Sacramento/Reno Radio Hosts Apologize for Remarks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The hosts of a Sacramento radio
program have apologized on-air for making disparaging remarks about
transgender teenagers.

Rob Williams of KRXQ's "Rob, Arnie & Dawn" show said Thursday
he did not intend to encourage the abuse of children or bullying of
transgenders. Co-host Arnie States blamed his "ignorance" that
name-calling would be hurtful.

On their May 28 show, Williams said transgenders are
"abnormal" and "freaks" with a "mental disorder." States said
he would hit his son with his shoe if he wanted to wear high heels.
The third host, Dawn Rossi, defended transgender people on the

The hosts were off the air this week until Thursday.

Several companies pulled their advertising after the Gay and
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation protested the remarks.

The show can be heard in Reno on KDOT-FM 104.5.