Dateline: November 8, 1997
Stern Station Challenged By Latino Group!

By JON STEINMAN
The Times Mirror Company - Excerpt

A Latino rights group boycotting Walt Disney Co. and its ABC television network announced Tuesday it has asked federal regulators to cancel operating permits for three Disney-owned radio stations and has challenged the licenses of seven other stations for failure to hire Latinos, and two more stations over obscenity.

"They have a pattern of discrimination against Latinos," said Alex Nogales, national chairman of the coalition.

With Disney Studios looming behind him, a dozen fellow protesters at his side and a phalanx of television cameras before him, Nogales also announced the coalition's intention to challenge permit renewals of radio stations KLSX--the local carrier of talk-show host Howard Stern--and Spanish-language KKHJ.

"Both stations promote obscene programming," Nogales said, calling Stern's New York-based morning show lewd and inappropriate. KKHJ, he said, "has out-Sterned Stern."

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