Rowan Radio 89.7 Scores Awards at BEA

wgls2Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM earned a pair of awards in the Festival of Media Arts competition presented by Broadcast Education Association.

The Rowan Report, an hour-long news program centered on local, national, and world news, grabbed second place recognition in the Best Newscast category for BEA’s Student News competition.

The winning entry from July 2014 focused on numerous key stories including President Barack Obama’s efforts to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. Hosted by WGLS-FM News Director Melissa Friend and Assistant News Director Christian Oberly, The Rowan Report airs each Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Elsewhere, Jackson Baird won second place in the Best Radio/TV Sports Event, Play-by-Play category for his call of Rowan University Baseball’s dramatic come-from-behind victory over The College of New Jersey in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament last April.

Baird, a senior and WGLS-FM’s Public Affairs Director, will work with the Wilmington Blue Rocks – a Class A Advanced minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals – as a broadcaster and producer this upcoming season.


The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts competition annually salutes the best in student and faculty media.

Winners in the Festival of Media Arts competition will be honored in Las Vegas, Nevada in mid-April at the Broadcast Education Association’s annual convention.


Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 248 regional and national awards since 1993.

Congratulations to Melissa, Christian, & Jackson!!

Dean’s Office and Department of Journalism Relocate

The CCCA Dean’s Office (including the Dean, the Associate Dean, the Director of Computing and Publishing, and administrative assistants to the deans) and the Department of Journalism (all faculty) have relocated to 6 East High Street. This is the old Glassboro bank building across from the boro hall.

Jennifer Henning, the Journalism department secretary, remains in her office in Bozorth Hall for now, and students should still go to that location for borrowing course equipment.

Paperwork or items for the Dean’s Office or Department of Journalism can be sent by campus mail or you can drop it off in the 6 High Street mailbox in Bozorth Hall, and by standard postal mail.

All phone numbers/extensions have remained unchanged.