On his Twitter account, Clinkscale used the term “downsizing.”
According to kansascity.com, WHB moved to a sports format in 1999 and Clinkscale soon joined after a stint at KMBZ. He wore many hats for the station, including play-by-play duties for UMKC men’s basketball and Missouri Mavericks ice hockey. He was also the first to call the Kansas City T-Bones' minor-league baseball games.
He’s a co-host on Between the Lines with Kevin Keitzman, a SportsCenter anchor and has been the long-time host of “College Football Gameday,” and the Chiefs’ postgame call-in program.
But Sporting became a consistent winner after rebranding in 2010, and the Royals grew into a championship team. Those events helped change the city’s sports dynamic.
Clinkscale said he’s not ready to leave the business.
“I don’t know where it (the future) leads,” Clinkscale said. “It (the parting of ways) wasn’t expected and isn’t ideal. But 18 years in one place in the radio business is a remarkable run.”