By William O’Shaughnessy
As a Westchester-based radio journalist, Bill O’Shaughnessy is practically an institution in his own right. If you have any doubts about that, pick up his new book, Radio Active, which chronicles O’Shaughnessy’s illustrious career in the industry, featuring reflections and insights on experiences he’s had over the decades with names like Kennedy, Bush, Cuomo, Rockefeller, and Kissinger.
Dappled with color photos from his storied career, the current president and editorial director of Whitney Global Media (parent of WVOX & WVIP in New Rochelle) treats the reader to a virtual who’s who of local luminaries and newsmakers yet prods them to roll up their sleeves and weigh in with their own thoughts. Regardless of how you may feel about his political views, O’Shaughnessy is a one-of-a-kind treasure of Westchester broadcasting and journalism, and this anthological tome makes it crystal clear just why that is.
608 pages, Whitney Media Pub. Grp., $35 (hrd)