KFI-A's John And Ken Head To Occupy L.A.
October 28, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES afternooners JOHN and KEN received a spirited welcome at OCCUPY L.A., when the duo arrived for a live broadcast YESTERDAY (10/27). THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports, "If their aim was to provoke, they succeeded."
JOHN and KEN "have been mocking the protest on their popular afternoon show on KFI-A," notes THE TIMES. "When they entered the encampment of tents surrounding City Hall, accompanied by four security guards dressed in suits, they were quickly flanked by a crowd of several dozen protesters. Some demonstrators greeted them with smiles and handshakes. Others screamed that they were pushing 'right-wing propaganda.' At one point, the crowd drowned out the broadcast with cheers of 'We are the 99%.' A woman walking by, who asked about the commotion, was told by a protester, 'It's a conservative radio show here to make people sound and look stupid.' Eventually, tensions eased and the hosts conducted a series of interviews with protesters."
The duo have had another recent altercation, as ALL ACCESS reported two weeks ago (NET NEWS 10/14). ALEX NOGALES of the NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION demanded that CLEAR CHANNEL fire JOHN AND KEN because of their opposition to illegal immigration, and the group held a protest outside the station's BURBANK headquarters.
THE TIMES noted "GENERAL MOTORS on WEDNESDAY became the latest company to pull ads from the show in support of the boycott."