Five Best Choices to Permanently Replace Suspended Talk-Show Pendejos John & Ken on KFI

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JohnKen: Pendejo and pendejo-er
Man, I would've loved to be in the room when KFI-AM 640 bigwigs called in John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou last week and told them they were being suspended for calling Whitney Houston a crack ho. I would've loved to see the brass strain for credulity in telling JohnKen that finally--finally! After years of trashing Mexicans, Asians, blacks, but especially Mexicans with the most vile racism outside of an OC GOP meeting!--they went too far by trashing a dead person (note to Whitney lovers--you can't defame the dead), and to see JohnKen yell and grit their teeth as they issued their non-apology apology. Oh, that would've been wonderful!

As it stands, JohnKen return Feb. 27 because KFI isn't really offended at what they do (which begs the question why they suspended them in the first place, but that's another story). So now, we have a problem: KFI has to go with guest hosts. I love Handel, but he belongs in the morning zoo. Kennedy? Bleh--she's becoming too stick-up-her-ass precious. Bryan Suits? Worse--should've never had a show on the station. Conway? Nah.

If KFI were smart (and they very much are), they'd boot JohnKen from the station permanently, and start over. Heaven knows there are many qualified hosts, like the following five.

5. Wayne Resnick
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So he's not a fire-breather, but he is from the KFI family--the most underrated host on the station, IMHO. He has a great selection of stories, knows how to tell a tale, the proverbial guy you'd want to share a beer with. Would never happen, though: too nice of a guy.

4. Phil Hendrie
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Hendrie already has the Saturday night shift, but the legendary satirist long ruled the KFI airwaves until being unceremoniously dumped in 2005 for jackass John Ziegler (more on him in a bit). Imagine what Hendrie could do to JohnKen's insane audience--to paraphrase Krusty, think of the ratings!


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Gort 2012
Gort 2012

Gustavo, Vertov is WRONG! I listen or have listened to every one who holds my interest. I thought the 2 gay guys who were on before John and Ken's time were Hilarious. I loved the 'Stan Report, etc. I listen to all the guys who took over from Art Bell. If you build it....they will come. That conservative guy from Dallas is great to listen to, because his Logic and Syntax are very good. Etc.  God Bless America that we have the diversity. Let's get Cheech, Los Lobos, Edward James, etc. on and see what they have to say. Oh yeah, and that LA mayor dude.

Gort 2012
Gort 2012

How about you PENDEJO?! Spice up the airwaves. I'll be a sidekick. I think a Radical Moderate can be Entertaining (Me) The way I'd state Opinions would keep people interested!

I Love Pisas
I Love Pisas

With the exception of Ziegler and Hendrie these hosts all suck. 

Wayne Resnick? He's horrible! That cats blog bit he had was a real winner, sure. 

Leykis (referring to his current format) would be OK, bit is schtick gets old quick.

This article (maybe your blog) is another reason why nowadays when you hear someone claim racism 90% of the time it's not. 

Youngchad
Youngchad

Hendrie (but he plays possum late nights which is a good time slot for me) > Suits > guy who filled in weekends for Geoge Noory (the guy from Pittsburgh) >  Conway || Resnick

Chip Douglas
Chip Douglas

John and Ken are raging ass holes. The amout of misinformation they spew is stunning. Wayne Resnic is a boring stiff. No personality at all. Leykis may be the best fit for that time slot. Hendrie works better later in the evening. Ziegler was starting to bore me. Suits is really great on military issues but not much past that.

Ivy peralta
Ivy peralta

Those IDIOTS at KFI John and Ken wouldn't have a show if the show's content wasn't about attacking illegals alliens!!! John and Ken know immigration is a hot topic, and will create controversy, however, their lack of knowledge and facts about immigration is ludicrous! It's amazing how those morons go on the air and feed their Hilly Bilies listeners with BS! Do some research before you open your uncultured racist mouth hosts! Stop making your listerners more illiterate than they already are PLEASE!!!

