Rowan Radio wins prestigious Gracie Award for “Online Dating: There’s an App for That?”

Rowan Radio wins prestigious Gracie Award for “Online Dating: There’s an App for That?”

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Radio documentary to be honored by the Alliance For Women In Media Foundation.

The Rowan Radio documentary “Online Dating: There’s an App for That?” will be honored by the Alliance For Women In Media Foundation with a prestigious Gracie Award.  

The program, which centered on the rise in popularity of online dating, received the nod in the Student Outstanding Special or Variety radio category.

Produced by Ellen Hardy and Alyssa Sansone, "Online Dating" has won seven awards in regional and national competitions including a first place win for Best Documentary at the College Broadcasters Incorporated’s National Student Production Media Awards contest last fall in Seattle.

The most recent win marks the first time in WGLS-FM history that the station received a Gracie in consecutive years.

Hardy, of Glassboro, and Sansone, of Villas, join Rowan Radio alumnae Rachael Burgess, Julia Giacoboni, Kelly King, and Allie Volpe as previous station members to win a Gracie.

Volpe won in 2014 for the documentary “Heroin High,” Burgess won in 2011 for the program “A Community Affair,” and Giacoboni and King won for the program “The Women’s Room” in 2008 and 2006 respectively.

The Gracie Awards – named for entertainer and comedienne Gracie Allen - celebrate outstanding programming produced by women in media and entertainment.

Local, digital, public, and student winners will be saluted at the 40th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 22 at the New York Hilton in Manhattan.

The event benefits the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 249 regional and national awards since 1993.