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WIRE Mentor Wins National Award; Staff Honored in New York

March 16, 2017

WIRE Station Manager David Kreider in the campus studio. Photo: A.J. Martin.

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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