FYI QUICK FACTS: 1. Not all illegal alliens are Mexicans, there's an estimate 12 million illegal aliens in the United States from ALL over the world.  2. Illegal aliens don't cost American taxpayers a fortune in social services; fact, the federal government reaps a net benefit from illegal immigrants in the form of Social Security payments that the workers are never able to collect because they are not citizens. 3. Illegal alliens are ineligible for food stamps/welfare. Individuals are prohibited from receiving food stamps/social services under any circumstances if they are lawfully residing in the U.S., in a non-qualified status and are exempt from INS restrictions.

Gustabo, great article! Bola de pendejos inutiles esa basura de Jhon y Ken! 

Gunlover 199
Gunlover 199

Surpising to find so much Hate in such a right article .... John Zielger was the best host on KFI hands down.

Brad
Brad

Get your facts straight in Ziegler ...other than that, I agree

Babiesalot
Babiesalot

John Ziegler was the best thing KFI had going for them a few years ago!  This "Gustavo" writer of this article either never heard John Ziegler (to call him a jackass) or is a government-ass-kissing liberal

Phil McKraken
Phil McKraken

What a pathetic, uninformed, crybaby of a blog!!!!  First, John and Ken are not racist!  That term has lost it's shock because racist hispanics like yourself Gusto have cried it so often every time someone has a differing opinion than you!  Second, let us not forget that John and Ken have the NUMBER ONE rated local radio show in the country for the NUMBER ONE rated station in the country!!!  That means something!!!  John and Ken are the ONLY radio or TV show for that matter that tells it like it is when it comes to the state of Cailfornia!!!!

VIVA John and Ken and CAN'T WAIT until they come back stronger than ever on Monday!!!!!!

AF
AF

Ummmm...Gustavo? John Ziegler can't stand Sarah Palin. Writes/talks about that fact frequently.

James Hunt
James Hunt

Rather than firing John & Ken from K.F.I., the O.C. Weekly should fire you for what has to be the worse blog I've ever read. Is this what passes for journalistic standards nowadays?

John Ziegler
John Ziegler

This is the John Ziegler in the article above. You guys really need to get updated. I can't stand Sarah Palin and have said so publicly many times. I also would never work for KFI again. They are a bunch of racist frauds, led by John and Ken who are total fakes about everything from their opinions to their relationship preferences. Thanks for the "honor" but no thanks.

gus
gus

The difference between white people and mexicans is white people hold their own responsible.

Popcorn2
Popcorn2

We do have freedom of speech so listeners can always just turn them off. They do say a lot of crazy things but they also say some things that need to be said.

Kwelch29
Kwelch29

John and Ken aint going anywhere. 

Javier Medina
Javier Medina

Before I started listening to John and Ken last year I would read and hear a lot of bad press about them and calling for their heads. Once I started listening I did not and still don't understand why so much hatred towards them.

I hardly consider them "shock jocks", that's a title I would only reserve for Howard Stern. they do talk about illegal immigrants, and air their frustration and some insults at that specific community. However I don't blame them one bit, and illegals are not the only ones who are attacked by John and Ken. As a matter of fact, I agree with a lot of what they have to say  regarding the illegals. Call me racist towards my won kind if you'd like, but that is far from facts, actually it gives me more of a inside look into what happens and goes on.

It was no surprise to me that the writer of this article chose left leaning replacements for John and Ken, clearly a bias on his part. Just because you are not a fan or like what they say on the radio does not mean they are hate mongers. Because they talk about politics that would go over looked elsewhere, or say about certain types of people what others don't have the guts to say over the air is why they are hated.

Until I am personally offended and disagree with everything they have to say, I will continue to listen and enjoy their show.

Fred
Fred

one point one million listeners each and every day...here to stay... Like your butt buddy Lykis says Gustavvo, "If you don't like it, don't listen' LMFAO!!!!

