Updated: 05/22/2014 5:19 PM
Created: 05/22/2014 10:03 AM WHEC.com
Kimberly and Beck, hosts of “The Breakfast Buzz” on 98.9 The Buzz (WBZA-FM) have been fired.
The station issued the following statement via Twitter, "This morning Entercom fired Kimberly and Beck effective immediately. Their hateful comments against the transgender community do not represent our station or our company. We deeply apologize to the transgender community, the community of Rochester and anyone else who was offended by their comments. We are proud of our past work on behalf of the local LGBT community and we remain committed to that partnership."
On Tuesday, Kimberly and Beck, hosts of “The Breakfast Buzz” on 98.9 The Buzz, made offensive comments about the transgender community, this after the City of Rochester announced it would include transgender health benefits for employees. Those comments garnered national attention.
Today we spoke with Scott Fearing. He's the Executive Director of the Gay Alliance. He said, “This is one of those moments that as an executive director and as a community leader is sort of challenging in that I can't say that I'm happy that somebody has lost their job but what I am happy about it that the disc jockeys have learned there are consequences to their language and to their speech and that ignorance is never something that should be put out there and that a group of people shouldn't be made fun of.”
Their firing comes one day after Entercom Media, the company that owns “The Buzz” suspended the duo.