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.
Former head of the FBI cyber squad, Tim Ryan, joined John Gambling on WOR 710 Monday morning to talk about the cyber bank heist which resulted in eight people being arrested in New York. A network of cyber thieves stole $45 million from ATM's in 26 different countries with $2.8 million in funds coming just from cash machines in NYC.
So how did these thieves steal $45 million in the matter of hours? Ryan talked with John about this case and how vulnerable banks are going forward. Listen to John Gambling's interview with Tim Ryan on WOR 710 below.
Remember Patricia Krentcil? You may remember her as the New Jersey "Tanning Mom" who was accused of taking her then 5-year-old daughter with her into a tanning booth. She is trying to milk her 15 minutes of fame for as much as she can as she is coming out with her own rap song. Krentcil was supposed to join WOR 710's John Gambling Monday morning to promote her new single "It's Tan Mom," but ended up not showing.
You can watch and listen to part of Krentcil's new single in the video below from Splash News, who reports that "It's Tan Mom" is already available on iTunes. So if you're impressed with her rapping ability you can apparently download her song.
On WOR 710, John Gambling was talking about this photo from LIFE Magazine that has been making the rounds on the Internet. Look below and see if you can tell who is rumored to be in the picture.
Photo Credit: LIFE Magazine
The woman in the picture was rumored to be Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. The rumor has since been debunked. This is not Nancy Pelosi.
The Benghazi scandal took a dramatic turn Wednesday after three State Department staffers testified on Capitol Hill. The witnesses’ stories differed from what the government told the American public at the time.
John Bolton, the former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., blasted Democratic politicians for politicizing the Benghazi attacks that left four people dead. Bolton urged listeners to go back and watch the videos from Wednesday's hearing. "Listen to the Democratic hack politicians on the committee read their talking points trying to defend the administration," Bolton said. The Benghazi scandal continues to get uglier by the day.
You can listen below to Bolton on WOR 710 Thursday morning with John Gambling.
Retired 3 Star Lt. Gen. William Boykin joined John Gambling on WOR 710 Thursday morning to talk about the dramatic Benghazi hearing that took place on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Three State Department staffers provided a riveting account about the attack last year on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya that left four people dead.
Staffers provided testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that offered a very different picture of what happened that fatal day than was previously portrayed by the government.
Lt. Gen. Boykin ripped the administration for lying and deceiving the American public. Boykin even compared this Benghazi scandal to Watergate. "This is very much like what we saw at Watergate as the administration has been a part of a grand deception," Boykin explained.
"The reality is they didn't want a military response, in fact, they denied a military response and I think that's a very ugly story that's going to get uglier," said Boykin. The Benghazi scandal is already ugly enough, but it seems that as more details emerge, the public must brace itself for even more unflattering details.
Listen to Lt. Gen. Boykin on "The John Gambling Show" below.