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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

KC radio host Kevin Kietzman loses job over Andy Reid comments

Kevin Kietzman

Kevin Kietzman has lost his job as a radio host on WHB in Kansas City over his controversial comments about Andy Reid.

During Monday’s edition of “Between the Lines” on Sports Radio 810 WHB, Kietzman asserted that Reid was not good with disciplining people. Though Kietzman was speaking in a football context regarding the Kansas City Chiefs’ handling of Tyreek Hill, the host insisted Reid’s record of “fixing people” in his family had to be included in the discussion as proof.

Many listeners were repulsed considering Kietzman seemed to be assigning responsibility to Reid for the drug problems the coach’s sons battled. Two of Reid’s sons have had drug arrests, including Garrett, who died of a heroin overdose in 2012.

Kietzman issued an apology the next day, but his apology was weak and he blamed listeners for misinterpreting his words. Union Broadcasting, which owns WHB, said Kietzman was being taken off air indefinitely.

On Friday, Union Broadcasting announced they had reached agreement with Kietzman to part ways.

“We would like to thank Kevin for his dedicated service over the last 22 years,” Union Broadcasting president Chad Boeger said in a statement. “Kevin has been a valuable member of the Sports Radio 810 WHB team. We wish him all the best on his future endeavors and good luck moving forward.”

Kietzman is also a part-owner of the station.



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