Rowan Radio documentary wins top prize in Garden State Journalists competition
A Rowan Radio student documentary on the drug culture in South Jersey high schools won first place in the Best Radio Feature category of the Garden State Journalists Association awards competition.
Rowan University students Joe Mineo, Allie Volpe, and Robert Zettlemoyer developed Heroin High, a 30-minute documentary focused on the impact of drugs on South Jersey high school students.
Both Sewell residents, Mineo and Volpe are both seniors. Mineo is an RTF major, while Volpe is an RTF and journalism major. Zettlemoyer is a sophomore accounting major from Mount Ephraim.
Produced in conjunction with Rowan Radio WGLS-FM Interim Station Manager Derek Jones’s Radio Production class, the program competed with other entries from non-commercial and commercial radio stations during the competition.
The Garden State Journalists Association awards competition celebrates the best in radio, television, photography, and journalism from the New Jersey/New York region.
Winners will be honored at the organization’s 66th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner at The Chart House in Weehawken on Thursday, May 23.
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 222 national and regional awards since 1993.