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LA Clearchannel hosts John and Ken Suspended for Calling Whitney Houston a Crack Ho

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February 17, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance (510) 684-6853

LA Clearchannel Hosts John and Ken Suspended for Calling Whitney Houston a Crack Ho:

Kobylt and Chiampou Under Advertising Boycott by LA Community Organizations for Harassing an Immigrant Rights Activist

Los Angeles-AM shock-jock hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou were suspended by management at Clearchannel station KFI-AM in Los Angeles on Thursday, after referring to the recently deceased entertainer and singer Whitney Houston as a “crack ho”. The cause of Houston’s weekend death has not been determined. She was the subject of an emotional tribute at this past weekend’s Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, where she had been expected to appear. Houston was also the mother of a teenage daughter, Bobbi Christina Brown, who was hospitalized earlier in the week. Continue reading LA Clearchannel hosts John and Ken Suspended for Calling Whitney Houston a Crack Ho

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Request for Hate Speech Inquiry Launched

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor “hate speech” on talk radio and cable broadcast networks.

A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news.

Continue reading Request for Hate Speech Inquiry Launched

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American Hate Radio Report

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This report from the National Hispanic Media Coalition  sheds light on the prevalence and the dangers of American hate radio. Specifically, it  chronicles how hate groups and hate crimes have  spiked while hate radio’s popularity and reach have risen. Finally,  it examines a microcosm of  the prevalence of hate radio synthesizing hundreds of consumer complaints  to the FCC against one  station in Southern California. Clear Channel Radio’s KFI AM 640

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Anti-Hate Speech Resolution Passes SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously

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Update: On September 10th, Clearchannel station KNEW announced they were dropping Savage Nation from their SF schedule.

On Tuesday August 11th, San Francisco became the first municipality in the country to support the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s petition for an FCC docket and report on media hate speech and its possible impact on hate crimes.

The vote was unanimous!  Continue reading Anti-Hate Speech Resolution Passes SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously

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