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.
Bruce Ratner, a real estate developer and minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets, joined John Gambling Friday morning to talk about his plans for Long Island's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Ratner is proposing to redo the Coliseum and make it a more attractive arena for performers and fans. Ratner told John that despite the New York Islanders leaving the Coliseum for Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the plan is for the team to still play six games at their old home. Ratner also said that his partner with the Nets, hip hop mogul Jay Z, will be partnering in this new project as well.
Ratner has developed Brooklyn's Metrotech and Barclays Center and it sounds like he has big plans for Long Island's Nassau Coliseum. The arena has long been used as the butt of jokes for being run down and out of date. Can Ratner turn the Coliseum into an attractive destination for fans and performers?
Listen to part of John Gambling's interview with real estate developer Bruce Ratner below.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined John Gambling on WOR 710 Friday morning for his weekly radio show. The mayor talked about the city's bike sharing program (Citi Bike) which is set to begin this weekend for the thousands of New Yorkers who have signed up for the program.
There have been a lot of reports of complaints from various residents who say the bike sharing stations are an eye sore and are getting in the way. Despite the critics, there are apparently thousands of people who have already signed up for the program.
Mayor Bloomberg supported Citi Bike on WOR 710 Friday morning. Bloomberg told John Gambling that the only real substantive complaints he has gotten about Citi Bike are from New Yorkers who don't have the bike stations in their area and want to be a part of the program. "Let the free market place decide," Bloomberg said of Citi Bike. "I'm fascinated by these people that say they're in favor of the free market and then think they know what's better for you."
Listen to Mayor Bloomberg talk with John Gambling about New York City's Citi Bike program below.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld joined John Gambling on WOR 710 Thursday morning to talk about his new book "Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life." John also took the opportunity to ask Rumsfeld about the current scandals troubling the White House.
Listen to Donald Rumsfeld's take on the White House's handling of the latest scandals below.
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.