“The Morning Bull Show” host Rob Lederman has been fired following a racist exchange where he compared his preferred toaster settings to Black women’s skin tones on air.
On Thursday, broadcasting company Cumulus Media confirmed to the Associated Press that Lederman was “swiftly terminated” from the Buffalo, New York-based 97 Rock radio station for violating the company’s “programming principles.”
“Cumulus Media operates from a clearly-defined set of programming principles and there is no question that Rob Lederman’s comments made on ‘The Morning Bull Show’ are in direct violation of those principles,” a statement read. “We swiftly terminated him and suspended the remainder of the show’s on-air talent. We apologize, and deeply regret the incident.”
Lederman’s co-hosts Chris Klein and Rich “Bull” Gaenzler were suspended, local news station WKBW reports, although it’s not clear how long they will remain off air.