William O’Shaughnessy’s WVOX and WVIP Interviews 1967 – 2013

William O’Shaughnessy’s

WVOX and WVIP Interviews

1967 – 2013

 

A gifted interviewer, Bill O’Shaughnessy is a magic miner of fascinating nuggets coaxed from a host of extraordinarily interesting people, some of them celebrities and national leaders and others previously undiscovered neighborhood gems who struggle and toil in the shadows.  O’Shaughnessy is among a select few who create magic with their words …”

- – - Governor Mario M. Cuomo

 

Bob Abplanalp … Floyd Abrams … Attorney General Robert Abrams … Cindy Adams … Andy  Albanese … Mel Allen … David Alpert … Ernie Anastos … Terry Anderson … Walter Anderson … Senator Warren Anderson … Ray Anthony … Robert Armao … Louis Armstrong … Michael Assaf, Esq. … County Executive Rob Astorino … Monsignor Terry Attridge … Angelo Badolato … Frank Becerra … Rocco Bellantoni, Jr. … Richard Rodney Bennett … Tony Bennett … Senator Max Berking … Henry Berman, Esq. … Richard Berman … Judge Jeffrey Bernbach … H. Jerome “Jerry” Berns … Robert Bernstein … Congressman Mario Biaggi … Sonny Bloch … Louis Boccardi … Barbara Taylor Bradford … James Brady … Mayor Noam Bramson … Jimmy Breslin … Teresa Brewer … John Brophy … William F. Buckley, Jr. … Josiah Bunting, IV … Colin Burns, Sr. … Jonathan Bush … William “Billy” Bush … William Butcher …

 

“Bill O’Shaughnessy’s interviews make his New York TV counterparts look like so much mish-mash.”

- – - The New York Times

 

Jimmy Cannon … Joseph Wood Canzeri … Trisha Novak Canzeri … Louis Cappelli … Governor Hugh L. Carey … Hoagy Carmichael, Jr. … Michael Carney … Commissioner Patrick Carroll … John Mack Carter … Ken Chandler … Mayor Stanley W. Church … Casper Citron … Mary Higgins Clark … Douglas Clement … Anthony J. Colavita … Kenneth Cole … Maria Cuomo Cole … Robert Coles … Dr. Christopher Comfort … John Connolly … Monsignor Edward Connors … Superintendent Tom Constantine … E. Virgil Conway … General Richard Crabtree … Guido Cribari … Walter Cronkite … Matthew J. “Joe” Culligan … Chairman Pat Cunningham … Governor Andrew M. Cuomo … Governor Mario M. Cuomo … First Lady Matilda Raffa Cuomo … Ambassador Walter J. P. Curley … Paul J. Curran, Esq. … Bernard F. Curry, Jr. …

 

“His interviews preserve Bill O’Shaughnessy’s idea of Radio as a place for education and freedom of speech.  They cover a whirlwind of issues and a colorful ensemble of characters.”

- – - Gannett

 

Senator Alfonse D’Amato … Federal Judge Richard Daronco …   Mayor Ernie Davis … Evan Davis, Esq. … Ossie Davis … Ruby Dee … George Delaney … Lt. Gov. Alfred B. DelBello … Dee DelBello …  Cartha “Deke” DeLoach … Nelson DeMille … Matt Dennis … Joe DePaolo … Fred Dicker … Congressman Joe Dioguardi … Elly Doctorow … Tom Doherty … Charles F. Dolan … David Donovan … Robert Royal Douglass … Vincent DePaul Draddy … Judge Ann Dranginis …  Brother John Driscoll … Florence D’Urso … Dr. Marc Sabin Eisenberg … Jack Ellsworth … Jinx Falkenburg … Robert Fanelli … William Fanning … James Featherstonhaugh … Michael Feinstein … Frederic Fekkai … Congressman Hamilton Fish … Hamilton Fish, Jr. … Tina Flaherty … Alan Flusser … Dr. Thomas Fogarty … President Gerald R. Ford … Arnold Forster … John Fosina … Dr. Richard A.R. Fraser … Bob Funking … Judge Samuel George Fredman … Director Louis B. Freeh … Marek Fuchs … City Manager C. Murray Fuerst … William D. Fugazy … Chris Furey …

 

“His character portraits are rather like potato chips in that you can’t stop with only one.  And his portrait of Nelson (Rockefeller) is still second to none.”

