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Rochester Radio Hosts Mock Transgender People in Disturbing, Offensive Segment: LISTEN

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The city of Rochester, New York announced this week that it would be adding transgender health benefits for employees and their families in the city medical plan.

The Democrat & Chronicle reported: "Under the new coverage, effective Jan. 1, city employees will be eligible to receive services related to gender reassignment surgery, such as medical and psychological counseling, hormone therapy and cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries."

BreakfastbuzzThat news caught the eye of 98.9 'Breakfast Buzz' morning radio hosts Kimberly and Beck who took the opportunity to unleash a torrent of mockery upon trans people during a sarcastic 12-minute segment in which they cackled about genitalia and insulted a caller who dialed in to tell them how offensive they were.

Some of the choice quotes (although you really must listen to the audio, AFTER THE JUMP...)

"Transgender or gender nonconforming. What the hell does that mean? Like you're not a woman or a man??

"The dude can look like a lady and the city is going to pay for it!" (cue "Dude Looks Like a Lady" music)

"Does that mean then if women want a boob job they'll pay for a boob job because that's only right."

"The services that will be paid for under the new coverage - gender reassignment surgery, PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING, because you're probably a NUTJOB to begin with!"

"It's a slippery slope. Then if some woman can go to a doctor and it'd be proven that she's got mental issues because her rack's not big enough then you know what? she deserves a boob job, Right Kimberly? Or she deserves liposuction."

"Right, IF YOU CAN PROVE YOU'RE A NUT, I guess."

Kimberly and Beck then go on to discuss female trans athletes, including one at a local school, and how they should definitely not be able to play sports...

"When he steps up to the plate, doesn't he have two bats?"

Finally, a woman calls in to tell them "it's incredibly disrespectful towards transgender people. Please don't spread any misinformation especially when you're joking about it."

One of the hosts replies: "Thank you, SIR" as the others laugh.

Listen (autoplay), AFTER THE JUMP...

You can contact 98.9 HERE.

UPDATE: Of course they have taken the clip down....but there is a replacement.

Old clip, taken down:

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  1. KNowing the wonderful world of radio as I do, I'm certain they'll be unemployed soon. No one is more expendable than a Radio personality.

    Posted by: Sean | May 21, 2014 11:44:27 AM


  2. These two people are not funny; they are just vile haters. Look at the guy... he has obvious gayface, and that woman has a deeper voice than a lumberjack. How pathetic that two self-hating, in-denial gay people are being bullies and acting like idiots. Fire them immediately and make them get real jobs!

    Posted by: TANK | May 21, 2014 11:47:26 AM


  3. Disgusting people! Most gender nonconforming people go get surgeries to conform to societal norms. It is our narrow minded binary ways that cause them confusion, frustration and pain.

    Posted by: Jay | May 21, 2014 11:50:06 AM


  4. Republicans.

    Posted by: TWINS | May 21, 2014 11:55:13 AM


  5. they look perfect for radio

    Posted by: mattincinci | May 21, 2014 11:56:59 AM


  6. Wow, Kimberly and Beck are assholes.

    Posted by: Daniel | May 21, 2014 11:57:32 AM


  7. Ah, once again, they have the faces for radio.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | May 21, 2014 12:01:44 PM


  8. Kimberly has mentioned she is also a feminist...coincidence??...

    Posted by: styler | May 21, 2014 12:04:18 PM


  9. And if they're forced to apologize or are taken off the air then they'll cry on places like Fox News about the "intolerant gay mafia".
    *Yawns* keep on talking anti-diversity people. Everyone needs to know how crazy and offensive you are

    Posted by: AuthlimofXvim | May 21, 2014 12:06:45 PM


  10. If you want to really put the fear of god into these idiots - and you have some spare time - Google the 98.9 The Buzz advertisers. (There's a little photo gallery of all of the places The Buzz has visited and done live broadcasts from.) Then send e-mails to all those local businesses, telling them you'll no longer patronize their business so long as they advertise on the station.

    Nothing gets action like lost sales revenue. One call from one of their advertisers is equivalent to 1000 e-mails from nobodies.

    Posted by: Matt | May 21, 2014 12:19:34 PM


  11. I sent an email to the station, I hope everyone does as well to let them know how damaging this kind of ignorance is to trans kids/teens

    Posted by: Andrea | May 21, 2014 12:27:18 PM


  12. disgusting.

    at a recent PFLAG meeting we had 6 families of young transpeople attend. teens. and then bigots like this go on the air and spread the kind of hatred that these CHILDREN have to deal with on a daily basis.

    right off the bat, this bigoted woman shows us all that she doesn't understand this - and then goes on to ramble, anyway.

    hey folks - get educated. it's 2014. time to stop "just not knowing" this stuff.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 21, 2014 12:29:43 PM


  13. disgusting.

    at a recent PFLAG meeting we had 6 families of young transpeople attend. teens. and then bigots like this go on the air and spread the kind of hatred that these CHILDREN have to deal with on a daily basis.

    right off the bat, this bigoted woman shows us all that she doesn't understand this - and then goes on to ramble, anyway.

    hey folks - get educated. it's 2014. time to stop "just not knowing" this stuff.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 21, 2014 12:29:47 PM


  14. lets see, CHILDREN, cant get their ears pierced, cant get tattoos, cant tie their own shoes or engage in legal contracts need permission slips to go on field trips, but Little Kiwi thinks they are mature enough to understand and make gender decisions.

    Posted by: Homo Genius | May 21, 2014 12:36:00 PM


  15. Can someone download this and post it to YouTube bc they'll probably take it down.

    Posted by: Peter | May 21, 2014 12:36:54 PM


  16. I only comment on stories where Rick's other aliases have posted. Coincidence?

    Posted by: Styler | May 21, 2014 12:40:34 PM


  17. Children are not making "gender decisions." They are merely being themselves. They are no more making gender decisions than gay men are making sexual orientation decisions. And who better to know where on the spectrum of possible genders they fall than the children themselves?

    Posted by: Ken | May 21, 2014 12:42:40 PM


  18. This is absolutely horrible. And before the "uppity Trans activists" rants begin, let me just say if these two radio cretins were just as nasty about LGB individuals as they were about Trans individuals, there would total and unconditional outrage. Sorry if you think less of Transgender individuals, but they are a part of our collective LGBT community, and they deserve our support.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 21, 2014 12:46:41 PM


  19. Just wrote to them. I hope everyone else will, too.

    Posted by: TAL | May 21, 2014 12:47:56 PM


  20. Just wrote to them. I hope everyone else will, too.

    Posted by: TAL | May 21, 2014 12:47:57 PM


  21. Good. Transgender people deserve to be called out for what they are: mentally ill!

    Posted by: Petey | May 21, 2014 12:50:56 PM


  22. Good. Transgender people deserve to be called out for what they are: mentally ill!

    Posted by: Rick | May 21, 2014 12:51:02 PM


  23. Oh Rick, nobody listens to you anymore. If they ever did.

    Posted by: Tigernan | May 21, 2014 12:54:20 PM


  24. Hey Rick...how about you drink a Tall Heaping cup of STFU

    Posted by: disgusted merican | May 21, 2014 12:56:29 PM


  25. TR is becoming the shock transmitter relay of the "can you believe what they said!!" variety. Yes, I can believe what they said because in a country of 300 million people you're going to get a lot of stupid statements on every conceivable topic. There is nothing noteworthy about the 10 millionth stupid statement of the day. However, if it gets clicks I guess it must count for something.

    Posted by: anon | May 21, 2014 12:56:55 PM


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