Dcpostal
Dcpostal

It's funny how Mexicans scream racism when J&K talk about the illegal immigration issues California has. I'm a white guy who doesn't want whiteys illegaly coming to the U.S. either. I don't care what frikin color you are... If you don't assimilate and don't speak English, you can't expect to get a good job. What we CAN expect is more people just getting fat off gov't cheese. I would never expect to move to Germany or France and get a job not knowing the culture or speaking the language. It just seems that immigrants from countries other than Mexico know English and actually try to be Americans. Why do I see Mexican flags all over poor-ass neiborhoods yet they won't sport a U.S. Flag. If you're that proud, move back home.

RightCowLeftCoast
RightCowLeftCoast

Continuing to perpetuate the myth that Republicans are racist, even when many minorities are Republicans. -sigh-

Nobody
Nobody

Oh, muy bueno Gustavo.  Ju certainly cho what character ju are made of as well.  Pendejo.

Pepndink
Pepndink

Gustavo, de verdad que ESCURRES inteligencia. Simplemente eres otro al cual le lavaron la maceta hace mucho tiempo. Se supone que vivimos en un pais donde hay libertad de expresion. Si las 'autoridades' se van a meter hasta con los que tienen programa de radio, estmos perdidos.

Viva John n Ken
Viva John n Ken

Viva John and Ken. i guess all the truth about what all the illegals do hits a little too close to home.

thats right i am a loyal listener, white and also from nj too. i guess I hit the jnk trifecta.

Vertov
Vertov

Some of these are great ideas (Hendrie especially), but let's face it - these are a ratings draw. Short of saying something truly evil and nasty (like, national attention, fantasizing-about-killing-prominent-politicians level nasty) I can't see them permanently losing their show.  

What concerns me is *why* they're a draw.

They're bullies. Specifically, bullies speaking on behalf of their audience. People listen to them because they rant about illegal and child molesters and all the other boogeymen that irrationally scare the hell out of white middle class Southern Californians. They listen to know they're not alone in saying the politically incorrect truth, that is: I'm scared of Mexicans too!

But, like any bully, Johna and Ken will do the most mealy-mouthed, weak apologetics when they offend someone who's willing to fight back. 

Usually, they're pretty good at picking their victims. Most are weak - they're either unpopular (the child molesters) or have little political power (illegal immigrants, little-known state legislators). 

Others have enough political power such that the target can pretty much ignore the vitriol (Jerry Brown). In addition, people in this category risk looking petty if they pick a fight with jerk AM radio hosts from Burbank.  

They get weak when they pick on someone who's both willing and able to boycott them, "telling like it is" only if they can get away with it. 

I get that they have a talent for compelling radio. They're conversationalists. I admit listening to them from time to time. But let's not pretend they're fearless truth-tellers. If you like them, its because they're selling your own opinions back to you. The moment they question those very opinions is the moment they lose you.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Excellent article, Gustavo!

I just LOVE good journalism.

Youngchad
Youngchad

After the proverbial review: Tom Leykis makes the most sense > Hendrie > et al.   although his views dont conform to that station's norms and the stench of that timeslot for that station will be hard to mask for a while.

Good day.

PS Get rid of the 2 bums. Hardly listenable for day talk anyway, the drivel is worse and worrisome, thinking they can get away with saying any bs.  They are exposed as ignorant people more-so than on-air personalities.  The fact KFI finally suspended them after numerous hate-filled obnoxious rants is a good sign but I struggle to see where they benefit even conservatives as a whole.  They misrepresent the conservative "way" which is to snidely berate people while setting a phony high-standard which they can barely live up to, not everyone but a good number.  They are the problem with society today, thinking they are God's gift to the world.  So until then, Max and Marcellus on 710 ESPN and Jim Rome shall suffice.    Those 3 legends being in the same paragraph will be the last time in history.  Ever.

Good day. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

He was so good that KFI ran that jackass out of town. Hell, even JohnKen hated him, calling him Voldemort.

