Three Rowan Radio shows win 2008 Communicator Awards

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Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won three Awards of Distinction in the 2008 Communicator Awards, which honor creative excellence by communications professionals.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won three Awards of Distinction in the 2008 Communicator Awards, which honor creative excellence by communications professionals.

WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Julia Giacoboni, a junior radio/television/film (RTF) major from Cedarville, was recognized for her work as host of "The Women's Room," a weekly half-hour talk show focused on issues of concern to women. Giacoboni received the honor for a show featuring an interview with Barbara Haney Irvine, founder of the Alice Paul Institute and a 2007 National Women's History Project honoree.

Rowan Radio Sports Director Jim Vassallo of Marlton was honored for his work with "Rowan Sports Review from John Page Field" last fall. The program included Vassallo's interview with football coach Jay Accorsi and some of his players prior to a Friday night game against The College of New Jersey. Vassallo earned his RTF degree with honors from Rowan this spring.

"The Rowan Report," a news program, was recognized for a show last fall that included coverage of an address to the University by Rowan President Donald J. Farish following the death of a student, coverage of the presidential race, and coverage of the football team's Homecoming game.

"The Rowan Report" was hosted by Steve Maiorana of Sewell, who also served as news director, Ashley Smith of Pennsville and Colin Weir of Toms River. All three graduated with honors with bachelor's degrees in radio/television/film from Rowan this spring.

The 2008 Communicator Awards included 8,500 submissions nationwide.

Altogether, Rowan Radio has won 140 national and regional awards since 1993.

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