WGLS-FM Grabs Three CBI Nominations


Rowan University Class of 2013 graduates Matt Kazin, Allie Volpe, and Joe Mineo.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM received three finalist nominations in the annual College Broadcasters Incorporated Student Production awards competition.

Allie Volpe, former host of “The Indie Fix,” was named one of four national finalists in the Best DJ competition. “The Indie Fix” showcased independent rock music with Volpe serving as the show’s host.

The CBI nomination marks the third honor for Volpe and “The Indie Fix.” The Communicator Awards and Broadcast Education Association previously honored the program.

Meanwhile, “Heroin High” received a finalist nod in the Best Documentary category. The 30-minute production about the clash of drug culture with South Jersey high schools previously received kudos from The Communicator Awards, Philadelphia Press Association, and Garden State Journalists Association.

Created by Joe Mineo, Allie Volpe, and Robert Zettlemoyer, the documentary was produced in conjunction with WGLS-FM Interim Station Manager’s Derek Jones’ Radio Production class.

Former WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Matt Kazin netted recognition for “Saturday Night at the Oldies” in the Best Regularly Scheduled Program section.

The award-winning entry featured Kazin’s on-air work and interviews with many artists including Mike Love of The Beach Boys, Otis Day of Otis Day & The Knights, and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits.

Winners of the CBI Student Production Awards will be announced on Saturday, November 2 at the organization’s annual convention in San Antonio.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 231 national and regional awards since 1993.


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