Handel, KFI/LA Apologize For Hajj Remarks
February 8, 2006 at 11:35 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES and morning man BILL HANDEL have apologized to the Muslim community for the bit on a recent show in which the irreverent host imitated what a helicopter traffic report for the Hajj pilgrimage and the deadly stampede would sound like.
On his show WEDNESDAY, HANDEL said that "the wound was very fresh for a lot of Muslims and the comments were out of line. And for that, I am sorry." The COUNCIL FOR AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS says that it also received direct contact from HANDEL with a personal apology, and received a letter from CLEAR CHANNEL/LOS ANGELES RVP GREG ASHLOCK extending an apology.