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  1. TANK says

    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!

  2. Jay says

    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.

  3. AuthlimofXvim says

    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

  4. Matt says

    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.

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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.

  7. Homo Genius says

    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.

  8. Ken says

    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?

  9. Tyler says

    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.

  10. anon says

    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.

  11. Derrick from Philly says

    @ KEN,

    thank you for your comment, KEN. But you’re trying to talk reasonably with a misogynistic, anti-Transgender lunatic. Yesterday, he the nerve to call me an “old black queen.” When I was going home people on the train must have thought I was crazy because I couldn’t stop laughing.

    “old black queen”

    F.ck you, Rick and all of your aliases (Litper, Enchantra, Petey, Homo Genius, Styler, Jaker…all of ’em)

    We’ll never know why Rick killed off David Hearn…but who cares?

  12. Jan says

    Sorry, but I don’t find this offensive. Sure they don’t speak like diplomats, but that is how it is on radio. I think they make some valid points.

  13. Jmac says

    These two are already fired I’m sure. Radio companies fire jocks for little reason all the time, something like this will get you canned before you know what hit you

  14. mackypo says

    loool! anything that pisses off antigay trans activists I support 100%! we should make these guys marshals of the upcoming pride parades!

  15. Troye says

    Pretty amazing that Little Kiwi has the audacity to tout his affiliation with PFLAG. In fact, his wealthy mother runs the local PFLAG chapter. I guess it’s an ego boost for her.

    This is the same horrible woman who boosted the public relations profile of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who is extremely homophobic and anti-trans. You would think that Kiwi would have a sense of shame for himself and his harridan mother, but no . . .

  16. acorlando says

    I am originally from Rochester…one of the most progressive cities in the country. Trust me, after this, they won’t be on air long.

  17. Susan Jordan says

    This feminist lesbian editor lives in Rochester and edits The Empty Closet newspaper,published by the Gay Alliance for 41 years. By the way my best friend is trans. We are launching an all out campaign to let 98.9 know they are out of line. The avalanche of letters, emails, calls etc, has begun!

  18. AJ says

    And you’re all so much better than them, as you sit there ripping them apart for what they believe.

    Last I checked, everyone was entitled to have their own opinions and express them freely.

    PS – it isn’t society’s “narrow minded binary ways,” it’s nature’s.

  19. AJ says

    And you’re all so much better than them, as you sit there ripping them apart for what they believe.

    Last I checked, everyone was entitled to have their own opinions and express them freely.

    PS – it isn’t society’s “narrow minded binary ways,” it’s nature’s.

  20. AJ says

    And you’re all so much better than them, as you sit there ripping them apart for what they believe.

    Last I checked, everyone was entitled to have their own opinions and express them freely.

    PS – it isn’t society’s “narrow minded binary ways,” it’s nature’s.

  21. AJ says

    And you’re all so much better than them, as you sit there ripping them apart for what they believe.

    Last I checked, everyone was entitled to have their own opinions and express them freely.

    PS – it isn’t society’s “narrow minded binary ways,” it’s nature’s.

  22. Toot says

    Think you’re all getting offended for the hell of being offended. The hosts (especially the female) made some very good comments. I agree with them.

  23. pei says

    I for one am getting really tired of trans people getting offended by everything recently. You’re all screaming for the DJ’s to be fired for having an opinion that you don’t agree with. You’re acting like bullies, shouting down everyone who doesn’t humor the fact that you biologically a man regardless of fake boobs. You guys are causing so much friction in the LGBT community right now & i wish you’d just go away and be angry on a island together.

  24. pei says

    I for one am getting really tired of trans people getting offended by everything recently. You’re all screaming for the DJ’s to be fired for having an opinion that you don’t agree with. You’re acting like bullies, shouting down everyone who doesn’t humor the fact that you biologically a man regardless of fake boobs. You guys are causing so much friction in the LGBT community right now & i wish you’d just go away and be angry on a island together.

