WGLS-FM Program Wins Best of the Best Award


by Derek Jones, WGLS Station Manager

NJBA_LOGO_1A Community Affair, a part of Rowan Radio’s weekly news and public affairs programming, received recognition from the New Jersey Broadcasters Association during the organization’s annual convention in Atlantic City on Wednesday.

The 30-minute show, hosted by WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird, earned an award in the student division for Best Public Affairs in NJBA’s Best of the Best competition.

The winning entry featured a preview of the special election for a vacant seat in the New Jersey Senate between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan last October. Also, longtime political analyst Harry Hurley joined Baird to offer his thoughts on the race.

Previously, the Broadcast Education Association and Philadelphia Press Association honored the show in national and regional competitions respectively.

NJBA’s Best of the Best competition annually salutes the best in New Jersey radio and television.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM is in its 50th year of broadcasting and has won 242 regional and national awards.

Congratulations to Jackson and WGLS!

Rowan Radio Claims Three Awards

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM students have earned three awards in the last week!

First, WGLS was given two awards in the 2014 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts competition.

A Community Affair, hosted by WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird, won second place for Radio Newscast in the Student News division. The entry featured Baird previewing the Booker/Lonegan Senate seat election and discussing it with political analyst Harry Hurley.

Heroin High collected second place in the Educational category of the Student Audio competition. The documentary, produced by Joe Mineo, Allie Volpe, and Robert Zettlemoyer, examines the use and abuse of heroin in South Jersey high schools and has won several other awards, as well (see below!).

In other awards, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Allie Volpe with a Gracie Award on Wednesday for her work on Heroin High, a documentary about drug culture in South Jersey high schools. The Gracie awards celebrate outstanding programing by women.

Volpe received the honor in the student division of the Gracie Awards’ Outstanding Special or Variety category. She is the fourth Rowan student to win this award and it marks the sixth honor for Heroin High.
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM is in its 50th year of operation and has won 234 regional and national awards since 1993.
Congratulations to Allie, Jackson, Joe, Robert, and all the members of WGLS-FM Rowan Radio!

Rowan RTF Grads Pick Up an Emmy!

When the Sports Emmy winners were announced recently, the daily show MLB Tonight was the recipient of the award for Outstanding Studio Show. MLB Tonight, produced by MLB Network in Secaucus, NJ, provides daily coverage of baseball during the season, as well as offseason coverage of trades, signings, awards, etc.

Three of the Associate Producers for the show are proud graduates of the Radio/TV/Film program in our college. David Hinrichs graduated in 2005; Brian Gallagher and Marissa Lombardi graduated in 2010. Currently, they work in the graphics department at MLB Network. This award is David and Marissa’s second Emmy for work on the show.

Please join me in congratulating Brian, Marissa, and David on this Emmy win!

For more about the sports Emmy winners, check out http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/sports_34th_winners.html.