Two WGLS-FM Programs Honored By Garden State Journalists Association

Ellen Hardy (left) and Alyssa Sansone (middle) with Rowan Football head coach Jay Accorsi.

Ellen Hardy (left) and Alyssa Sansone (middle) with Rowan Football head coach Jay Accorsi.

Two WGLS-FM programs earned awards in the annual Garden State Journalists Association awards competition on Tuesday.

“Online Dating: There’s an App for That?” a documentary about the rise of online dating, received second place in the organization’s Radio Feature category.

Created by Ellen Hardy and Alyssa Sansone, the documentary takes a look at the world of online dating and how an underground movement became a booming multi-million dollar industry.

The program was produced in conjunction with the Radio Production course of WGLS-FM Interim Station Manager Derek Jones.

“Studio 89.7,” hosted by Rowan University adjunct instructor and Philadelphia broadcast veteran Paul Perrello, took home second place in the Talk Radio category.

Perrello spoke with Philadelphia television news legend Larry Kane about his time covering The Beatles in the award-winning entry.

The Garden State Journalists Association salutes the best in print journalism, radio, television, and public relations at its yearly event.

All winners will be recognized at the Garden State Journalists Association’s 67th Annual Memorial Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 22 in Weehawken, NJ.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM is celebrating its 50th year of broadcasting and has won 236 regional and national awards since 1993.

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