Chiefs Renew With KCFX, Add Programming Deal With WHB
February 4, 2010 at 4:45 AM (PT)
The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS have renewed their relationship with radio play-by-play flagship CUMULUS Classic Rock KCFX (101 THE FOX)/KANSAS CITY in a multi-year deal, but have also inked an unusual additional deal with crosstown UNION Sports WHB-A for "other CHIEFS programming," including CHIEFS shows, press conferences, and the second hour of the official CHIEFS post-game show.
"The opportunity to partner with two of the strongest media companies in the region makes this an exciting day for our organization and more importantly our fans," said CHIEFS COO MARK DONOVAN. "We look forward to working with KCFX and WHB to create year-round CHIEFS programming and continuing to deliver award-winning game day coverage."
"It’s an exciting time to be a CHIEFS fan," said CUMULUS KANSAS CITY Market Manager DONNA BAKER. "This new deal extends the tradition that 101 THE FOX and the CHIEFS have built as one of the longest-running broadcast partnerships in the NFL. We’re proud to be an integral part of the dawn of a new era in CHIEFS football. We look forward to continued success with our sponsors and working with our partners for years to come. KCFX offers a special welcome to our friends at SPORTS RADIO 810 WHB. CHIEFS fans are sure to enjoy this new and exciting coverage from both legendary KANSAS CITY radio stations."
"The CHIEFS are one of the biggest and most important franchises in the entire country," added UNION Pres. CHAD BOEGER. "We are extremely excited to become an official radio partner of the CHIEFS. We look forward to adding quality CHIEFS programming to our lineup, while maintaining our position as KANSAS CITY's most immediate source for breaking sports news and commentary. We believe this partnership will be great for the CHIEFS, SPORTS RADIO 810 WHB and most importantly, the listeners and fans of our station."
NITCH HOLTHUS and Hall of Famer and former CHIEFS quarterback LEN DAWSON will return for their 17th year calling the action on KCFX and the CHIEFS network. Meanwhile, WHB will have exclusive rights to in-season press conferences with coach TODD HALEY and the club's starting quarterback, and will also air the weekly "CHIEFS KINGDOM" MONDAY night show hosted by HOLTHUS and a weekly "CHIEFS Player Show" live from the team's ARROWHEAD STADIUM headquarters.