  25. RexTIII says

    I’ve written to the Management team listed within the link; respectfully while not glossing over the disgusting nature of this broadcast. Write!

  26. Tyler says

    Sean, most people would say the same thing to you. You wouldn’t know what a pair of balls looked like if they slapped you right in the face.

  27. Donna M. Johnson says

    Here’s my letter to the station:
    “Dear 98.9 Management,

    I have been a faithful Kimberly and Beck listener for many years. I have purchased products by your advertisers and promoted the show to my friends and on my Facebook page. However, since listening to a recent show where Kimberly, Beck and Chris totally trashed the City of Rochester’s addition to employee benefits of transitioning surgery for transgender individuals (they referenced a Democrat & Chronicle article which appeared that morning), I have since unfriended the show’s Facebook page and will not listen to nor promote the show until there is a public apology from Kimberly and Beck.

    The show displayed an appalling lack of sensitivity and, worse, spread multiple pieces of misinformation about trans individuals. There are several sources of information, most notably the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley and the publication The Empty Closet, via which they could’ve educated themselves on the matter prior to their extremely offensive broadcast.

    Rochester is one of the most LGBTQ-affirming cities in the US. Our Annual Pride Week in July draws a number of tourists to the area, and the city has long been a supporter of LGBTQ rights, even flying the Pride flag in City Hall. Moreover, multiple large Rochester-based businesses are LGBTQ-supporting. My partner, an individual on the trans spectrum, and I chose to live here because of the positive environment for LGBTQ folks.

    Kimberly, Beck and Chris apparently have not bothered to educate themselves about the city within which they work. They are clearly in the minority on this issue and have insulted a very large sector of the Greater Rochester population. Please educate them on these issues and strongly encourage them to apologize to the LGBTQ community.

    Sincerely,
    Donna M. Johnson”

  28. Chickadee says

    I’m from the area and can’t stand these two. They regularly spout their uneducated, intolerant opinions in the same grating manner. I’m glad to see someone calling them out on it.

  29. DavidJ says

    While I’m annoyed at the people commenting trying to politicize this… I hope they get fired. Not because I’m particularly offended, I dont get offended, 1st amendment is for idiots too, but namely because I think they are total hacks and have a terrible show.

  30. Gay Voice says

    Jesus. You people sending off letters & e-mails are pathetic.You make me ashamed to be gay.You’re becoming just the same kind of militant reactionaries that we expect from right wing groups. Say anything we don’t agree with & we’ll get you fired. You’re bullies plain & simple.These presenters said something you didn’t agree with,get over it.If i spent as much time and energy as you people do finding things to be offended by, i’d have no quality of life.Save those e-mails & letters for the politicians & companies who actually bring in legislation against the LGBTXYZ community rather than 2 stupid dj’s who’s opinions won’t make a difference.I worry about the backlash from society, with all you militants demanding people conform to your viewpoint or shut up (where have i heard that kind of thing before?)It’s fine for you big city trans-activists & gays with your large support, but think of us in small communities where we don’t even have gay bars.We have no protection when the tide turns & the homophobic backlash starts.We’re already seeing more Muslims being attacked since the war.

  31. Matt says

    Someone on here mentioned sending emails to the shows advertisers. I did a google search but couldn’t really find any. I’m not the best at this kind of thing. Does anyone have or know where I can find a list of the advertisers. I was so disgusted, I’m happy to forward the email I sent to the shows producers to their advertisers.

  32. Gay Voice says

    I am ALL for gays enjoying the same rights and freedoms & other people in society, but there is a right way to go about it.Screaming abuse & getting people fired is not going to win straight middle America over, they’ll just think you’re trouble makers & your point will be lost on them.You affect change by going through the right legislative channels calmly & rationally.You can’t change people’s perceptions by aggressively shouting them down if they disagree with your point of view.They just become more angry & confrontational.Don’t take the stone out of the bully’s hand & throw it back, it makes you no better than him.

