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.
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.
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.
Serves 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Can be made up to 3 days ahead, covered, and refrigerated. Shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works beautifully) is sauced with a combination of tomato, onion, garlic, chipotles in adobo sauce, spices, and tomatillos, all easy ingredients to keep on hand. I usually make a double batch and serve half of it one night with a side of Red Rice and Refried Beans, or with Blissful Corn Torte and a salad. Then I have the rest to repurpose over the next few days as a delicious filling for tasty tingadillas, tortas, or a topping for tostadas.
8 ripe Roma (plum) tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
2–3 tomatillos (about 4 ounces), husks removed, rinsed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped white onion
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
½ teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
1½ teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 whole canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce (optional), plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, or to taste
5 cups shredded cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken
1½ cups broth from Mexican Chicken Soup, or canned chicken or vegetable broth
Place the tomatoes and tomatillos in a medium saucepan, cover with water, bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes and tomatillos are soft and mushy but not falling apart. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a blender or food processor. Cool slightly, then blend until smooth.
Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook just until it is fragrant and lightly browned, about 1 minute. Carefully pour the tomato-tomatillo puree into the skillet; it will steam and bubble. Stir in the oregano, marjoram, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the chipotle chile (if using) and adobo sauce, partially cover the skillet (the sauce will spatter), and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce deepens in color, becomes a darker and earthier red, and is no longer soupy, 10 to 12 minutes; add more adobo sauce and chiles near the end if you want more heat.
Add the chicken and broth to the sauce and stir until well mixed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken has absorbed most of the sauce, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve hot.
Mexican Cook’s Trick: Don’t bother peeling or coring the tomatoes and tomatillos. Simply cook them whole in simmering water, then transfer them to the blender and cool slightly before pureeing.
Excerpted from PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE, © 2013 by Pati Jinich. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Comedian, actress, and TV host Sherri Shepherd joined WOR 710's Joan Hamburg Thursday to talk about her fight with Diabetes. Shepherd has a new book out titled "Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)," which she talked about with Joan.
Shepherd has had a very personal battle with the disease, losing her mother to Diabetes and having to overcome Type 2 Diabetes herself. "I had to learn to face life in a different way," Shepherd said of being diagnosed with Diabetes. "Facing life with my refrigerator as my best friend was killing me slowly," Shepherd went on to explain. Shepherd, well known for her hosting duties on "The View," explained that she was diagnosed with Diabetes a couple weeks before starting on "The View." She has lost 40 pounds during her time on the daytime ABC talk show and she told Joan how she successfully changed her lifestyle.
You can learn more about Shepherd's new book on her website here. Listen below to Joan Hamburg's interview with Sherri Shepherd.
The 2013 Tony Awards nominees were announced Tuesday morning. The awards show will broadcast live on CBS on June 9. Broadway's finest will pack Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the year in theater.
Among the big winners on Tuesday were the Cyndi Lauper scored "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda: The Musical." "Kinky Boots" earned a leading 13 nominations while "Matilda: The Musical" brought in 12 nominations. In case you were wondering, the record number of nominations for a musical is 15 by "The Producers" in 2001 and "Billy Elliot" in 2009.
One big name star who was nominated for his work on Broadway was Tom Hanks with a best actor nomination for his role in "Lucky Guy." Going up against Hanks will be Nathan Lane in "The Nance," Tom Sturridge in "Orphans," Tracy Letts in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and David Hyde Pierce in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
The best play nominees are "The Assembled Parties," "Lucky Guy," "The Testament of Mary" and "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." WOR's Joan Hamburg talked with the New York Times' chief theater critic Ben Brantley Tuesday to discuss all the news surrounding the 2013 Tony Awards nominations. One of the topics covered was Bette Midler's surprising omission from the nominees list. You can listen to the interview below.
Emmy and Tony award winner David Hyde Pierce joined Joan Hamburg Friday on WOR 710. Pierce is starring on Broadway right now alongside Sigourney Weaver in the show "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Pierce, best known for his role as Dr. Niles Crane on the sitcom "Frasier," talked about his current role as Vanya, as well as future performances he has lined up. You can learn more about "Vanya and Sonia and Mash and Spike" here.
Listen to Joan Hamburg's interview with David Hyde Pierce below.
Singer, songwriter, actor and award-winning country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus visited Joan Hamburg to tell her all about what's new in his life, and why he decided to write about his struggle with finding his own way to faith, family and the power of music in his latest book, "Hillbilly Heart."
"There's probably been more myths about me than there's been truths," he confided. "There's been more inaccuracies than accuracies, and I just wanted to take a shot at setting the record straight. This is my life - it ain't always been pretty, but it's the truth."
Billy Ray also shared that visiting Joan Hamburg during each of his New York visits has become a tradition he'd love to keep - looking forward to having you back, Billy!
Listen to a clip from Joan Hamburg's chat with Billy Ray Cyrus below.