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Beloved 77WABC Host Bernard McGuirk Passes; 1957-2022


New York, NY (77WABC) — It is with profound sadness that Red Apple Media, Inc. announces the death of 77WABC Host Bernard McGuirk at the age of 64.

Mr. McGuirk, host of the “Bernie & Sid in the Morning” Program with co-host Sid Rosenberg, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 2022 following a courageous battle with prostate cancer.

He leaves behind a wife Carol and two children, Melanie and Brendan.

77WABC plans to air a special tribute to the late Mr. McGuirk on Tuesday, October 11th.

Services for Mr. McGuirk have not yet been announced.

Mr. Chad Lopez, President of Red Apple Media, announced Mr. McGurk’s passing  on the 77 WABC airwaves this morning. His statement is as follows:

“On behalf of  the John and Margo Catsimatidis’ family and our WABC family,  it is with profound sadness that I must share this News with you.

Bernard McGuirk, husband, father and our friend passed away yesterday Oct. 5th,  in the company of his family. Bernie courageously battled cancer for all to see and hear, in a manner that was inspiring to all of us.

He graduated the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and later went on to marry his beloved Carol and have two children, Brendan and Melanie.

Bernie loved radio, and shared his life with the listeners of New York city since 1986 when he joined the Many voices on New York city’s airwaves.

He entertained millions across the country working with Imus in the morning  making you laugh one moment nd making you think the next. He developed characters as the Cardinal and was a part of history,  creating legendary moments on both radio and TV.

In 2007, Bernie came with Imus to broadcast here at WABC.  His personality from day one dramatically improved the camaraderie and morale of the entire radio station; his comedy – impressive, his professionalism – immeasurable and his character – without peer.

In 2018, when it came time for Bernie and Sid to be WABC’s morning show, Bernie once again succeeded and just this year has become the #1 radio News talk morning show in New York City.

He will be missed by all that knew him and listened to him, a true gentleman, he is the fabric of the morning show. He is the morning show and was the backbone of this entire radio station.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the McGuirk family and Tuesday we will have a tribute show honoring the life of Bernard McGuirk.

But for now, we will take a moment of silence as we honor our colleague, our friend and one of the most gifted radio personalities of all time,  Bernard McGuirk.”

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