GLENDALE—Last week, on September 23, KFI 640 AM radio host Bill Handel discussed the Armenian Genocide with the author of a new book about the story of one Armenian family’s experiences in 1915 and the Armenian American community’s quest for recognition and justice. Handel interviewed Michael Bobelian, the author of a recently released book called the Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-long Struggle for Justice.
During the 12 minute interview, which was aired during the prime drive time morning commute hour at 7:30am, Handel addressed both the efforts within the United States to ensure that the US government appropriately acknowledges the Armenian Genocide and Turkey’s ongoing denial.
This past May, during a segment of the Bill Handel show, one of the show’s staff made an irresponsible joking comment referencing the Armenian Genocide which upset the Armenian American community. KFI and Clear Channel management and Bill Handel met with the ANC, community leaders and activists to apologize for the comment and affirmed the Armenian Genocide was not a joking matter and would not be addressed in this way again.
Handel, a well known and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, has discussed the Armenian Genocide during past shows.
You can listen to the interview on YouTube by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFSPfiiZyEI
The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest Armenian American grassroots community organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR works to promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian American community.