Rowan Radio Takes Home Three BEA Awards

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM won three awards in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts competition on Tuesday.

Christmas In July won first place for Best Station PSA/Promo/Commercial. Production Director Peter Costantino created the award-winning entry paying tribute to holiday music. 

Together: An Audio Documentary on Latino Immigrants in South Jersey received second place for Best Educational Program. Adam Clark and Ralph Quidone examined the struggles for Latino immigrants through personal accounts. 

The documentary, previously honored last spring by the Garden State Journalists Association, was created in conjunction with Rowan University’s Radio Production course instructed by Assistant Station Manager Leo Kirschner.

The Rowan Report earned second place honors for Best Newscast. The show features News Director Katie Francis and the Rowan Radio News Department reviewing the week’s most important events.

The award-winning entry included a recap of White House Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx visiting Rowan University to discuss COVID-19 response on college campuses.  During the past year, The Rowan Report was also recognized by College Broadcasters Incorporated and the Hermes Creative Awards. 

The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts competition contained more than 1300 entries from over 250 colleges and universities. The organization annually salutes the best in faculty and student media.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 330 regional and national awards since 1993. 

The complete list of winners can be found here.


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