Tag Archive for KFI

LA’s Progressive Radio Station Goes Right Wing

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Fans of the Stephanie Miller show, Randi Rhodes and Thom Hartmann are going to have to move elsewhere as KTLK (K-Talk) will soon be the Los Angeles home of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.  Clear Channel made the announcement and you can read about in this story from the LA Times. KFI, which…

New UCLA Study Cites Anti-Latino/Anti-Undocumented Hate Speech by KFI Radio

Hat tip to Media Matters for news of a recently completed study by UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center.  The report, “Quantifying Hate Speech On Commercial Talk Radio,” carefully researched “hate speech” documented in Southern Calfironia talk radio stations.  The report cites KFI’s “John and Ken Show” as a prime example of a program that “disproportionately targeted Latino, Mexican…

“Occupy” Needs to Solidify its Message

On Friday, we posted some advice for OccupyWallStreet from Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi and it’s great advice.  One of the downsides of a “leaderless” movement is that “message” is all over the place. Is there corporate greed?  Absolutely.  Are all corporations greedy?  No.  Is there corporate money in elections?  Yes there is.  And…

The FFFF’s Finest Hour

It’s no secret there is little love between this blog and the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog, but we tip our hat to Tony Bushala, Travis Kiger and Chris Thompson for their coverage of the Kelly Thomas case.  The July 5th incident got little initial coverage and, frankly, wasn’t a political story until days of…

The Spineless Republicans in the State Senate and Assembly

The Los Angeles Times carried a Sunday profile on the three Johns and their influence over the minority party in the California state legislature.  The three Johns being John Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, John Kobylt of KFI Radio’s “John and Ken Program,” and John Fleischman of the Flash Report.  Apparently, what constituents…

DeVore Apologizes to Don Henley; Settles Lawsuit

Hand it to State Rep. Chuck DeVore; he manned up and apologized to musician Don Henley over the unauthorized use of Henley’s songs to go after Senator Barbara Boxer,  The New York Times is reporting that the apology was part of the settlement the politican reached with the artist (I can’t call Chuck a lawmaker…