WGLS-FM WINS THREE REGIONAL SPJ AWARDS

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM grabbed three awards in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Greater Philadelphia Chapter awards competition.

Your Health Matters received first place in the competition’s Report/Health Science category. The award-winning entry featured an interview with Dr. Barry Sears, the creator of the Zone Diet, about various topics including the diet’s scope and why people struggle with the power of food.

Hosted by Mullica Hill, New Jersey family physician Dr. Craig Wax, Your Health Matters focuses on a variety of medical issues with local and national experts.

WGLS-FM earned second place recognition in the Radio Documentary category for Smoking: Unfiltered, a 30-minute documentary about the impact of nicotine addiction on college students.

Produced by Christina Maxwell and Philip Blandino, the documentary’s award marks the fifth time Smoking: Unfiltered received an honor. The Philadelphia Press Association, Garden State Journalists Association, New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, and College Broadcasters Incorporated also acknowledged the production in awards competitions.

The documentary was made in conjunction with WGLS-FM Assistant Station Manager Derek Jones’s Radio Production class.

Studio 89.7 won third place in the Talk Show Interview category. Hosted by Rowan University adjunct instructor and radio veteran Paul Perrello, the entry featured an interview with Philadelphia radio legend Jerry Blavat. The pair discussed Blavat’s rise to fame.

This marks the sixth award won by Studio 89.7 for the Perrello/Blavat program. The Communicator Awards, Garden State Journalists Association, Hermes Awards, New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, and Philadelphia Press Association previously recognized the show.

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists celebrates the best in local radio, newspapers, and television in an annual competition.

WGLS-FM has won 219 national and regional awards since 1993.

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