first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment StubbingsR Advertisement Advertisement This is why terrestrial radio is awful! Some DJ in a shitty market makes some comment about .05% of the population and suddenly he’s suspended and apologies all around. I literally can go five minutes not caring about the plight of trannies. Christ, this guy is a morning jock in Winnipeg — this might be the thing that finally kills himOh, Rogers or Bell or Bell Rogers — such a bunch of babies. Only in Canada does the industry sanction itself. They don’t even wait for the CRTC. Don’t want to lose that tremendous tranny spending dollar! Thank god for podcasts and satellite radio. At least in that sphere trannies can have their thing and the rest of us can go on not caring. Dave Wheeler, Winnipeg host of 92 CITI FM’s Wheeler in the Morning, will be off the air for the time being, Rogers Media confirmed while apologizing for his comments about transgender people. (@Wheelerj28/Twitter) 1 COMMENT Twitter Login/Register With: Jul-17-18 at 9:27 pm Log in to leave a comment “We do not condone this type of behaviour, and we are taking steps to address this.”The statement follows Wheeler’s comments Monday that likened transgender people to actors who “pretend to be different things.”“Kind of like what you’re doing, really, in the grand scheme of things,” Wheeler said during the program.The conversation started with a discussion about Scarlett Johansson, who recently dropped out of playing a transgender man after facing backlash.Rogers Media confirmed it has invited a transgender community member to speak on the show about issues faced by transgender individuals.CBC News could not reach Wheeler for comment Monday.The host was previously suspended following controversial YouTube videos he was involved in in 2016 that were criticized as racist and sexist. Advertisement A Winnipeg radio personality was off the air Tuesday morning, a day after making comments about transgender people that Rogers Media said were contrary to its “standards and core values.”Dave Wheeler, host of 92 CITI FM program Wheeler in the Morning, won’t be on the program for the time being, the communications company said Monday evening.“The comments do not represent our standards and core values, and we apologize for the insensitive and hurtful remarks made by Dave Wheeler,” Rogers Media spokesperson Andrea Goldstein wrote in an emailed statement to CBC News. Facebooklast_img