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. 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.
Went to the star studded opening of Lucky Guy last might with Hollywood's Tom Hanks starring as famous columnist Mike McAlary. This is a love story by the late Nora Ephron. Who never met a newspaper or city room she didn't love. It is also a story about the beginning of the end of bigger than life reporters and the papers that made them household words. Those days are gone replaced by sound bites. The crowd was filled with the likes of Larry David, Meg Ryan, Rita Wilson, Barbara Walters-A listers who adored Ephron me included. Like McAlary who won a Pulitzer for his series on Abner Louims written during his chemo ,Nora finished this play before she died of cancer. To those of us who grew up when newspapers reigned it is a great evening and tom hanks is terrific to watch in his broadway debut.