The Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League announced today former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison has joined the front office. Kennison will perform a variety of duties with the team, including attending team practices, consulting with the coaching staff, working with the Command television and radio broadcasts, as well as making public appearances on behalf of the organization.
a former NFL first round pick in 1996 by the St. Louis Rams out of
Louisiana State University, shined during his time with the Chiefs from
2001-2007. Kennison’s two best seasons of his 14-year career were with
the Chiefs in 2004 and 2005, when he averaged 65 catches and 1,100 yards
retired since 2008, currently resides in Leawood, KS, with his wife,
Shimika, and their two sons. After Shimika was diagnosed in 2003 with
Lupus, Kennison created Quick Start – The Eddie Kennison Foundation
to support the efforts of the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR).
Kennison also owns several businesses in Kansas City and is an active
member of his church.
Kennison is excited about being around professional football once again. This time, it’s the indoor variety.
am thrilled to be a part of the Command organization and help the team
succeed both on and off the field,” he said. “I think my experiences can
be a valuable resources to our coaches and players. It’s going to be a
lot of fun, and I can’t wait to help the team any way I can.”
The partnership is a positive for the Command as well.
a guy like Eddie, who was the consummate professional on and off the
field during his time with the Chiefs, and who is doing so many great
things in the community since his retirement, is very exciting for the
organization,” said Vice President of Communications, Nick McCabe.
“Eddie’s just a class guy, through and through, and we’re looking
forward to a long relationship with him and his incredible family.”
The agreement between the Kansas City Command and Eddie Kennison is for two years.
Command also announced Thursday the announcer lineup for 2012
broadcasts on KSMO-TV and Sports Radio 810 WHB. McCabe, who is back for
a second season as the “Voice of the Command”, will be joined on the
lead broadcast crew by former Kansas State quarterback and current
Wildcats radio analyst Stan Weber. The two will provide play-by-play
and commentary for Command radio broadcasts all season except during
televised home games when they will move to the TV booth.
McCabe has been a broadcaster in Kansas City for over 15 years. He has been the lead announcer for Sports Radio 810 WHB’s High School Football Game of the Week since
its inception in 1998. In addition to announcing games for the
Missouri Comets indoor soccer team and Park University’s basketball
teams, he currently serves as the Command’s Vice President of
was a captain on the 1984 Kansas State football team and was the team’s
leading rusher that season. He received Academic All-American honors
and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in accountancy, eventually
also earning his master’s. He is currently the Vice President – CFO of
Tower Properties in Kansas City in addition to announcing K-State
football and basketball.
Borchardt, a familiar name to Kansas City sports fans since he started
at Sports Radio 810 WHB in May of 2000, will join Command home radio
broadcasts. He will serve as sideline reporter and, when McCabe moves
to TV, play-by-play announcer. Borchardt began his broadcasting career
as the producer of Jason Whitlock's morning show and went on to become
810's Mizzou reporter, Chiefs pre game and post game show host, as well
as the host of "The Late Show.” He has worked as Sporting Kansas City’s
TV sideline reporter and play-by-play voice and currently works for Time
Warner Cable in Kansas City.
personality Jay Binkley will fill-in for Weber as the color analyst on
Command radio broadcasts. Binkley is the lead host of the popular WHB
evening show “3 Guys in a Garage.” He has worked with McCabe as the
analyst for WHB’s high school football coverage since 1999. You can
also hear Binkley on WHB’s Royals post game shows, Chiefs Night and
College Basketball Gameday.
Command will air 10 games on KSMO-TV 62 in 2012. Sports Radio 810 WHB
is once again the radio home of the team for the entire 18-game
schedule. All games except April 30 at Tampa Bay, which will air live
on NFL Network, can also be viewed live on the web at