Tom Leykis Calls KFI's John and Ken "Total Fucking Pussies" For Apologizing Over Their Whitney Houston "Crack Ho" Remark

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Pussy and Pussier?
The big media story this week in Southern California, of course, is KFI-AM 640 suspending afternoon hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou for calling Whitney Houston a "crack ho" on the air. Radio management forced Kobylt to issue an apology that no one believes, especially given that the two gleefully ridicule people asking them to apologize for far-worse remarks. JohnKen's fans, of course, are incensed, while their haters, of course, are gleeful but already dreading them returning on Feb. 27.

Perhaps the happiest person in this whole episode is talk radio legend Tom Leykis, a pioneer in talk radio who antagonized many a group and individual in his long career on KFI (until management replaced him with JohnKen when they decided to target the Know Nothing demographic) and KLSX-FM 97.1. His thoughts on their apology?

JohnKen are "total fucking pussies."

On Friday, Leykis appeared on the podcast of his producers, Gary Zabransky and Dino DeMilio, to laugh at JohnKen's cowardly capitulation to critics given they think of themselves as telling it like it is. After saying Kobylt's apology "sounded like [an] Arabian hostage video," Leykis set it straight.

"I don't understand," Leykis continued "saying you're--'We are so outrageous, we tell it like it is, we're crazy'-and then the minute there's some pressure, you suddenly become a total fucking pussy."

Leykis, for the record, called Houston a "fucking crack ho--and if you don't like it, stop listening." Usually a philosophy followed by KFI--but why the capitulation? Leykis--who still counts many radio personalities as close friends--figured someone in the African-American community threatened KFI with a boycott and that KFI brass--already weathering one by Mexis--decided to suspend JohnKen as to risk a complete meltdown.

Leykis returns April 2--can't wait!

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raiders_rule3
raiders_rule3

Tom's new show is better than anything on testicle less radio.   Callers have NO delay, ALL language allowed, nothing is censored. No apologies here, no opinions on Obama care, no political spins, like you'll find on ALL of  AM talk radio. This is definitely a mans, man kind of show.For new listeners , I recommend a few hours of  " BE FUNNY"!!!!! Internet content shows ARE the future. And lastly,  John And Ken always rant about California's governance, yet with all there perceived influence , California is the MOST democratic state in the country. They also put down there own listeners (voters) when an election doesn't go their way calling them stupid among other insults. Tom will NEVER dump on his STUDENTS!!!!! You can listen on Andriod devices on tunein.com or blowmeuptom.com.

Astudentofleykis
Astudentofleykis

Tom is back! He started his own company the New normal. You can steam his show from his website. Blowmeuptom.com

Timothy
Timothy

Tom is back? How did I miss it? Dang! I just can't wait again to hear a mid- late 50- something dude and his callers talk about all the women they wish they can have sex with...

Amy Hunter
Amy Hunter

my other number is 916-3846628 

Amy Hunter
Amy Hunter

Tom leykis is not normal. Tom  is a wife beater too. if you have questions call me @ 916 606-2539 just ask for me amy hunter

Trueyellowcorn
Trueyellowcorn

listening to his new show streaming right now. more nasty than ever. tom has finally found a place where he can truly speak his mind.

Angelo R. Mozilo
Angelo R. Mozilo

Lest anyone doubt Leykis's vaunted fearsome machismo (Gustavo here apparently numbered among his pool boys) just take a listen on weekends to his hardcore uncensored *wine-tasting show*

"My my does not this Zinfandel have the most delicious bouquet! Take me out w/ a bong hit, oohh yeah!!!"

Mass hypnosis
Mass hypnosis

Leykis is an idiot who can't get sex without paying for it and panders to the lowest common denominator and John and Ken are just idiots. So at least they have that in common.

Mitch Brown
Mitch Brown

As much as I hated the apology, does ANY serious John & Ken fan (I am one) really want them to get FIRED?  That is exactly what would have happened had they not done it.

As for Leykis, I like him.  I listened to him at both KFI and KLSX.  His firing at either station was not his fault.  KFI simply wanted to go in a new direction.  KLSX did as well....

Mltcjl76
Mltcjl76

Apparently there is an unwritten rule that white males are not allowed to refer to black woman as "hos".   For example, "nappy-headed hos", "crack hos", etc.The ignorant minions of John and Ken quickly forget that Leykis had one of the best political shows in LA before changing his format to its modern form.  Like their minions, John & Ken are completely ignorant and just stir up topics without knowing most of the facts.   It is shock radio with a political slant.  They were right calling Whitney a crack ho and should have stood their ground.

Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco

Pinche pocho, no sabe lo que esta hablando.. Blah blah blah.

Mrgofast
Mrgofast

1.1 million listeners each and every day. readers of OC weekly? 9.6 laughable. 

Junkyard
Junkyard

Thank you Tom for speaking out the truth. The suspension of John and Ken was GREAT advertising for the Tom Leykis show!!!!!

Bob Barnett
Bob Barnett

Why didn't Leykis follow Howard Stern to Sirius? I thought Don Buchwald was also Tom's agent.

Rotor Dog
Rotor Dog

Why is whitney houston above being critisized?  She was in fact a boozing druggie!  She was nothing but an entertainer, NOTHING MORE!  Blew through millions and left a kid alone.  GEEEEZ!  Yet a molecular biology student doing post grad work at a UC is eating Ramen noodles for dinner 3 days a week.  Are you people sick in the head or something! 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Could we possibly use a term other than "pussy"? I detest JohnKen too...but I don't think it's productive to keep hurling an insult at them that slurs women as well. Whatever happened to "cowardly" or even "chickenshit" for example? I find it ironic the term "pussy" is being tossed around so freely considering you're all so pissed at JohnKen for defaming Whitney Houston (a woman) in the first place. Just something to think about. John and Ken can still go to hell! :-)

jk640
jk640

The best part of this story BY FAR is how it demonstrates how Pathetic our boy GUS is.  He has been trying for years to get scare of John and Kens advertisors like the little pathetic Weiner he is.  To zero avail.  Yet they call Whitney Houston a crack ho and BOOM there off.  Haha.  Nice Lobby youve got GUS.  Nice reality check buddy.  Keep plugging away with those Azatlan dreams. 

Dan Chmielewski
Dan Chmielewski

Tom worked for RKO radio in Boston when I lived there.  I remember he was arrested for beating up his wife after the station Christmas Party.  I think it was his second or third wife.  Here's the link from TheSmoking Gun:  http://www.thesmokinggun.com/d...

Russell Clampitt
Russell Clampitt

ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/...

Re the comments about Tom and Bree Walker.  In 1991, Tom (at KFI) and another KFI host, Jane Norris, made comments about Bree Walker's deformity.  Walker and several handicapped advocacy organizations filed a formal complaint with the FCC.  The FCC denied the complaint and threw out the case.  See link above.

Russell Clampitt
Russell Clampitt

ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/Bureaus/...

Re the comments about Tom and Bree Walker.  After Tom and another KFI host (Jane Norris) commented on her deformity in 1991, Bree Walker filed a formal complaint against KFI with the FCC.  The FCC denied and threw out her complaint.  See link above.

Kwelch29
Kwelch29

largest none sydicated radio audience in the country.  OOPS.

Mrgofast
Mrgofast

What did it prove other than to show the cruel nature of the individual to comment about Bree Walker. Here a person with a horrible deformity overcame that and went on to do good things with her life. How many with that affliction would put themselves in the public eye and not skip a beat. So here comes Lykis with some cruel comments for what? Shame on you. I guess when your target audience is teenagers and twenty year olds who think it's funny to be cruel what can be expected. Good luck with your new adventure, kind of like putting lipstick on a pig or painting a turd...

Mrgofast
Mrgofast

Amusing, the statement saying John and Kens suspension as the "big media story of the week" . I haven't heard about it anywhere other than from KFI"s other hosts.  Boycotts. They don't work, especially not with their show. Sponsors drop serious coin to get to the 1.1million listeners. Most sponsors see great results and come back for more. How many Hollywood types get caught with their pants down, folks think they will not work again and then another movie comes out with their raggedy ass on there. People forget, this incident will be forgotten and if anything will boost their ratings even higher. Watch. John and Ken will continue, the jealous will be even more jealous and continue with name calling and the beat will go on. Another day in ( good)  talk radio.

Cody
Cody

Ahem....ALEX JONES!!!

Richard M.
Richard M.

People are tuning out these fake-ass motherf*ckers for real talk, and you'll get that on the internet.

Better to be real than to be a brown-nosing pussy!

Tom
Tom

I am enjoying this very, very much. Those of you who hate me can have at it since I can buy and $ell virtually all of you! Just be sure to tell everyone you know NOT toi listen beginning on April 2nd at 3 PM Pacific right here: http://tomleykis.newnormalnetw.... Please be sure to tell everyone NOT to click right there. Thank you.

