinema Workshop were recognized for three submissions.  In the category of Best Vodcast, submissions “The Broken Gun (Part 1)”, and “RU Single?” received finalist honors.  “The Broken Gun (Part 1)” is a Cinema Workshop work, produced by Jake Chusid and Edited by Adam Bradshaw.  It aired on RTN.  “RU Single?,” an RTN creation was also produced by Adam Bradshaw and edited by Caitlin Johnson.  In the category of Best Special Broadcast, the channel gained finalist status for their “4th Annual Live Telethon” for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  Executive Producer Dominic Trombino, Associate Producers Kristen Connor and Edward Bauman, and Assistant Producer Erik Ruff worked with the other members of RTN to create and execute the telethon, which raised almost $2,900 for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand organization.

In the category of Radio/Best Feature, Shane Donahue received finalist honors for his audio documentary produced for the Sound Communication class at Rowan.  Sound Communication is the entry-level production course for students in the Radio Television Film Department.  Shane’s personal audio story detailed his struggle with depression.

The awards will be presented at the CBI National Student Production Awards program on Friday, October 28 in Orlando, Florida.  More information on the organization and the finalist list can be found at

Please join me in congratulating these students on their work!