Friday, December 21, 2012

Former NY Gov. Paterson moving on from WOR radio gig

12/21/12, "Former Gov. Patterson canned from radio hosting gig," NY Post, Erik Kriss

"Former Gov. David Paterson is looking for a new job — again.

Clear Channel canned him yesterday as the 4-6 p.m. weekday talk show host on WOR-AM 710 radio – less than two years after he was out of work following his tumultuous and abbreviated tenure at the state’s helm.

“As governor, he was oftentimes in position to dish it out, so he is certainly someone who can take it,” Paterson spokesman Sean Darcy said, adding the state’s first black chief exec “has been exploring a number of different options both in and out of the media.”

Paterson decided against running for governor in 2010 after ascending to the job when former Gov. Eliot Spitzer quit in March 2008 over a hooker scandal.

He landed the WOR gig in September 2011, but Clear Channel bought the station earlier this year and the conglomerate began layoffs this week.

Paterson had told Post columnist Fredric U. Dicker on his own radio show on Albany’s Talk 1300 AM recently that his job wasn’t a sure thing.

Paterson’s face and name were gone from the WOR web site’s “personalities” section yesterday, and the site’s schedule had no listing for his normal show time.

Execs for the station and Clear Channel could not be reached for comment."


6/3/12, "Former NY Gov. David Paterson calls WFAN to chat about 'his beloved Mets'"

NY Radio Message Board discussion of "WOR Pink Slips"

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