A Sacramento-based conservative radio talk show has agreed to apologize over transgender slurs made on its morning show.

Radio station KRXQ announced Monday that morning hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States would apologize for comments offered during a segment on transgender children that the gay rights group Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called “cruel, dehumanizing and defamatory.” They also said the program would remain off the air until June 11.

GLAAD demanded an apology over comments aired during the May 28 broadcast of the Rob, Arnie & Dawn in the Morning radio show, which it said promoted “child abuse.”

“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,” States said. “I would throw a shoe at him. Because you know what? Boys don't wear high heels. And in my house, they definitely don't wear high heels.”

“[T]hey are freaks,” Williams said. “They are abnormal. Not because they're girls trapped in boys bodies but because they have a mental disorder that needs to be somehow gotten out of them.”

“You got a boy saying, 'I wanna wear dresses.' I'm going to look at him and go, 'You know what? You're a little idiot! You little dumbass! Look, you are a boy! Boys don't wear dresses,'” States said. And about eight minutes later added, “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.”

The announcement of a forthcoming on air apology didn't come easily, however. The radio station originally stood by the show's content. And in a follow up show, States defended his comments, called the hubbub that followed “a joke,” and insisted he never advocated child abuse: “I didn't do anything wrong.”

But broadcasters reconsidered after major advertisers began fleeing. According to a GLAAD blog post, eleven major advertisers have fled the show including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Snapple, SONIC Restaurants, Bank of America, Verizon, CKE Restaurants, Well Fargo, Nissan North America, AT&T, Guitar Center and McDonald's.

In a letter posted online, co-host Williams, who owns the show, said the show had “failed on almost every level.”

“We presented our opinions on a very sensitive subject in a hateful, childish and crude fashion; and then, given the opportunity to retract those remarks, we defended them.”

“The response has been overwhelming,” Williams said. “None of you said that we couldn't have opinions, yet so many of you said that the way we gave them crossed the line.”