The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the alleged incident occurred when Slaten was told by officials at KFNS AM-590 sports radio that they would no longer broadcast his show. Slaten was an independent contractor for the station.
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 (Scott Stout) was spit on.”
The 58-year-old Slaten could not be reached for comment; Stout, the station’s technical operations director, and KFNS general manager Katy Pavelonis declined to comment.