St. Louis Radio Host Ousted Over Race Comments

7 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 13 2012 Nov 13, 2012 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:02:00 AM CST November 13, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis sports-talk radio host's show has been canceled after he said on air that many blacks voted for President Barack Obama because of his race.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that veteran host Kevin Slaten is out at the sports-talk station KFNS. Slaten was not a direct employee because his arrangement had him selling his own advertising as an independent contractor. So he wasn't fired - his show was canceled.

Slaten said during his Thursday broadcast that the fact that 93 percent of blacks voted for Obama suggested they were bigoted in their voting.

Station general manager Katy Pavelonis confirmed the show's cancellation Monday. Slaten did not immediately respond to a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment Tuesday.

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