I just received the following email from Mr. Geary of KRXQ:
Thank you for your feedback regarding the May 28th and June 3rd, 2009 broadcasts of “The Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show.” I understand the seriousness of the issue, and want to share with you a copy of a notice that has been posted on our website, www.krxq.net.Well, it had better be an apology, anyway. It's not like they didn't already blow their chance at an apology--now they want another one. I'm anticipating their response, though, since maybe--just maybe, they won't fuck this one up too.
During these shows, Rob and Arnie made what we, and they, recognize were completely unacceptable remarks concerning members of the transgender community, especially children. Accordingly, , the show will be dedicated to what we anticipate will be a forum to promote a better understanding among all listeners of the issues involved.
John D. Geary
Vice President / General Manager
However, I would like to point out my problem with their first unapology: telling people not to be offended because it's all just jokes, man is no fucking excuse. I also have a problem with the "just jokes" excuse, since jokes are not often told in such a fiery hateful manner (unless, of course, you're Lewis Black, but I digress). The few clips I've seen of the KRXQ show in question, these men are spewing hateful bile in such an angry and offensive manner that I find it hard to believe these were "just jokes." These weren't jokes. These were men who are filled judgement and hate, and who are just pissed that so many people called them out on their comments.
I don't think an apology is enough at this point. They've already gotten their chance to apologize and they didn't take it. Now that the heat's on and their sponsors are dropping one by one have they realized that it was wrong (and I think that realization stirs little in them).