The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation honored former Rowan Radio Operations Manager Allie Volpe with a prestigious Gracie Award on Wednesday for her work on “Heroin High,” a documentary about drug culture in South Jersey high schools.
Volpe, who co-produced the documentary with Joe Mineo and Robert Zettlemoyer, received the honor in the student division of the Gracie Awards’ Outstanding Special or Variety category.
The Washington Township native joins Rachael Burgess, Julia Giacoboni, and Kelly King as the other Rowan Radio members to win the award – named after radio and television star Gracie Allen.
The win marks the sixth accolade for “Heroin High,” a program produced in conjunction with WGLS-FM Interim Station Manager Derek Jones’ Radio Production class.
Last week, the Broadcast Education Association became the latest organization to recognize “Heroin High,” which won second place in the Festival of Media Arts’ Student Audio Educational category.
The Gracie Awards annually celebrates outstanding programming produced by women.
Local, digital, public, and student winners will be saluted at the 39th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 11 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City.
The event benefits the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization.
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM is celebrating its 50th year of broadcasting and has won 234 regional and national awards since 1993.
You can find the entire list of 2014 Gracie Award winners here.