The 34th annual FRIENDS OF RADIO AND TELEVISION CONVENTION was held in Newark, NJ with celebrities from programs spanning the past four decades. They included producers, directors, writers, actors, actresses, musicians and comedians. There were over a thousand in attendance.At the banquet, media satirist Alan Abel was honored by receiving their prestigious golden statuette inscribed:”IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS DURING RADIO’S AND TELEVISION’S GOLDEN AGE AND LATER.”This award, by the Board of Directors, was based upon his forty years entertaining millions with humor on 2,000 radio and television programs in the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Spain. He is the author of eight published books , including “Don’t Get Mad…Get Even” and “How To Thrive On Rejection.” (W.W. NORTON).Alan Abel is presently featured in “Abel Raises Cain,” the award-winning documentary, produced by his daughter Jennifer with Jeff Hockett, that has won First Prizes at a dozen film festivals worldwide, including The Slamdance Film Festival in 2005, and more recently, the Fargo Film Festival on March 7, 2009.A graduate of Ohio State University, he is completing his autobiography, lecturing at colleges on “Using Your Wits To Win, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Gibbs College, UCLA, among others). Alan Abel is planning a one-man show off-Broadway called “Jester At Large” in September 2011.CONTACT: Bruce Spencer (212) 714-8298
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