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Radio hosts suspended for slur against Sikh AG return to air

August 6, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Gurbir Grewal is sworn in before testifying in front of the senate judiciary committee in Trenton, N.J. WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, the hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show suspended for calling Grewal, the nation's first Sikh attorney general "turban man," are back on the air Monday, Aug. 6, after a 10-day suspension. (Chris Pedota /The Record via AP, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show suspended for calling the nation’s first Sikh attorney general “turban man” are back on the air.

WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco returned to the air Monday after a 10-day suspension.

Franco called it an “emotional whirlwind” of a week and said she looks forward to moving on.

Malloy and Franco earlier issued an apology to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Sikh and Asian communities, writing they were “deeply sorry.”

The station also apologized and suspended them without pay.

The longtime hosts of the “Dennis & Judi” show uttered the slur last month while talking about Grewal’s directive to prosecutors to temporarily suspend marijuana prosecutions.

Grewal, who wears a turban and beard, called on Twitter for an end to “small-minded intolerance.”

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