National Hispanic Media Coalition Files Challenge To KFI License
November 6, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION, a frequent critic of CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES over the years, has once again taken a shot at the station and what it calls its "harmful and dangerous content," this time with a Petition to Deny the station's renewal.
The NHMC's ALEX NOGALES has protested in the past against the station's afternoon team JOHN AND KEN, who are critical of illegal immigration, demanding they be fired because of their position on the issue (NET NEWS 10/14/11), and the petition repeats NOGALES' allegations that the station "as regularly used its broadcast license to demonize and degrade the diverse people that comprise the LOS ANGELES market that it purports to serve," adding that "(h)ate speech targeting people of color, immigrants, LGBT people, and women has regularly emanated from KFI and caused outrage among the local community, as shown by complaints filed at the Commission."
Also repeated from the past protests is the allegation that JOHN AND KEN broadcast activists' phone number on the air, drawing public threats from listeners to the man, although the activists cited sent their personal phone numbers out in a press release for public access.