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. Her two hour show is also a nationally syndicated weekend show. In November of 2012, Joan was inducted into the NYSE Broadcast Hall of Fame.
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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.
It turns out, if you want Ketchup with your fries, you're going to have to pay up. According to DNAinfo New York, a number of McDonald’s restaurants in Manhattan are charging customers for extra ketchup packets.
A DNAinfo New York reporter visited a number of McDonald’s restaurants in Manhattan, finding 15 of them that were charging extra. However, it seems that no other boroughs outside of Manhattan are doing this.
According to the manager of an East Village McDonald’s, the new charge is to "control condiment cost." At this specific East Village McDonald’s, customers get anywhere from one to four ketchup packets with their meal and can pay an extra 25 cents for another handful of ketchup packets.
Interestingly, the 15 restaurants found to be charging extra were all south of 14th street. DNAinfo New York notes that the 300 McDonald’s franchises in NYC are run by private owners and they are allowed to charge extra for condiments if they wish.
Would you have a problem paying extra for more ketchup?
$120 for an egg sandwich!? That is one expensive breakfast. A restaurant in Sydney, Australia recently came out with a sandwich created by 4Fourteen chef Carla Jones as a part of the Australian pork industry's "Bacon Week 2013." So what makes this sandwich worth $120?
Well, according to The Huffington Post, the ingredients include bacon, smoked tomatoes, English cheddar, pan-fried duck egg, and a handmade brioche bun. Also included is foie gras, caviar, creme fraiche and shaved truffles. Those are a lot of ingredients for one sandwich.
According to the Sunday Telegraph, the pricey egg sandwich will only be on the menu for a week. So if you're around Sydney, Australia and want to try out the sandwich, you better hurry up.
You can check out a photo of the pricey egg sandwiches here.
Comedian Colin Quinn joined Joan Hamburg Monday to talk about his latest project on Broadway. The former "SNL" star has made a name for himself on stage after his critically acclaimed one-man show "Colin Quinn Long Story Short" debuted back in 2010.
Quinn is back on Broadway with his new show "Unconstitutional," which opens at the Barrow Street Theatre May 16. Quinn takes on the history of the American Constitution in his performance and he gave WOR listeners a preview of what they can expect when he talked with Joan about some current day constitutional related issues. You can learn more at ColinQuinnUnconstitutional.com.
Listen to part of Joan Hamburg's interview with Colin Quinn on WOR 710 below.
Legendary singer Johnny Mathis joined WOR 710's Joan Hamburg Thursday to talk about his career, growing up, and his upcoming shows at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY. Mathis went into detail about his upbringing, revealing that he and NBA legend Bill Russell went to school together and remain great friends. Listen to Joan Hamburg’s interview with Johnny Mathis below where he talks about these topics and so much more.
On today's "Joan Hamburg Show," Joan talked about a new genetic test that could help thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer immediately or just monitor it.
In the AP report, doctors say that this genetic test could help prevent a major problem occurring in cancer care...overtreatment. The test, called the Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score, would show the patient and doctor how aggressive a case of prostate cancer the patient has.
One problem with this groundbreaking test developed by Genomic Health Inc. is that it would be very costly. The test would cost patients $3,820, but it could save the person money over the long term if they don't have to pay for unnecessary treatment.
You can read more about the new genetic test here.
Daytime talk-show host Wendy Williams joined WOR's Joan Hamburg Monday to talk about her latest projects, which includes a new book "Ask Wendy" and a role on the Broadway show "Chicago."
Williams' sixth book hits shelves this week with the 47-year-old former shock jock dishing out advice on a variety of topics. Williams will also be starring in "Chicago" as Matron "Mama" Morton in her Broadway debut next month. Oh, and Williams also has her own wig line coming out.
Williams talked about a number of topics, including that she is so busy with all her projects she doesn't have time for a lot of girlfriends. "Girlfriends are the last thing on my mind," Williams said on "The Joan Hamburg Show." Williams also told Joan on WOR 710 that the one thing she would like to have (if she could have anything) is a private plane. Listen in to Wendy Williams on WOR 710 below.