Friday, March 25, 2011

First Time, Long Time

Former New York Governor David Paterson will put on the Sports Talk Radio Host hat as he hosts a 3 hour shift on Sports talk radio Giant WFAN in New York this Monday from 10 pm until 1 am. For those not in the listening area you can hear it live on the web with this link.

Will be interesting to see if the call screener's let any questions on racing get through to the former Governor. With Politics and Horse Racing so incestuous in New York State, where you really can't talk about one without the other, I would love to see how candid Paterson would be.

He most likely will get peppered with a bunch of Yankees, Mets, Jets and Knicks questions but would love to hear him give his take on the background skinny on the VLT award to Genting and what really happened with the whole AEG fiasco.

This story plus questions on NYRA, takeout fees, the closing of the New York City OTB, the future of OTB's outside the city, the expected saturation of racino's and Indian casino's, and legislation and penalties for drug usage could take the whole 3 hours up.

But I'm not holding my breath.


The_Knight_Sky said...

How did Patterson do on the air? Any discussion of horse racing issues? Casino issues?

SaratogaSpa said...

He did ok-very knowledgable-spoke mostly about the NCAA Tourney, the Knicks and the Mets-he is a big Met Fan. He had on Len Elmore and Chris Young as guest callers.

However, during the time I listened I heard no discussion of horse racing issues.