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.
Joan Hamburg covered a number of topics on today's (Wednesday, July 10) show. Find all the stories Joan mentioned on the show below. Don't forget, you can listen to any of Joan's shows on the WOR 710 podcasts page.
- A Quinnipiac University poll released today shows that America's national security policies go too far in restricting civil liberties. Click here for the story
- The government is paying to snoop on citizens! Click here for the story.
- There are plenty of examples showing that sex scandals don't necessarily mean the end of the road for politicians. Can Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner find success in politics following their sex scandals? Click here for the story.
- Eliot Spizter could be having trouble getting signatures to get on the NYC comptroller ballot. Click here for the story
- The tiny town of Dorsett, Minnesota has a 4-year-old mayor! Click here for the story.
- A Long Island school district issued a summer reading list with a number of embarrassing spelling errors. Click here for the story.
- Joan talked with actress and comedian Jackie Hoffman about her new show. Click here for more info.
- CBS legal analyst Jack Ford joined Joan to talk about the George Zimmerman trial.
- Actor James Cromwell talked with Joan about winning the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor for his role in "Still Mine."
- It's important to have friends at work. Click here for the story.