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SFChronicle: Only-in-CA GOP gov shock jock debate: voters, you deserve better

Carla Marinucci

Posted on Thursday, May 15 at 11:13pm | By Carla Marinucci

Maybe it was fitting that California’s two Republican gubernatorial candidates, Neel Kashkari and San Bernardino County Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, held their first and only debate in the equivalent of a clown car — a shock jock radio show.

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InlandPolitics: KFI suspends John and Ken over Houston comments

Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 9:00 p.m.

In a clearly political overreaction, Clear Channel Communications has suspended KFI-AM 640 Los Angeles-based talk radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou for their pointed, but honest, comments over the death of singer Whitney Houston and her long-term drug addiction.

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LATimes: Furor-stoking L.A. radio duo defies pigeonholing

KFI’s John and Ken thrive on an angry public and wield power by stirring their loyal listeners — 1 million weekly — to action. But their stances and beliefs are more varied than many might suspect.

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By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
January 6, 2012

Four hours a day, five days a week, John and Ken swoop from substantive to sophomoric faster than you can change the station.

They are conservative, campaigning against what they deride as the “Illegal Alien Dream Act.”

They are liberal, hosting an in-depth conversation about income inequality with Occupy Los Angeles protesters.

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LATimes: Groups want ‘John and Ken’ show off the air

The popular KFI radio hosts gave out the cellphone number of an immigrant rights activist, prompting hate-filled calls. Minority and immigrant rights groups say they will boycott advertisers if the show isn’t taken off the air.

John Kobylt, left, and Ken Chiampou host an afternoon show on Los Angeles’ KFI-AM (640). On Sept. 1, they gave out the cellphone number of an immigrants’ rights activist, who then received many angry calls. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2011

Long-time immigrant rights activist Jorge-Mario Cabrera is used to being called to task for his views. But when radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou recently gave out his cellphone number on the air in a campaign against the California Dream Act, he found himself unprepared for the barrage of hate-filled phone calls that followed.

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