Jon Matthews, Conservative Talk-Show Host & Sex Offender, Pulled from KPFT's Prison Show

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Jon Matthews, back in the news.
We'd almost forgotten about Jon Matthews, one of the worst, if popular, right-wing blowhards to inhabit the Houston talk-radio universe.

He was convicted of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl, which, given his monotonous blubberings about Bill Clinton's lack of morals, seemed to be odd. He was given probation, but was sent to prison for violating the terms -- including, according to prosecutors, drinking and possessing obscene materials.

He's apparently out of prison, but the fun continues.

He was brought on by host David Babb to The Prison Show, KPFT's weekly program about the criminal-justice system. Founded by Ray Hill, it became somewhat famous as a way for families to send messages to inmates; it also "hosts" weddings.

KPFT apparently had problems with a registered sex offender co-hosting a show, so they canned Matthews. And now Babb's quit.

He wrote on the show's Facebook page:

The management at KPFT initially objected to me bringing him on board because he was a sex-offender. After explaining to them that Dewey, who's been with the program for 23 years was a sex-offender, and I who have been there since 2003 am a sex-offender, and that their objection to Jon was discriminatory, they relented and permitted him to join the staff.

Suddenly, and without explanation, they informed me yesterday that Jon was not to be a broadcast personality on KPFT. I have dealt with oppression and discrimination as a result of my charge to a greater degree than I can any longer endure.

Babb was convicted of sexual assault of a child in 2000.

Hill may return to the show as an interim host...without Jon Matthews, we're guessing.

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20 comments
pknowbody
pknowbody

Pretty funny - KPFT can have sex offenders working there but not 'conservatives.'  That's beyond the pale!

Fubo
Fubo

Anyone with a handle like yours shouldn't use the word "partisan". 

Houstess
Houstess

I remember his Snidely Whiplash snicker every time anything remotely sexual was mentioned, most often by himself.  He was obsessed with sex it was clear even then.  He creeped me out over the airwaves.

Ibeesacritic
Ibeesacritic

Jon. liked to drink and drunks do stupid things. the term Sex offender is painted with a very broad brush dipped in politics and political correctness. flashing a 14 yr old (not 11 as reported) when stoned although stupid does not make a sex offender in My book. He was in the marines long before Dont ask Dont tell and they Dont take kindly to "REAL" sex offenders.

Officer You know who.

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

Of course it's completely all right to show his dick to a kid if he's just drunk.  He should be exonerated, and given an official apology from the state.  Are you fucking kidding me?

sofasan
sofasan

Matthews is a phony and a morally bankrupt shell of a human.  I knew him in the late 70's - early 80's when he was on the air at KAUM/KSRR.  I'm conservative, but am utterly disgusted  with this poor excuse for DNA..

Go away, Jon.  Just go away.

Ralph
Ralph

Matthews is pond scum!

Prof Topkat
Prof Topkat

My bad.  That should have read: What about the poor child Babb sexually assaulted?  Go fuck yourself, Babb!

Prof Topkat
Prof Topkat

"I have dealt with oppression and discrimination as a result of my charge to a greater degree than I can any longer endure."

What about the poor child Babb sexually assaulted" Go fuck yourself, Babb!

Fejsplace
Fejsplace

, and I who have been there since 2003 am a sex-offender,Why does it show on the DPS sex offender website that he is unemployed?

Say Whut
Say Whut

KPFT is nonprofit.  The program hosts are volunteers - not employees.

 Mark
Mark

Other than the Blues on Sunday morning KPFT should just go away!

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

 I listen to BBC News on KPFT on my drive into work. Beats all the middle-school drivel that is typical Houston morning radio.

JB
JB

Good riddance.

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

Jon Matthews on a Prison Show? Karma has a delicious sense of humor.

VivaLaGalgo
VivaLaGalgo

And on KPFT to boot!  LMAO

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan like.author.displayName 1 Like

Couldn't have happened to a finer, upstanding individual. (Sarcasm.)

For a guy like Matthews, having to take a job at KPFT might have felt like rock bottom.  I wonder how he feels about the "American Sniffle Liberties Union" now? 

JB
JB

 FWIW, it wasn't a "job."  It's a volunteer position.

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