Animals, Humans & Media Personalities Readers’ Choice Winners 2019

Best Dog Park: Bar K Dog Bar

This spacious dog park doubles as a modern bar, restaurant and coffeehouse.

Bar K

Best Doggy Day Care: Woof’s Play & Stay

Woof’s offers live pet webcams, as well as luxury dog suites.

Best Local Band: 4 Fried Chickens & A Coke

The 11-piece band has been performing blues stylings since 1997.

4 Chickens and a Coke

Best Local Blog: @kansascitybucketlist

Kansas City Bucket List’s Mindy Hargesheimer regularly uncovers the city’s hidden gems.

Best Local Celebrity: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

The NFL’s reigning MVP is beloved by the KC community.


Best Local Coach: Chiefs Coach Andy Reid

Since Reid’s arrival in 2013, the Chiefs have made it to the playoffs four out of five seasons.

Best Local Instagram Account: @kansascitybucketlist

Complementing her popular KC lifestyle blog, Mindy Hargesheimer shares daily pictures of colorful local happenings.

Best Local Meteorologist: KSHB’s Gary Lezak

Gary has served as KSHB’s chief Meteorologist since 1999.

Best Local News Reporter: KSHB’s Christa Dubill

The Emmy-winning reporter anchors The Now KC and 41 Action News with a sense of comfortable familiarity.

Christa Dubill

Best Local Podcast: State Your Line

Hosted by the Ritz brothers, this weekly podcast covers news on both sides of State Line Road.

Best Local Politician: Former Mayor Sly James

Elected in 2011, Sly James will be remembered for lasting contributions such as finalizing the plan for the new airport terminal.

Sly James

Best Local Radio Show: Mix 93.3’s Rocket and Teresa

From 5-10 am you can listen to Rocket and Teresa’s morning banter in tandem with great music.

Best Local Sportscaster: KMBC’s Karen Kornacki

KC’s go-to for any sports related coverage as she finds joy in interviewing athletes and their families.

Best Local TV Newscast: Fox 4 News

You can always rely on your favorite newscasters to give you the most current and up-to-date news stories in the area.

Best Pet Store: Brookside Barkery & Bath

This pet store combines the best foods and grooming services in one location.

Brookside Barkery

Best Professional Athlete: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes brought Kansas City pride with a 50-touchdown, 5,000-yard NFL MVP season.

Best Radio Personality: 98.1 KMBZ’s Dana Wright

On Monday-Friday 2-6 pm, you can hear Dana talk about everything from crime to Kansas City events.

Best Radio Station: Mix 93.3

Kansas City’s top hit music station holds regular giveaways.

Best Veterinary Practice: Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort

North Kansas City area’s leading vet clinic since 1946 now includes advanced medical care and luxury boarding.

Eagle Animal Hospital Owners

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