Salem Communications and its News Talker in New York AM 970 The Answer announced former New York Governor David Paterson has joined the air staff and is now co-hosting the 5pm-7pm time slot with Curtis Sliwa. Curtis will continue to host the morning show solo, from 6am-9am.
The new show, dubbed “Curtis and the Gov” has been on the air for over a month and has made its mark with the weekly live shows from the Statler Grill in the Hotel Pennsylvania, where most of the candidates for Mayor of New York have stopped by for live interviews. This show will continue to focus on local politics and issues important to residents of New York and New Jersey.
Said Paterson, who hosted the afternoon drive program on WOR until the end of last year: “I am ecstatic at the prospect of returning to talk radio at AM 970 The Answer and co-hosting with one of the living legends in the business, Curtis Sliwa,” said Paterson. “Working with Curtis, as opposed to being a solo host, gives me a wider birth to air my opinions and strike up an interesting back and forth with an outspoken and articulate critic on everything.”
Paterson was a member of the state legislature in Albany representing the New York City area, then became Lt. Governor and later Governor upon the resignation of former governor Elliott Spitzer. He served as the 55th governor of New York from 2008 to 2010.