  33. liz says

    Kimberly and Beck have been trash for years.Maybe someone should rifle through old audio and remind Kimberly just how imperfect and flawed she really is. Remember her dirty laundry ?

  34. Anon Ron says

    Hey MATT, what’s *Your* reason for being so disgusted? Are you a Transsexual? Do you live in Rochester? See, i expect it from the women, they’re known for being petty,spiteful & not knowing when to shut up, but i expected more from a man.

  35. human says

    There is this little thing called KARMA, yeah one of these days it catches up with ya. Maybe not until ur old and need help and the only person who is there is a transgender nurse or doctor or emt or fireman/woman, cop, ur son or daughter..whatever..you get the idea

  36. CHRIS T.IAN says

    There wont be any tranny nurses or doctors.the only people who employ them are the liberal media.I would disown my child if he came to me and said he wanted to be a pseudo woman.how do you trannies know what it feels like to be a woman? you ever given birth or had a period? There’s more to being a woman than wearing dresses & heels & having implants.That’s like me saying i’m a man cos i like football.

  37. Sergio says

    You guys,are living proof that you can be hurtful and obtuse to replace talent. This is reminds me of Rush and Glen Beck I have never been so moved to write a letter to government official, this is hateful and hurtful and I pray you grow up.

  38. Stephanie says

    Rochester has quite the LBGTQ community. I would think a Rochester radio show would support all things Rochester. Also, clearly, Kimberly and Beck are very uneducated and misinformed regarding the stigma of mental health issues and one’s decision for gender reassignment surgery. Ignorance breeds cruelty, and that is Kimberly and Beck: ignorant and cruel. Disgusting.

  39. Matt says

    I dont understand why people have to be so hateful. Probably consider themselves good Christians. If transgender is a mental disorder then it should be treated like anything else.

  40. Scylla says

    Truly disgusted with the hosts behavior, rude, I’ll informed, and Trans phobic .
    Instead of belittling people, how about channeling that energy into maybe learning about what it means to be Transgender because you obviously have no idea !

  41. Shauna says

    Was that necessary SEAN? Doesn’t look so feminine herself? Oh, you mean like us Trans-Women? I’m not the type who gets offended but this whole thing is getting ugly.This isn’t Stonewall.It’s 2 stupid disc jockeys who said some stupid comments.Get over it & move on instead of trying to ruin their careers.Will that really make you happy? If so then that makes you no better than the American Family Association with all their trying to shout down anyone who disagrees with them.I’m so frustrated reading so many angry messages from people who should know better.

  42. Evaine Li Mei Wesp says

    Ban these people permanently. Yes, it is a free nation where free speech is guaranteed to all; understood, appreciated, and beyond thankful for that right. However, we as a people need to demand better and hold the people in positions of power especially so regarding individuals in the media, to a higher standard of accountability and basic human decency. The countless listening ears exposed to this viscous and ignorant hate-based speech is truly repugnant and beyond disturbing. It’s sad enough that in 2014 America there are everyday Americans who STILL go about their daily lives with a cloud of hate following them. These two ignorant, going nowhere, classless, backwards, unintelligent, devoid of emotion, uncultured, radio “personalities” DO have a voice and clearly haven’t gotten the memo that it’s a new world. Need we forget we live in AMERICA the melting pot of the universe, “land of the free home of the brave” as a transexual woman you find me a more brave person than someone who is transgendered. We as a LGBTQI people are the minority amongst minorities; trans individuals in particular. We are the last group of people left to demean and treat like second class citizens. As an LGBTQI people we are every race, color, creed, profession, background; the world over. Transgender people face such a stigma and are reduced to a laugh track on a two bit radio program. Hate is based on ignorance. There is nothing humorous about being trapped inside of a wrong body, lying awake at night weeping, self hating, desperately seeking a new body because our brain, soul, very identities, and whole being is that of the opposite assigned gender. It’s a medical condition-not a choice. We are a marginalized and outcast people that are systematically discriminated against daily by lay people and the government. We are however PEOPLE. A proud and beautiful people at that. I bleed the same color as you do. We are human beings and deserve the same rights as every other tax paying American born citizen. History is on our side and like all great American moments be it women’s lib or civil rights, it takes time. Kudos to Rochester for being on the right side of history. Regardless of the struggle NO ONE in 2014 America deserves to be talked to or treated like this. There is nothing humorous about 41% of trans youth attempting suicide. There’s nothing funny about being so disrespected and degraded that jobs, housing, and basically rights are drastically taken from us.There is nothing funny about 1 in 12 trans people being murdered for being who they are in the United States of America. There is nothing funny about living day to day in fear for your life. As a proud trans woman I urge EVERYONE trans or not who believes in human decency and the America I know and love to stand up to this and all situations of discrimination and bullying. Together WE can end all hate. WE can as a united people seeking peace CAN make real and lasting changes in this world. Let us make a change for the better and heal the world of its baseless prejudices and hate and come into a new generation where love, acceptance, and EQUAL rights is the norm for ALL.

