WHAM-A's Bob Lonsberry's Blog Comment About The City's New Transgender Benefits Angers Management
May 27, 2014 at 5:00 AM (PT)
It was just last week (NET NEWS 5/22) that ENTERCOM Rock WBZA (98.9 THE BUZZ)/ROCHESTER, NY fired morning duo KIMBERLY AND BECK following on-air remarks over new transgender benefits for City of ROCHESTER employees caused an uproar.
Now, another ROCHESTER radio host is in hot water over the same issue.
CCM+E N/T WHAM-A midday host BOB LONSBERRY's blog on the station website has been removed, but station management released a statement to WHAM-TV about it.
VP/Market Mgr. ROBERT MORGAN said, "Though BOB LONSBERRY is entitled to his opinion about the City of ROCHESTER’s health care plan, his blog post and comments about members of the transgender community were insensitive. His remarks do not reflect the position or attitudes of the station or its management. We cannot discuss employee personnel matters, but I can tell you that the station has removed the post and is extending an invitation to local leaders of the LGBT community to meet with BOB LONSBERRY and speak on the topic."