Three Rowan Radio Programs Win Regional Awards


Three Rowan Radio programs will be honored by the Garden State Journalists Association at the organization’s 70th annual Memorial Journalism Awards dinner on May 24 at Chart House in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Decision 2016 won second place in the Radio General News category. The show focused on the 2016 presidential election between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald J. Trump.

The program featured interviews from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and discussions with Rowan University students about the election.

Produced by Kelly Green, Alyssa Compa, Geneva Gerwitz, and Matthew Zawodniak, Decision 2016 was previously recognized by the Gracie Awards and Broadcast Education Association this year.

Taking Strides received third place for Radio Sports Feature. The 30-minute documentary took an inside look at the career of Rowan University Football running back Wit Marcelin.

Producers Cody Cronin, Austin Greathouse, and Matthew Gundersen spoke with Marcelin’s former coaches about his rise at Rowan and the devastating knee injury that ended his career.

Last month, Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts honored Taking Strides in its Best Sports Feature category.

Behind the Closed Door: Examining Sexual Assaults on College Campuses earned third place for Radio Feature. Adam Coughlin, Julia Kantner, and Ellen Unger explored recent sexual assaults on college campuses and resources for assault victims.

Both Taking Strides and Behind the Closed Door were produced in conjunction with Rowan University’s Radio Production course instructed by WGLS-FM Station Manager Derek Jones.

The Garden State Journalists Association recognizes top work in print journalism, radio, television, and public relations in its annual awards competition.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 275 regional and national awards since 1993.


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