Sports radio morning host for 790 WKRD in Louisville, KY, Howie Lindsey, is departing the station and the airwaves completely for a new venture. The host of Louisville First 790 announced Tuesday he accepted a position with the Louisville City Football Club, as their Director of Public Relations.
“I am excited to announce a new direction,” Howie said in a press release with the Louisville City FC. “In the next few weeks I’ll be transitioning off the airwaves at 790 KRD, but I want to be clear: I loved my time with the iHeart Radio team and my team at 790 KRD. Our station has a very bright future with the team Earl Jones and Company has assembled. I thank the thousands of you who made our morning show a success.
“You’ll still find me tweeting and writing about the Cards on CardinalSports.com, and I hope Louisville and Kentucky fans will join me at Louisville City games this Spring and Summer as Coach Hackworth and the Boys in Purple take the field to defend their title – again.”
Lindsey first entered the local sports media scene in 2003, covering the Louisville Cardinals for CardinalSports.com, which as he noted he will continue to do. In 2016, Lindsey began his most recent media position as the morning drive host on 790 KRD following a year-long stint as the midday host on 93.9 WLCL.
“The fact that we can bring someone into the front office with the character and reputation of Howie Lindsey speaks volumes about where Lou City is heading,” Louisville City President Brad Estessaid. “We believe Howie is the perfect person to take us to the next level, and we could not be happier.”
The Louisville City FC was founded in 2014 and competes in the USL Championship, formerly known as the United Soccer League. In its brief existence, the club has achieved unprecedented success, winning the USL Cup in 2017 and 2018. The Louisville City FC currently has a new $65 million, 11,000 seat stadium being built with plans to open next year.
“The opportunity to join the building progress with Louisville City was too good to pass up for my family and me,” Howie added. “I can’t wait to help launch the new stadium in Butchertown and to help connect all parts of our community to this incredible club and to help LouCity tell the next chapter of its remarkable story.”
According to Marty Finley of the Louisville Business Journal, Lindsey will remain with 790 KRD to host their morning show through the end of the month.