Fox News reports that Bernard McGuirk, the conservative talk radio icon, has died at the age of 64.
Red Apple Media, Inc. announced McGuirk’s passing on Thursday morning. It appears that McGuirk died as a result of prostate cancer.
“It is with profound sadness that Red Apple Media, Inc. announces the death of 77WABC Host Bernard McGuirk at the age of 64,” the announcement reads.
It continues, “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.”
More recently, McGuirk, as mentioned above, had been co-hosting WABC’s Bernie & Sid in the Morning along with Sid Rosenberg. But, for many, many years, McGuirk was the executive producer and a personality for Don Imus and his show Imus in the Morning.
Both shows were successes. Everyone knows the success that Imus had, but Bernie & Sid in the Morning has been WABC’s top morning news talk show in New York City.
Chad Lopez, the president of Red Apple Media, spoke about McGuirk’s love of the radio in a statement that Lopez made following McGuirk’s passing.
“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,” Lopez said. “He entertained millions across the country working with ‘Imus in the Morning,’ making you laugh one moment and making you think the next.”
“In 2007,” Lopez continued, “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.”
“He will be missed”
According to Lopez, 77WABC is planning to pay a special tribute to McGuirk this Tuesday, Oct. 11.
“He will be missed by all that knew him and listened to him, a true gentleman,” Lopez said, referring to Mcguirk.
“He is the fabric of the morning show,” Lopez continued. “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.”