jan_can_too (jan_can_too) wrote,

Please help stand up for ALL kids

So I got this in my email and I’m passing it along. I emailed the contacts listed and I voted that the hosts were totally out of line on the radio station’s website (Scroll down to see where to vote.)

All the stuff after the asterisks is copied with slight editing for length from the email I got.


Call to Action

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TAKE ACTION: Demand that KRXQ Radio Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie
 States Apologize for Encouraging Violence Against Transgender Children

In a lengthy May 28 tirade on the Rob, Arnie & Dawn in
the Morning radio show heard in Sacramento, California on KRXQ 98.5 FM
and Reno, Nevada on KDOT 104.5 FM, hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States
verbally attacked transgender children. While discussing a recent
story about a transgender child in Omaha, Nebraska and her parents'
decision to support her transition, the two hosts spent more than 30
minutes explicitly promoting child abuse of and making cruel,
dehumanizing and defamatory comments toward transgender children.

You can listen to the entire segment beginning at 4:48 by clicking this 

Among the comments made by the hosts:

ROB WILLIAMS [11:12]: This is a weird person who is demanding
attention. And when it's a child, all it takes is a hug, maybe some
tough love or anything in between. When your little boy said, ‘Mommy,
I want to walk around in a dress.' You tell them no cause that's not
what boys do. But that's not what we're doing in this culture.

ARNIE STATES [13:27]: If my son, God forbid, if my son put on a pair
of high heels, I would probably hit him with one of my shoes. I would
throw a shoe at him. Because you know what? Boys don't wear high
heels. And in my house, they definitely don't wear high heels.

ROB WILLIAMS [17:45]: Dawn, they are freaks. They are abnormal. Not
because they're girls trapped in boys bodies but because they have a
mental disorder that needs to be somehow gotten out of them. That's
where therapy could help them.

ROB WILLIAMS [18:15]: Or because they were molested. You know a lot of
times these transgenders were molested. And you need to work with them
on that. The point is you don't allow the behavior. You cure the

ARNIE STATES [21:30]: You got a boy saying, ‘I wanna wear dresses.'
I'm going to look at him and go, ‘You know what? You're a little
idiot! You little dumbass! Look, you are a boy! Boys don't wear

ARNIE STATES [29:22]: You know, my favorite part about hearing these
stories about the kids in high school, who the entire high school
caters around, lets the boy wear the dress. I look forward to when
they go out into society and society beats them down. And they end up
in therapy.

To her credit, co-host Dawn Rossi stood up to Williams and States
during the segment.
Despite her apparent lack of familiarity with transgender issues,
Rossi repeatedly defended transgender people and made an on-air
apology for her colleagues' defamatory remarks.

Please contact KRXQ management in Sacramento, California, where the
show is produced and demand that radio show hosts Rob Williams and
Arnie States publicly apologize. Call on KRXQ to hold Williams and
States accountable for their remarks and establish clear standards to
ensure their media platform will not be used to condone or promote
violence against any parts of the communities they serve.


John Geary

Vice President & General Manager


(916) 339-4209


Arnie States

On Air Personality


(916) 334-7777


Rob Williams

On Air Personality


(916) 334-7777


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