Dominic Dieter, a radio personality at Cleveland's WMMS, has apologized for suggesting to a father he should arrange to have his gay daughter raped to turn her straight.

Dieter doled out the advice during Friday morning's Rover's Morning Glory show. Responding to a father who happened upon his teenage daughter kissing another girl, Dieter said, “You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight.”

“I just wanted to say that, I know on the show this past Friday I made some comments that people found … considered to be offensive. And I just wanted to say, I understand why people are angry. I want to genuinely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by what I said. I regret what I did say. My comments were inappropriate. They were inexcusable, and just downright stupid. And I want to make it clear; there was absolutely no intention to promote physical or sexual violence. And I'm truly, truly sorry by my poor choice of words that led people to believe otherwise. Again, Rover … I just want to apologize for any pain I might have caused. … I ask people to find it in their hearts to forgive me. I am sorry for the words that I did say,” Dieter told listeners on Monday.

WMMS has also said it would run public service announcements in support of gay teens and has invited Equality Ohio, the state's largest gay rights advocate, to join its community advisory board.

Dieter's apology and the station's actions come after the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called on Clear Channel, parent company of WMMS, to suspend Dieter over his comments.