970 AM WNYM radio host canned after only two broadcasts of his 2-week-old Sunday night talk show, according to a story over the weekend at nypost.com.
"It's both discrimination and censorship," said the host, finance expert John Tabacco,who launched his show, "Family Business with John Tabacco," this month.
Tabacco ill-advisedly invited curse-crazed D'avanzo and her VH1 reality co-star, Renee Graziano, as call-in guests on his first two shows. According to their bios on the "Mob Wives" Web site, Graziano -- who owns greeting card company JailMail -- is the daughter of Anthony Graziano, who the feds believe was a high-ranking member of La Cosa Nostra. D'avanzo, a makeup artist, is the wife of Lee D'avanzo, who federal prosecutors say is the leader of a Bonanno and Colombo crime family farm team and is currently in prison for robbery.
Both women used profanities during their call-ins, but D'avanzo's F-bombs were so frequent during her show on Sunday, producers couldn't erase them. Although Tabacco tried several times to discourage D'avanzo from swearing, she spat, "If someone asks you how you feel, you answer the [bleeping] question."
The next day, Tabacco said, station execs were livid. "They told me, 'Your choice of guests is unacceptable, your programming is unacceptable.' We're talking about single women with families who have businesses."
Then, on Thursday, 970 AM programming director Peter Thiele wrote a letter to Tabacco informing him that his last show, which he co-hosts with his brother, Derek, will be May 15.