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.
Hilarie Barsky filled in for Joan Hamburg today (Monday, August 12). Hilarie covered a number of topics including a judge's decision to order a monitor over the NYPD's "Stop-And-Frisk" program. You can find the stories Hilarie talked about on-air below.
- According to a new poll, New Yorkers are embarrassed by Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer's candidacies. Click here to read the story.
- Music legend Eydie Gorme passed away at the age of 84. Click here to read the story.
- A group has called for a federal intervention because it believes the service dog program is being abused. Click here to read the story.
- Children's poor motor and social skills is being linked to too much TV watching. Click here to read the story.
- A judge ruled that the NYPD's "Stop-And-Frisk" program is unconstitutional and that a monitor will oversee changes to the program. Click here to read the story.