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.
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.
A Chuck E. Cheese location in Atlanta, Georgia finds itself in some hot water after being accused of discriminating against a 9-year-old girl with special needs. The girl, Marley Eschoe, was reportedly not allowed to have her father escort her into the women's restroom during a birthday party and Marley's mom, Kiyomi Rollins, says her daughter was devastated by the experience.
This story has gained national attention after Marley's mom started a campaign on Change.org calling on Chuck E. Cheese to apologize and provide its employees with extra training on how to appropriately assist people with special needs. As of early Tuesday morning the petition has over 84,000 signatures. Marley's mom says that Chuck E. Cheese violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Kiyomi says that her daughter has lupus and was in a wheelchair at the time of the birthday party after she had just gotten out of the hospital after suffering her second stroke in eight months. Chuck E. Cheese did release a statement back in May after the incident occurred, which you can read below. Chuck E. Cheese is claiming that female patrons were in the restroom at the time of the father's request to go into the bathroom with his daughter. However, the father disputes this claim, saying that a employee told him that the bathroom was empty.
Chuck E. Cheese's initial statement released back in May (via CBS Atlanta):
"We are aware of a recent situation involving a disabled patron in our 2990 Cumberland Blvd. SE Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant which caused concern for an Atlanta, Ga., family, and we are not taking this very sensitive allegation lightly. We have made several attempts to reach out to the family, but unfortunately we have not received a response to our communications.
Based on our investigation, and the information available to us at this time, the father's request to accompany his daughter into the women's restroom came while female patrons were already using the restroom. However, our employees still attempted to provide alternative accommodations for the child's restroom needs. While these accommodation options were being offered to the child's father, a female member of the family's party took the child into the women's restroom before a resolution could be reached with the child's father.
We are happy to discuss this allegation further with the family should they choose to respond to our request.
At Chuck E. Cheese's, providing wholesome entertainment to families with young children and maintaining a safe experience for our guests and staff is a primary concern for us just as it is top-of-mind for the families and parents who visit us. We appreciate and welcome dialogue with our guests who help us maintain these values."
With Bill de Blasio ahead by as many as 50 points in recent polls, the Democratic candidate may be well on his way to becoming NYC's next mayor. This could mean that de Blasio may have to pay back a lot of favors to everyone that helped get him elected. John Gambling has joked on the show that maybe de Blasio's theme song should be the "Candy Man" sung by Sammy Davis Jr. and used in the famous scene from the original "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" movie. Check it out below.
Mayor Bloomberg was on "The John Gambling Show" Friday for his weekly WOR 710 radio show and the mayor defended President Obama while explaining that the president’s critics are afraid that he will make progress in Syria. Bloomberg was joined on the show this week along with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who is in town for the UN General Assembly.
The issue of chemical weapons in Syria came up and Bloomberg defended Obama saying that people who don’t like the president are afraid that he will make progress in Iran and Syria without the U.S. firing a shot. As Bloomberg said on WOR 710, this would “really annoy them.”
Listen below to Mayor Bloomberg and British Deputy PM Nick Clegg talking about chemical weapons in Syria.
The blobfish has been named the world's ugliest animal by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society (UAPS). The blobfish is found mainly off the southeastern coast of Australia and Tasmania, 2,000 to 4,000 feet beneath the ocean. According to CNN, the blobfish beat out the flightless dung beetle, the pig-nosed turtle, and the proboscis monkey for the honor.
Mayor Bloomberg was on "The John Gambling Show" Friday for his weekly WOR 710 radio show when he made headlines for what he didn't say. Gambling asked Bloomberg who he would endorse for mayor of NYC and the mayor didn't mention Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio, or Bill Thompson. Instead, Bloomberg said, "I've decided I'm just not going to make an endorsement in the race."
Listen to Mayor Bloomberg on WOR 710's "The John Gambling Show" below.