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 on today's (August 9) show. Find all the stories Jodi and Jack discussed on the air below!
- Alex Rodriguez will make his first appearance back in New York as a member of the Yankees since he was suspended by Major League Baseball. Will A-Rod be booed? Click here for the story.
- An Illinois high school plans on randomly testing students hair to see if they are drinking alcohol. Is this going too far? Click here to read the story.
- A judge ruled in favor of a Tribeca artist who took photographs of his neighbors through their windows for an art exhibit. Do you agree with the judge's ruling? Click here to read the story.
- Beyonce got a haircut and her hair is really short! Click here to see the photos.
- The Children's Place pulled controversial t-shirts from their store shelves after customers complained that the shirt was "sexist" against girls. Click here to see a photo of the t-shirt.
- A California woman says she was accused of animal cruelty because she didn't pay $10,000 for her dog's surgery. The woman is suing the vet's office after they allegedly threatened to report her for animal cruelty if she didn't pay for the surgery. Click here to read the story.
- Brooklyn's average rent rose to over $3,000 in July. Is there an affordable place to live in NYC? Click here to read the story.