Under fire, radio host says transgender comments were ‘a joke’

SacBee.com – By Carlos Alcala

Lambasted by critics for belittling children who expressed transgender feelings, local radio host Arnie States said Wednesday that he didn’t do anything wrong.

In a show that aired last week, States and his co-hosts included a segment calling transgender people freaks.

“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,” said States, co-host of the “Rob, Arnie & Dawn” show, which airs mornings on KRXQ (98.5 FM) in Sacramento.