11.30.12

Conflict Resolution, Kevin Slaten-Style

Posted in Racism Corner, Sports Radio at 11:08 pm by

(from 2008 – The Shroud Of Kevin Slaten Toast)

St. Louis sport talk fixture Kevin Slaten has made the CSTB ‘s Rogue’s Gallery a few times before , however, based on recent events, he might finally have assembled enough of a curriculum vitae to be considered for a weeknight spot on Mad Dog Radio.  Slaten was removed from his KFNS afternoon show 15 days ago after declaring racism was responsible for Barack Obama’s overwhelming support amongst African-Americans (“the next time someone tells me that the black voters are not bigoted, stick it in the trash can because black voters are bigoted — ninety-three percent (of the black vote went) for Obama, six percent for (Mitt) Romney — you’re bigots,’’). At the time,  the circumstances surrounding Slaten’s exit were described as, “volatile”, but a Friday report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Joe Holleman provides greater detail.

The alleged incident occurred when Slaten was told by officials at the sports radio station they would no longer broadcast his show. Slaten was an independent contractor for the station, whose studios are at 8045 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves.

According to Lt. Andy Miller of the Webster Groves police, police responded to a “keep the peace” call from the station about 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Miller said the complaint alleges that “after (Slaten’s) termination of employment, there was a flare of tempers that led to verbal threats, profane language, and the allegation that (KFNS technical director Scott Stout) was spit on.”

Miller said that if convicted, Slaten faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He added that convictions on such charges often require that the defendant attend anger management classes.

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