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.
Joy Behar, host of Joy Behar: Say Anything! on CurrentTV and co-host of ABC's The View, joined longtime friend Joan Hamburg this afternoon to give an exclusive look at her plans for life after The View. Behar recently announced that she has decided to end her 16-year run on the program.
“Things do come to an end, and I decided in my head that 16 years was enough already. I don't want to be on that show when I'm not putting out my best anymore,” she said.
At Joan's suggestion, Joy revealed her plans to take a trip to Europe with husband Steve Janowitz, after her departure in August - or earlier, if she wants to make the most of the summer.
Discussing her show on CurrentTV, now owned by Al Jazeera, Joy commented that she can't see herself spending much more time there due to the network's changes. CurrentTV was also dropped by Time Warner Cable in early January, limiting the availability of Behar's Say Anything! to viewers.
"I think it had to do with the overall ratings of the network - that they couldn't really meet the demands," she said. "Al Jazeera bought the station - which I do not hear about at all - so I don’t know what the hell is going on over there, but probably I’ll be out of there by the end of April.”
Joy Behar: Say Anything! airs on CurrentTV on Monday-Thursday at 9pm.