Bernard McGuirk, longtime executive producer and personality for late icon Don Imus’famed Imus in the Morning radio show, has passed away after a battle with prostate cancer; he was 64. McGuirk was most recently the co-host of WABC’s “Bernie & Sid in the Morning” alongside Sid Rosenberg.
Red Apple Media president Chad Lopez announced McGurk’s passing Friday morning.
“It is with profound sadness that I must share this news with you. Bernard McGuirk, husband, father and our friend passed away yesterday, Oct. 5, 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,” Lopez said.
“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 and making you think the next,” Lopez continued. “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.”
“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,” Lopez said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the McGuirk family.”
On behalf of John and Margo Catsimatidis and the entire #WABC family, it is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Bernie McGuirk.
We will all miss Bernie more than words can express. pic.twitter.com/871vTvEZoB
— Bernie & Sid in the Morning (@bernieandsid) October 6, 2022