Monday, June 9, 2014

St. Louis Radio: Morning Man Allegedly Slugs KFNS Owner

Brian McKenna
Dan Marshall, president of KFNS radio parent company Grand Slam Sports, said he was the one attacked Friday in an incident St. Louis police are investigating.

And, according to, he said it was morning drive-time host Brian McKenna who hit him, sending him to a hospital.

Marshall said McKenna came to the station’s South St. Louis studios then because he was angry about comments that Nick Trupiano was making about him on fellow Grand Slam station KXFN 1380 AM, which operates from the same building as KFNS 590 AM.

Dan Marshall
There were numerous crude-humor comments made on Trupiano’s afternoon drive-time show about McKenna, including disparaging remarks tied to a recent cancer diagnosis he received. There also were jokes that had strong derogatory racial overtones about Charlie “Tuna’’ Edwards, who has had a show on KFNS and is black.

Trupiano’s program was centered on a story that ran that day in the Post-Dispatch, that detailed many problems with the company — including payrolls being missed, legal troubles and multiple reports of staff discontent with Marshall. McKenna and Edwards were among those who made remarks in the story about the chaotic conditions.

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