Richard J. Garfunkel
WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday
April 29, 2009
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On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 12:00 Noon, I will be hosting my show The Advocates on WVOX- 1460 AM, and you can also listen to the program live streaming on www.wvox.com. One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. My guest is Mr. Bruce Fabricant, the author of a That Perfect Season, a story about baseball, the recollections of lostyouth, the lesson of bonding with others, and baseball. Written in the style and spirit of The Glory of Their Times, he travels back fifty years to a bygone and seemingly more innocent era.
Bruce is a lifelong Westchester resident. He grew up and attended public schools in Mount Vernon, raised a family in Ardsley, and now lives in Somers. After graduating from Michigan State University where he was editor-in-chief for the university’s daily student newspaper, he was lieutenant in the United States Army. He also worked in public relations for Ford Motor Company before joining the Grey Agency.
He has developed powerful public relations oriented campaigns for some of the nation’s most well known products and services including Johnson & Johnson, Kenner Toys, and Greyhound.
Bruce has been able to combine his love of sports with his career in public relations. He developed a Box Tops for Fun ‘N Fitness School Program for General Foods; promoted Borden’s Cracker Jack baseball card collectibles; and created a national Gordon’s Dry Gin Mixed Doubles Club Tennis Championship.
He has written four films for Panasonic’s Sports Film School Library; toured the country with Brooklyn Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Black on behalf of Greyhound; and promoted Getty Oil Company’s NY Yankee Honorary Batboy winners.
Before starting his own public relations firm in White Plains in 1991, Bruce Fabricant was for nine years Executive Vice President of GCI Group, a public relations subsidiary of Grey Advertising in New York City. Public Relations Quarterly named him one of the top 100 U.S. public relations consultants.
Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current public policy issues. Public policy, therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow.
My essays on FDR and other subjects at can be accessed at https://www.richardjgarfunkel.com. One can also listen to all of the archived shows at: http://advocates-wvox.com.
In the coming weeks I will be hosting Anne Cook, talking about President Obama’s First Hundred Days, Dr. Jacob Appel, discussing medical ethics, and Claudine Bacher discussing the Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill home and the preservation of historical sites.