  43. ME says

    Get off your soapbox Evaine! You tranny’s have far too much time on your hands writing your essays. I’ve never known a transsexual who can write a comment without it taking up half the page.It’s a comment not a thesis! Go into politics, you’re wasted on here.

  44. Erik Dietl-Friedli says

    Congratulations to the radio station for not tolerating Hate and Fear. These two will never work again in this capacity and we are all better off for it.

  45. diver4lifePR says

    these two ignorant idiots need to have the city pay for the surgery to surgically remove their heads out of their asses! They are ignorant about everything they’re talking about, they are disrespectful and they need to be off the air!!!!

  46. Jules says

    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.

  47. danah says

    Hi, Yo.

    Could you please cite the medical opinion that GCS is cosmetic? I’ve been hunting up and down, and all I can find is doctor after doctor, medical org after medical org saying it’s medically necessary. For decades and decades.

    So please, help me out here. I’d really like to know your authoritative medical source for claiming GCS is cosmetic.

    Say, you wouldn’t simply be talking out of your backside would you? That sure would be disappointing.

  48. danah says

    Hi, Yo.

    Could you please cite the medical opinion that GCS is cosmetic? I’ve been hunting up and down, and all I can find is doctor after doctor, medical org after medical org saying it’s medically necessary. For decades and decades.

    So please, help me out here. I’d really like to know your authoritative medical source for claiming GCS is cosmetic.

    Say, you wouldn’t simply be talking out of your backside would you? That sure would be disappointing.

  49. danah says

    Hi, Yo.

    Could you please cite the medical opinion that GCS is cosmetic? I’ve been hunting up and down, and all I can find is doctor after doctor, medical org after medical org saying it’s medically necessary. For decades and decades.

    So please, help me out here. I’d really like to know your authoritative medical source for claiming GCS is cosmetic.

    Say, you wouldn’t simply be talking out of your backside would you? That sure would be disappointing.

  50. danah says

    Hi, Yo.

    Could you please cite the medical opinion that GCS is cosmetic? I’ve been hunting up and down, and all I can find is doctor after doctor, medical org after medical org saying it’s medically necessary. For decades and decades.

    So please, help me out here. I’d really like to know your authoritative medical source for claiming GCS is cosmetic.

    Say, you wouldn’t simply be talking out of your backside would you? That sure would be disappointing.

  51. Goober says

    This all makes lots of sense…don’t let them play with matches, eat candy or run with scissors; but cut off your pee pee – of course…here’s taxpayers’ money.

  52. Crystal says

    The comments by the two hosts are ignorant and extremely hurtful. Very terrible commentary. Sad. Consider that the high suicide rate of transgender people is directly related to these sorts of attitudes and hateful comments. They ought to be required to actually be knowledgeable before they are allowed to offer their ‘wisdom’ to the public.

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