Shilling and Strauss to be Inducted into WGLS-FM Hall of Fame

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by Derek Jones

Sue Shilling (’93) and Rob Strauss (’99) will be the latest inductees to the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame as a part of Rowan Radio’s annual banquet on Thursday, April 23 at Scotland Run Golf Club in Williamstown, New Jersey.

Shilling is a broadcasting veteran in the Delaware Valley area for over 20 years. Currently, Shilling is a sports update anchor at Sportsradio 94WIP and KYW Newsradio 1060. Also, she hosts a weekly radio show at WNJC-AM 1360 in New Jersey called “Everything Special Needs” – a program for the special needs community.

Along with her broadcasting ties, education continues to be an important part of Shilling’s life. She is an adjunct instructor at Mercer County College, where she teaches Introduction to Radio.

While at WGLS-FM, Shilling was the first female to ever broadcast a Rowan Baseball game. Also, she provided play-by-play announcing and color analyst duties for Profs sports and handled sports updates on the Early Bird Special.

Meanwhile, Rob Strauss – a Class of 1999 graduate from Rowan University’s Radio/TV/Film program – hosted music and sports shows during his time as a student at WGLS-FM.

After becoming a Radio Broadcasting teacher at Sterling High School in 2006, Strauss founded “Sterling High School Radio,” a streaming online station, four years later. The station airs community events including Camden Riversharks Baseball, Toys for Tots drives, and high school sports coverage.

A frequent contributor to WGLS-FM’s award-winning sports department as a Rowan student, Strauss was an in-studio producer for Rowan University Football including hosting halftime and postgame shows.

Since graduating from Rowan, Strauss continues to host classic rock programs on WGLS-FM each summer.

Shilling and Strauss become the 36th and 37th members of the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005.

The WGLS-FM Hall of Fame honors Glassboro State/Rowan graduates, who have been long-term supporters of the station and Rowan University.

Five Inductees to Join WGLS-FM Hall of Fame

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By Derek Jones, WGLS Station Manager

wgls2Rowan Radio will add five new members into the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to the station at Rowan Radio’s 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 25 in Rowan University’s Eynon Ballroom.

Dr. Mark Chamberlain, Larry DiBona, Alisa Hogan, Karen Maser, and Dr. Gregory Potter Sr. will comprise the 2014 WGLS-FM Hall of Fame class.

The latest class is a mix of alumni and contributors from the Glassboro State College/Rowan University community that helped foster WGLS-FM’s growth and development over the past 50 years:

Dr. Mark Chamberlain (posthumously) - The late Dr. Chamberlain was the president of Glassboro State College from 1969-84. While helping Glassboro State College expand its enrollment and development into a multipurpose institution during his tenure, Dr. Chamberlain became an advocate and supporter of WGLS-FM. He played a key role in WGLS-FM’s switch to a stereo signal during the late 70s and the birth of “WGLS-FM Stereo 89.7.” Dr. Chamberlain passed away last March at the age of 82.

Larry DiBona (’77) – The Glassboro native was student station manager from 1976-77. Also, DiBona served as a student force behind WGLS-FM’s power increase and switch to a stereo signal during the late 70s; and collaborated on station projects including the popular Project Santa fundraiser.

Alisa (Jankowitz) Hogan (’80, ’00) – Connected to the station for over three decades, Hogan is a former WGLS-FM News Director and was the station’s first-ever Underwriting Director. Hogan served as a producer for the award-winning documentary Tobacco: Filtering Out the Truth, which is the only program in station history to earn first place in the prestigious National Headliner Awards competition.

Karen Maser (’79) – Maser became the first female student station manager in WGLS-FM history in 1979.  A Journalism major at Glassboro State College, Maser got her start at WGLS-FM in the station’s news department on “The Morning News”, a weekday morning show that recapped news and sports events. Currently, Maser is a television writer and producer with ER, Army Wives, and Cosby among her credits.

Dr. Gregory Potter Sr. – After working with radio and television stations throughout the Delaware Valley area, Potter arrived to Glassboro State College in 1969 as assistant director of media and supervisor of WGLS-FM. He rebuilt the station’s main studio in Bole Administration Building during summer of 1969.

The WGLS-FM Hall of Fame, which began in 2005, pays tribute to Glassboro State/Rowan University graduates who have been long-term supporters of the station and Rowan University.

Two CCCA Alumni Honored with Emmy Awards

Adam Chazen and Neil Patrick Harris at the Emmys

Adam Chazen and Michael Yurchuk, both RTF alumni, were recently honored at the 2013 Emmys.

Chazen, a member of the special effects team for the HBO series Game of Thrones, received an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for work on the second season finale of the show.

Michael Yurchuk at the Emmys


Yurchuk, Senior Supervising Producer of the NBC show The Voice, received an Emmy for Best Reality Competition Show.

Please join us in congratulating Adam and Michael on these honors!