If he keeps this up, we’ll have to call him a radio lifer. Former New York governor David Paterson has been named Curtis Sliwa‘s new afternoon co-host on The Answer 970/WNYM.
Paterson has been in trial mode for the past month from 5 to 7 p.m. with Sliwa. The official announcement reunites VP/GM Jerry Crowley with Paterson, whom he worked for at WOR.
“Curtis and I have a lot of opposite points of view on issues but we are probably two of the leading historians when it comes to radio and music so I have a lot of fun talking with him every day,: Paterson tells Tuned In. “It really makes the two hours we spend fly by.”
Sliwa continues to host mornings on his own.
Paterson was the solo afternoon host on WOR from September 2011 until December 2012.
By JERRY BARMASH
Next up, semi-retirement!
A five-year run for Peter Thiele as program director at Salem’s New York stations WNYM/970 AM The Answer and WMCA 570 AM is about to end–on his own terms.
“My wife and I have decided to make a lifestyle change and make the move to San Antonio, Texas.” Thiele tells Tuned In.
He plans to launch a consulting firm. His last day in New York is May 3.
The company is actively searching for Thiele’s successor.
“The Salem New York Team has been fantastic: Jerry Crowley, Phil Boyce have been very supportive,” Thiele says. “The opportunity of launching a major News/Talk station in New York City is a once in a lifetime project.”