Riviera/Las Vegas Dir./Marketing Kevin Gabbay Takes Leave Of Absence
August 20, 2007 at 10:08 AM (PT)
RIVIERA BROADCASTING Smooth Jazz KOAS and Alternative KVGS/LAS VEGAS Dir./Marketing KEVIN GABBAY has taken a leave of absence to be with his mother, who had large brain tumor removed in LOS ANGELES over a month ago.
While GABBAY is out, KOAS Promotions Mgr. SHARON RANIERI will be the acting Marketing Director for both KOAS and KVGS.
GABBAY said, "What was supposed to be a three to five-day stay at the hospital has now lasted over five weeks. With all the swelling that came about from having such a big tumor removed, my mother was unable to wake up for close to a month after her surgery. I’m not sure of too many more difficult things in life than sitting by someone’s bedside all day and night, waiting, hoping and praying for them to open their eyes and nothing that makes you happier in life than it finally happening.
"She finally started rehab a couple days ago to learn how to walk, talk, read, write and so much more all over again. That being said, I wanted to let you know that I have taken a leave of absence working for RIVIERA BROADCAST GROUP LAS VEGAS, AREA 108 and SMOOTH JAZZ 105.7 to be with my mom as much as possible during her rehab. It’s times like these that reaffirm what truly is and is not important in life. I have been out in L.A. for the past five weeks and will be there until she gets better, which could last many months."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the GABBAY family.
Reach out to GABBAY at (310) 569-4661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.