Rowan radio earns awards

Rowan radio earns awards

Rowan radio earns awards

Gloucester County Times, May 31, 2008

Rowan University's college radio recently brought home a series of awards.

Three programs received Awards of Distinction in the 2008 Communicator Awards, which honor creative excellence by communication professionals.

Julia Giacoboni, the public affairs director for the station and a junior at Rowan from Cedarville, was recognized for her work as host of "The Women's Room," a weekly half-hour talk show focused on issues of concern to women.

Jim Vassallo of Marlton, the station's sports director, was honored for his work with "Rowan Sports Review from John Page Field" last fall.

"The Rowan Report," a news program hosted by Steve Maiorana of Sewell, was recognized for a show last fall that included coverage of an address to the University by Rowan President Donald J. Farish following the death of a student, coverage of the presidential race, and coverage of the football team's Homecoming game.

In addition, a student-produced documentary on preserving New Jersey's farms took first-place honors in the Philadelphia Press Association's (PPA) annual awards competition.

"Fading Farms and Saving Grace: Preserving the Garden State," co-produced by Julia Giacoboni of Cedarville and Brian Kanady of Pittsgrove, won first place in the PPA's radio enterprise division.