Joseph ManfrediOWWR Station Manager SUNY Old Westbury College
Joseph Manfredi is the Radio Station Manager of OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio at the SUNY College at Old Westbury, in Old Westbury, New York. Overseeing the operation, staffing, and distribution of all the production and on-air studios as well as related technologies, he also schedules and supervises students, faculty, alumni, and community volunteer programming. A faculty member in the American Studies/Media & Communications Department, Community Action Learning and Leadership Program, and SUNY Research Foundation, Joe teaches a variety of radio and television courses. Joe was honored by the College with the 2010 Excellence in Education as Faculty and Station Manager of OWWR. He is the founding chairman, executive producer and host of the MAC, (Media Arts Celebration), Awards held annually at SUNY College at Old Westbury honoring students that excel in the fields of journalism, digital arts, radio, television, video and new media. OWWR is also home to many community partners including YAI: Seeing Beyond Abilities, WISE, (Women in Science and Engineering), and The Children’s Sangha: Project Stewardship Program. Joe’s work at OWWR is published and featured in Radio Magazine, Radio World, and Radio World International.
For nearly a decade, Joe was the Director of Operations of the Benjamin and Elizabeth Abrams Communications Center, WCWP/88.1 FM and Web Radio WCWP, located on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. He taught in the Media and Communications department, and was honored by the University with the Professional Experience & Career Planning Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2006. Over the years, he has hosted, produced, engineered, and performed voice-overs for a variety of radio programs and spots featured on WCWP and National Public Radio (NPR). His own news talk show The Edge and music program Hammer Live was broadcast on WCWP.
Experienced in television, Joe has worked for WBAI-TV, News 12, WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News and Viacom International Incorporated. He has also been credited with tape operation, audio engineer and producer of Clippers Sports Review, aired on Cablevision. His accolades include an award in Educational Radio for Dedication and Excellence in Technical Management. Many print and electronic publications, here and abroad have featured Joe’s involvements in radio and television including South Korea’s The Segye Times newspaper. Additionally, he has been interviewed by international organizations such as the National Ad Agency and the British Embassy.
Joe has interviewed politicians, authors, entertainers and has conducted live broadcasts from various events such as Downtown Sounds, The Glen Cove Music Festival, Jazz in the Square, Memorial Day a Salute to our Veterans and Troops, America’s Sail 1998 and Woodstock 1999. In addition, he has hosted an assortment of fundraisers benefiting local organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, North Shore Historical Museum, Toys for Tots, March of Dimes, Operation Hope, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Suicide Prevention, American Diabetes Association, Relay for Life, St. Baldricks, SJK Foundation and Smile Train. Joe has also worked with many local high schools including Port Washington, Oyster Bay, Syosset, Plainview, Old Bethpage, Jericho and Glen Cove.