Did You Hear the One About the DJ Fired for Saying Tranny

So, students at the College station at The University of Minnesota-Morris, got booted from the air because one of them uttered the word Tranny on the air. The hosts of the weekly show “Deplorable Radio” were pulled off the air while the show was on the air by Campus police and the student station manager. Video below:

According to the College Fix the student station manager (that’s a lot like being forced to land your plane by a student pilot) said: “Hey guys, I am just going to have you leave. You said a couple words that break FCC violations. And so for today I am going to have you stop your show. Specifically tranny. That is a hate slur it is not allowed on radio. I need you to leave.”

Student GM needs to check his/her FCC files, no such rule is in place. The student GM certainly has a right to boot talent, but claiming they violated FCC guidelines is a pretty far stretch. Let’s face it, he/she (wait, that was not gender correct at all) just didn’t like the content of the show.

The school board later backtracked, stating that yes, the hosts did not break any FCC rules.

I’d be lynched for the stuff I used to do years ago. Seems we’ve moved backwards since Lenny Bruce and George Carlin.

Just in case you need to check out the actual FCC “Rules” here they are. It’s all about “indecency,” although the FCC has never really defined exactly what that is. It’s very amusing that “indecency” as not defined by the FCC was defined by a comic in the ’70s making fun at the absurdity of the indecency laws and the opaqueness undefined by the federal agency.

Seems to me the hosts in question were just doing what hosts are supposed to do, being controversial. If I was the GM and got a call about someone complaining about their antics, I’d respond: “Thanks for the call. They are doing their job, and got a reaction. Your call just confirms that to me.”

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