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.
Emmy and Tony Award winning performer Kristin Chenoweth stopped by The Joan Hamburg Show this afternoon to chat about her newest project, The Dames of Broadway: All of 'Em.
Several months ago, Chenoweth was injured on the set of The Good Wife, suffering a concussion and other injuries. Kristin told Joan that since her upcoming show is her first real performance since her recovery, she has dedicated herself to making sure it goes off without a hitch.
"I had double vision, I had a cracked nose and 3 cracked teeth. It was way worse than I really wanted anyone to know because I didn't want people to think I couldn't come back," she shared. "That's one of the reasons this concert means so much to me - it was a lot of new material, and I really wanted to nail it, I really wanted to sing my truth and come back. I feel very strong."
Kristin's performance in The Dames of Broadway: All of 'Em is this Sunday, March 24th.