Bernard McGuirk, half of the morning show duo Bernie & Sid, died of prostate cancer on Wednesday night. He was 64 years old.
As of April 2018, McGuirk co-hosted WABC’s Bernie & Sid in the Morning with Sid Rosenberg.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, WABC will run a special memorial to McGuirk, which will include staff members’ personal recollections of him.
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John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple, remarked, “We are all crushed by Bernie’s passing.” He was a genuine native son of the Big Apple, and his skill and wits helped him rise to the top of New York’s morning radio scene. His listeners admired his deep understanding of regional, national, and international events. Everyone at WABC and all of his followers around the globe will miss him.
Bernard McGuirk was not simply half of Bernie and Sid in the Morning; Bernie was part of the fabric of WABC, Chad Lopez, President of Red Apple Media and 77 WABC, said in an email to the station’s staff late yesterday night. From catastrophic events to everyday life in the United States, listeners throughout the globe began their days with Bernie’s charming humour and intelligence. His departure will leave a void not just at WABC, but also in broadcasting and in the hearts of Americans. Bernie was like a brother to us; he was also a friend, a mentor, and a coworker. Bernie will be greatly missed by all of us.
Bernard McGuirk was my partner and my buddy, Rosenberg stated. He was the sharpest person in the room, and I was lucky enough to sit next to him. My heart breaks for radio and for New York, and I know our listeners feel the same way.
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Since 2007, McGuirk has been Imus in the Morning Show’s Executive Producer at WABC. McGuirk has been with the Imus In The Morning programme since it was broadcast on WNBC Radio. He followed Imus to New York’s WFAN Radio in 1988 and stayed there until 2007. After Imus’s programme was syndicated in 1993, McGuirk was a member of the production staff.
Bernard McGuirk, a native of the Bronx who was born in New York City in 1957, attended and graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent. His wife Carol, and their children Brendan and Melanie, will go on after him.