The Rob, Arnie, and Dawn Show

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The Rob, Anybody, and Dawn Show
Genre Talk, News & Comedy
Running time 4 hours
Country United States
Language(s) English
Home station KRXQ in Sacramento
Syndicates KDOT in Reno, Nevada
KZND-FM in Anchorage, Alaska
KBRE in Merced, California
KHRD in Redding, California
Starring Rob Williams, Dawn Rossi, Arnie States (former host)
Creator(s) Rob Williams
Website www.radradio.com

The Rob, Anybody, and Dawn Show (Formerly: The Rob, Arnie, and Dawn Show, and The Rob, Nobody, and Dawn Show) is a syndicated morning radio show on KRXQ (98 Rock; 98.5 FM), formerly from Entercom's building in Sacramento, California and being rebroadcast on KDOT (104.5 FM) from Lotus' building in Reno, Nevada, KBRE (92.5) from Merced, California, and KHRD (103.1, 93.3) from Redding, California. Rob Williams, Arnie States, and Dawn Rossi are the show hosts.

The show has existed in various forms within various cities in the western United States such as Reno, Seattle and Sacramento. Most recently, it has been a call-in show.

Show hosts[edit]

Rob Williams[edit]

Born September 17, 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, there is a white gazebo with a diamond-studded gold plaque dedicated to Williams on city grounds. Raised in Pleasanton, California (an East bay suburb of San Francisco), he attended Ohlone College in Fremont, California and joined the KRLT morning show in Lake Tahoe in 1991. Williams hired Dawn Rossi, with whom he went on to work with at a country music radio station.

On August 26, 2012, Williams announced he was divorcing his wife of twelve years, Janell.[1]

Dawn Rossi[edit]

Born January 17, 1970, Rossi grew up in San Bernardino, California. She began pursuing a career in radio at age 20, after attending broadcasting school. Rob Williams, at the time 19 years old and the program director, offered her the Friday overnight shift at his station. Williams subsequently offered her a midday slot at his station Lake Tahoe. The company Rossi, Williams and States worked for was sold to a new company and eventually switched formats from country to rock. Williams and States later invited Rossi to join their morning show.

Arnie States[edit]

Born September 17, 1971 in Garland, Texas, States met Rob Williams in a bar in Reno, Nevada, and Williams offered States an internship at his station. When the woman who did the morning show left the station, States joined Williams as a co-host .

On October 22, 2012, States attempted suicide, resulting in a three-week hiatus from the show. He returned to the show November 13, 2012.[2]

On March 10, 2015, after a month-long personal leave of absence, the show and website removed all trace of Arnie's name. Following the show that day, Rob released the following statement "In the interest of Arnie's privacy, I can't talk about the circumstances (which is why it cannot and will not be addressed publicly beyond this), but I can confirm that Arnie is no longer on the show." [3]

On April 13 Arnie States returned to KRXQ, however he has joined a local (non-syndicated) afternoon radio show from 3pm-6pm , named "The Dog Pound" (an ensemble of 4 male hosts - Craig "The Dog Faced Boy", Joe Maumee, Andrew, and lastly, Arnie States) - The format is short segments about all kinds of pop culture and news subjects with music in-between, and occasional listener calls. Though the actual "show" portion only encompasses about 30% of the 3 hour block, with the other 70% being music. Craig has been vocal at times about his personal dislike of Rob William and Arnie has mostly remained silent when the subject comes up.

He has appeared on the Travel Channel show "Man vs. Food".[4] The comedy CD from his "Too Fat To Stand-Up" comedy show peaked at #3 on the U.S. iTunes Comedy Charts and #4 on the Billboard Comedy Albums.[5]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Comedy Albums[6] 4

The Rob, Arnie, and Sports Show[edit]

In February 2011, Rob and Arnie began The Rob, Arnie, and Sports Show. It aired in afternoon drive on ESPN 1320 in Sacramento, and was also syndicated on ESPN 94.5 in Reno, NV. The show ended in late July 2011, due to the demands of performing both morning drive and afternoon drive shows.

Controversies[edit]

Remarks about transgender youth[edit]

On May 28, 2009, Rob and Arnie engaged in a 30-minute conversation in which they described transgender people as "freaks," and "idiots." Arnie said, "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."[7] Arnie also said, "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." [8] Subsequently, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and others demanded an apology.[9] Arnie declined to apologize, on the grounds that he was joking and not actually advocating violence against children. He said, "I didn't do anything wrong."[8] In response to the controversy, Snapple, Sonic, Chipotle Grill,[10] Bank of America,[11] Verizon, Carl’s Jr,[12] Wells Fargo,[13] AT&T and McDonald’s[14] have pulled their advertising from KRXQ. Nissan has also announced that they will not renew their recently expired KRXQ advertising contract.[15] Rob and Arnie have subsequently apologized for their remarks, and hosted an on air discussion with members of the gay, lesbian, and transgender community.[citation needed]

Remarks about the Boston Marathon bombings and suspension[edit]

On April 16, 2013, Rob, Arnie, and Dawn made jokes about the bombings of the Boston Marathon, which had taken place the day before. Using fake Boston accents, the trio talked about people losing their limbs, and went on to discuss how one couple’s relationship might change after a man who went to see his girlfriend at the finish line lost his legs. [16] Rival radio station host, CBS's Don Geronimo, criticized the show for its remarks. On April 17, 2013, KRXQ in Sacramento pulled the show off the air, with no word on whether it would return. In response to their suspension, Rob, Arnie, and Dawn posted an explanation in protest on their own website, blaming Geronimo for their suspension.[17]

Arnie leaving the show[edit]

On March 10, 2015 www.robarnieanddawn.com was redirected to radradio.com. The website featured a brand new redesign and logo, with the name 'Arnie' crossed out and replaced with the word 'nobody', which was later changed to 'anybody'. Arnie is not mentioned on the website at all, and old features he used to do are now taken over by other members of the staff.

"Personal leave of absence"[18] is the official statement why he left the show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Rob And Arnie Tell The Almost-Tragic Story". AllAccess.com. 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Latest Radio News, Talk Shows, Sports, Hosts, Personalities". AllAccess.com. 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Richmond - Man V. Food". TravelChannel.com. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Comedy Albums: Top Stand Up Comedy Chart". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Arnie States". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-11-29. 
  7. ^ "Original Audio of Broadcast (starts at 4:48)". 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  8. ^ a b "Under fire, radio host says transgender comments were 'a joke'". 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2009-06-04. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Demand that KRXQ Radio Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States Apologize for Encouraging Violence Against Transgender Children". Glaad.org. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  10. ^ "Snapple, Sonic, Chipotle pull advertising from KRXQ". 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  11. ^ "Bank of America Becomes Fourth Company to Pull Advertising on KRXQ". 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  12. ^ "Verizon and Carl’s Jr Pull KRXQ Advertising". 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  13. ^ "Wells Fargo Stands By Transgender Community". 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  14. ^ "McDonald’s th Company to Pull KRXQ Advertising". 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  15. ^ "Nissan Won’t Renew KRXQ Advertising Contract". 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  16. ^ "Morning Show Pulled From Air For Joking About Boston Explosions « CBS Sacramento". Sacramento.cbslocal.com. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 
  17. ^ [2][dead link]
  18. ^ "Latest Radio News, Talk Shows, Sports, Hosts, Personalities". AllAccess.com. 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2015-03-16. 

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