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!!

WGLS-FM honored again!

Dear friends,
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!

WGLS-FM wins three Garden State Journalists Awards

(a news release from WGLS-FM)

The Garden State Journalists Association has awarded three honors to programs produced by Rowan Radio staff members in its 2011 regional competition.

The Rowan Radio Pro Football Preview Show won first place in the Radio Sports Feature category. This program was produced by WGLS-FM assistant station manager Derek Jones.

The Rowan Sports Review won second place also in the Radio Sports Feature category. This weekly show is produced by WGLS-FM sports director Adam Dobrowolski, from Ewing, New Jersey, a senior Journalism major with an Honors Concentration. Dobrowolski was recently named studio producer for The Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball sportscasts.

Talk show Studio 89.7 won second place in the Talk Radio category. The winning episode featured an interview with George Takei, his experience in “Star Trek” with its controversies at the time, and his encounters in an American containment camp during World War II. The episode aired August 9, 2010. Studio 89.7 is hosted by Philadelphia radio veteran and Rowan University adjunct professor Paul Perrello,

The GSJA awards dinner will be held on May 19, 2011 at The Chart House in Weehawken.