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Posts Tagged ‘Neil Saavedra’

KFI Pens Open Letter to the Community

In response to the the various recent “John and Ken Show” controversies, particularly the last one, KFI 640 AM today has issued a two-page “MEMORANDUM TO THE COMMUNITY.”

Signed by program director Robin Bertolucci, market manager Greg Ashlock and marketing director Neil Saavedra, the letter essentially outlines the station’s version of seven points of light. They include:

4. John and Ken, along with key staff and management, will participate in cultural sensitivity training furthering their awareness of the cultural melting pot that is Southern California.

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KFI’s ‘Jesus Christ’ Lands a Cooking Show

Neil Saavedra, KFI’s (640 AM) marketing director and producer of “The Jesus Christ Show,” will host a new food show starting on Jan. 7 titled “The Fork Report.”

The show, from 2-4 p.m., will focus on local restaurants, kitchen gadgets, recalls, new products, and interviews with chefs, according to Gary Lycan of the Orange County Register.

“People who love food will love this show and people who don’t love food, well, who cares what they think,” Saavedra told Lycan.

Foodies now have a second show to listen to on Saturdays after KCRW’s “Good Food,” hosted by Evan Kleiman at 11 a.m.

Best of luck to Saavedra in his new gig.

LA Radio’s ‘Jesus Christ’ Hits Magical Affiliate Mark

It’s amazing really that the right-wing blogosphere isn’t making a bigger deal out of the Sunday morning KFI-AM radio program “The Jesus Christ Show.” From 6 to 9 a.m., Latino host Neil Saavedra (pictured) speaks and answers 877-Holy-Host calls in the guise of the Savior, though listeners are reminded throughout that this is all merely an interactive ruse.

It’s working. This week via Radio Ink came the news that the show has added its 50th syndication affiliate. The program is currently heard on such stations as KOGO-AM San Diego, KXL-AM Portland, WGST-AM Atlanta, and WIOD-AM Miami.

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