About William O’Shaughnessy

William O’Shaughnessy

William O’Shaughnessy is a former president of the New York State Broadcasters and chairman of Public Affairs for the National Association of Broadcasters. He served as chairman of the Guardian Fund of the Broadcasters Foundation of America and operated 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) … and “More Riffs, Rants and Raves” (2004)… and more. See all of O’Shaughnessy’s books at his Digital Library.

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

* Editorial Director, WVOX
* 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

* Indiana University Award for “Outstanding Editorials in the United States”
* Abe Lincoln National Award, Southern Baptist Radio – TV Commission
* George Washington Nkdal of Honor, Freedom Foundahon 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

* 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 Citv
* First Amendment Forum, Washington