Condolences go out to the family of former Cleveland sports radio host Kendall Lewis. The “BSK” (short for Big Sports Kahuna) as he was known, passed away according to a family member. No word on the cause of his death.
Lewis was a fixture on the Cleveland sports radio airwaves in the 2000’s on ESPN 850 WKNR. He also hosted national shows on ESPN Radio and spent a brief time working in Memphis alongside Jon Madani.
“I’m not sure he liked being paired with me at first,” former WKNR partner Greg Brinda told NBC 3 WKYC in Cleveland. “There was tension and we really went after each other. But over time it really mellowed out and we got to know one another. We were two completely different people, but we developed chemistry. As time went on, we could show up in the studio without having had any discussion and know exactly what we wanted to talk about and how we would handle a topic.”
“There was a time here in Cleveland when we weren’t obsessed with the NFL Draft,” current ESPN 850 WKNR Program Director Aaron Goldhammer told NBC. “He knew more about the players than anyone in this area and was at the forefront of doing mock drafts. Now everyone does mocks, big boards, and such, but Kendall was way ahead of his time.”
Funeral arrangements for Lewis are currently being organized.