Bernie and Sid in the Morning

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Sid Rosenberg

Sidney “Arthur” Ferris Rosenberg started his radio career on “The Drive,” heard strictly on the Internet at The show eventually moved on to terrestrial radio, and was syndicated nationally in more than 40 markets by SportsFan and Westwood One. Sid also co-hosted the NFL Today pre-game show heard nationally on Westwood One for three seasons. After two years on national radio, Sid took his act to New York City, where he co-hosted “The Sports Guys,” heard mornings on legendary radio station 102.7 WNEW FM.

In 2001, Sid realized his dream by landing a job at the nation’s premier sports-talk radio station, WFAN in New York City, where he hosted middays with Jody McDonald and later, with Joe Benigno. Sid also did sports on the “Imus in the Morning” program through 2005. While at WFAN, he was the pre-game show host for the New York Giants for three seasons.

Sid also worked with the New York Daily News, CSTV, The Best Damn Sports Show, The New York Dragons and FOX online. He has also made multiple appearances on many news shows, including the former “Scarborough Country,” with Joe Scarborough on MSNBC; “Hardball,” with Chris Matthews on MSNBC; the now-defunct “John McEnroe Show” and “The Donny Deutsch Show,” both of CNBC.

Sid’s most recnet journey began Aug. 13, 2012, at 640 AM Sports, WMEN, where he’s hosted morning drive from 6 to 10 a.m. ET weekdays. 

In November 2005, Sid relocated to South Florida and signed with 790 The Ticket. He hosted middays with O.J. McDuffie at first, and then landed the morning-drive slot, which he held for more than two years.

He left the ticket in March 2009 and took over middays — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — on WQAM-560 AM, also in Miami, on Sept. 10, 2009. At WQAM, Sid took over the spot previously held by legendary South Floridian Neil Rogers. Sid also hosted the Miami Dolphins post-game show on the WQAM Dolphins Radio Network. Sid took over afternoon drive, replacing another legend in Jim Mandich.

Sid was the morning-drive sports reporter on 1010-WINS, the nation’s most listened-to radio station based out of New York, for a year, from 2010 to 2011. In 2007, Sid hosted “Wack Pack Bowling” for Howard Stern on Howard TV.

He is also the co-author of “You’re Wrong and You’re Ugly.” Sid’s biography that was also written by Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, with a foreword from Don Imus.

Bernard McGuirk

Bernard McGuirk was the Executive Producer of the “Imus in the Morning” radio program. A native of New York City, McGuirk is also the program’s quick-witted on-air contributor and has been with the show since it’s latter days at WNBC Radio. Prior to that McGuirk worked various jobs within NBC in promotions and also at the network and local news divisions.

Bernie made the move with Mr. Imus from WNBC Radio to WFAN Radio in New York City in 1988 and remained there until 2007. During that time the Imus in the Morning program was simulcast on MSNBC TV for ten years with McGuirk as part of the on-air ensemble contributing with various comedic characters and man-on-the-street interviews. The Imus in the Morning show made the move to 77WABC in December 2007 with Bernie remaining as its executive producer and adding color to the day’s local and national news updates by adding his own take on the day’s serious and not-so-serious news. The program also aired on the Fox Business Network until the summer of 2015.

Mcguirk has been contributing to various Fox News shows since 2008 and is currently in his 4th year as a weekly contributor to the O’Reilly Factor.

A graduate of the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx in 1984, Bernie now resides in Long Beach, New York with his wife, Carol and their two children, Brendan and Melanie.

Jill Vitale aka “Flirty Flipper” has been the Executive Producer of The Bernie and
Sid show since they started mid-mornings in 2016.

She started working at 77WABC soon after college in December of 1998 but never planned to go into radio. “I was up there meeting my friend before we went out for drinks. She was running the board and screening calls for this woman named Lynn Samuels and I started to help her. My then boss walked in and hired me on the spot as they were short staffed.”

She then went on to screen calls for Curtis & Kuby until a spot opened up on the Sean Hannity Show. “My boss told me to come in and meet him as I’d never heard of him. First thing he says is do you know who I am and I was like, um, no and he was like, did you ever hear of Fox News and I said well I watch the Simpsons on Fox is that the same channel?! After a few questions about politics of which I knew none of, he told me I was hired and he wanted to put a microphone where I’d sit so I can talk with him on air. I said no way I did not want to talk on radio-I wanted to be a teacher, but he convinced me It’d be fine and it was!” She was let go in 2011 along with 15 other employees as the company changed ownership. She was hired back in 2013 when they brought back Curtis and Kuby to afternoon drive. She lives on Long Island with her husband, 3 children and dog!

Matt Meany grew up in Rockland County in the Hudson Valley and graduated fromNorth Rockland High School in 2007. Following his graduation Matt would attend the State University of New York at Potsdam majoring in Communications and was a member of the Men’s Swimming and Diving team. In 2011 Matt graduated from SUNY Potsdam and returned to Rockland County where he would begin his career journey.

On a whim, Matt applied for an internship at a small radio station in Westchester County New York. He was accepted and began his radio career as an intern. When the internship had ended, Matt was hired as a part time host/producer/board operator for WFAS-AM 1230. His next step was into a bigger market at 77WABC where he was hired as a part time board operator. Matt worked his way to becoming a full time producer and board operator of “The Joan Hamburg Show” and “Bernie and Sid” as well as producing for “Imus in the Morning”. Following the departure of the “Imus in the Morning” program, Matt took over as the producer and board operator of “Bernie and Sid in the Morning”.  

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