GLEN ELDER, KAN. – Dierking Communications, Inc. today signed a contract extension with Cumulus Radio Station Group making Z-96.3 The Lake, KZDY-FM Cawker City, the broadcast home of the Kansas City Chiefs in north central Kansas for the next two seasons.

This agreement will provide live play-by-play coverage of Kansas City Chiefs football on free over-the-air radio through the conclusion of the 2019 season. The Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network is helmed by veteran play-by-play announcer Mitch Holthus, who will be entering his 24th season as the Voice of the Chiefs. Holthus is a native of Smith Center, Kansas and called Kansas State University athletics for 14 years prior to joining the Chiefs Radio Network in 1994. He will be joined by 15-year NFL veteran Kendall Gammon for color commentary, as well as Dani Welniak as sideline reporter. Art Haines anchors pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage of the network as well.

The first broadcast of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network on Z-96.3 The Lake will take place on Thursday, August 9 as the Chiefs host the Houston Texans in a pre-season contest at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The full broadcast schedule can be found on the station website at

Z-96.3 The Lake plays adult contemporary music to north central Kansas along with news, weather, and sports coverage throughout the day. The station is co-located with sister station KD Country 94 – KDNS outside of Glen Elder, Kansas on U.S. Highway 24.