Donovan, Hogan to be inducted into Rowan Radio Hall of Fame

Donovan, Hogan to be inducted into Rowan Radio Hall of Fame

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Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM General Manager Emeritus Frank J. Hogan and Rowan Professor Michael Donovan will be inducted into the station’s Hall of Fame during its annual banquet April 12 at Scotland Run Golf Club in Williamstown. 

Hogan served as WGLS-FM General Manager from 1991 to 2013. Under his leadership, WGLS-FM reached unprecedented heights on and off-the-air, was named College Radio Station of the Year by the National Association of College Broadcasters and received more than 200 regional and national awards for excellence in programming.

Along with his work at the station, Hogan developed and taught the radio component of Rowan’s Radio, Television & Film (RTF) program.

A Philadelphia disc jockey and engineer in the 1970s and 1980s, Hogan’s ties to Rowan date back to 1977 when he designed new studios for WGLS-FM at then-Glassboro State College (GSC). He would go on to help facilitate Rowan Radio’s move into its current home in  Bozorth Hall in the mid-1990s.

Hogan’s wife, Alisa, was inducted into the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame in 2014 during the station’s 50th anniversary banquet.

Donovan, who began working at GSC in 1972, was WGLS-FM’s advisor for 10 years beginning in the late 1970s. During the early 70s, Donovan played a vital role in saving the station's license. Just as the station's license was nearly surrendered to the FCC due to operational concerns, Donovan helped intercede to ensure the station stayed on the air. He oversaw many technological advancements for the station including power increases and a switch from a mono to stereo broadcast signal and, in 1977, helped bring Hogan to GSC.

In addition to his work with WGLS-FM, Donovan has had a significant impact in the classroom and was a founder of the RTF program within the College of Communication & Creative Arts.

Donovan and Hogan will become the 43rd and 44th members of the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame.

Established in 2005, the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame recognizes GSC/Rowan alumni and individuals who have greatly contributed to the station’s success.

For more information on how you can attend the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame banquet, please contact Station Manager Derek Jones at jonesd@rowan.edu.