Defending Standards

The matter of former conservative talk show host turned convicted sex offender Jon Matthews landed me in the papers of late.

Reports on this matter include the Houston Chronicle and Houston Press. I’m quoted in the Chronicle. Prison Legal News says KPFT had no problem with former host David Babb’s sex offender status. Actually, that’s inaccurate, because such hadn’t been disclosed until the Matthews incident.

I stated then and now that community radio’s obligation is not to the people inside its buildings, but outside. We’re not religious organizations devoted to forgiveness of sin. Community media is just that — media, where credibility, trust and offering opportunities for young people means a great deal.