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.
Rolling Stone magazine's new cover is stirring up a lot of controversy. The magazine features a picture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of their upcoming August 3rd issue. The photo of Tsarnaev has been used by other publications, but Rolling Stone's cover story (titled "The Bomber") has resulted in outrage from Facebook and Twitter users.
The magazine is known for featuring rock stars on the cover and some argue that featuring Tsarnaev on the front of the magazine is glorifying the suspected Boston bomber and portraying him as a rock star. You can check out the Rolling Stone cover photo of Tsarnaev below. Do you think Rolling Stone magazine’s cover photo of Tsarnaev is glorifying the suspected Boston bomber?
Tsarnaev is currently in federal prison and has been indicted on 30 counts connected with the Boston Marathon bombing.