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KFI’s John and Ken Return From Suspension

They’re baaaaack.

KFI’s John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou return Monday afternoon following a 10-day suspension for their derogatory comments towards the late Whitney Houston.

The general consensus is split on whether John and Ken should have been suspended for their comments in the first place.

Regardless, I plan on listening to the first segment to see if they discuss their suspension.


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John and Ken Respond to Latino Boycott

On Friday’s John and Ken show, the KFI duo discussed the ongoing boycott led by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

Vons, Ralphs, Verizon FIOS and AT&T Wireless all pulled their advertising last week from the show that reaches 1 million listeners.

The NHMC and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) also started an online petition asking Clear Channel Radio to yank John and Ken off the air.

“Nothing on the show is changing,” said John Kobylt. “We’re going to talk about illegal aliens all we want.”

It looks like this battle isn’t ending anytime soon.

After the jump is the entire John and Ken segment where they discuss their recent opposition:

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Vons, Verizon FIOS Pull Ads From KFI’s John and Ken

Vons, Ralphs, Verizon FIOS and AT&T Wireless have all pulled their advertising from the John and Ken show on KFI, according to Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

The NHMC held a peaceful demonstration outside the Clear Channel office in Burbank Thursday, where Nogales provided an update to the media on their “Take John and Ken Off the Air” campaign.

John and Ken are under fire after giving out the cellphone number on-air of Jorge-Mario Cabrera, an immigrant rights activist for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

A handful of smaller organizations have also pulled their advertising, but an announcement on those companies isn’t expected until next week.

“They are concerned about the backlash from John and Ken telling their viewers that this occurred and to go picket them,” Nogales told FishbowlLA. “We will wait until we have a mass in terms of the smaller advertisers and that will probably happen by next week.”

The NHMC are looking into possible legal options as well. “We have our attorneys looking at privacy laws here in the state of California to see if we can go that way,” Nogales added. “We have our DC lawyers going to the FCC to see if we have a case over there.”

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‘John and Ken’ Boycott is on After Canceled Meeting

The National Hispanic Media Coalition is moving forward with a boycott of the John and Ken radio show after KFI management canceled a meeting with the immigrant rights group.

“I’m more than happy to sit down with anybody who has a concern and talk it out but we’re not going to be held hostage to demands that are outlandish,” Greg Ashlock, market manager for Clear Channel Radio Los Angeles told the Los Angeles Times.

The group is upset over John and Ken giving out the cellphone number of Jorge-Mario Cabrera, an immigrant rights activist for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Cabrera received more than 400 phone calls as a result.

After the jump are statements from KFI and the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

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John and Ken on Daily News Op-ed/Boks Bungles Again

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John and Ken, the KFI radio hosts, are talking today about the Daily News op-ed written by Daniel Guss. Guss gives Ed Boks, the increasingly befuddled manager of Los Angeles Animal Services, a thorough trouncing for fumbling the plans for expanding Tia Torres’ well-regarded pit bull/parolee rescue program.