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.
The New York Post reports that a Manhattan judge tossed out a lawsuit from two Tribeca parents who asked that artist Arne Svenson be barred from selling or showing photos he took of their kids for an art exhibit. Svenson's exhibit titled, "The Neighbors," made headlines when it was learned that Svenson was taking pictures of his Greenwich Street neighbors through the windows of their homes without their permission. Svenson was reportedly selling the photos for as much as $10,000 as a part of a California art exhibit.
The parents who filed the lawsuit wanted a judge to bar Svenson from showing the photos and wanted him to turn over the images not being used. Judge Eileen Rakower tossed the lawsuit out; however, claiming that artistic expression outweighs their privacy concerns.