Rowan Radio Program On Presidential Election Wins Gracie Award


Alyssa Compa with Florida politician Dwight Bullard at last July’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Decision 2016 – a program about the 2016 presidential election – will receive a prestigious Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media on Tuesday, June 27 in New York City.


Geneva Gerwitz with Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The show received top honors in the competition’s News Feature category. Airing last November shortly before the presidential election, Decision 2016 focused on key moments from Rowan Radio’s coverage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and previewed the battle for the presidency between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump.

The winning entry featured interviews conducted by Rowan Radio’s Alyssa Compa, Geneva Gerwitz, and Kelly Green at July’s convention with singer Wyclef Jean, Florida politician Dwight Bullard, social and political commentator Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and many more.


Kelly Green with singer Wyclef Jean at July’s Democratic National Convention

Also, the program included discussions with Rowan University students about their concerns regarding the presidential election.

The win marks the fourth consecutive year Rowan Radio earns a Gracie Award. Last year, Jennifer O’Donnell ’16 received the honor for the documentary “Living with Autism: A Different Way of Life.”

The Gracie Awards, celebrating its 42nd anniversary, recognizes outstanding programming produced by, for and about women throughout media and entertainment.

Local, digital, public, and student winners will be honored at the annual Gracie Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 27 at Cipriani in New York. The event benefits the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 272 regional and national awards since 1993.

You can find the complete list of 2017 Gracie Award winners here.


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