Radio hosts suspended for slur against Sikh AG return to air

Radio hosts suspended for slur against Sikh AG return to air
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.

Malloy and Franco earlier issued a written apology to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Sikh and East Asian communities, writing they were “deeply sorry” for the pain they caused.

The station also apologized and suspended the pair without pay.

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

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