Broadcasting body is switched on to Flemington efforts

October 8, 2013 by  

Josh Hersch of Flemington is among a group of students from Rowan University recently recognized by College Broadcasters Incorporated (CBI) for work on student-led television and radio programs.

CBI hosts a Student Production Awards Competition every year, and Rowan University had three radio productions and two television productions named as national finalists in the competition this time round. CBI represents students working in the media at school, including film, radio, and television.

Hersch acts as co-producer on ‘Rowan 911!’ a comedy show on the Rowan Television Network. The show was nominated for the ‘Best Comedy’ award for the episode ‘The Interviews’. Along with producing Rowan 911! with fellow student Joe Ponisi, Hersh also acts as the network’s technical manager.

The other Rowan television show to receive a nod from CBI is ‘The Wordsman Show’. The episode ‘A Party Brad Christmas’ was nominated in the Best Comedy category as well. Whether either episode wins or not, the television network could use banner printing to show off the nominations.

Rowan’s radio station, 89.7 WGLS-FM, was nominated for awards in three categories. The school’s radio received recognition for ‘Best DJ’, as recent alum Allie Volpe was nominated for the indie rock show ‘The Indie Fix’. Volpe graduated from the university last spring with a double major in Radio/Television/Film and journalism.

Volpe was also nominated for ‘Best Documentary’, along with junior Robert Zettlemoyer and alum Joe Mineo. The trio produced ‘Heroin High’, which offered a look at drug culture within New Jersey High Schools.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the beginning of November, during CBI’s yearly convention.