Chiefs Football On Z-96.3 The Lake

Z-96.3 The Lake is your broadcast home for the Kansas City Chiefs! Join Mitch Holthus, Kendall Gammon, Art Haines, Dan Israel and Dani Welniak for the most complete game day broadcast in professional football.

Beginning 1 hour before kickoff, the Chiefs Kickoff Show brings you insight from 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


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.


Kendall Gammon

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

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

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.


Dani Welniak

Faith, family and football – that’s how Dani prioritizes her time. What inspired her path to sports broadcasting? Dani played women’s professional football for the Dallas Diamonds at receiver and running back for five seasons. She was a captain, a three-time Pro Bowler and 2008 Super Bowl Champion. Ask her to show you her championship ring sometime. It’s hard to miss. She was also a member of the first Women’s World Championship team that beat Canada in the gold medal game 69-0. Dani started her career in western Kansas as a bureau sports reporter for KWCH 12 before being promoted to Wichita in 2013 as a sports anchor/reporter. Her passion is to tell the athletes’ stories and take fans behind what happens off-the-field.


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