Rowan Radio Claims Two BEA Awards


A Community Affair host Jackson Baird earned one of two BEA awards for WGLS-FM.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM earned two awards in the 2014 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts competition.

“A Community Affair,” hosted by WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird, won second place for Radio Newscast in the Student News division.

The winning entry featured Baird previewing a special election for a seat in the United States Senate with candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan. Also, longtime political analyst Harry Hurley stopped by to offer his thoughts on the election.

“Heroin High” collected second place in the Educational category of the Student Audio competition. The documentary, produced by Joe Mineo, Allie Volpe, and Robert Zettlemoyer examines the use and abuse of heroin in South Jersey high schools and its deadly impact.

This is the fifth award for Heroin High, which previously won first place for Best Documentary in the College Broadcasters Incorporated’s Student Media Production Awards.

Broadcast Education Association honors the best in college media at the organization’s annual convention beginning on April 6 in Las Vegas.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM is in its 50th year of operation and has won 233 local and national awards since 1993.


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