After more than five years in Kansas City working for 610 Sports Radio, Henry Lake is returning to KFAN 100.3 in Minneapolis. Lake previously worked at the iHeartMedia owned KFAN from 2003-2013 where he co-hosted their weeknight program Sludge & Lake.
In a lengthy note posted on Twitter, Lake announced the move, expressing gratitude toward Kansas City and its sports fans, the teams he covered, along with his coworkers at 610 Sports Radio including PD John Hanson. “I’m grateful to be finalizing my return to hosting and other responsibilities with 100.3 KFAN. It’s where I began and am happy to return,” Lake wrote.
In an interview with The Star Tribune, Lake said one of the reasons he wanted to return to Minneapolis – Saint Paul is the lack of diversity in the market. “Sometimes people of color get left out of the conversation,” said Lake who is African American. “I knew I wanted to come back for that reason.”
In his written thank you to Kansas City on Twitter, Lake also mentioned his desire to help improve the community in the Twin Cities.
“I’m so excited to get back to the city that I love. And I want to do a lot of community work in a time now where there is much work to do,” Lake wrote. I can’t wait to engage in positive conversations to make our community better, even if it involved difficult topics many people don’t want to discuss.
The full capacity of Lake’s KFAN return has not yet been announced, but according to PD Chad Abbott, Lake will appear on a variety of programs, fill-in for hosts as needed and have his own college basketball show.