Since she was 12 years old, Bernie Bernard knew she wanted to be on the radio. Influenced by New York City disc jockeys like Murray the K, Cousin Brucie and Dan Ingram, she dreamed of being live in the studio, interviewing rock stars and introducing listeners to some of the greatest rock music in the world. She always had her transistor radio nearby, and wore out tons of batteries as she hid the magical machine under her pillow at night. She had a catharsis when The Beatles first came to New York... she hung on every word as the DJ's followed the band around town and reported on every detail. She knew in her heart that that would be her career path.
With the rise of progressive FM radio, Bernie listened to emerging air personalities like Allison Steele and Rosko, as well as former rock-jock Scott Muni, who made the transition from AM to FM. After high school, Bernie attended C.W. Post College of Long Island University and spent most of her time at the campus station, WCWP-FM. From there, she went on to WBAB, then WNEW-FM, where she was hired by one of her heroes, program director Scott Muni. Bernie had a short stint at Long Island's WALK, then relocated to Washington, D.C., where she broadcast to 100 million people around the world via the Voice of America.
During her career, she has interviewed dozens of rock stars, reported live from backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, the Grammy Awards, two of the Woodstock reunion festivals, and events like the Amnesty International Concert.
Ms. Bernie Bernard