- – - Henry A. Kissinger

Former Secretary of State

 

Judge Joseph Gagliardi … Evan Galbraith … Mayor Frank J. Garito … Chairman Herman Geist … James Generoso … Sal Generoso … Arthur Geoghegan … Edward “Ned” Gerrity … Commodore George Gibbons … Dick Gidron … Frank Gifford … Judge Charles Gill … James F. Gill, Esq. … Congressman Ben Gilman … Senator Anthony B. Gioffre … Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., Esq. … Judge Howard Goldfluss … Tom Golisano … Terry Golway … Senator Charles Goodell … Senator Roy Goodman … Murray Grand … Bob Grant … E.T. “Bud” Gravette … General Alfred M. Gray, USMC … Robert Gray, Esq. … Teddy Greene … Dick Gregory … Richard Grudens …

 

 

Bill O’Shaughnessy really titillates the risibilities of the cognoscenti with his jocund persiflage, delivered in swift concatenation of anecdotal asides …”

 

- – - Bronxville Press Review

 

 

Jason P.W. Halperin … Pete Hamill … Ray Harding … John Harper … Kitty Carlisle Hart … Gordon Hastings … Carl T. Hayden … Nat Hentoff … David Hicks … David Hinckley … Milton Hoffman … Napoleon Holmes …  Harold Holzer … Monsignor George Hommel … Bishop Howard Hubbard … Ed Hughes … Judith Huntington … Bob Hyland …

 

 

“Noteworthy! Interviews that provide provocative and candid revelations often evaded or missed by other interviewers.”

- – - ForeWord This Week

book review

                          

“You know what to expect:  newsmakers and celebs … like sitting down with an eloquent New Yorker to talk about Radio, the First Amendment, indecency, politics, the great issues of the day, saloon singers, terrorism, baseball, God and, always, it seems, Mario Cuomo.”

- – - Paul J. McLane

Editor, Radio World

 

County Clerk Tim Idoni … Walter Isaacson … Michael Israel … Senator Jacob K. Javits … Marian B. Javits … Harry Jessell … Charles Kafferman … Rick Kaplar … Monsignor Charles Kavanagh … Nancy Q. Keefe … Dr. Irwin Kellner … John “Shipwreck” Kelly … Judge Irving Kendall … John F. Kennedy, Jr. … Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. … Senator Robert F. Kennedy … William Kennedy … Commissioner Doc Kiernan … Larry King … Secretary of State Henry Kissinger … Chairman Arnold Klugman … Mayor Edward I. Koch … Attorney General Oliver Koppell … Paul Kovi … Erwin Krasnow, Esq. … Senator Jerry Kremer … Pete Kriendler …

 

 

“There’s no mystery about O’Shaughnessy’s interviews.  They provide a reliable sounding board and an accurate reflection of life in the metro area.”

- – - Nelson DeMille

New York Times  bestselling author

 

Julius LaRosa … Bill Lacy … Senator George Latimer … Congressman Rick Lazio … Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz … Lewis Lehrman … Paul Lenok … Jacques LeSourd … Comptroller Arthur Levitt … Mayor John V. Lindsay … Dr. Herb London … Father Paul Lostrito, OFM … E. Nobles Lowe … Jim Lowe … Congresswoman Nita Lowey … Charles Luce … Chairman William F. Luddy …  General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur …  Mauro, Mario & Marco Maccioni … Sirio Maccioni … Father Kevin Mackin, OFM … Patrick Maines … Tony Malara … Nick Manero … Archbishop Henry Mansell … Ann Mara … John Mara … Wellington Mara … Tom Margittai … John Mariani … Alton Marshal … Ralph Martinelli … Chris Matthews … Kevin McCabe … Comptroller Carl McCall … Charles F. McCarthy … Bishop James McCarthy … Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey … Susannah McCorkle … David McCullough … Claudia McDonnell … J. Raymond McGovern, Esq. … Kevin Barry McGrath, Esq., … Mary McGrory … Bryan McGuire … Chairman Dennis Mehiel … Robert Merrill … Congressman J. Edward Meyer … County Executive Edwin Gilbert Michaelian … Joseph Migliucci … Mario Migliucci … “Mama” Rose Migliucci … Federal Judge Roger Miner … Peter Mintun … William Mooney … Garry Moore … Tommy Moretti … District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau … Arthur H. “Red” Motley … Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan … Liz Moynihan …  Tom Mullen … Federal Judge William Hughes Mulligan … Stan “The Man” Musial … Al Neuharth … Jack Newfield … Ambassador Edward Noonan Ney … Julian Niccolini … Alex Norton … Deborah Norville … Paul Noto …

 

“In an era of unparalleled public revulsion for politicians and the political process, his interviews are colorful tiles in the mosaic of observations and personal impressions that make up the written record of the Empire State in the late 20th century and those who’ve played key roles in the public life of this state, virtually all of whom he has known personally.”

 

- – - Albany Times Union

 

Jack O’Brian … Cardinal Edwin O’Brien … Father John O’Brien … Monsignor William B. O’Brien … Cardinal John O’Connor … Paul O’Dwyer, Esq. … Paddy O’Neill … Judge Andrew P. O’Rourke … James O’Shea … Congressman Richard Ottinger … Dr. Mehmet Oz …

 

“His interviews are great and done beautifully.”

