About William O’Shaughnessy


William O'Shaughnessy

William O’Shaughnessy, a former president of the New York State Broadcasters Association, was chairman of Public Affairs for the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington. He has been a point man and advocate for the broadcasters of America on First Amendment and Free Speech issues, and is presently chairman of the Guardian Fund of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. He operates two of the last independent stations in the New York area: WVOX and WVIP.

He is the author of “AirWAVES” (1999) … “It All Comes Back to Me Now” (2001) … “More Riffs, Rants and Raves” (2004) … “VOX POPULI: The O’Shaughnessy Files” (2011) and "MARIO CUOMO: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man" was released in 2017. He is currently working on his sixth book for Fordham University Press

President & CEO, Whitney Global Media, parent company of Westchester community station WVOX and WVIP, the upscale regional station In the New York area.


  •  President & Editorial Director, Whitney Global Media
  •  Director, National Association of Broadcasters, Washington
  •  Trustee, Broadcasters Foundation and Broadcast Pioneers
  •  Trustee, Fund for Modern Courts
  •  Past President, New York State Broadcasters
  •  Founder & Past President, Advertising Club of Westchester
  •  Founder & Former Chairman, New York Market Radio (NYMRAi))
  •  Trustee, Andrew Cuomo’s Housing Enterprise for Less Privileged (H.E.L.P.)
  •  Founder, Nelson A Rockefeller Minority Internship Program (NYSBA)
  •  Chairman, The First NAB National Radio Conference

RECIPIENT

  • *Indiana University Award for “Outstanding Editorials in the United States”
  •  Abe Lincoln National Award, Southern Baptist Radio – TV Commission
  •  George Washington Medal of Honor, Freedom Foundation at Vallev Forge
  •  Crystal Prism Award, American Advertising Federation, (AAF)
  •  League of Women Voters Award for Communications
  •  Italian-American Columbus National Award
  •  Communications Medals, Archdiocese of New York (Terence Cardinal Cooke & John Cardinal O’Connor)
  •  Westchester County Distinguished Service Medal for Public Service
  •  Corporate Achievement Award, NAACP

SPEECHES AND LECTURES

  • United States House of Representatives, Communications Sub-Committee
  • International Radio and Television Foundation
  • Columbia Universitv School of Journalism
  • Landmarks Commission, City of New York
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews
  • National Shrine of the Bill of Rights, Mount Vernon
  • Advertising Club of New York, New York City
  • First Amendment Forum, Washington