John began his career at WOR as a Staff Announcer in 1978 and that same year became host of WOR Weekend (1978-1981). His other shows on WOR included: Host, Good Afternoon NY (1981-1985), Co-host Rambling with Gambling (with his father, John A. Gambling, 1985-1990), and Host, Rambling with Gambling 1990-2000. From 2001-2008, John was host of The John Gambling Show on WABC/New York, where he welcomed New York City Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg to the show every Friday. After graduating from Boston University with a BS in Communications, John began his career in 1973 as a Research and Promotion Director at WROR in Boston. He was Program Director of WAXY/Ft. Lauderdale (1974-1976), Operation Director/Program Director of WHPN-WHVW/Hyde Park, NY and Morning Host at WHVW (1976-1978). John lives on Long Island with his wife, Wendy. He has three children: twins Andrew and Bradley, age 27 and William, age 23.
Joe brings warmth and personality while delivering the news with credibility and authority. He has won numerous awards for his reporting. Among the awards are: the 1999 Associated Press Best Feature Award, the New York State Broadcasters Best Feature Award for ‘New York Noise’, The New York Press Club Gold Typewriter Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for public service. He has also won Best Newscast and Best Spot News Coverage awards from both the Associated Press and New York State Broadcasters Association.
JJ got her start as a radio DJ at WBLS-FM in the hey day of disco before hosting at NY Country Kick FM, WNEW AM...the "Big W" spinning big band and standards. For 19 years, she was host of “Lite at Nite” at New York’s LiteFM. JJ is also a licensed NY State Marriage and Family Therapist with a thriving practice. She is married to Charlie, a retired Metro North Train Engineer. Her proudest achievement is her son, Matthew, who graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2008.
MIKE FIGLIOLA, Executive Producer
Mike Figliola began his radio career at WOR Radio as an intern in summer of 2000. After a few months of learning the ropes, Mike was hired as a news reporter and desk assistant covering stories around the Metropolitan area. During that time, he split his duties at WOR between shifts at 1010 WINS as a News Producer and at WBGO Radio as a City Hall/New York Beat reporter. In 2004, WOR promoted Mike to full-time producer on various shows including the Morning Show and Food Talk. Soon Mike was promoted to Executive Producer on The WOR Morning Show, and is now Executive Producer of The John Gambling Show. When not producing on the airwaves, you can find him playing his guitar at cafes in Brooklyn or Queens or writing his fourth novel. Mike's mantra for life is summed up neatly in one way: On The Road.
Joe Neumaier, film critic and film editor at the New York Daily News, has been a journalist and critic in New York for over 20 years. His writing on movies and Hollywood has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, the New York Post, the London Observer, the Washington Post, USA Today Weekend, Hamptons magazine and the Financial Times.com, among others. He's appeared on MSNBC, Channel 2's Sunday Morning, Fox 5's Good Day New York, WPIX-11, CNN, VH1, CNBC, A&E Biography and Access Hollywood.
On a 15-hour United Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Newark passengers got a scare when a man, who reportedly claimed his name was Daniel Morgan Perry, started acting "erratically" and had to be subdued by passengers and crew.
Jacques Roizen was one of the passengers on flight 116 that actually helped subdue the disruptive passenger. "It's only when he started walking up and down the aisle that a few of us felt like this wasn't going in a direction that was acceptable," Roizen told John Gambling Tuesday morning. "He reached for his pocket and when he did that a few of us tackled him," Roizen explained.
Despite various reports that Perry told United Airlines crew members that he “poisoned everyone on board,” Roizen’s report of what happened made it sound more like Perry was afraid he was the one being poisoned.
Listen below to Jacques Roizen's account of what happened on Monday's United Airlines flight 116 on "The John Gambling Show."
Congressman Charles Rangel was on "The John Gambling Show" Monday morning to talk about the possibility of a federal monitor or inspector general overseeing the NYPD. Rangel and John Gambling got into a passionate debate over the Justice Department’s decision to give a judge the power to appoint a federal monitor for the NYPD if the court concludes the city’s stop-and-frisk program is unconstitutional.
Rangel agreed with Gambling in questioning the effectiveness of a federal monitor, but Rangel also asked, "What the hell are we (NYPD) afraid of that the court is going to find?" You can listen below to Gambling talking with Congressman Charles Rangel about NYC's stop-and-frisk program.
Peter Vallone Jr., a Democratic councilman from Queens who is also a candidate for Queens Borough President, was on "The John Gambling Show" Friday morning. Vallone was very outspoken against the Department of Justice's decision to appoint a federal monitor to oversee the NYPD if the stop-and-frisk program is ruled unconstitutional.
"We mind as well just call our police commissioner 'Deputy Monitor,' because they won't be in charge anymore," Vallone said on WOR 710. Vallone ripped the idea of an inspector general and/or federal monitor being appointed to oversee the NYPD. The councilman even questioned some City Council members’ thought process, calling them "clueless."
Listen to part of John Gambling's interview with Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. below.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is in an ongoing battle with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over the required number of affordable housing units in the 2009 affordable housing settlement. Astorino talked with John Gambling on WOR 710 Thursday morning and explained that the federal government keeps trying to change the rules.
Astorino said on WOR 710 that the problem is that HUD is trying to correlate zoning with discrimination. "Any of these restrictions in a zoning code in residential neighborhoods is there to protect neighborhoods," Astorino explains. "It's there to prevent certain things from being built, not who lives there. And that’s the connection that HUD and the federal government are trying to make, that zoning and discrimination are the same thing. It's not."
Listen to part of John Gambling’s interview with Rob Astorino below.
Former New Jersey Supreme Court Judge Andrew Napolitano joined "The John Gambling Show" Tuesday morning to talk about the National Security Agency's collection of phone records from millions of Verizon customers.
"At some point there is a limit to the government's violation of our liberties and the government has reached that limit," Napolitano told John Gambling. The senior judicial analyst for Fox News criticized the Obama administration further saying, "The concept of sacrificing freedom in order to be safe is just a government ruse." Napolitano was highly critical of the government’s decision to collect cell phone data from American citizens, at one point asking, “What the heck kind of Democracy do we have?”
Listen below to Judge Andrew Napolitano on WOR 710 Tuesday morning.
To listen to John Gambling's full interview with Judge Andrew Napolitano click here.