The annual CBI (College Broadcasters, Inc.) convention was nothing short of a success for Rowan Radio. The event, which was held from October 31st to November 2nd in San Antonio, Texas, draws media students from around the country hoping to be awarded for their hard work.
This year, Rowan Radio was nominated in three categories: Best Regularly Scheduled Program (“Saturday Night at the Oldies”, hosted by Rowan alum Matt Kazin), Best DJ (alum Allie Volpe, for her work on “The Indie Fix), and Best Documentary (“Heroin High”, produced by Allie Volpe, Joe Mineo, and Robert Zettlemoyer).
Winning in the latter category, the radio documentary about drug culture in South Jersey high schools beat out finalist entries from the Savannah College of Art & Design, Columbia College, and The American University in Cairo.
Besides “Heroin High”, Volpe and Kazin also made national finalists for their individual work.
Some other big winners at the convention included University of Southern Indiana’s “The Edge” for Best Promo, Ithaca College’s 92 WICB for Best News Reporting, and Illinois State University’s 103.3 WZND Fused Radio for Best PSA.
There were over 700 entries in this year’s competition.
You can check out “Heroin High” below: