KC Chiefs: Sports radio 810 keeps exclusive rights for Chiefs content

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The KC Chiefs and Union Broadcasting’s WHB-A Kansas City, the sports radio station which has been the NFL franchise’s radio partner since 2010, have renewed their exclusive deal.

Team personnel and schemes may change from season to season, but having successful sports media content is largely dependent on fans being able to find it. As the Kansas City Chiefs have renewed their contract with Union Broadcasting’s WHB-A Kansas City, that means that sports radio 810 will continue to be the place to find weekly shows focused on the Chiefs.

According to a press release from the Chiefs, the weekly Chiefs radio content that fans have been able to find for seven years will continue. A call-in show with Mitch Holthus that will feature Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid and various players along with weekly shows that will feature Reid and quarterback Alex Smith will continue to be found on 810.

810 will also keep its exclusive rights to produce training camp content and have players in-studio throughout the season. What’s new about this contract extension is a marketing campaign that the Chiefs have agreed to.

The station will continue its “Chiefs Mondays” theme, but those will now feature live broadcasts from the University of Kansas Health System Training Complex near Arrowhead Stadium. Details of what exactly that content will include have not yet been released. Additionally, the length and value of the contract renewal with WHB-A has not been disclosed either.

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Fans should note that this contract does not mean any changes in play-by-play radio content during games. Those rights still belong to KCFX-FM 101 The Fox, and fans looking to listen to live calls of Chiefs games will still have to tune their radios to that station or listen online.

Sports fans, like most people, sometimes have difficulty dealing with change. This contract extension means that fans who want to hear the perspectives of Holthus, Reid, Smith and others connected to the Chiefs will be able to find that content in the same place they are used to for years to come.

810 also acquired the rights to Kansas Jayhawks sporting events last month, which is a huge add for the station. It’s been a nice summer for 810, keeping on their KC Chiefs content, which is a huge staple for them and also adding in one of the most popular college programs sporting events to their programming.

It should be another fun season for the KC Chiefs and 810 will be able to continue on with their coverage as per usual.