Why Prof. Marie Jimenez was fired from KXVS

Going solo? "Governor Don" Maszewski, back in his KWDC days.

Prof. Marie Jimenez, co-anchor of the streaming radio talk show “Stockton 360″ on KXVS 92.1 at the Peace & Justice Network, was fired by her co-host and station Manager “Governor Don” Maszewski ostensibly for “gross insubordination,” being “verbally abusive” an refusal to sign a non-harassment form.

Read her walking papers here: Jimenez. You’ll see words like “diatribe” and “rant.”

“They escorted me outside,” Jimenez said. “The whole management team comes outside and circles me: ‘I’m sorry to tell you but here’s your letter.’”

Jimenez counters that the non-harassment form was a cut-and-paste mess with provisions meant for other businesses. She says she became unpopular after repeatedly criticizing the stations’ lack of journalistic ethics. For example, she alleged press credentials have been handed out too liberally to volunteers who go to Raiders games and other events to chow down on the food and to socialize then don’t come back with stories.

She alleged … well, numerous things which I’m not going to expand on until KXVS gets a chance to respond.

If I go there. It may not be necessary. I support diverse voices engaged in Stockton civic affairs. But KXVS attracts only 1,000 streamers on a good day, according to Jimenez.

Both Jimenez and Maszewski were ousted from Delta Colleges radio station KWDC a couple years ago, by the way.

KXVS posted a brief announcement on its website. It reads in part, “Professor Jimenez has been a valued contributor toward KXVS 92.1 FM, and we wish her the best going forward.”

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