Joan Hamburg has been part of the WOR, 710 AM, family in New York since the early 1970s. She grew up on Long Island and attended Barnard College before beginning her advertising career. Hamburg started her radio broadcasting with small consumer segments on the "Rambling with Gambling" morning show. It wasn't long before Hamburg got her very own show. Joan can be heard on WOR weekdays noon to 2pm with topics including the day's news, food, restaurant features, and celebrity interviews. Her two hour show is also a nationally syndicated weekend show. In November of 2012, Joan was inducted into the NYSE Broadcast Hall of Fame.
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Natalie Batos Vacca has been with WOR radio since 1997. For nine years, she was the Producer of WOR’s Morning Show. In March 2006, Natalie was promoted to Senior Producer at WOR and Producer of The Joan Hamburg Show. She has received several prestigious awards for her work including the New York Press Club Byline Award for Best Spot News coverage for the Swiss Air Flight 111 crash, best Station Event for their live St. Patrick’s Day show from the New York State Broadcasters Association and was part of the WOR News award for "Best Spot News Coverage" of the events of September 11 from the New York State Broadcaster's Association. Prior to WOR, she was the producer for several nationally-syndicated programs, including the legendary Barry Farber and Alan Colmes. Natalie grew up in Staten Island, New York, and graduated from Seton Hall University, where she majored in Broadcast Communications. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband Chris and their two children.
On today's show, Joan gave the scoop on the markets of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx!
Obviously, there’s no shortage of Italian cuisine here in New York – but oddly enough, finding shops and restaurants where the food and owners are really authentic can be a challenge at times. For me, the way to keep it simple and find the most fabulous wineries, pastries, butcher shops and restaurants that you can really right home about are on Arthur Avenue in the Little Italy in the heart of the Bronx. You really could spend a day and a night there just exploring! And after you get your fill of shopping for the best Limoncello and homemade pastas, you can stay in for dinner – from what I hear, one of the neighborhood favorites is Ann and Tony’s. They have a five-course dinner that really makes you feel like you’ve died and gone to Naples!
For more information on how to visit Ann and Tony’s and the fabulous markets on Arthur Avenue, check out these links: