Fans Protest High Desert Host's Firing
June 18, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
About 75 to 100 fans of former CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KIXW-A/APPLE VALLEY-VICTORVILLE, CA local host BARBARA STANTON rallied FRIDAY (6/15) outside the station's studios to protest her firing, according to the SAN BERNARDINO SUN.
STANTON was fired in MAY for comments about EAST WEST BANK, which purchased locally owned DESERT COMMUNITY BANK. STANTON had urged listeners to withdraw their accounts from DCB after it announced a merger with EAST WEST BANK, a PASADENA company based in the area's Asian community. STANTON predicted that the sale would bring Chinese staffers to the bank branches, called the bank president a "foreigner" (he is a third-generation American citizen) and accused DCB President RON WILSON of lying.