Sacramento Based Radio Hosts Defame, Advocate Violence Against Transgender Children

By GLAAD |
June 1, 2009

GLAAD is currently working with the Trans Youth Family Allies to respond to a highly defamatory radio broadcast on KRXQ-FM in Sacramento, California on May 28.

In a long tirade on the Rob, Arnie & Dawn in the Morning radio show, heard in Sacramento, California on KRXQ 98.5FM, hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States verbally attacked transgender children when discussing a recent story about a transgender child and her parents’ decision to support her transition in Omaha, NE.

Hosts of the show Rob Arnie & Dawn

Hosts of the show Rob Arnie & Dawn

The two hosts spent more than 30 minutes making highly derogatory comments about transgender children and promoting child abuse as a so-called “cure” for their gender identity.

GLAAD has reached out to KRXQ management to communicate our serious concerns and demand an apology. We are waiting for their reply.

We'll have much more information on the incident tomorrow, so please check back for updates. In the meantime if you'd like to voice your concerns please reach out to these contacts:

John Geary
Vice President & General Manager
KRXQ-FM
(916) 339-4209
jgeary@entercom.com

Arnie States
On Air Personality
KRXQ-FM
(916) 334-7777
rad@robarnieanddawn.com

Rob Williams
On Air Personality
KRXQ-FM
(916) 334-7777
rwilliams@entercom.com

When contacting KRXQ , please ensure that your emails and phone calls are civil and respectful and do not engage in the kind of name-calling or abusive behavior that we are expressing our concerns about.