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Z-96.3 The Lake – The New Home For Chiefs Football

Glen Elder, Kan. – Dierking Communications, Inc. today is proud to announce that Z-96.3 The Lake, KZDY-FM, is the new broadcast home of the Kansas City Chiefs in North Central Kansas. From this point forward, Z-96.3 The Lake will air complete live coverage of every Kansas City Chiefs broadcast. Coverage will begin 1 hour prior to kick-off with the Ford Countdown To Kickoff Show, featuring Hall of Fame Quarterback Len Dawson, Long Snapper Kendall Gammon, host Art Haines and Executive Producer Dan Israel.

Smith Center native Mitch Holthus, who is entering his 20th season as the play-by-play voice of the Chiefs, will guide fans across the heart of the Chiefs Kingdom as the team tries to win the AFC West and return to the post-season. He will be joined by Dawson in the booth and Gammon on the sideline.

Postgame coverage will continue after the final whistle, with an exclusive interview with Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid by Dawson, and player interviews from the locker room.

A complete schedule of game broadcasts, as well as an introduction to the broadcast team is available on the internet at

Chiefs football on Z-96.3 The Lake is brought to you by:

  •  Crossroads Bar & Grill in Downs.
  • S&S Drug & Home Health in Beloit.
  • Striker’s Bowling Alley in Downs.
  • Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza.
  • Boettcher Supply/Country Clipper Mowers.


About 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 Communication. 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. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.