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.
Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese joined "The John Gambling Show" Tuesday morning to talk about how he is not being allowed to participate in Tuesday night's mayoral debate.
When asked about his opinion on Judge Shira Scheindlin's decision to appoint a monitor over the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" program, Albanese ripped into Bill de Blasio and his mayoral opponents.
"De Blasio really does not understand policing, he's totally naive," Albanese said. "His policies would be seriously damaging to New York in terms of fighting crime." Albanese also said that his opponents need to stop demonizing the cops and using police officers as a "battering ram for their political ambitions."
Listen to Sal Albanese talking about his opponents and the NYPD's "Stop-And-Frisk" program below.
Former New York Governor George Pataki joined "The John Gambling Show" Tuesday and voiced his displeasure with Judge Shira Scheindlin's decision to appoint a federal monitor to oversee changes to the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" program.
"When this judge talks about racial profiling she is dead wrong," Pataki said on WOR 710. Pataki went on to explain that about 90 percent of people arrested for violent crimes are minorities and what the judge considers profiling is "doing what should be done."
Listen to former NY Governor George Pataki talk about the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" program below.
Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani joined "The John Gambling Show" on Wednesday and gave a strong endorsement to Republican candidate Joe Lhota. "There is no doubt Joe Lhota is the best qualified guy for mayor," Giuliana told John Gambling on WOR 710.
Giuliani praised Lhota for his strong financial background and long resume which includes being an executive at Cablevision, deputy mayor of operations in NYC on 9/11, as well as the chairman of the MTA.
Listen to Giuliani's take on the 2013 NYC mayoral race below.
The gloves are off in the NYC mayoral race. Anthony Weiner reportedly called 69-year-old Republican mayoral candidate George McDonald "grandpa" during a forum sponsored by the AARP. This comes just days after McDonald called Weiner a "self-pleasuring" freak at a forum in a Queens church. The two mayoral candidates got into a heated exchange before the forum began after Weiner allegedly patted McDonald on the chest.
McDonald joined "The John Gambling Show" Wednesday morning to talk about the incident between the two mayoral candidates and explained exactly what prompted Weiner to call McDonald "grandpa."
Listen to John Gambling's with George McDonald below.
You can watch a YouTube video of the incident below.
Mayor Bloomberg made a big announcement on WOR 710 Friday. Bloomberg told John Gambling that NYC will be putting its health insurance contract out to bid in an effort to curb health care costs.
Bloomberg also announced that the city’s' current health insurance provider, EmblemHealth, has already said they will not seek a rate increase next year. Bloomberg said on "The John Gambling Show" that EmblemHealth has raised the rates every year. Healthcare is now costing NYC $6.4 billion a year, a number that has doubled since 2002. The mayor believes that by putting the health insurance contract up for bidding, city employees will get a lower priced health plan.
Listen to Mayor Bloomberg on “The John Gambling Show” below.