The co-host of Bernie and Sid In the first part of the day, Bernard McGuirk died Wednesday late evening following a session with prostate disease, only half a month short of his 65th birthday celebration.
McGuirk had been co-host of WABC’s Bernie and Sid In the first part of the day with Sid Rosenberg since April of 2018.
An exceptional recognition for McGuirk, including recollections and considerations from the WABC staff, will air on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
Red Apple Chief John Catsimatidis said, “We are completely crushed by the deficiency of Bernie. He was a genuine New Yorker whose ability and insight impelled him to the highest point of New York morning radio. He had inconceivable bits of knowledge on neighborhood, public, and world news that his audience members regarded. He will be remembered fondly by everybody at WABC and his fans all over the planet.”
In an email to the 77 WABC group before the end of last night, Chad Lopez, Leader of Red Apple Media and 77 WABC, expressed, “Bernie was not only 50% of Bernie and Sid In the first part of the day; Bernie was essential for the texture of WABC. Audience members from one side of the planet to the other began their days with Bernie’s charming mind and understanding, from lamentable occasions to American’s everyday life. His nonattendance will leave an opening at WABC as well as across the wireless transmissions and in America’s souls. Bernie was our sibling, our companion, our tutor, our associate. We will all miss Bernie beyond what words can communicate.”
“Bernie was my accomplice and my companion,” said Rosenberg. “He was dependably the most astute person in the room, and I was lucky to be the person close to him. I realize our audience members go along with me in lamenting the misfortune to radio and to New York.”
McGuirk had been with WABC starting around 2007 as Leader Maker of the Imus Toward the beginning of the day Show. McGuirk was with the Imus In the first part of the day show since its last days at WNBC Radio. He took the action with Imus to WFAN Radio in New York City in 1988 and stayed there until 2007. McGuirk was likewise essential for the Imus group when the show turned out to be broadly partnered in 1993.
Brought into the world in the Bronx, New York City in 1957, McGuirk was an alum of the School of Mount St. Vincent. He is made due by his significant other Song, and their two kids, Brendan and Melanie.