College Student Says “Tranny” on Radio; Then it Got UGLY

School staff at a Minnesota college called the police when two students-turned-radio show hosts used the word “tranny” on their program.

Brandon Albrecht and Taylor Lehmann were in the middle of their show “Deplorable Radio” (which, you can guess, has a Trumpian edge), when one of them uttered the word “tranny” on the air.

The weekly show at the University of Minnesota-Morris is aired weekly by the two aspiring deejays. It is a “mix of politics, music, and some random musings about current events locally and around the world,” The College Fix reports.

The discussion was about the school’s lack of Antifa violence. Albrecht commented that the school was just too small for a violent activist to conceal their true identity.

“You know, you can definitely, you see one tranny that’s trying to punch someone,” Albrecht 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 15 minutes after he uttered the word, the student station manager entered the studio with a college police officer and ordered them to leave.

“She said we had violated FCC law by saying a word that was never allowed on air, ‘tranny,’” Albrecht said. “So we packed up and left the studio.”

“Hey guys, I am just going to have you leave. You said a couple words that break FCC violations,” the manager says, according to the video, which appears to be lightly edited for time. “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.”

As she’s saying the words, the officer stands in the background.

“Did you really have to call the police?” the students ask.

“Yes,” she responds.

“It’s a violation, you are breaking the law,” she continued. “I just need to enter a report…”

“That is a specific hate speech word never allowed on radio,” she tells the students as they pack up, “in the same way that you can never say ‘cocksucker’ on radio.”

Here’s the video:

Of course, that’s all a lie. The student manager made it all up.

One week after they were kicked off the air, the radio station managers called Albrecht and Lehmann to an “executive board meeting,” along with the radio club’s faculty advisor.

According to Albrecht, they told the radio hosts that they “were permanently suspended from the radio by executive decision.”

They told the pair they received “complaints” about the show and threats to file a grievance with the FCC that could end up costing the station “thousands of dollars.”

Albrecht told The Fix that the board openly admitted that the hosts had not in fact broken FCC rules by saying the word “tranny.” The board, however, claimed that they had “received complaints the week before that said [Albrecht and Lehmann] sounded like [they] were under the influence, which is an FCC violation.”

Since the whole thing was made up, the board decided to claim the two were drunk.

He said the board asked them to voluntarily resign from the club or they would vote to kick them out.

According to First Amendment and media lawyer Bob Corn-Revere, the board’s assertions regarding federal communication laws are false. “The officials are wrong,” Corn-Revere told The Fix via email. “Neither [saying the word ‘tranny’ nor broadcasting while under the influence] is a violation of FCC rules.”

The two claim they were “100% sober.”

Later, when that started to fall apart, they backtracked.

Late Wednesday, Albrecht received an email from the radio station manager that pulled back slightly on its allegations.

“Upon further consultation with University officials, we have come to the conclusion that our language concerns have been determined to not be in violation of FCC community standards.”

The manager, however, cited a new set of alleged violations by Albrecht and Lehmann, such as “not playing at least 2 new songs per hour.”

This is more nonsense, of course. The two have decided they’re not going to resign, instead choosing to fight it out in court.

“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.”

H/T: Conservative Tribune