Rowan Radio Wins Five Hermes Awards


The Hermes Awards recognized five Rowan Radio programs on Tuesday in the organization’s annual competition.

Behind the Closed Door: Sexual Assault on College Campuses received a Platinum Award for Best Audio Program. The documentary covered the trend of sexual assaults on college campuses and what universities were doing to make their environment safer.

Produced by Julia Kantner, Adam Coughlin, and Ellen Unger, the documentary also received a Communicator Award last week.

The broadcast of Rowan University Football’s comeback win over Kean University last November earned a Platinum Award for top sports program. The winning entry featured the play-by-play call of Michael Delayo alongside color analyst Joe Stauffenberg. During the game, Rowan running back John Mannion scored a last second touchdown to beat the Cougars.

Studio 89.7, a talk show hosted by Rowan University adjunct professor and Philadelphia radio veteran Paul Perrello, received a Gold Award. Last November, Perrello interviewed former Philadelphia TV news anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury about the trials and tribulations of her career.

Elsewhere, The Underground and Relapse: The War on Drugs collected Honorable Mention nods for best audio programs.

The Underground was a 30-minute documentary co-produced by former Rowan Radio Assistant News Director Noreen Peebles about the influence of hip-hop on underground musicians.

Ime Mark, Thomas DiNapoli, and Matt LaMar produced Relapse, a program based on America’s long-standing battle with drug usage. Both documentaries were also recently recognized by The Communicator Awards last week.

The Hermes Awards is an international competition that identifies the best in print, electronic, and interactive media.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 299 regional and national awards since 1993.


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