Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ex-KNFS St. Louis Sports Talker Facing Charges

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Longtime St. Louis radio personality Kevin Slaten has been charged with assault and ordered to appear in court in January to answer allegations that he cursed, threatened and spit on a colleague this month, according to police.

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.

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