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.
Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," joined John Gambling on WOR 710 Friday morning. O'Reilly brought up an interesting dilemma that he says will "profoundly change, not only America, but the world."
O'Reilly told John that children are changing right in front of their parents’ eyes and the parents don't even know it. O'Reilly compared the Internet to opium, calling it a "world of fantasy." The Fox News host argued that people who let the Internet control them will be lost and won't have much of a say in the country's decision making. Do you agree with O'Reilly? Do you limit the amount of time your child can spend on the Internet?
Listen below to Bill O'Reilly on "The John Gambling Show."
Mayor Bloomberg continued to warn voters and officials Friday that the 2013 mayoral election could turn into a complete mess if the old mechanical voting machines aren’t brought back. Bloomberg joined John Gambling on WOR 710 for his weekly in-studio appearance and talked about potential problems with the current electronic voting machines that were introduced in 2010.
Bloomberg has been warning that if a runoff is needed after the Sept. 10 primaries for mayor, it could take until January before New Yorkers know who the next mayor is. Bloomberg also argued that the old voting machines, which are currently sitting in a warehouse, provide voters with more privacy.
Listen to part of John Gambling's interview with Mayor Bloomberg below.
For the entire Mayor Bloomberg interview you can go here.
New York Daily News film critic Joe Neumaier joined WOR 710's John Gambling to give listeners a review of this weekend's "Star Trek Into Darkness." Many expect the latest "Star Trek" movie to be this summer's next big blockbuster. You can listen below to Neumaier's full review of "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Neumaier also hosts the "WOR Move Minute" which you can listen to every week on WOR 710 or online here.
John Gambling received some ribbing Thursday morning from his WOR co-workers over his glasses. Check them out below. What do you think?
News that officials within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status with special scrutiny has upset a lot of people. In a press conference on Monday, President Obama responded to the news by saying, “I’ve got no patience with it. I will not tolerate it." So how did this happen and who ordered the targeting to take place?
Marty Davidoff, CPA and IRS expert, joined John Gambling on WOR 710 Monday morning to talk about the latest news surrounding the IRS, as well as providing answers to some of the many unanswered questions.
"The real problem here is that the IRS was not forthcoming in letting the public know about this, especially when there were inquiries in 2011 and 2012," Davidoff told John. Davidoff went on to explain that the cover up and lack of transparency on the matter is the bigger problem. Listen to a part of John Gambling’s interview with Marty Davidoff on WOR 710 below.