 

- – - Jack Welch

former chairman, General Electric

 

Senator Bob Packwood … William S. Paley … Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore …  Governor George E. Pataki … First Lady Libby Pataki … Governor David Paterson … Ken Paulson … Steve Pelletiere … Dr. Paul Pellicci … Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Mario Perillo … Mayor Augie Petrillo … Congressman Peter Peyser … Albert Pirro, Esq. … Judge Jeanine Pirro … Senator Joseph R. Pisani … Dr. Richard Pisano … George Plimpton … William Plunkett, Esq. … Merna Popper … Bishop Wayne Powell … Frederic B. Powers … Gabe Pressman … Assemblyman Gary Pretlow … Hugh Price … Ward Quaal …

 

“Full of the din of the fray, both past and present, the interviews offer samples from what seems like the forgotten zeitgeist of some distant generation, some strange time when commentators were respectful toward subjects they didn’t agree with and criticized ideas, not people.”

                                           - – - Asa Fitch

Litchfield County Times

 

Tony Randall … Joe Rao … Assemblyman Clarence “Rapp” Rappelyea … Ken Raske … Dan Rather … M. Paul Redd … Rex Reed … Mary Louise Reid … Ambassador Ogden Rogers Reid … Joseph Reilly … Phil Reisman … Congressman John Rhodes … Stefano Ricci … Reverend W. Franklyn Richardon … Murray Richman, Esq. … Pierre Rinfret … Col. Marty Rochelle … First Lady Happy Rockefeller … Laurance Rockefeller … Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller … Tim Rooney … Janine Rose … Alan Rosenberg … Robert Rosencrans .. A.M. Rosenthal … Kyle Rote … Bro. Darby Ruane … Justice Alvin Richard Ruskin … Dr. Natale Rusconi … Mark Russell … Tim Russert … Gianni Russo …

 

 

“Bill O’Shaughnessy’s portraiture is stunning … and provides a wonderful perspective, even on people I thought I knew well.”

 - – - Charles F. Dolan

Chairman, Cablevision

 

Howard Samuels … District Attorney John Santucci … Bill Scollon … Judge Preston Scher … Larry Schwartz … Louis O. Schwartz … Senator Hugh Scott … City Council President Paul R. Screvane … Ivan Seidenberg … Hugh Shannon … Rev. Al Sharpton … Alan Shayne … Wilfrid Sheed … Judge Judy Sheindlin … Coach Allie Sherman … Bernard “Toots” Shor … Bobby Short … I. Philip Sipser … Dan Slepian … Barry Slotnick, Esq. … Richard Norton Smith … Sally Bedell Smith … Walter “Red” Smith … Bruce Snyder … County Exeuctive Andy Spano … Brenda Resnick Spano … Domenico Spano … Mayor John Spencer … Rob Speyer … John Spicer … Dr. Robert Spillane … General Joseph A. Spinelli … Governor Eliot Spitzer … George M. Steinbrenner … Stuart Stengel, Esq. … John Sterling … Howard Stern … Martin Stone … Ellen Sulzberger Straus … R. Peter Straus … City Manager Charles B. Strome III … John Van Buren Sullivan … Bishop Joseph Sullivan … Arthur O. “Punch” Sulzberger … Frederic Sunderman … Norman Sunshine … Dr. Stephen Sweeny … Sy Syms … Laurence Taishoff … Sol Taishoff … Chris Taylor …

 

“I always look forward to reading – and listening to – the history of our times Bill O’Shaughnessy has captured in his interviews.”

- – - David McCullough

American historian and author

“John Adams,” Truman,” “1776″

 

Gay Talese … Zane Tankel … County Board Chairman Steve Tenore … Walter Nelson Thayer … Lowell Thomas … Jim Thompson … Adam Tihany … Neal Travis … Diane Strauss Tucker … Carll Tucker, Jr. … Mayor Joseph P. Vaccarella … Attorney General Dennis Vacco … Joe Valeant … Senator Guy Valella … Jerry Valenti … Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin … Mayor George Vergara … District Attorney Carl A. Vergari … John Verni, Esq. … Uncle Floyd Vivino … Joe “Slick” Vitulli … Alex Von Bidder …

 

“His interviews are a stroll through New York and America over the past 50 years … a chance to rub elbows with the elite of East Coast politics, publishing and society.”

- – - Tom Deignan

Irish Voice and Irish America

“I love his interviews.  O’Shaughnessy gets them all – and brings out their best.”

- – - Harold Holzer

Lincoln scholar and author

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art

 

Chief Judge Sol Wachtler … Craig Watson … Jack Welch … Deacon Charles Wendelken … Donald V. West … Ambassador John Hay “Jock” Whitney … William B. Williams … Governor Malcolm Wilson … Rabbi Amiel Wohl … Minister C.V. “Jim” Woolridge … Judge Bruce Wright … Mayor Clinton Young … Whitney Moore Young, Jr. … Sam Zherka …

 

“His interviews are an education in current events, politics, media, the arts and popular culture.  They have attracted a Who’s Who of admirers.”

- – - Douglas Clement

Editor, Litchfield County Times

 

 

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” was released in January, 2011.  He is currently working on his fifth book, an anthology, for Fordham University Press.

Contact:

Cindy Gallagher

Whitney Media

914-235-3279 … cindy@wvox.com