WGLS-FM Honored In BEA Festival of Media Arts Competition


Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM received a pair of accolades in the annual Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts competition.

The Indie Fix with host Allie Volpe won third place in the Best Air Personality category in the Student Audio competition.

Volpe’s show centers on the best in alternative and independent rock music.

This is the first award for The Indie Fix, which airs on Wednesday nights from 9-11 p.m.

“It’s one thing to be confident in the work you do, but it’s another to have someone say ‘hey, you’ve done an alright job’ so it’s cool to get that metaphorical pat on the back,” explained Volpe.

Elsewhere, Freedom of Speech Means… received Honorable Mention in the Best PSA, Promo, or Commercial category.

Produced by Volpe and Joe Mineo, the 30-second public service announcement details the group’s spin on the First Amendment.

“I’m really proud of where that PSA has taken us. It’s awesome to be honored along with Allie, and I’m hoping this is only the beginning,” said Mineo.

The award marks the third time the production was honored. Last year, Freedom of Speech Means… finished as a finalist in the Pinnacle Awards and the NAB/BEA Freedom of Speech PSA competition.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international display of faculty and student work. Winners will be honored at the organization’s annual convention in Las Vegas beginning on April 7.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 221 national and regional awards since 1993.


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