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‘John and Ken’ Radio Show Boycott Begins After Cancelled Meeting

‘John and Ken’ Radio Show Boycott Begins After Cancelled Meeting

A coalition of Latino and immigration rights groups will move forward with a boycott of the LA-based John and Ken Radio show after station management at KFI-AM cancelled a meeting with group representatives.

“I’m more than happy to sit down with anybody who has a concern and talk it out but we’re not going to be held hostage to demands that are outlandish,” Greg Ashlock, market manager for Clear Channel Radio Los Angeles told the Los Angeles Times.

The groups had asked for the meeting after the popular radio hosts had given out the cell phone number of Jorge-Mario Cabrera, an immigrant rights activist for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Cabrera received more than 400 phone calls many of which were filled with threats and bad language (see voicemail recording below).

Jorge-Mario Cabrera Voice Mail – EXTREMELY GRAPHIC LANGUAGE

Alex Nogales, President and chief executive officer of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, said the cancellation “is only one incident in Clear Channel and KFI’s disappointing pattern of disregard for the Latino community,” in a statement, according to the LA Times.

“Their refusal to face the music regarding John and Ken’s egregious behavior shows us that they are not concerned with the people they harm but only their bottom line,” Nogales said as quoted by the LA Times.

The coalition is invited people to sign their petition and plans to boycott sponsors of the “John and Ken” radio show, officials said.

Audio Recording Credit: National Hispanic Media Coalition.

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