List of Kansas City Chiefs broadcasters

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Kansas City Chiefs radio play-by-play announcers[1]
1960–1962 Charlie Jones
1963 Merle Harmon
1964–1970 Tom Hedrick
1971–1973 Dick Carlson
1974–1975 Ray Scott
1976 Al Wisk
1977 Tom Hopkins
1978–1984 Wayne Larrivee
1985–1993 Kevin Harlan
1994– Mitch Holthus


Since 1990, KCFX, a.k.a. "101 The Fox", has broadcast all Chiefs games on FM radio under the moniker of The Chiefs Fox Football Radio Network. Beginning in 1994, Mitch Holthus has served as play-by-play announcer. In 2016, former Kansas City Chief Kendall Gammon began to transition from his duties as a sideline reporter to color analyst. Prior to 2017, the role of color analyst was performed by Hall of Fame Quarterback Len Dawson. Dawson announced his retirement, making 2017 his 33rd and final year of broadcasting chiefs football. [2] As Gammon takes over for Dawson, Dani Welniak (former Women's Professional Football player) has replaced Gammon as the sideline field reporter.

Dan Israel and Art Hains also contribute to the broadcasts.[1] KCFX holds broadcast rights to Chiefs games through the 2019 season.[3]The Chiefs and KCFX hold the distinction of being the longest FM radio broadcast partnering tenure in the NFL.[1][3] The Chiefs Radio Network extends throughout the six-state region of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, with 61 affiliate stations.[1][3]


KCTV Channel 5 (CBS) broadcasts all games when the Chiefs host an AFC opponent or play on the road. KCTV also broadcasts all Chiefs pre-season games. WDAF Channel 4 (Fox) broadcasts games in which the Chiefs host an NFC opponent. KHSB Channel 41 (NBC) broadcasts all games in which the Chiefs play on NBC Sunday Night Football or NBC's NFL playoffs coverage.


  1. ^ a b c d Herb, Kuhbander, Looney, and Moris, p. 51
  2. ^ "Dawson to Retire". USA Today. 
  3. ^ a b c "KCFX Extends Partnership" (PDF). Kansas City Chiefs. 2013-08-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
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