Originally posted by Hispanic Tips on February 17.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, applauds KFI managers for finally taking action against hate mongers John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of KFI’s afternoon drive-time program, “The John and Ken Show.” For two decades John and Ken have spewed hate in the Los Angeles community while KFI has profited from their vitriol.
Today, KFI AM 640 suspended John and Ken for calling Whitney Houston a “crack ho.” Their suspension reportedly ends this coming Monday, but NHMC is urging KFI to take John and Ken off the air permanently. NHMC’s official Take John and Ken Off The Air campaign has been waging since the fall when John and Ken released the private cell phone number of an immigrant rights activist, which resulted in over 500 hateful calls and death threats. Dozens of community organizations and national civil rights groups have joined the campaign, and over twenty advertisers have ceased advertising on “The John and Ken Show.”
“A temporary suspension is not enough. How many times do John and Ken get to spew their hate, apologize and then do it again after taking off a long weekend? KFI must permanently remove John and Ken from the air. Los Angeles deserves better,” said Alex Nogales, NHMC President & CEO.
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