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Armstrong Williams is called "one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America" by The Washington Post. Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
An entrepreneur and third-generation Republican, Armstrong Williams was formerly Vice President for governmental and international affairs public relations firm, B& C Associations. He also served as confidential assistant to the Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas), presidential appointee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, legislative assistant to the U.S. Representative Carrol Campbell (former governor of South Carolina) and legislative aide and advisor to U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond.
In 1991, Williams began his radio career at WOL Radio, 1450 AM, in Washington, DC. In 1995, Williams' local show was syndicated by The Talk America Radio Network. In 1998 Williams united with The Salem Radio Network which syndicated his national radio show to 26 of the top radio markets in the country. In 2002, he reunited with the Newark, New Jersey based Talk America Radio Network. In 1996 he was inducted into Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame as one of their esteemed colleagues in radio.
From 2002 to 2005 Williams hosted "On Point" with Armstrong Williams, a monthly primetime television special that aired on cable network TV One. A joint venture among Comcast, Radio One, and Right Side Production, On Point with Armstrong Williams included distinguished guests such as Vice President Richard Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
In 2004, Williams was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President's Commission on White House Fellows. The Commission's responsibility is to select qualified candidates to serve as Fellows to Cabinet-rank offices. Past fellows have included Vice president Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.
Known as one of the top syndicated show hosts, Williams has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR as a guest commentator. He joined the lineup at WWRL 1600 A.M., New York's Urban Talk in March 2005 as co-host with Sam Greenfield on Drive Time Dialogue. He formerly co-hosted "The Sam and Army" show at Air America Radio AM1600 WWRL, New York's Progressive Talk from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EST.) with Sam Greenfield.
The Armstrong Williams radio show is broadcast live daily from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on WGCV 620 AM. The two hour show is rebroadcast nightly on XM Power 169 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on their satellite broadcast. He can also be heard on GEMS 105.9 FM in Nassau Bahamas every Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m. as well as seen on JCN TV every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. The show is repeated on Saturdays. Williams is a syndicated columnist, does national commentary on the Russ Parr morning show; blogs daily for the Hill; and hosts a weekly nationally syndicated Television show "The Right Side." His syndicated column appears every Wednesday in the Washington Times.
Williams is a member of the following Boards: The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity that was founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife Candy, to recognize and reward students in grades 4-11 who strive for academic excellence (3.75 GPA or higher) and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community; The Youth Leadership Foundation, an educational program designed specifically for the "majority in the middle" students to prevent them from falling behind and to prepare them for a higher academic track and; The Independence Federal Bank Board of Directors. Independence Federal Savings Bank was founded in 1968 receiving national recognition for its commitment to its founding principle: "the credit worthiness of each individual should be judged on merit, not race, sex, age or country of origin."
Mr. Williams also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communications at High Point University and is a lifetime member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Mr. Williams is the author of "Beyond Blame-How We Can Succeed by Breaking the Dependency Barrier" and another book soon to be published.
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