Jlee1610
Jlee1610

Leykis is a know nothing fag.  He is just a HOWARD STERN wannabe.  Before he tried that he would just make fun of lobster clawed newscaster (I remember him apolgizing like a cry baby bitch after that).  He is a loser as for his millions HAHA.

kb487
kb487

 @Timothy He talks about more than that. Money Monday is the most popular feature on his new show - Financial advice direct from a "50-something" self made multi-millionaire.

Mass hypnosis
Mass hypnosis

That's not quickly dude, that was a great show but it ended 18 years ago. How Tom went from that to the crap he barfed out on his last show made me lose all respect for the guy.The fact that Tom's later show for undersexed morons and John and Kens current show are/were both hugely successful and Rush's show went national while Tom's original political KFI show was cancelled says a lot about the stupidity of the American public or the Corporate controllers of the airwaves desire to keep them that way.

Junkyard
Junkyard

I believe it's because Tom is still under contract. The morons at CBS fired him even though they still have to continue PAYING him a 6 figure salary. Nothing like getting paid a 6 figure salary to relax on vacation for years. Kind of like the NY school teacher's "rubber room" but on a grander scale!

Victim Of Stalker Dan
Victim Of Stalker Dan

 STALKER ALERT.

Be careful commenters. Chmielewski is among the creepiest, he'll look you up and stalk you. Send you unwanted packages, call your wife and kids.

CREEPY.  

Mrgofast
Mrgofast

Not even close. Lykis couldn't empty Sam's trash. Don't bring Sam into this.

TychaBrahe
TychaBrahe

Leykis's comments were hardly "cruel."  He made an entirely rational statement that the woman had a inherited genetic disorder that she had a strong possibility (or was it a certainty) of passing on to her children, and questioned whether or not it was a selfish decision to have biological children knowing of this possibility.  This is the type of question that is discussed in medical ethics every day: does a person have a moral right to procreate knowing that his or her child has a high risk of being born with a serious disease or deformity?

In fact, both of her children inherited her ectrodactyly.

BTW, Oprah Winfrey made similar comments.  Does anyone remember Winfrey getting attacked for it?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Wow, the JohnKen nation and their hard-on for their boys is laughable. JohnKen are the height of "cruel comments," and that you can't see that just shows how deluded the JohnKen audience truly is...

Ufophil
Ufophil

 alex jone is a nazi who works for comrade obama.

Xokie
Xokie

I remember that too.   Tom choking up as he wet himself and said he was sorry.

Tom
Tom

I challenge you to prove that. I NEVER apologized for talking about Bree Walker's lobster claws. EVER. I will pay you $100,000 for a tape of that apology. Now: produce it.

Mrgofast
Mrgofast

Deluded? Not at all. John and Ken have a HUGE following and nothing written in  this article is going to have an effect on that. one point one million daily listeners, largest non syndicated audience in America and building every. Is it true Lykis liked to punch his wife? Funny...nothing was said about that....HHHmmm........

Cody
Cody

Umm...with all due respect. Are you sure this entire argument isn't based on the fact that KFI is obviously a radio station for republicans and OC Weekly is; while not strictly for democrats, most certainly leans that way? C'mon it's the elephant in the room and we all know it.

Michaelcharlesmoores
Michaelcharlesmoores

 If that's the real Tom Leykis, then he's good for the money, so prove your claims..

Mass hypnosis
Mass hypnosis

Why would anyone bother taping your show? Sorry, I mean the show you used to have. I'm a musician who lives in Hollywoos Tom ( and met you once at Barney's Beanery and once at a party). If you are straight, so is Micheal Bachman's husband. Definitely the most effeminate "ultra straight" guy I've ever met. So what is it, self-hating gay?

Xokie
Xokie

How about i just prove you are a wife beater?

Tbplayer
Tbplayer

I can produce a tape that proves Tom is a big fat moron.

barron
barron

How many listeners?

TychaBrahe
TychaBrahe

Hey, I'm a liberal, feminist, pro-gay-rights, card-carrying-member-of-the-ACLU Democrat, and I *LUV* John & Ken.

Bellweather
Bellweather

You're an idiot! I'm sure you know that though.

Madmex152000
Madmex152000

She probably deserved a good ass beating!...what do you tell a woman with 2 black eyes? Nothing! She has already been told twice!!

Xokie
Xokie

I want to hear them.  But they are no surprise.

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