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77 WABC Honors Bernie McGuirk with All-Day Special

McGuirk, who had been co-host of WABC’s “Bernie & Sid in the Morning” with Sid Rosenberg since April of 2018 and a vital figure in the new/talk scene in New York.

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77 WABC will spend Wednesday honoring the life of Bernie McGuirk with an all-day special tribute after the morning radio host passed away last Wednesday from prostate cancer.

McGuirk, who had been co-host of WABC’s “Bernie & Sid in the Morning” with Sid Rosenberg since April of 2018 and a vital figure in the new/talk scene in New York. 

“The all-day tribute begins on “Bernie & Sid in the Morning” and will continue throughout the day as friends, colleagues, and fans share their memories,” WABC stated in a press release obtained by Barrett News Media. 

“Legendary NYC radio news anchor and air personality Charles McCord, who worked with McGuirk during their years together on Imus in the Morning, will make a rare live on-air appearance between 9 and 10 a.m. A very special announcement for the McGuirk family will be made by WABC Radio owner John Catsimatidis during his Cats Roundtable program between 5 and 6 p.m.”

Here’s the list of guests that will appear throughout the day: 

  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams
  • Charles McCord (Radio Host, Formerly of Imus In The Morning)
  • Bill O’Reilly (WABC Radio host)
  • Chazz Palminteri (actor and author)
  • Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo
  • Warner Wolf (formerly of Imus in The Morning and cable news host)
  • Janice Dean (Fox News meteorologist) 
  • Bo Dietl (Actor, Podcast Host)
  • Pete Morgan (longtime sponsor of the Bernie and Sid Show, Owner of Peerless Boilers) 
  • Peter King (Former Congressman) 
  • Connell McShane (Fox News)
  • Mike Breen (NBA Play-By-Play Announcer)
  • Rob Bartlett (Comedian) 
  • Tom “Bigfoot” Bowman (Fox Business) 
  • Carley Shimkus (Fox News) 
  • Patsy Siciliano (longtime fan, avid listener of Bernard McGuirk)
  • Michael Gunzelman (Outkick.com)

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Howard Stern Reveals MSNBC Go-To Source for News

Stern told “Morning Joe” in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption.

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SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist in an extensive interview that MSNBC is the network for him regarding cable news consumption. 

Stern stated that he’s a major fan of “Morning Joe” and went the extra mile to say that he and co-host Joe Scarborough share the same political idealogy.

“I watch you guys every morning,” Stern said (h/t Mediaite). “I really enjoy the show. Oddly, I agree politically with almost everything Joe says. I don’t think there’s much difference there.”

The radio host thanked MSNBC for providing him with what he loves: 24/7 news. Additionally, Stern offered a shoutout to network host Symone Sanders and stated he’s no fan of Dateline repeats.

“By the way, I want to give a shoutout to MSNBC,” Stern added. “Thank God you don’t play the old Datelines anymore on the weekends. I like news. I watch this channel exclusively for news. I tune out on the weekend. 

“It’s like all news stuff. I’m watching old Datelines. I like when you guys are onI like news 24/7, and now I find I’m getting it. I get Symone on the weekend. Big fan of hers. Symone coming on strong. What can I tell you? I know the whole lineup.”

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Trespassing Charges Against John DePetro Dismissed

DePetro have been dismissed as he faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

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Charges against John DePetro have been dismissed as the radio host faced a trespassing charge related to an incident over the summer during a Monday court hearing.

DePetro was arrested in mid-August outside a home on Staples Avenue in Warwick.

Police searched the house several months earlier as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester, who has been missing for six months.

“I respect our justice system and respect law enforcement, specifically the Warwick PD,” DePetro said on Twitter. “The search for Charlotte Lester continues as I resume efforts searching for answers into her disappearance and holding Mark Perkins accountable for his actions against myself and Ladybug.”

The man who lives there, Mark Perkins, was also arrested the following day after he allegedly charged at DePetro with a lawnmower while DePetro was live-streaming. 

Unlike DePetro, who had his charges dismissed, Perkins still faces an assault charge, according to court records.

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Oklahoma’s The Eagle 96.9 Rebrands as Freedom 96.9

KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

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Champlin Broadcasting Conservative Talk The Eagle 96.9 KQOB Enid/Oklahoma City and 1640 KZLS Enid will look a little different for its listeners as the station has rebranded.

Rather than calling itself The Eagle 96.9, the radio station will now be known as Freedom 96.9 (h/t Radio Insight). KZLS started simulcasting on KQOB at the beginning of this year after the 96.9 signal was leased to Citadel and Cumulus Media for nineteen years. 

The station features a syndicated lineup, including Hugh Hewitt, Brian Kilmeade, Dan Bongino, Mike Gallagher, Joe Pags, and Bill O’Reilly. Furthermore, with the rebrand possibly comes a new addition.

Freedom 96.9 is teasing the addition of Dana Loesch to the lineup as well to enhance the rebrand further as the station begins a new chapter as it provides news/talk to the residents. 

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