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Thursday, July 9, 2020

KQNK Signs 5-Year Deal To Air World Champion Kansas City Chiefs Football

Sports Headlines

Royals Announce 2021 Regular Season Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 9, 2020) — In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 2021 regular season schedule....

NASCAR Announces 2020 Schedule Through Cup Series Regular Season Finale Weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 8, 2020) - NASCAR today announced its schedule of events through August for all three national series and the ARCA Menards...

Chiefs Announce Season Ticket Member Plan & Refunds For The 2020 Season

In anticipation of the National Football League's guidelines being issued to clubs regarding stadium configuration changes and reduced capacity due to the ongoing COVID-19...

Keller and O’Hearn Test Positive For COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 7, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that right-handed pitcher Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have...

Chiefs Sign QB Patrick Mahomes to Contract Extension

Courtesy of The Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the team has signed quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a contract extension. "This...
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

NORTON, KAN. – Dierking Communications, Inc. today signed a new 5-year contract with Entercom Communications making Classic Hits 106.7 FM & 1530 AM KQNK the broadcast home of the Kansas City Chiefs in northwest Kansas & southwest Nebraska for the next five 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 2025 season. The Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network is helmed by veteran play-by-play announcer Mitch Holthus, who will be entering his 26th 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.

The first broadcast of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network on Classic Hits KQNK will take place on Saturday, August 15th as the Chiefs host the Cincinnati Bengals in a pre-season contest at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The full broadcast schedule can be found on the station website at kqnk.com. Streaming is unavailable for Kansas City Chiefs Football via our website and mobile apps.

Classic Hits KQNK plays the greatest pop music from the 1960’s through the 1980’s to northwest Kansas & Southwest Nebraska along with news, weather, and sports coverage throughout the day. The station is located southeast of Norton on KQNK Road.


Aug 15

NFL: Bengals at Chiefs [PRESEASON][NO STREAM]

August 15 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Aug 22

NFL: Chiefs at Cardinals [PRESEASON][NO STREAM]

August 22 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Aug 29

NFL: Chiefs at Cowboys [PRESEASON][NO STREAM]

August 29 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sep 03

NFL: Packers at Chiefs [PRESEASON][NO STREAM]

September 3 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sep 10

NFL: Texans at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

September 10 @ 7:20 PM - 11:20 PM
Sep 20

NFL: Chiefs at Chargers [NO STREAM]

September 20 @ 3:25 PM - 7:00 PM
Sep 28

NFL: Chiefs at Ravens [NO STREAM]

September 28 @ 7:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Oct 04

NFL: Patriots at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

October 4 @ 3:25 PM - 7:00 PM
Oct 11

NFL: Raiders at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

October 11 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Oct 15

NFL: Chiefs at Bills [NO STREAM]

October 15 @ 7:20 PM - 11:20 PM
Oct 25

NFL: Chiefs at Broncos [NO STREAM]

October 25 @ 3:25 PM - 7:00 PM
Nov 01

NFL: Jets at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

November 1 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Nov 08

NFL: Panthers at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

November 8 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Nov 22

NFL: Chiefs at Raiders [NO STREAM]

November 22 @ 7:20 PM - 11:20 PM
Nov 29
Dec 06

NFL: Broncos at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

December 6 @ 7:20 PM - 11:20 PM
Dec 13

NFL: Chiefs at Dolphins [NO STREAM]

December 13 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dec 20

NFL: Chiefs at Saints [NO STREAM]

December 20 @ 3:25 PM - 7:00 PM
Dec 27

NFL: Falcons at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

December 27 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jan 03

NFL: Chargers at Chiefs [NO STREAM]

January 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Kansas Headlines

State Settles Federal Lawsuit; Agencies Eager to Continue Systemic Overhaul of Child Welfare System

(Via Press Release) Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced that defendants have agreed to a settlement agreement in the matter...

Kansas Man Sentenced to Federal Prison For Second Degree Murder on Cruise Ship

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka, Kan., man was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison for the second degree murder of a woman he was...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Executive Orders on Driver’s License Extension, Adult Care Home Licensure

Governor Laura Kelly today signed Executive Orders #20-55 and #20-56 as part of her administration’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and her commitment...

Office of Rural Prosperity Launches Project for Young Rural Professionals

TOPEKA – Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers announced today the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP) will partner with the Kansas Sampler Foundation to develop a...

Kansas City’s Sprint Center Renamed T-Mobile Center Following Wireless Merger

Bellevue, Washington — July 9, 2020 — Kansas City is getting another splash of magenta! T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today unveiled details for T-Mobile Center,...

Kansas News Service

Kansans Planning A Trip To New York Must Now Quarantine For Two Weeks Upon Arrival

By Jodi Fortino - Kansas News Service New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Kansas has been added to the state’s travel advisory, along with...

A Look At The Sizable Pool Of Candidates Hoping To Represent Kansas’ Big 1st

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service GARDEN CITY, Kansas — Four Republicans and two Democrats are running for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District seat. It’s open...

Kansas Doctors Say Wear A Mask Or Brace For Coronavirus Numbers To Keep Going Up

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — A month ago, the University of Kansas Hospital had as few as nine of its beds...

How To Go Back To College In A Pandemic: Face Masks, Social Distancing And Shorter Semesters

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Gone are the days of sneaking late into a crowded lecture hall. Reading college students'...

More Kansans Are Asking for Mail Ballots While Officials Work To Make Polling Places Pandemic-Safe

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — Facing the prospect of standing in line at polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic, requests from...