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Kansas City Chiefs On The Air: A Fan’s Experience

For myself and my fellow Kansas City Chief fans across the nation, listening to Mitch Holthus and Chiefs hall of fame quarterback Len Dawson on the radio is the closest we will get to the feeling of sitting in the stands at Arrowhead cheering with the thousands in attendance.

While listening to the game does not compare to the feeling you get when you are surrounded by fans at Arrowhead, it still makes the listener feel they are right there part of the action. Mitch and Len on the radio makes me think of standing with people around the grill, burgers and BBQ filling the air with a heavenly aroma and enjoying the company of friends.

The best part of listening to Mitch and Len is the passion they bring to it. While commentators on the major networks are decent, for the most part, nothing compares to hearing Mitch yell, “Touchdown Kansas City”. They also share the disappointments with fans as well. Usually when something bad happens on the field Len will be the first to say what went wrong and what they need to do to correct the error and Mitch will agree. The chemistry that they have in the booth is what makes listening to the game on the radio worth it. I have great memories of heading back to college on Sunday to Nebraska with the windows down and the radio blasting my Chiefs all throughout the 4 hour drive back to college. We cheer with them, we groan with them and we love our Chiefs with them, and that is what makes listening to them on the radio worth it.

So for the Chiefs fan who is away from the coverage area for all things Chiefs, the radio is not only a great substitute for watching the game, but also allows one to feel like they are part of the action. So if the game is not on TV, fire up the grill, crank that radio to eleven and cheer on our Kansas City Chiefs.


Do you listen to the Chiefs on the radio? Sound off on your experience below. 

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  • Richard Lampert II

    Great read and from someone who lives in Washington State, I know those voices all to well! I finally get toeexperience Arrowhead in person for the first time ever, but I will always love the voice of Mitch and Len!

    • Nick Floyd

      That is awesome man. I got to experience them live a few years ago. A couple of my friends are Broncos fans and we all went down to the game. We lost, but they loved the stadium and were impressed that Chief fans were so polite and just fun to be around, even if we were losing.

  • Mark Bustamante

    I wish I could hear the radio broadcasts in Southern California. I have Sunday Ticket so I can watch every game but would live to hear the radio game feed.

    • berttheclock

      Mark, I remember living in So Cal years ago, while being an American League fan, but, really loved listening to Vin Scully paint a picture of a Dodgers game. Dick Enberg, Don Drysdale and the fellow who went to glory with doing the Mariners’ games were fine as the Angels announcers, but, Scully was the master. Nothing like being stuck on the freeway and listening to him.

  • berttheclock

    I wish we could get them in the PNW. However, the one radio hookup which comes in from outside of the Seahawks realm is the one from the Raider Nation. Tom Flores is part of that team. I have listened to them several times, while “watching” the Chiefs on the computer. At least, they will criticize mistakes made by the Raiders and do not just throw “homerism” at you.

    • Jason Seibel

      I think you can stream the KC radio feed online.

  • berttheclock

    Was it not Cool Lenny who, once, remarked on the air about Tony G becoming involved with catching a pass? Lenny’s quip had to do with Marty just finding out TEs were eligible to catch passes.