Former New York Governor David Paterson Talks To FishbowlNY About Radio
April 5, 2011 at 11:52 AM (PT)
Former NEW YORK Governor DAVID PATERSON talked with MEDIABISTRO site FISHBOWLNY's JERRY BARMASH about his plans for working in radio in an interview running on the site TODAY (4/5). PATERSON recently filled in at CBS RADIO Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK and has also hosted at BUCKLEY Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK, where he filled in for morning man JOHN GAMBLING, and at CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK, where he has appeared on the weekend "RELIGION ON THE LINE" show.
"When I was a child, I used the radio in place of the fact that I couldn't read the newspapers," PATERSON, who is visually impaired, told BARMASH. "That's how I heard the news." The former Governor said he grew up listening to NEW YORK radio hosts like BARRY GRAY and BILL MAZER and praised GAMBLING, WFAN's JOE BENIGNO, STEVE SOMERS, and MIKE FRANCESA, and WABC's JOHN BATCHELOR among his contemporary favorites.
"At this point, I've done it so much, I guess I would actually ... have to seriously think about it," PATERSON said about a future in radio. "I'm obviously drawn to it."
Read the interview by clicking here.