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Rowan Radio Wins Three Broadcasting Training Awards

Rowan Radio (89.7 WGLS-FM) received a number of awards within the Broadcast Coaching Affiliation’s Competition of Media Arts competitors on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

These awards mark milestones for the faculty student-run radio station, introducing to their presently prestigious assortment of awards. 

Rowan Radio’s “Early Hen Distinctive with Josh Ticcino and Brandon Searles” acquired first spot for Best possible On-Air Character. Ticcino and Searles carry humor, electrical energy and leisure to the morning-drive-time clearly present.

That is the initially yr that WGLS acquired within the On-Air Persona group within the competitors’s document.

Ticcino and Searles’ 15-yr friendship led to them internet hosting “The Early Rooster Particular,” and their bond is apparent in the midst of their broadcast. 

“This award honestly often means a complete lot, as a result of truth it’s a reward for all of the do the job Josh and I’ve set into the station for 4 a few years, and divulges that our arduous work into our ‘Early Chook’ show is being recognized,” Searles defined.

“We regularly have ideas fully able to go, and it’s simply the 2 of us arranging this issues out, so we all the time deal with to protect our private one among a sort spin on each factor,” Searles said.

The early morning current duo has been sharing laughter and amusement contemplating that January 2019.

“After the a very long time we have now place into it, to be acknowledged on a national part and really arrive in to start out with, it’s nearly surreal primarily as a result of we’re simply two guys from Washington Township, N.J. chatting about distinctive subjects that we take into account our listeners wish to take heed to about,” Ticcino mentioned.

The early morning current duo infrequently goes on-air with no little one thing to converse about. Likewise, they keep the dialogue close by. They wish to make jokes and maintain the laughs coming in a method that’s an “inside joke” for the South Jersey and Philadelphia listeners. 

“We would like our listeners to know they will tune to 89.7 within the morning and chortle with us though additionally listening to the audio that issues,” Ticcino said.

“The Rowan Report Election Evening time 2021” earned third location for Best Newscast. The Rowan Information Division provided safety of New Jersey’s gubernatorial race this previous yr. Data Director Allison Bruce and Group Affairs Director Sam Whalen had been joined by reporters Connor Brown and Nick Earnshaw to offer up-to-date safety of the race.

“A ton of women and men have offered up with politics primarily as a result of that complete world has gotten so poisonous, however there calls for to be some number of major information about what’s heading on and the way it influences you,” Bruce talked about. 

The Rowan Report is a weekly podcast on WGLS that shares nationwide and neighborhood info. The gubernatorial race was a closely lined subject material between the data part, notably with the 2 candidates possessing an in depth race that the data part coated.

“Being outfitted to hold the viewers of Rowan Radio that very important protection is one thing I’ll infrequently overlook, and I can’t wait round to do it as soon as extra for Midterm elections and in the end a Presidential election,” Bruce said.

That is the third 12 months that The Rowan Report positioned within the prime a number of Finest Newscast class within the Competition of Media Arts competitiveness. 

“Rowan Radio Remembers: The 9/11 Assaults” obtained third spot honors within the Tutorial Class. Sam Whalen manufactured the award-profitable entry that remembered the conditions and reminiscences of a single of the deadliest instances in American historic previous.

“Whereas it’s a somber matter, I take into account the documentary is critically important with the anniversary of the 9/11 assaults having handed this final 12 months,” Whalen mentioned. “For quite a lot of folks our age, it’s tough to go earlier the film footage we’ve discovered a complete lot of and get to the true human facet of the story.”

The Broadcast Training and studying Affiliation’s Competition of Media Arts stage of competitors acknowledges the perfect school and school pupil media content material yearly. Winners will likely be regarded on the group’s yearly convention in Las Vegas in April 2022. 

Rowan Radio has acquired 345 nationwide and regional awards provided that 1993.

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