Our dear friend and 77 WABC newstalk partner Bernard McGuirk passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 2022 following a courageous battle with prostate cancer. There was a public memorial mass for Bernard at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on his birthday on Wednesday, October 26th at 10am.
Bernard McGuirk was co-host of the “Bernie & Sid in the Morning” program with co-host Sid Rosenberg— the #1 newstalk radio show in New York City. There are no words to express the deep, heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of the legendary Bernard McGuirk who has shared his life with listeners since 1986.
We express our deepest sympathy to Bernie’s wife, his two children, his co-host and friend Sid Rosenberg, and the entire 77 WABC family. We are sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our collective hearts here at Tunnel to Towers weigh heavy. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
77 WABC radio has seen unprecedented ratings growth for weekday and weekend programming as more, and more New Yorkers tuned in to listen to legendary on-air personalities like Bernie. Tunnel to Towers is honored to work with the amazing on-air talent at 77 WABC, our official newstalk partner, who have been critical in informing listeners in New York and around the country about our mission to do good for America’s heroes and their families so that we never forget the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
77 WABC is a critical part in the lives of all New Yorkers who rely on legendary radio hosts like Bernie for common sense opinions, to report on the news, and to explore the truth with both sides of the story while bringing a new modern, fresh approach to news talk radio. 77 WABC has had unparalleled success in their impact on broadcast radio given their rich history and the cultural impact it has had on the lives of its listeners through these last 100 years.
While Bernard McGuirk’s loss feels immeasurable, so too is the love and legacy he leaves behind as one of the most talented radio personalities in history. He lives on in his family, in his friends, and in his colleagues at 77 WABC. He will forever be remembered by us all.