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 Friday's show. Find all the stories they discussed on the air below!
- Are mayoral candidates ignoring the major issues? Click here to read the story.
- Bill de Blasio says he is not too nice to be mayor. Click here to read the story.
- Weiner discusses "Stop-and-Frisk" when asked about "tolerance." Click here to read the story.
- Eyptian death toll continues to rise. Click here to read the story.
- Why did Gia Allemand commit suicide? Click here to read the story.
- "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars plead not guilty. Click here to read the story.
- A number of new TV shows are beginning this fall. Click here to read the story.
- Former "That 70's Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly dies at the age of 43. Click here to read the story.
- NYC to file appeal to a judge's ruling on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program. Click here to read more.
- Police will not be handing out fines or tickets at Seattle pot smoking festival. Click here to read the story.
-MLB commissioner Bud Selig stands by his suspension of A-Rod for 211 games. Click here to read the story.
- A restaurant owner in San Diego says that banning tipping improves service. Click here to read the story.
- Study shows that people how have sex at least 4 times a week are earning more money. Click here to read the story.
- Judge rules a mother can't name her baby "Messiah." Click here to read the story.