Partnerships

Partnerships

Partnerships

Professional partnerships play an important role in the development of our students. Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM is the official flagship radio home for the Delaware Blue Coats, the G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers and The Wilmington Blue Rocks, High Class A affiliate for the Washington Nationals. Rowan students exclusively call all home games for both franchises and additional front office positions are also available to our students. Dr. Sanford Tweedie, dean of the Ric Edelman College of Communication Creative Arts, which houses the Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact, said it is even more important to build relationships outside the classroom that can lead to student employment opportunities. “In a time of tight economic markets, it is critical that we continue to provide internship opportunities for our students, as we know these often lead to post-graduation positions.”

Delaware Blue Coats

In 2021, nine students were part of the radio broadcast team handling play-by-play, color analysis, studio hosting and game producing for the Blue Coats Broadcast Academy powered by Rowan Radio.
Supplementary to the broadcasting opportunities, an additional 10 students were selected as front-office interns for the entire season, working for the team's website as writers, public relations assistants, and sales/marketing support, which included direct interaction with the Blue Coats’ executive staff.
“We are thrilled to begin this innovative relationship with Rowan University,” said Blue Coats President Larry Meli. “At its core, the NBA G League is all about developing talent, and that extends beyond the basketball court. We are excited to capture that spirit in our game broadcasts by providing the opportunity for students to put unparalleled, live professional basketball experience on their resumes.”

Wilmington Blue Rocks

Rowan Radio has been the home for Blue Rocks baseball since 2011, but for the first time in 2021, Rowan students handled all aspects of the radio broadcast. Eight Rowan students rotated duties to call all 60 Blue Rocks home games, while three other students were part of the studio pre-game and postgame shows, and also served as production managers. Additional front office positions were also filled by Rowan students including website writer and team photographer.“We are so excited to expand this partnership with Rowan University,” said Blue Rocks General Manager Vince Bulik. “To be able to help these young professionals gain experience in the industry, calling games and managing the production from the studio is so important to us. We know the hard work, professionalism and dedication that Rowan University students have brought to our organization in the past and we can’t wait for everything that this season will bring.”