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.
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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.
It turns out, if you want Ketchup with your fries, you're going to have to pay up. According to DNAinfo New York, a number of McDonald’s restaurants in Manhattan are charging customers for extra ketchup packets.
A DNAinfo New York reporter visited a number of McDonald’s restaurants in Manhattan, finding 15 of them that were charging extra. However, it seems that no other boroughs outside of Manhattan are doing this.
According to the manager of an East Village McDonald’s, the new charge is to "control condiment cost." At this specific East Village McDonald’s, customers get anywhere from one to four ketchup packets with their meal and can pay an extra 25 cents for another handful of ketchup packets.
Interestingly, the 15 restaurants found to be charging extra were all south of 14th street. DNAinfo New York notes that the 300 McDonald’s franchises in NYC are run by private owners and they are allowed to charge extra for condiments if they wish.
Would you have a problem paying extra for more ketchup?