KFI hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou were suspended Thursday for "insensitive and inappropriate comments" made about the late Whitney Houston, KFI/640 AM announced.
Details about the comments were not disclosed in the announcement. However, in a recording of the show found online, Kobylt refers to the singer with a derogatory term, notes the Orange County Register.
Management stated in the suspension announcement that it does "not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind." Kobylt is quoted as saying "We made a mistake, and we accept the station's decision. We used language that was inappropriate, and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston."
Hosts John and Ken are expected to be back on the air Feb. 27.
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A small plane picked the wrong week to smuggle drugs into LA.
As President Barack Obama was returning to Los Angeles International Airport aboard Marine One, a plane carrying drugs broke the temporary no-fly zone prompting a swift military reaction, NBC News is reporting.
The president was reportedly never in danger. However, the same may not be true of the single-engine Cessna 182 that found itself surrounded by NORAD fighter jets.
F-16s out of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County intercepted the small plane and followed it "without incident," according to a NORAD statement, to the Long Beach Airport, where marijuana was discovered inside the aircraft by authorities.
Parents of students at Miramonte Elementary School escort they children out of school on February 6, 2012.
A taped "Dr. Phil" interview of former students of Mark Berndt — the Miramonte Elementary School teacher arrested in January charged with 23 lewd acts on children — will air on television Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. locally.
In the episode promo video, some former students are shown and others are seen in partial close-up with their identity concealed by appearing hidden or out of frame. There is discussion about their experiences in the classroom, and allegations that Berndt fed students cookies that authorities believe were covered in semen.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy received a letter from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, dated Wednesday, notifying him that the district posed a potential "risk to student safety" by not filing timely reports, required by the state, about changes in teacher employment status.
At least three people were shot at an East Hollywood home, and a fourth victim was found dead inside. The house was engulfed in flame.
Once the fire department said the fire was out, officers went into the house and discovered the body of a male suspect who matched the description of the shooter, according to LAPD Lt. Andrew Neiman. Additional searching led to finding another unidentified body who appeared to be male.
Authorities say a man and two women with gunshot wounds were rescued from the burning home at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday and officers thought they saw a fourth victim inside. Those three victims were taken to a hospital in serious condition.
There was a relationship between the suspect and one of the victims taken to the hospital, and it may have been a domestic violence incident, according to Neiman.
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The presidential hopeful who recently called gay marriage a "perfect example of what I mean by the rise of paganism," set off a Boystown brouhaha last night when his Newt 2012 campaign bus broke down in West Hollywood.
Newt Gingrich's bus, missing a tire and flashing its hazards, was stranded half in a lane of traffic near Sunset and Crescent Heights for hours. It was unknown if he was on the bus at the time of the incident. Calls to Newt's headquarters were not immediately returned.
Gingrich, who is in Los Angeles campaigning, did not receive much sympathy for his vehicle's mechanical difficulties. Instead, locals took to Twitter with red-white-and-blue language, unsolicited advice, claims of voodoo, musings on karma, and at least one mention of a glitter-bomb: