As California State University, San Bernardino celebrates 60 years of higher education excellence, it is launching its inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Awards to recognize the professional accomplishments and community service of distinguished alumni.
Anthony Donatelli, BA, communication studies ’15, will receive the Paw Prints Award, which recognizes alumni who have shown exemplary accomplishments that reflect the spirit of their academic college. He is being recognized for his creativity and impact in the spheres of broadcast journalism, digital media and mass communication.
Donatelli is an on-air personality and digital creative with Audacity Inc., a leading multiplatform audio content and entertainment company.
He began his broadcasting journey at CSUSB’s Coyote Radio, where he learned the ins and outs of hosting and scripting, as well as other radio station operations, and hosted two morning sports shows. During his junior year, Donatelli officially launched his career, working as an overnight deejay at KFrog 95.1-FM (KFRG). After graduating, he was promoted to the afternoon primetime slot, making the drive home a lot more enjoyable for thousands of commuters. After co-hosting the Heather & Anthony show, which was the top-rated afternoon show in the nation in 2021, Donatelli has returned to the afternoon primetime slot.
In addition, Donatelli oversees KFRG’s website and social media platforms and creates original video and graphic content to build the radio station’s online audience. He also works in the promotions department, securing on-air giveaways and coordinating station events.
Donatelli is integrally involved with the community. One cause close to his heart includes the K-Frogger’s for Kids Radiothon, which has raised more than $1 million for children battling cancer.
A colleague who nominated Donatelli for the award said, “Anthony approaches his job with a genuine curiosity, never hesitating to take advantage of an opportunity to learn. I never heard him express doubts about a new assignment. He excitedly accepted every task, recognizing the chance to expand and sharpen his skill set. From on-air work to audio production to enhancing the station’s digital presence, he did it all.”
The alumni awardees will be honored during a dinner and award ceremony on Feb. 16 at CSUSB’s Santos Manuel Student Union North Ballrooms. Three university-wide awards – Distinguished Alumni, Emerging Leader and Coyote Spirit – will be presented, as well as the Paw Print Awards, which honor esteemed alumni from each of the university’s five colleges.
For more information about the inaugural Hall of Fame celebration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (909) 537-3700 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The office provides opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and their alma mater and for CSUSB graduates to mentor and support current students through volunteer opportunities.