WGLS-FM Online Dating Documentary Wins Gracie Award

Ellen Hardy (left) and Alyssa Sansone (right) at the CBI conference in Seattle last October.

Ellen Hardy (left) and Alyssa Sansone (right) at the CBI conference in Seattle last October.

Rowan Radio documentary “Online Dating: There’s an App for That?” will be honored by the Alliance For Women In Media Foundation with a Gracies Award on Monday, June 22 in New York City.

The program, which centered on the rise of online dating’s popularity, received the nod in the Student Outstanding Special or Variety radio category.

Produced by Ellen Hardy and Alyssa Sansone, “Online Dating” has won seven awards in a series of regional and national competitions including a first place win for Best Documentary at the College Broadcasters Incorporated’s National Student Production Media Awards competition last October in Seattle.

Hardy (a Glassboro, New Jersey native) and Sansone (hailing from Villas, New Jersey), join Rowan Radio alums Rachael Burgess, Julia Giacoboni, Kelly King, and Allie Volpe as previous station members to win a Gracies Award.

This win marks the first time in WGLS-FM history that the station received a prestigious Gracies Award in consecutive years.

The Gracies Awards – named after entertainer and comedienne Gracie Allen – celebrate outstanding programming produced by women in media and entertainment.

Local, digital, public, and student winners will be saluted at the 40th Annual Gracies Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 22 at the New York Hilton.

The event benefits the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 249 regional and national awards since 1993.

You can find the complete list of 2015 Gracies Award winners in the local, digital, public and student divisions here.

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