The John Gambling Era in New York Will End
John R. Gambling will ramble no more, at least on the airwaves. He’ll retire near the end of December, bringing an end to three
generations of John Gamblings on the air in New York City.
Gambling is currently host of WOR(AM)’s morning show, “The John Gambling
The history of the family goes back to the
dinosaur days of radio — 1925 to be exact. That year John A. Gambling began “Rambling
With Gambling,” mornings on WOR. He helmed the show until 1959 when his son
John B. Gambling took the reins.
John R. joined his
father, John B., in 1985 and co-hosted until 1991, when John B. retired and
John R. soloed. That lasted until 2000 and John R. was recruited to WABC. The “Rambling
With Gambling” title did not follow. Gambling returned to WOR and the morning
slot in 2008 but did not resurrect the name.
said, “Each day, to watch the greatest city on Earth from behind the microphone
has been a thrill and I’ve been blessed with an audience that has been loyal
and engaging. To say it has been exciting doesn’t come close to the joy I have