Z-96.3 The Lake is your broadcast home for the Kansas City Chiefs! Join Mitch Holthus, Len Dawson, Kendall Gammon, Art Haines and Dan Israel for the most complete game day broadcast in professional football.
Beginning 1 hour before kickoff, the Chiefs Kickoff Show brings you insight from Hall of Fame Quarterback Len Dawson, along with Pro Football Hall of Fame snapper Kendall Gammon. You also get an exclusive visit with Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid moments before kickoff.
MITCH HOLTHUS – PLAY BY PLAY ANNOUNCER
Since joining the team as the “Voice of the Chiefs Radio Network” in 1994, Mitch has established himself as one of the Midwest’s most recognizable and honored broadcasters. There are only a small handful of announcers in the NFL who can top Mitch’s tenure doing play-by-play. Before coming to pro football, Mitch spent 14 years as the voice of football and basketball for Kansas State University. He’s also can be seen and heard on Fox Sports television coverage of Missouri Valley basketball and Gateway Conference football. A native of Smith Center, Kansas, he’s a graduate of Kansas State.
LEN DAWSON – COLOR ANALYST
Len Dawson is one of Kansas City’s sporting icons thanks in large part to leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl IV victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Len’s long AFL-NFL playing career was capped in 1987 with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, just a few miles down the road from his hometown of Alliance. He joined the Chiefs Radio Network in 1985 and has provided analysis of every game since then. A graduate of Purdue University, Len began his broadcasting career while he was still playing and can still be seen handling some sports duties for KMBC-TV Channel 9.
KENDALL GAMMON – SIDELINE REPORTER
The newest member of the Chiefs broadcast team is a 15-year NFL veteran, including 7 years with the Chiefs. Gammon played in the 2004 Pro Bowl and in Super Bowl XXX. Kendall Gammon was the first true long snapper to ever be added to a Pro Bowl roster. Gammon’s brilliant career also included four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Super Bowl XXX against the Dallas Cowboys in Tempe, Arizona. In addition, he played four years with the New Orleans Saints.
ART HAINES – STUDIO ANCHOR
Art brings more than thirty years of sports radio experience to game day, as he anchors the pre-game show, half time and in game reports as well as post game coverage for the entire Chiefs Radio Network. An award winning sportscaster and Missouri native Art’s experience includes hosting the Dallas Cowboys pre and post-game shows as well as being the “Voice of the Missouri State Bears” for almost 40 years.
DAN ISRAEL – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Dan Israel has been with the Chiefs Radio Network for over 26 years as pregame host and Executive Producer. He is a 30+ year veteran of the broadcast and recording industries. During this time he has produced and engineered national programming for NBC-Universal, CBS, ABC Sports, ESPN, NFL Films, and HBO. Israel’s innovation and dedication and effort have help to make the Chiefs Radio Network the best in the NFL.