Judge Upholds Slaten's Noncompete In St. Louis
August 13, 2008 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Former BIG LEAGUE BROADCASTING Sports KFNS-A-F/ST. LOUIS afternoon host KEVIN SLATEN will have to sit out from working on the air in ST. LOUIS until OCTOBER 5th under a noncompete clause in his contract that was upheld by a ST. LOUIS COUNTY court.
The ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH reports that Judge LARRY L. KENDRICK ruled that the clause in SLATEN's contract is valid and prevents him from working on the air on radio, TV or cable in the market.
SLATEN, who has separately sued KFNS for wrongful termination, was fired on APRIL 4th in the wake of a widely-publicized MARCH 27th on-air spat with CARDINALS pitching coach DAVE DUNCAN, with DUNCAN saying he was put on the air without prior notice.