LA Radio’s ‘Jesus Christ’ Hits Magical Affiliate Mark

It’s amazing really that the right-wing blogosphere isn’t making a bigger deal out of the Sunday morning KFI-AM radio program “The Jesus Christ Show.” From 6 to 9 a.m., Latino host Neil Saavedra (pictured) speaks and answers 877-Holy-Host calls in the guise of the Savior, though listeners are reminded throughout that this is all merely an interactive ruse.

It’s working. This week via Radio Ink came the news that the show has added its 50th syndication affiliate. The program is currently heard on such stations as KOGO-AM San Diego, KXL-AM Portland, WGST-AM Atlanta, and WIOD-AM Miami.

The official URL for the program is, where Saavedra recently blogged a most unusual take on the Academy Awards. He starts off from the very valid point of view of how ridiculous the red carpet standard question of “What are you wearing?” is to riff on scripture and the reflective importance of the questions people ask.

Could Jesus really come back as KFI’s non-Basso profundo Director of Marketing? Why not. To take a quick listen to the provocative program, on the air since 2001, click here.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.