Bloomberg’s Radio Buddy Can’t Go on Without Him

Photo: Linsey Fields,Patrick Semansky/? Copyright 2013 Corbis

John R. Gambling, the WOR host known for his lively Friday chats with the mayor, is retiring at the end of 2013 after “27 glorious years,” he announced this morning. A third-generation radio personality, Gambling said, “It will be the first time in 88 years that there will not be a Gambling on New York radio,” but added that he’s “absolutely ecstatic about the idea of spending the winter in Florida,” where Bloomberg, of course, has a home. Golf buddies it is.

John Gambling, Bloomberg’s Radio Buddy, Retiring