5:45 pm Dec. 20, 20121
Former governor David Paterson's radio show was canceled today as part of a round of layoffs at WOR710.
Paterson began hosting in September 2011.
His first guest was Bob Turner, the Republican who won Anthony Weiner's seat, which was eliminated in the recent round of redistricting.
Paterson's hosting style was part politician-in-rehab and part media-critic. He reveled in needling "the media" and post-gamed a number of his decisions in office, like supporting the Senate Democrats' ultimately disastrous bid to gain control of the State Senate. (Paterson was once the head of the Senate Democrats.)
The abrupt end of the show puts a small wrinkle in the current governor's media strategy. Governor Andrew Cuomo had, from time to time, called into the show, where he received an invariably friendly reception. Each man referred to the other as "governor."
Paterson is currently teaching at New York University.