KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Following remarks made Monday involving the family of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, a long-time Kansas City sports radio personality was suspended Tuesday.
Kevin Kietzman, host of Between the Lines on 810 WHB-AM, was not on his regularly scheduled show at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
In an audio recording posted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, Kietzman offered his apology.
With sincerest apologies to coach Andy Reid. pic.twitter.com/sVYpYBChbU— kevin kietzman (@kkwhb) June 25, 2019
Union Broadcasting, which owns the station, released a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding Kietzman’s absence.
“We are aware of the controversial comments made by Kevin Kietzman during yesterday’s broadcast of Between the Lines,” the statement reads. “We have decided to take the immediate step to take Kevin off the air until further notice as we review this matter.”
On his show Monday, Kietzman made remarks about Reid that included a discussion of Reid’s family.
The comments drew criticism from fans and national media.
“We sincerely apologize to Andy Reid and his family, the Kansas City Chiefs organization and our loyal listeners and share their concerns,” Union Broadcasting said in the statement.