Backlash Targets Talk Radio

Posted: Jul 11, 2007 2:46 PM

According to The Arizona Republic, some Hispanic groups:

...  are trying another tactic aimed at curtailing talk radio's role in shaping the immigration debate.

They are threatening to launch local and national boycotts against businesses that advertise on conservative talk radio programs.

"If we take away the sponsors, then we will greatly diminish the impact of conservative talk radio," said Jon Garrido, who runs the Phoenix-based Web site, Hispanic News, and is organizing a boycott.

The boycott is supported by Phoenix-based Imimgrants Without Borders and San Diego-based Border Angels.

Garrido said he will call for a boycott of Bashas' and Food City unless the Arizona grocery-store chain stops purchasing ads on KFYI. Nationally, calls are being made for boycotts of Wells Fargo Bank and Home Depot.