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.
Fairway Market's Mitchel London stopped by the studio for his weekly "At The Table with Fairway Market" segment and he brought cupcakes! The cupcakes were Halloween themed and delicious, but we noticed something else about them....Is it just us or does this cupcake resemble Mitchel?
- The Obama administration turned down the latest fiscal proposal from House Republicans, saying it was a partisan attempt to appease Tea Party conservatives. Click here to read more.
- Jeanne Fleming, the Village Halloween Parade producer and director, talked with Joan about a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help save the parade. Click here to learn more.
- Pauline Frommer, co-host to the "Travel Show" on WOR (Sunday's 12-2pm) talked with Joan about how airlines are squeezing in more passengers and whether or not it should be legal for New Yorkers to rent their homes to tourists. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- Henry Bushkin, author of "Johnny Carson," talked with Joan about his new book about the "Tonight Show" host. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- James Glassman, a columnist with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, talked with Joan about why you should buy emerging markets. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- Bob Costas says that the Washington Redskins name is "an insult" and a "slur." Click here to watch.
- We are at day 14 of the government shutdown and there is still no solution. Click here to read more.
- NY Daily News restaurant critic Michael Kaminer talked with Joan about some of New York's oldest and best restaurants. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- According to a poll, half of older workers are delaying their retirement plans. Click here to read more.
- Most of the highest earners in America work 60-80 hours a week. Click here to read more.
- Research Professor of Education at NYU, Diane Ravitch, talked with Joan about the high-performing Uncommon Schools that have opted out of receiving federal Race to the Top funds. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- Some say you should actually tip 25%, learn why. Click here to read more.
- PhD John Bohannon of Science Magazine talked with Joan about how some online medical journals accepted a fake study. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- It turns out exercise may help your knees more than certain supplements. Click here to read more.
- According to a new poll, Americans find little to like in Washington. Click here to read more.
- Ed Levine talked with Joan about the latest foodie news. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are trying for baby number 20! Click here to read more.
- Joan Hamburg gave her theater review for "A Night With Janis Joplin." Click here to listen to the podcast.
- Robert Thurman, a Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, talked with Joan about how people can deal with other people and circumstances that upset them. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- The Vatican misspelled "Jesus" on about six-thousand medals. Click here to read more.
- Dylan Lauren talked with Joan about Dylan's Candy Bar and the countdown to the Women's Initiative gala taking place on Oct. 16th. Click here to learn more.
- The government shutdown standoff could finally be on the verge of ending. Click here to read more.
- According to a judge, unpaid interns are not protected against sexual harassment. Click here to read more.
- Rebecca Luker talked with Joan about joining the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on Broadway. Click here to learn more.
- According to a new poll, NJ Gov. Chris Christie is getting strong support from women. Click here to read more.
- A set of x-rays and notes suggesting that Marilyn Monroe underwent plastic surgery will be sold next month. Click here to read more.
- James Villas talked with Joan about his new book, "Southern Fried: More than 150 recipes for crab cakes, fried chicken, hush puppies, and more." Click here to learn more.
- Kindergarteners are being forced to bubble in their answers on multiple choice tests. Click here to read more.
- Dr. Rick Hanson talked with Joan about his new book, "Hardwiring Happiness." Click here to learn more.
- Parent of world champion gymnast said opponents race remark was out of line. Click here to read more.
Aaron and Jackie gave everyone a sneak peek into Fairway Market's newest location at The Shops at Nanuet on route 59. Fairway at Nanuet's grand opening is today (Oct. 10)! Head on down to Fairway at Nanuet and celebrate the grand opening of Fairway's newest location. Watch the sneak peek video below.