In a statement Thursday, Los Angeles radio station KFI AM 640 suspended John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, the hosts of the “John and Ken Show,” for “making insensitive and inappropriate comments about the late Whitney Houston.
The station said,” Management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind. According to audio posted online at UrbanInformer.com, the hosts called the late singer a “crack ho” and said she was “cracked out for 20 years.”
Kobylt said in statement, “We made a mistake, and we accept the station’s decision. We used language that was inappropriate and sincerely apologize to their listeners and to Houston’s family”.
The hosts will return to the airwaves Feb. 27.
Alex Nogales, president and CEO of NHMC, said in a statement, “A temporary suspension is not enough. How many times do John and Ken get to spew their hate, apologize and then do it again after taking off a long weekend? KFI must permanently remove John and Ken from the air. Los Angeles deserves better.”