WGLS-FM Wins Three Communicator Awards

LeoRowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM won three Communicator Awards for radio programming and online video production on Tuesday from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

Living with Autism: A Different Way of Life, a  30-minute documentary, won an Award of Distinction for production. Created by Jennifer O’Donnell, Blake Doughty, and Michael Stoever, the program focuses on autism’s impact on society through interviews with experts, parents, and siblings.

Last week, the documentary was honored by the Garden State Journalists Association with a first place nod for Best Radio Feature.

Elsewhere, “The Story of WGLS-FM,” an online video produced about the station’s 50-year history earned an Award of Distinction in the educational online video category.


Jennifer O’Donnell co-produced Living with Autism alongside Blake Doughty and Michael Stoever.

The video, which originally made its debut at the WGLS-FM 50th Anniversary Celebration last October, was produced by WGLS-FM Assistant Station Manager Leo Kirschner.

The African American Profile, hosted by Omarey Williams, received an Award of Distinction in the competition’s programming division.

The winning entry featured an interview with Williams and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson from Rowan University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast last January.

Williams, a local civic leader, has hosted the African American Profile since 2008.

The Communicator Awards, judged by top professionals from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, annually recognizes the best in print, video, audio, and other disciplines of communications.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 253 regional and national awards since 1993.


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