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Spezzano & Sandy Move From WPXY To WBZA

Entercom is changing up the morning lineups at two of its Rochester, NY stations. After 25 years at CHR 97.9 WPXY Scott Spezzano is moving to sister Rock “98.9 The Buzz” WBZA. Spezzano and co-host Sandy Waters will take the spot previously filled by Kimberly Rae and Barry Beck before they were fired in May for hateful comments about transgenders. Taking the morning slot at WPXY are current 4-10pm host Megan Carter and Corey James. Corey rejoins WPXY from Max Media’s “Hot 100.5” WVHT Norfolk, VA where he served as Music Director and Morning Host. The new show will be billed as “#Team PXY with Carter & Corey”. The programs will debut on Friday, September 12 with a simulcast of all four airing on both stations.

WBZA Rochester Morning Hosts Fired For Transgender Hate Comments

Entercom has fired Rock “98.9 The Buzz” WBZA Rochester morning hosts Kimberly Rae and Barry Beck following comments against the city’s new medical benefits for transgendered employees. 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. The issue stemmed from Rae stating, “The services that will be paid for under the new coverage: gender reassignment surgery, psychological counseling, because you’re proba...[Read More]