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.
Senior Executive Producer of The Joan Hamburg Show:
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.
New York City Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn joined Joan Hamburg on Friday to share her memories of late three-term NYC Mayor Ed Koch.
"His real belief was that we as a people and we as a city had the power to save ourselves from financial ruin [in the 70's], or, on any given day, come together to solve our problems," she reflected.
Chris Quinn was also fortunate enough to spend time with Koch in the months before his passing, and even recieve advice for her upcoming race to become Mayor.
"I had lunch with him over the summer, and he was emphatic that in the Mayor's race I was to have fun - that there was no point in doing this, or anything else, if people did not have fun!" Quinn laughed. "And he had had fun! He had fun every day he was mayor, on the good days and on the bad days. And he reminded people that we needed to be optimistic even when things were really, really bad."