Gambling Rambling Again At WOR
April 30, 2008 at 11:16 AM (PT)
BUCKLEY Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK is making it official TODAY (4/30) with the announcement that JOHN R. GAMBLING is returning to the station where his family ruled morning drive for over 75 years.
GAMBLING, who exited WOR in 2000 and worked most recently in middays at crosstown CITADEL Talk WABC-A, is taking over mornings at WOR starting MAY 5th, with incumbent co-host JOE BARTLETT staying on as News Director and morning anchor and co-host DONNA HANOVER remaining as movie critic and fill-in host. GAMBLING is also bringing with him his weekly segments with Mayor MIKE BLOOMBERG, returning FRIDAYS at 8a ET.
"RAMBLING WITH GAMBLING" started with GAMBLING's grandfather in 1922, with his father JOHN A. GAMBLING taking over and JOHN R. succeeding him in 1985 (the first five years co-hosting with his father, then solo after 1990).
WOR VP/GM JERRY CROWLEY said, “The JOHN GAMBLING Show is New York’s only local News/Talk in the mornings, offering a content-driven, entertaining and informative show steered by JOHN’s experience, his deep understanding of the tri-state area and its residents, and his legendary pragmatic approach to the day’s headlines.”
“HOMAS WOLFE said ‘you can't go home again.’ Well, not only can you go home again, but it can be better than ever,” added GAMBLING. “I couldn't be more excited about returning to WOR. The yesterdays were great, but the tomorrows will be even more exciting than ever. The morning radio landscape has changed dramatically in the last eight years and The JOHN GAMBLING Show will be the only locally-focused News/Talk morning drive show in the New York market. GAMBLING and WOR are back together –- the way it's supposed to be.”