58-year-old radio host fired for making shocking racial remarks about the election

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I guess technically not fired, but show cancelled. DMFD.

Slaten dropped by KFNS


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Broadcaster Kevin Slaten in 2008.
November 12, 2012 6:20 pm • BY DAN CAESAR63

The afternoon drive-time show hosted by outspoken sports-talk radio host Kevin Slaten has been dumped by KFNS (590 AM) following racially oriented comments he made on the air last week, station general manager Katy Pavelonis said Monday.

“Thursday’s broadcast led to the (show-termination) conversation we had today,’’ she said. “We are parting ways, the station is going in a little bit of a different direction.’’

Pavelonis said Slaten was not a direct employee of the station, as his arrangement had him selling his own advertising as an independent contractor. So technically he wasn’t fired — his show was canceled.

The gist of Slaten's remarks were that African-Americans voted for President Barack Obama because he is black.

“The next time someone tells me that the black voters are not bigoted, stick it in the trash can because black voters are bigoted — 93 percent (of the black vote went) for Obama, 6 percent for (Mitt) Romney — you’re bigots,'' he said on the air. "You might not be bigots in your normal life but when you vote you are bigots. ... that’s how you vote.

“There was a black preacher that said, ‘Vote for the black man.’ If there was a white preacher that said, ‘Vote for the white guy,’ he would have been pillaged.’’

Slaten added, “When it comes to black voters and a black president ... you’re not going to vote for a white guy if there’s a black choice. And I think that’s despicable and I think that black voters ought to be ashamed of themselves for voting that way because of race. And that’s what they did.’’

Pavelonis acknowledged that she had asked Slaten to go in a different direction or tone things down while he was on the air Thursday. He had not been on the air since.

“The topics of Thursday weren’t honing in on where I want to go,’’ she said.

Slaten took calls after making his comments, and had confrontations with several. He called one “ignorant.’’

Slaten, 58, was not immediately available for comment, but has said in the past when he made racially-oriented comments that they are based on factual data.

Several sources said Slaten had a volatile departure from the meeting.

“He was disappointed but I don’t want to get too much into that,’’ said Pavelonis. But she did say, “it was not a peaceful departure.’’

Slaten has made his mark as a host who takes a hard-line stance regarding area teams, and that has led to run-ins before. In fact, this is the second time in he has been ousted at KFNS. In 2008, when he was a direct employee of the station, he was fired following a confrontation with Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan. Duncan didn’t know he was on the air and thought they were having a private conversation. Slaten sued over his dismissal and eventually reached a settlement with Big League Broadcasting, which owned KFNS at the time.

Slaten’s program started at 3  p.m. weekdays, and Paul Finebaum’s syndicated show that concentrates on the Southeastern Conference was on instead Monday. Pavelonis said that will continue through the college Bowl Championship Series title game.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/slat...cle_48c266ec-3b82-5fb3-87aa-c403090a1124.html
 

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Speak the truth (or his version of it) and your show gets canceled.

What a country...
 

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He's a brokered host. Not real radio.
Doesn't matter to me. The fact that he was dumped for stating the truth is what's bullshit.

The gist of Slaten's remarks were that African-Americans voted for President Barack Obama because he is black.
We all know that's true.
 

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That's not true, Allen West vs a white democrat version of Obama and the white democrat wins. Its commie to fire him for saying it but his statement was not factually correct.
 

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So for shits and giggles I took a look at black vote percentages for presidential races since 2000... Gore got 90%, Kerry got 88%. yes Obama gets a bump but its not all that surprising. Bottom line naggers vote Dem period. Put up the darkest darkie republican and the most lily white dem... results wouldn't be much different.

carry on with the boohooing...
 

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So for shits and giggles I took a look at black vote percentages for presidential races since 2000... Gore got 90%, Kerry got 88%. yes Obama gets a bump but its not all that surprising. Bottom line naggers vote Dem period. Put up the darkest darkie republican and the most lily white dem... results wouldn't be much different.

carry on with the boohooing...

