Rowan Radio will add five new members into the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to the station at Rowan Radio’s 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 25 in Rowan University’s Eynon Ballroom.
Dr. Mark Chamberlain, Larry DiBona, Alisa Hogan, Karen Maser, and Dr. Gregory Potter Sr. will comprise the 2014 WGLS-FM Hall of Fame class.
The latest class is a mix of alumni and contributors from the Glassboro State College/Rowan University community that helped foster WGLS-FM’s growth and development over the past 50 years:
Dr. Mark Chamberlain (posthumously) – The late Dr. Chamberlain was the president of Glassboro State College from 1969-84. While helping Glassboro State College expand its enrollment and development into a multipurpose institution during his tenure, Dr. Chamberlain became an advocate and supporter of WGLS-FM. He played a key role in WGLS-FM’s switch to a stereo signal during the late 70s and the birth of “WGLS-FM Stereo 89.7.” Dr. Chamberlain passed away last March at the age of 82.
Larry DiBona (’77) – The Glassboro native was student station manager from 1976-77. Also, DiBona served as a student force behind WGLS-FM’s power increase and switch to a stereo signal during the late 70s; and collaborated on station projects including the popular Project Santa fundraiser.
Alisa (Jankowitz) Hogan (’80, ’00) – Connected to the station for over three decades, Hogan is a former WGLS-FM News Director and was the station’s first-ever Underwriting Director. Hogan served as a producer for the award-winning documentary Tobacco: Filtering Out the Truth, which is the only program in station history to earn first place in the prestigious National Headliner Awards competition.
Karen Maser (’79) – Maser became the first female student station manager in WGLS-FM history in 1979. A Journalism major at Glassboro State College, Maser got her start at WGLS-FM in the station’s news department on “The Morning News”, a weekday morning show that recapped news and sports events. Currently, Maser is a television writer and producer with ER, Army Wives, and Cosby among her credits.
Dr. Gregory Potter Sr. – After working with radio and television stations throughout the Delaware Valley area, Potter arrived to Glassboro State College in 1969 as assistant director of media and supervisor of WGLS-FM. He rebuilt the station’s main studio in Bole Administration Building during summer of 1969.
The WGLS-FM Hall of Fame, which began in 2005, pays tribute to Glassboro State/Rowan University graduates who have been long-term supporters of the station and Rowan University.
To attend the WGLS-FM 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 25 at Rowan University’s Eynon Ballroom, please visit alumni.rowan.edu.