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.
Joan Hamburg spoke with mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wednesday on WOR 710. Joan asked Quinn about a new poll from NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal and conducted by Marist College, showing Anthony Weiner in first place ahead of Quinn in the Democratic mayoral primary.
Weiner had previously polled in second place behind Quinn after announcing his candidacy back in May. However, Weiner received 25 percent of the votes from registered Democratic voters compared to Quinn’s 20 percent in the latest poll. This most recent poll's results have surprised many, who thought Weiner's sexting scandal would have made him a long shot in the race.
What was Quinn's response to the latest poll numbers? "There's one poll that matters and that's on Election Day," Quinn said on "The Joan Hamburg Show." Quinn didn't seem fazed by the most recent numbers telling Joan Hamburg, "I'm incredibly confident that on primary day and Election Day I'm going to win."
Listen below to Christine Quinn's thoughts on Anthony Weiner moving ahead of her in the most recent Democratic mayoral poll.