Long-time Cranberry Country Journal host and producer Paul Lazarovich's extensive media and communications experience includes: Serving as talk show producer for WMEX, Boston, newscaster for WMSX AM, Brockton, WCAV FM, Brockton talk show producer, WATD FM election night correspondent, Public Information Officer, Commonwealth of Mass., Communications Coordinator for Leading Edge Computers, the writer and producer and voice over artist for area radio and television commercials, narrator of a half-hour commercial documentary, Producer of a children’s’ educational television pilot (Cool Stuff Kids) and as a newspaper columnist with The Free Bird Times and Capeway News.
The former (retired) 30-year Communications Asst. and Assoc. Professor - and former Acting, Associate and Assistant Dean of the College of Continuing Education at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston - Lazarovich is currently a Professor at Massasoit Community College where he teaches communication courses at their Brockton and Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School locations. At Massasoit, he also voluntarily taught in the 100 Males to College Program and assisted with the school’s Annual Communications conference.
While at Wentworth he was twice honored with the Advisor of the Year Award for his efforts and guidance with the campus newspaper, as founding and long-time Advisor for the school’s radio station, and with the college's yearbook.
In 2017 he was honored to have been selected winner of the prestigious, national Jeff Tellis Outstanding Advisor Award for his work with students at the WIRE campus radio station, and recognized nationally at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System's annual conference in New York City.
He also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Institute's Alumni Association, initiated and developed numerous Communications courses and was a dedicated member of various committees and activities that included Commencement, Accreditation, recruitment, and the Society for Technical Communications.
With the College of Continuing Education, Dean Lazarovich established and administered the school's off-campus locations that included programs and courses offered at Massasoit Community College, Northern Essex Community College, the Air National Guard facility of Rhode Island, Billerica Public Schools, Digital Corporation, and Sylvania Technical School. He worked closely with their off-campus administrators and students to provide Bachelor Degree programs, counselling and advising.
Lazarovich holds a Master’s Degree in Communications (Laselle College) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA), as well as an advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Relations from Emerson College. Previously, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism/Secondary Education (Cum Laude), and an Associate in Science Degree in Communications (With Honors).
Also active in community affairs, Lazarovich has produced and voluntarily hosted a public affairs program on cable television since 1983 which continues today as a weekly radio program on WVBF AM and FM, as well as via the Internet and as a Facebook stream.
He continues to serve as an active member of the Town of Middleborough's Cable Committee, served on the town's 325th Anniversary Committee, was selected to serve as a Trustee of the Middleborough Public Library, elected to the Democratic Town Committee and is a member of The Elks and Knights of Columbus.
One of his off-hours hobbies includes drumming and singing, having founded and appearing with two popular area bands: The Shoes and The Cape Cod Travelling All-Stars. He has performed at Cape Cod, Boston – and New England – venues as part of the Cape Cod and Boston happy hour scene, at colleges, clubs and venues from ski resorts to corporate functions and events in locations that include Arizona, Colorado and Ohio..
He wrote and sang the theme song "Cool Stuff Kids" for the "Cool Stuff Kids "television pilot, and is featured with his appearance in the feature movie, “The Kings of Cape Cod," and played "The Bogfather" in an Emerson College student TV series.
Paul Lazarovich, a veteran communications professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology, has been honored with the prestigious Jeff Tellis Outstanding Advisor Award for 2017 for his work with students at the campus radio station, WIRE.
Lazarovich was recognized at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s annual convention in New York City, March 3-5. Event organizers and WIRE staff members said the national IBS award reflects Lazarovich’s dedication to the station and years of devotion to students in the communications arena at the Institute.
WIRE was recognized as the best online streaming college radio station (under 10,000 students) for 2017, according to Wentworth senior David Kreider, the station’s general manager. Kreider won for Best Staff Newsletter. The station also won for Best Live Broadcast Promotional Event and Best Staff Training Method.
The Wentworth station has racked up numerous awards over the years, including Best College Radio Station in Boston by Boston A-List in 2016 and, from IBS, Best Internet College Radio Station in the Country in its size category for 2014.
