Earlier this week, BSM reported that Mitch Levy’s stint at Sports Radio KJR in Seattle was likely to come to an end. Today, the radio station and Levy announced an end to their 23-year relationship. The situation was created as a result of Levy being arrested during a prostitution sting in August. He had been off the air since the incident.
Levy addressed the matter on Twitter, taking full responsibility for his actions. In addition to posting the statement below, he sent out the same comments via a series of tweets thanking the station, his staff and colleagues, and everyone who has listened to and supported him over the past two plus decades.
Sports Radio KJR also provided the following announcement on social media Friday evening to inform their listeners and advertisers of the station’s plans moving forward.
It’s an unfortunate end to to a relationship which lasted more than two decades and proved to be personally and professionally fulfilling for both Levy and KJR. Given the circumstances though, it was probably best for both sides to move forward in different directions.
No word yet on what projects Levy plans to invest his time in to rebuild his image or if he’ll resurface locally or elsewhere in radio. KJR plans to continue with Dick Fain, Matt Mikolas, Hugh Millen and Mike Holmgren filling in during morning drive. Whether that becomes the permanent plan in mornings for 2018 and beyond remains to be seen.