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.
Joan Hamburg was joined by legendary Grammy Award-Winning Musician Barry Manilow on today's show. Barry, now starring in "Manilow on Broadway," commented on how the music world is most definitely making a change.
"The art of songwriting has taken a backseat to these wonderful sounding records," he said. "We dance around to these great machines that play drum loops and these kids just sing nonsense of words."
Manilow, a veteran lyricist, said that he thinks "the era of just singing a song with a great melody and a great lyric" is "over."
But, have no fear - Barry is staying on Broadway for a few more weeks, hoping to bring some of the classics to fans.
"I'll take the gig to keep reminding people that there's still great music on Broadway," he told Joan.
After popular demand by fans, "Manilow on Broadway" with Grammy Award-Winning Musician Barry Manilow has added two weeks of performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre. This fabulous show will now play through Saturday, February 23rd.
Tickets, ranging in price from $50 to $350, are now on sale. For tickets, please visit www.ManilowOnBroadway.com or call (212) 239-6200 / (800) 432-7250. Barry Manilow Fan Club tickets are available now at www.manilow.com and by calling (310) 957-5788. Preferred tickets and exclusive VIP packages are available for Citi cardholders (details at www.ManilowOnBroadway.com)