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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’s leading vet clinic since 1949 now includes grooming and boarding.