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Rowan Radio receives two Broadcast Education Association awards

Courier Post, Nick Nowak, February 17, 2009

Two Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM broadcasts placed second and third in The Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) National Audio Student Competition.

“Code Blue: Keeping Our Students Safe” won second place in the Best Educational Program category. This documentary on campus safety examines the current state of safety at colleges and universities, methods used to maintain and improve these conditions, and recent changes.

The documentary was produced by Cody Chrusciel, a senior double major in radio/television/film (RTF) and broadcast journalism from Wayne, and Colin Weir of Toms River, who graduated with his bachelor's degree in RTF last year. The piece previously won third place in the radio broadcast documentary division of the 2008 National Headliner Awards competition.

The third place entry for Best Sports Program consisted of highlights of the Rowan University New Jersey Athletic Conference playoff baseball game versus Montclair State University with WGLS-FM sports director Jeff O'Connor, a senior RTF major from Green Brook, and Jim Vassallo, a Marlton resident who graduated last year with his RTF degree.

The Broadcast Education Association is a professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multi-media enterprises.

The awards will be presented during the seventh annual Festival of Media Arts, which will be held in conjunction with the annual BEA convention April 22-25 in Las Vegas.

“Code Blue” and other award-winning WGLS documentaries are available as pod casts at http://wgls.rowan.edu/episodes.html?feed=DOCUMENTARIES.