Five "Hate Radio" Lines from KFI AM 640 Hosts

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Thursday, the National Hispanic Media Coalition released a report titled, "American Hate Radio: How a Powerful Outlet for Democratic Discourse Has Deteriorated into Hate, Racism and Extremism." Included are complaints listeners filed with the FCC and, sure enough, LA-based and OC-heard KFI AM 640 is a frequent target. But, amazingly, the heat extends beyond the Clear Channel station's beloved/reviled John and Ken Show. After the jump are our five favorite alleged sources of complaints against KFI . . .

These complaints are yanked from the report--whose full version you can see at nhmc.org/hateradio--so keep in mind this is what listeners said they heard, not necessarily what the hosts said. Oh, and be sure to scroll down to the disclaimer at the end of this post.

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John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou spread the love.
A "stupid, illegal alien, leafblower guy" blew dust while one host played tennis, making him want to "pound him to a pulp with my racket."
--The John and Ken Show, December 2009

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African-Americans are "12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares" if they are heard?
--The Rush Limbaugh Show, no date given


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17 comments
Mustang260ci
Mustang260ci

No date given for the Limbaugh comments. Probably gleaned from Huff post, or a barbers chair.

mitch young
mitch young

Ever seen a Mexican wave around a leave blower for like, 5 minutes, when a rake or broom could have done the job in 2?

tbplayer59
tbplayer59

I didn't see any comment differentiating between WHY each of these hosts say what they do.  Handel is strictly for laughs. John/Ken use their hate-speech to incite their listeners, often for political / social change.  

909Jeff
909Jeff

I cant help but to notice you (The weekly) doesn't go after any of the hosts on KABC... Mark Levin alone should give you enough material to fill an entire issue of this rag!

Gustavo used to go on KABC with Al and he is on the record as saying John Phillips isnt bad.  But Hannity... Tilden... Elder... Levin.. McIntyre (even though McIntyre is a bit of a bitch) they all say stupid shit on a daily basis! 

I would ask about about Air america but I think they went broke because no one wants to listen to crazy! 

ScoobySnacks
ScoobySnacks

"Everyday is a hit a Jew day" Bill Handel...uh he's Jewish and he always says funny un PC stuff. All their host say stuff thats not PC just like OCW does and just like TMZ. It entertainment!!! How come they aren't lambasting Tosh.0 lol!!

Vertov
Vertov

Talk radio: Entertainment for people who never quite made it in life. 

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

"so keep in mind this is what listeners said they heard, not necessarily what the hosts said"

Jesus Matt, this is a new low for the OCW.  We don't know the context or even if these statements are true.  For fuck's sake. 

peter sparks
peter sparks

Matt your digging deep in your bag of who gives a shit!!

tbplayer59
tbplayer59

No one listens to KABC anymore.  Except for the Dodgers.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Handel is Handel—read Matt's comment at the end. As for JohnKen: they despise Mexicans, plain and simple. No need for context there.

Vertov
Vertov

I'd have to agree with this. It shouldn't be hard to just pick a random weekday to record KFI and find all sorts of idiocies and insults. Getting a recording of John and Ken saying something deeply stupid about Mexicans should be like shooting fish in a barrel with a tank. 

ScoobySnacks
ScoobySnacks

I read the whole post dingle berry, i was just commenting sheesh. and alot of what they say about mexicans is right and alot is just bullshit too, its enterainment it is sensationalising<----spelled right? its the SAME business your in Gustavo no difference except the perspective. well and KFI's got those two ROLLING in the dough.

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