Rowan Radio General Manager Emeritus Frank J. Hogan and Rowan University professor Michael Donovan will be inducted into the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame at Rowan Radio’s annual banquet on Thursday, April 12 at Scotland Run Golf Club in Williamstown, New Jersey.
Hogan served as WGLS-FM General Manager from 1991 to 2013. Under his leadership, WGLS-FM reached unprecedented heights on and off-the-air including winning College Radio Station of the Year; and receiving over 200 regional and national awards for excellence in programming.
Along with his work at Rowan Radio, Hogan also lent his time to teaching. He developed and taught the radio component of Rowan University’s Radio, Television & Film program.
A Philadelphia radio veteran in the 70s and 80s as a disc jockey and engineer, Hogan’s ties to Rowan University date back to 1977 when he designed new radio studios for WGLS-FM at then-Glassboro State College. He would go on to help facilitate Rowan Radio’s move into its current home at Bozorth Hall in the mid-90s as well.
Hogan will join his wife Alisa in the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 2014 at the station’s 50th anniversary banquet.
Meanwhile, Donovan, who began working at Glassboro State College in 1972, was WGLS-FM’s advisor for 10 years beginning in the early 70s. He played a key role in saving the station’s license in the late 70s and helped bring Hogan to Glassboro State College originally in 1977. Donovan oversaw many technological advancements for the station including power increases and a switch from a mono to stereo signal.
Besides his work with WGLS-FM, Donovan had a significant impact in the classroom. He created the Radio, TV, & Film program within the College of Communication and Creative Arts, which is still a mainstay at Rowan University.
Donovan and Hogan will become the 43rd and 44th members of the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame.
Established in 2005, the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame recognizes Glassboro State/Rowan University alumni and individuals that contributed to the station’s success.
You can register for the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame Banquet here.