Dateline: November 8, 1997
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
"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
"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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