Student radio host says ‘tranny’ on air… gets a lesson in liberal censorship (video)

A University of Minnesota-Morris student radio host was thrown off the air and confronted by police when he used the word “tranny” during an on-air discussion about Antifa violence.

UMM student Brandon Albrecht and co-host Taylor Lehmann were discussing the lack of Antifa style violence at their university on a recent episode of their show, “Deplorable Radio,” when Albrecht’s remark drew the ire of an unnamed individual who reportedly serves as the station manager.

The manager falsely claimed that “tranny” is hate speech which can’t be said on-air because of FCC rules.

Here’s a report on the incident via The College Fix: 

“Deplorable Radio” is a weekly show on KUMM hosted by students Brandon Albrecht and Tayler Lehmann. Albrecht told The College Fix in an email that the programming is “a mix of politics, music, and some random musings about current events locally and around the world.”

The duo was notified of the cancellation two weeks ago after Albrecht used a controversial word on-air to refer to transgender individuals.

During a discussion about the university’s lack of “Antifa” violence, Albrecht said the campus was too small for a potential violent activist to hide his identity.

“You know, you can definitely, you see one tranny that’s trying to punch someone,” Albrecht told The Fix he said on-air. “You know it’s automatically that one guy that you know I’m talking about. I bet you know. I’m not going to dox anybody and name them on air. But you two know if I say the tranny who looks like he’s going to punch someone. Yep.”

“About fifteen minutes later,” Albrecht told The Fix, “the student station manager came into the studio with a UMMPD officer and told us to leave. She said we had violated FCC law by saying a word that was never allowed on air, ‘tranny.’ So we packed up and left the studio.”

The university was later forced to walk back its false claim about the alleged FCC violation– but is still keeping the conservative students off the air by claiming Albrecht and Lehmann were broadcasting while intoxicated. Both students contest the allegation.

Albrecht told The Fix that he and his co-host were also asked to voluntarily resign from the university’s radio club, “or else they would bring it to a vote for the entire club to kick us out.”

Again from The Fix:

Albrecht said that he and Lehmann refuse to resign and want to “go out with a bang and make the executive staff hold a ridiculous vote for the whole station to kick us out for saying ‘tranny.’”

“It is a shame,” Albrecht wrote, “that our freedom of speech is being curtailed today in the very place it should be most free, on college campuses.”

Indeed.

 

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