Lazarovich, a former Wentworth dean and Institute faculty member since 1986, has served as WIRE’s advisor since the station’s inception more than 10 years ago.
Using his experience in radio and television, public relations, advertising, news, and journalism, Lazarovich developed and has been teaching many of Wentworth’s communication courses, including Intro to Radio & Internet Broadcasting; News Writing & Editing; Public Relations Writing; Social Perspectives of Journalism; and Oral Communications.
Kreider called Lazarovich an inspiration to students at Wentworth, who have long benefitted from his communications expertise and dedication to the campus radio station.
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SATURDAY, JULY 4
In our opening segment: Meet a young entrepreneur, a social media marketing professional, and an influencer who began when she started her own fashion and lifestyle blog – at the age of 15!
Today, Ashley Mason continues with her success as president and owner of two successful web resources – Dash of Social, and her latest – Student to CEO!
Let’s find out from Ashley how she got started, who are some of her clients, and what it takes to run her websites and organization!
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Want to find out what’s going on in Middleboro? Need to know who may need some assistance or wants to know the best restaurants in town or when classes begin for the public school system? Then you will have to listen to Ree Donnelly the co-founder of the very popular Middleboro Helping Middleboro website that has grown to over 18,000 susbcribers – all for free.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
In our first segment we'll be joined by Tom Whalen, the Executive Chef of the Pawtucket Red Sox to hear about the Paw Sox "Dinning on the Diamond" event that will have you and your family and friends taking part in a delightful meal - and more - right on the field at McCoy Stadium!
And in segment number two, Matt and Christanie Channel tell us about "Urban Farming" - and the wonderful items for sale along with the animals that inhabit their Hanson, MA , Channel Homestead!
SATURDAY JUNE 13
Join us as Karen Foye of Foye Photography talks about her successful business as well as provide some tips and insights in getting the right shots for your photos
In our second segment let's head back in time with the legendary Pufferbellies DJ during the heyday of John Morgan 's Cape Cod Happy Hours - Gary Titus - and find out what the popular Canton, MA DJ is up to today!
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
We are going to talk with a Bridgewater State University graduate faculty member – completing her Doctorate degree - who learned of a family that could use some assistance.
So she took part in a fundraiser in an unusual way.
But instead of the usual car wash fundraiser or a weekend 5K fundraising road race, she hiked over 29,000 vertical feet – all to help a local Abington family.
But – and it’s a big but with an exclamation point – she did it in ONE WEEK! And without any preparation!
Join us as we meet with the amazing Chrissy Semler of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
In Our First Segment
We will be visited by James Boudreau – a talented and all-around guy who remembers growing up in the old neighborhood, and today on Facebook is noted for his delicious recipes on his new website. "Up to the table".
SATURDAY, MAY 23
In Our First Segment
From the American Ninja Warrior television series, Allyssa Beird joins us as we talk about her national TV appearances and her athletic background that led her to rise through the programs ranks.
In Our Second Segment
Rachel Letourneau Borus, proprietor of Rachel's Hair Expression will be discussing the new rules as part of the Governor's latest Phase I requirements and what her clients could expect as they head back to getting hair cuts!
SATURDAY, MAY 16
In Our First Segment
Local author David Whitemyer joins us on Cranberry Country Journal to discuss his book, "Abandoned Massachusetts - Lost Treasures of the Bay State," which contains brief stories and his over ten-years of vivid images of long forgotten and abandoned facilities including area churches, factories, theatres and hospitals.
We'll delve into the author and amateur photographer's decision to explore these abandoned local and once thriving, people-gathering, working facilities. Many of which are still standing and found in the South Shore area.
In Our Second Segement:
It's no longer a secret! We are going to talk with A Middleboro native currently living out west and - we'll just say - who won't be "slinging the bull" when we talk about a sport organization that she works in. Described as the fastest growing sport in the US and a sport that I reckon we folks don't rightly see much of here in these parts of Cranberry Country!
You'll just have to join us for the May 16th edition of Cranberry Country Journal, heard from 10 to 11 AM on WVBF 1530 AM & FM 99.7 - And throughout the world on the Internet at https://radiostationusa.fm/online/wvbf-1530-am
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