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 was back from the Fourth of July holiday weekend. There was big news that broke Sunday night with Eliot Spitzer's announcement that he will be running for city comptroller. Joan talked with former New York Governor David Paterson who was Spitzer's Lieutenant Governor. You can listen to the interview on the "Joan Hamburg Show" podcast page.
We have links to all the stories Joan talked about on today's (Monday, July 8) show.
- What do you want your kids to be when they grow up? A new Gallup poll finds that only 31 percent of Americans want their kids to get into politics.
- The popularity of New York City's Citi Bike sharing program and other city bike sharing programs makes the program seem like a must-have for cities
- John Nance, an aviation expert and aviation analyst for ABC News and Good Morning America talked with Joan about the tragic Asiana Airlines crash caused by a rookie pilot.
- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was supposed to be on the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed, but she rescheduled her flight. Joan discussed a NY Times article that talks about mothers who juggle work and family.
- Hala El Barkouky, the founder and managing partner of Allied Business Consultants talked with Joan live from Cairo as the uprising in Egpyt was taking place.
- University of Michigan economist Kevin Stange released a paper showing what would happen if colleges charged engineers higher tuition prices. Should colleges get rid of the one price fits all when it comes to college majors?