Kevin Kietzman Has Issues

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July 23, 2020

Untitled_design_59_9g06i.pngKevin Kietzman is an award-winning sports journalist, talk radio host and podcaster based in Kansas City.


After 12 years as an Emmy award-winning television sports reporter, anchor and producer, Kevin co-founded Union Broadcasting and launched Kansas City’s first All Sports radio station.

For nearly 23 years, Kevin hosted “Between the Lines” every afternoon, and Kansas City sports fans flocked to hear his trademark breaking sports news, cutting edge commentary and exclusive interviews.


Recognized by Sports Illustrated as a top ten host in America and Talkers Magazine’s top 30, Kevin was a multiple winner of Kansas City’s Radio Personality of the Year. “Between the Lines” remains the top billing and highest-rated sports radio program in Kansas City history.


Never afraid to use his show as an activist, Kevin orchestrated Share the Wealth in 1999 as over 5000 fans walked out of a Royals/Yankees game in Kansas City to draw national attention to the growing revenue disparities in MLB. Fifteen years later, on a much more level financial playing field, the Royals secured their second World Series Championship.


In the early 2000s, Kevin created a public tidal wave with Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes to support building the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. It began as an unpopular issue and eventually was built with overwhelming public support. Now named the T-Mobile Center, it became the catalyst for revitalizing downtown Kansas City.


In 2020, Kevin sold his stake in Union Broadcasting and has now entered the growing medium of podcasting with the debut of “Kevin Kietzman Has Issues.” It’s a daily, all-out show about hot button issues in sports, politics and life. From a union family of Reagan Democrats, Kevin became committed to conservatism during his freshman year at Kansas State when President Reagan gave a famous address at Ahearn Fieldhouse.


Kevin has spent 35 years holding board positions and working diligently with numerous charities including the Fox 4 Love Fund for Children, Union Broadcasting Foundation, Wayside Waifs, Children’s Mercy Hospital, SNAG program with the Midwest Section of the PGA and a college scholarship program for students at his former high school, Shawnee Mission North.


Kevin has three grown children and lives with his wife Jessica and their beloved dog Cabo in Lenexa, KS.