May 22, 2014 7:15 pm -

WBZA in Rochester, NY fired Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck for for “hateful” comments on transgenders while discussing their city’s decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees.

Ray referred to someone seeking gender reassignment surgery as “a nut job.” Beck equated the issue to having the city pay for breast enhancement or liposuction for a mentally ill woman.

The discussion on their “Breakfast Buzz” show Wednesday had generated 4,000 signatures by Thursday on a removal petition.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Obewon May 22nd, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Beck’s Fired from Radio for anti-LGBT bigotry! Homophobes seem unable to gain enough self-esteem to embrace SCOTUS equal marriage & civil rights decisions as US law of the entire land! Next-up: Space alien insurgents crashed the tea party!

  2. MR. RIGHT May 22nd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    There’s TWO Becks? Isn’t one enough? We are so lucky in Amercia to have two d i c k s.

  3. fahvel May 23rd, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I kinda agree – elective surgery might not be a coverable expense –