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Jocks get the boot over transgender comments

3 years 1 week 6 hours ago May 22, 2014 May 22, 2014 Thursday, May 22 2014 May 22, 2014 6:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK- Two morning radio show hosts were fired over their on-air comments regarding Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees.

Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck of WBZA worked for Entercom Rochester. Ray referred to anyone seeking a gender reassignment procedure as a "nut job." Beck chimed in it was like the city paying for breast enhancement or liposuction for a mentally ill woman.

The remarks were made on their "Breakfast Buzz" show and generated more than 4,000 signatures calling for them to be fired.

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