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.
Jodi Applegate and Jack Ford filled in for Joan Hamburg today (Thursday, July 18th). Find links to all the stories they talked about on the air below!
- Jodi and Jack talked with TV critic Adam Buckman about the Emmy nominations that were announced today. Netflix's "House of Cards" made history in becoming the first TV show delivered online to receive a nomination (the show scored 9 nominations in all). Click here to read the story.
- Mayor Bloomberg wants New Yorkers to walk the stairs more. He is introducing a bill that would require buildings undergo renovations that make it easier for people to walk the stairs. Click here to read the story.
- Were you woken up by the Amber Alert that alerted thousands of New Yorkers on their cell phones early Wednesay morning? Click here to read the story.
- Comedian Adam Carolla talked with Jodi and Jack about his upcoming shows at Caroline's. Click here to buy tickets.
- Jack and Jodi talked about the royal baby watch. Queen Elizabeth is ready for William and Kate's baby to be born because she is supposed to be going on vacation soon. Click here to read the story.
- $33,000 was spent on the six female George Zimmerman trial jurors! Is this normal? Click here to read the story.
- The Hooters restaurant franchise is 30 years old and undergoing a makeover. The franchise is redesigning their logo and updating their uniforms. Click here to read the story.
- Hire a celebrity! Hire Usher to sing at your birthday, have Dennis Rodman DJ your party or even hire baseball mascots! Click here to read the story.