Fired anchorman Larry Conners reminded social media followers that Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of when KMOV (Channel 4) fired him from the station.
"In case KMOV thought I would forget this anniversary ... wrong! One year has passed and I have more to say," a Twitter post on Thursday from Conners reads. He provides a link to his Facebook page, which contains Conners' re-statement of his side of the dispute.
It concludes with: "For now, in closing ... to paraphrase a quote you have heard: The reports of my demise ... are greatly exaggerated."
Today is the expiration date of the no-compete clause that KMOV successfully enforced in court against Conners.
Conners said in an interview today that the expiration of the clause "opens things up, as far as sitting down with people to work out something."
He added that he has talked with several parties about media work, but right now is heard mostly as a commercial spokesman for several local companies.
"I don't see myself necessarily coming back as an anchor, but more in a commentary sort of role, to have a chance to speak my mind from time to time," said Conners, describing it as "Andy Rooney, with an edge."
Conners' dismissal came after a series of events beginning May 13, 2013, when Conners implied on Facebook that he may have been targeted by the IRS after interviewing President Barack Obama in 2012.
The IRS claims Conners and his wife, Janet L. Conners, owe $85,000 in back taxes and in September placed a lien on their home in Clayton. Conners said he had been on a payment plan, but the IRS cancelled it after the interview.
Conners spent 34 years in St. Louis television, the last 27 as an anchor at KMOV. A discrimination suit filed by Conners against the station still is pending.