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Thomas, Potter to join WGLS-FM's Hall of Fame
Rowan Today, April 19, 2013
GLASSBORO -- Karen Thomas (’90) and Gregory Potter Jr. (’95, ’97) will be the newest inductees into the WGLS-FM Hall of Fame at Rowan Radio’s annual banquet on Thursday, April 25, at Scotland Run Golf Club in Williamstown.
A certified meteorologist and award-winning journalist, Thomas, of Chadds Ford, Pa., has been heavily involved in the broadcast industry for 24 years.
Before starting a television career in news reporting with ABC affiliate WHTM in Harrisburg, Pa. and then moving to FOX 29 and NBC10 in Philadelphia, Thomas brought her enthusiasm and dedication to WGLS-FM.
Thomas became a fixture on WGLS-FM in the late 1980s while serving as the news anchor for the station’s morning programming and also co-hosting music and talk shows. Currently, Thomas is an on-air guest host for the nationally televised home shopping giant, QVC and also has taught communications and media arts instructor at Neumann University for the past three years.
Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree in radio/television/film (RTF) and did post-graduate work in geosciences at Mississippi State University.
Gregory Potter Jr. holds two Rowan degrees.
Assistant vice president of marketing and public relations with South Jersey Healthcare, Potter was the host and producer of “Campus Call-In,” the WGLS public affairs program, from 1991 to ’95. He also hosted several shows, including an alternative rock program called “The Edge of Reality.”
He earned his bachelor’s degree in RTF in 1995 and his master’s degree in public relations in 1997.
Before joining South Jersey Healthcare, Potter, of Pitman, taught radio broadcasting courses at Cabrini College and Villanova University. He was assistant director of media programs at Villanova and also worked for seven years at 92.1 WVLT-FM in Vineland, where he hosted several music programs and voiced advertising.
The WGLS-FM Hall of Fame began in 2005 and honors Glassboro State/Rowan graduates who have been long-term supporters of the station and Rowan University.