Ivy Peralta
Ivy Peralta

I can't stand Sarah Palin either, and John and Ken wouldn't have any ratings if the show's content wasn't about us, illegals alliens!!! John and Ken are good at manipulating their Hilly Biilies listeners who just like the idiot hosts have to idea what their talking about!  They refer illegals as Mexicans, when in reality, illegals come from ALL over the world; and they think they know it all, losers!! 

Fred
Fred

Javier, very well said but Uncle Gus is going to consider you a traitor to the race for making statements like that.  When a Hispanic does something wrong the Hispanics like to look the other way, they will not hold themselves accountable. My personal experience working with some very intelligent Hispanics and what i found most disappointing is that they lie. My guys would stand in my office and flat out lie to my face instead of facing the truth. IF they were to tell the truth the consequences were nothing, we would identify the problem, learn from it and move on. How disappointed I was in some of my best.  I did not find that "trait" in the other ethnic groups in the workforce, blacks, whites, philippinos, vietnamese. Why is that?  

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Dude, cover up your boner already or head over to Ripples...

Fred
Fred

They are, nice to go to the hardware store and not be accosted by some drunk looking for work.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

And you were doing so good with your comments—glad to see your true pathetic side!

Javier Medina
Javier Medina

 I would have to say you had the misfortune of working with some of the bad apples. When I had a 9-5 most of my co workers were Hispanic, not just from Mexico. And they allworked very hard. Maybe it also has to do with the line of work you did, but who knows. Personally I can say that in my family, most if not all are hard workers and never complain. My dad worked 25 years for the same company, when he got laid off he didn't ask for unemployment he looked for another job.. Maybe that's a generational thing. My brother now works for a fortune 100, he is only a couple years older than I am and he has worked his way up to from a starting position to being awarded employee of the year and flown to the east coast for a week.

A few bad apples do spoil the bunch.

Fred
Fred

Gus, it's obvious you are just another jealous wannabe that really never made it in life and has gone as far as he can go on someone elses dime . i am going to write the show and plead to have you on, John would rip you a new ass. He would chew you up and spit you out like grizzle from and old piece of pork. You got nothin' so you name call, real bright. real bright.... The boner you refer too is the one in your hand connected to Lykis, that's a visual that is going to keep me up all night LOL. Peace... 

Ron Martinez
Ron Martinez

So what is a pendejos and a gabacho? Sorry, I'm not from SoCal, but at least I can understand John & Ken.

Greg in the OC
Greg in the OC

Oh so sorry Gus!  Again a little too close to home?  Apparently.  Hmmmm, Gustavo Arellano sounds Hispanic - I get it now.  Dopn't get me wrong Gus, I have nothing against Mexicans, Blacks, Asians, Whites, or otherwise. John and Ken tell it like it is.  Do they cross the line now and then?  You bet.  Do I think Whitney was a crack ho?  Absolutely not.  The majority of the time they are merely a voice for us conservatives.  So get off your "burro alto" and quit trying to make John and Ken go away - it ain't gonna happen.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

I know, I know. But I truly feel that journalists are like superheroes!

Fred
Fred

Gus, you are the one who is laughable. You are such a hypocrite. You pendejo are mad at John and Ken because they speak the truth. And they get to tell one point one million listeners every day. Like a little boy on the playground who cannot get his way you pout and call names. Poor gustavo, can't run with the big dogs so he has to stay on the porch. No one really cares what you say or your butt buddy Lykis. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

JohnKen are laughable—Schwarzenegger is all I need to say. Plus? Pendejos are mad at me because I write the truth about them haha. Shine on, Chichi Larue!

Ron Martinez
Ron Martinez

BTW, Wayne Resnick used to have his own drive-time show. It was full-time Christian-bashing by a Jew. I wasn't offended - just bored, as it was repetitive & cliche...  

So, should I get a T-shirt with pendejos and gabacho across the back? And, will I lose my barrio pass?

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