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.
Our friends at Fairway Market are finally moving back to Red Hook! Check out the article below about the upcoming grand opening - tune in during tomorrow's show from 12-2pm for more information from Fairway's own Dan Glickberg and Mitchel London!
Red Hook was one of the harder-hit neighborhoods in NYC during Hurricane Sandy, and in the wake of the historic superstorm, the heavily-damaged Fairway supermarket announced that it would remain closed until "sometime in 2013." But that "sometime" has finally arrived: the popular supermarket will reopen on Friday. In a press release we received last night, it was announced that a "ceremony celebrating the rebirth and return to life of the entire community" will take place on March 1st, which marks the grand reopening of the supermarket. Those in attendance will include Marty Markowitz, Mayor Bloomberg, and Miss America herself.
Markowitz says, "Fairway Market is more than just a store; it is the quintessential grocery experience with something for everyone—from our foodies and artisan advocates to even Brooklyn's own Miss America, Mallory Hagan." Markowitz added that his own weekend trips to Fairway have been missed over its four month absence—"I can personally attest that no week was quite the same without my wife and I taking our ritual trip to Fairway; of course Jamie would head straight to the fruit and vegetables aisle and I dash straight for the prepared foods counter and the great variety of smoked salmon."
The store, which first opened in 2006 in a Civil War-era building, was completely gutted following the storm, and all 39,000-square-feet have been renovated.