WGLS-FM staffers win Communicator Awards

WGLS-FM staffers win Communicator Awards


Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM personnel won four Communicator Awards May 8 in the 25th annual competition sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.

The program Concus​sion Protocol: How Concussions Haunt the Game of Football, earned an Award of Excellence in the News Production category. Through expert interviews and research, the piece investigated the serious effects of concussions in football. (Listen to the documentary on SoundCloud.)

The win marks the third award thus far for the documentary produced by Joe Stauffenberg and Sean Remington. Previously, Concussion Protocol won first place in the Garden State Journalists Association’s annual awards competition last month for Best Sports Feature. Meanwhile, it received a Platinum Award in the Hermes Creative Awards contest last week. 

Making A Musician garnered the station’s second Award of Excellence in the News Production category. Produced by Justin Brown and Jonathan Baker, the documentary examined the lives of local musicians, including their life on the road. This is the second honor for Making A Musician, which received a Gold Award from the Hermes Creative Awards last week. (Listen to Making a Musician on SoundCloud.)

Making A Musician and Concussion Protocol were created in conjunction with Rowan’s Radio Production course instructed by Rowan Radio Assistant Station Manager Leo Kirschner.

A Community Affair, hosted by Kaitlin Kline, won an Award of Distinction for Best News Program. The award-winning entry covered an incident last fall involving two unarmed Rowan University students who Glassboro police detained at gunpoint.

Kline’s efforts for that same show won a Gracie Award in April and collected first place for Best Talk Radio program in the Garden State Journalists Association’s awards contest last month.

Meet Rowan Radio – an inside look at the station’s Executive Staff members – earned an Award of Distinction for Best Social Media Campaign.

Last spring, former Production Director Matteo Iadonisi directed and crafted a video social media campaign for Facebook and Instagram that highlighted the station’s executive staff, their day-to-day duties and their favorite Rowan Radio memories.

The Communicator Awards, judged by members of the AIVA, an assembly of visual arts professionals from all 50 states and 15 countries, is an international competition that recognizes the best in communication and marketing. 

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 314 regional and national awards since 1993.