Yes the percentages might not be that different but how about the number of black voters actually voting. Meaning was there a million when Gore and Kerry ran and then 2 million voting when Obama ran. If so he is so correct, if not he is still partly correct based on some interviews I have heard.

Still not a firing offense.
 

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Yes the percentages might not be that different but how about the number of black voters actually voting. Meaning was there a million when Gore and Kerry ran and then 2 million voting when Obama ran. If so he is so correct, if not he is still partly correct based on some interviews I have heard.

Still not a firing offense.
Not only that, those additional votes were likely a factor in some swing states that could have given the election to Romney.
 

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So for shits and giggles I took a look at black vote percentages for presidential races since 2000... Gore got 90%, Kerry got 88%. yes Obama gets a bump but its not all that surprising. Bottom line naggers vote Dem period. Put up the darkest darkie republican and the most lily white dem... results wouldn't be much different.

carry on with the boohooing...
That's fine, percentage wise. What about total number of voter turn out?
 

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I hate it when citizens vote.

pre-Obama: whites enfranchised, blacks disenfranchised
post-Obama: whites enfranchised, blacks enfranchised

Quit whining you horrible awful faggots.
 

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I hate it when citizens vote.

pre-Obama: whites enfranchised, blacks disenfranchised
post-Obama: whites enfranchised, blacks enfranchised

Quit whining you horrible awful faggots.
Your "non partisan" act is fucking tiring.
 
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This guy has been a "Staple" of St.Louis sports talk radio for like 25 years.
He usually lasts about a year, and then gets fired. Then a year later, he gets another job, and gets fired.
Old hat for him...

Obama stuff aside, the guy is a real turd. Like a mix of Rush Limbaugh and Skip Bayless, he's a professional troll of sorts.
He's the type of guy who would spend a day talking about how David Freese is the worst 3B in the league after his post-season heroics, he'll talk about how Jeff Fisher is the worst coach in the NFL, he's SHOCKING
 

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As long as his skin isn't lily white, they'll claim him as black
and that is the real reason he's been elected twice.
That's funny, the skinheads will say if you have one drop, your a ******, I guess the blacks feel the same way. Not being sarcastic, either.
 

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This guy has been a "Staple" of St.Louis sports talk radio for like 25 years.
He usually lasts about a year, and then gets fired. Then a year later, he gets another job, and gets fired.
Old hat for him...

Obama stuff aside, the guy is a real turd. Like a mix of Rush Limbaugh and Skip Bayless, he's a professional troll of sorts.
He's the type of guy who would spend a day talking about how David Freese is the worst 3B in the league after his post-season heroics, he'll talk about how Jeff Fisher is the worst coach in the NFL, he's SHOCKING
Sports Talk Radio is the fucking worst. They rarely ever talk about anything involving the actual sport, and instead spend whole hours talking about rumors, gossip, and offering horseshit opinions about people far more talented than themselves. It's Enquirer Sports Edition. I'm sure there's some decent ones out there, but all we have in my market is ESPN Radio and it's the pits.
 

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Why would any man want to get into talk radio now? Radio is more restrictive than PG television nowadays, even worse than PG family movies. Say one thing and you are the racist, sexist and homophobic talk of the town, an infamy fired out on your ass. I can hardly blame jocks for airing prepburger, doing 20 year old bits and having that lively and intriguing "Are they or are they not married?" angle. What is the alternative nowadays? Get fired in a month? Opie and Anthony 12 years ago were getting away with in some ways more on terrestrial than they do on a theoretically uncensored, Adults Only pay service free for all. O and A could never do the style of show they used to
now on terrestrial.

Edit: I think the idea of talking about sports for hours on end is exhausting and ultimately boring. It seems like the only thing you can do in that format is to just be an outrageous troll on purpose.
If you are in Minnesota you can say something like the Hall of Fame is right to not induct Cris Carter. Is that sociopathic? Exactly. Maybe you can milk it for an hour, then go on to some more sports gossip.
 

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Why would any man want to get into talk radio now? Radio is more restrictive than PG television nowadays, even worse than PG family movies.
It can still be fun to do radio. Of course anyone not doing sports or politics doesn't last long in the business.