Protest Radio Show Hosts Encouraging Violence Against Trans Youth

It is striking that in our culture, it seems ok to some to advocate violence towards other human beings that wouldn’t even be acceptable toward a stray animal.  What is the terror that would drive two radio hosts to say hateful, cruel and violent things about a young person because they don’t wish to present the gender that our culture wants them to?  This is what happened on May 28th on a morning radio show in Sacramento, Calif. and Reno, Nev.

From the terrific blog Queers United:

“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….

TAKE ACTION NOW!
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
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”

To read some of what they actually said and see the original post: http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/06/demand-apology-from-station-encouraging.html

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One response to “Protest Radio Show Hosts Encouraging Violence Against Trans Youth

  1. Pingback: Shock Jock Says He “Looks Forward” to Transbashing . . . « Like a Whisper

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