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 filled in for Joan Hamburg on Friday. Find all the stories discussed on the air below!
- Bradley Manning wants to live as a female and be called Chelsea. Click here to read the story.
- Mayor Bloomberg said on WOR 710 that he owes part of his success to being the first into work and the last to leave. Is this the way to live life? Click here to listen to Bloomberg's interview.
- Almost all the Democratic mayoral candidates said they would allow NYC residents to drink on their stoop. Click here to read the story.
- Ben Affleck was chosen to play Batman in the "Man of Steel" sequel. Click here to read the story.
- Tech CEO talked with Jodi about giving poverty a try on ABC's "Secret Millionaire." Click here to learn more about the show.
- Some NJ parents think a local playground is dangerous for their kids because there isn't enough shade. Click here to read the story.