KJR hasnt issued a statement on Levys arrest or if it will affect his job yet.
(kcpq) - Police have arrested 110 people - including a local radio host - for allegedly soliciting prostitution.
Levy told one of the arresting detectives he dangers of escorts had played golf earlier in the day and claimed he had come by for a massage.
Police used CityVibe, Backpage, Eros and other websites to talk with potential buyers.
Levy was one of 110 men arrested during a weeklong undercover operation in late August.On Thursday Levy, a 50-year-old Bellevue resident, entered an Alford plea on a misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute, nearly six weeks after he was arrested during an undercover prostitution sting in Bellevue, court records show.Some day I hope that youll allow me the opportunity to earn back your trust and respect, Levy wrote.He told one of the arresting detectives he played golf earlier in the day and was there for a massage.They posted online ads to entice individuals to come forward, engaged in explicit text messages with potential customers, and when those men showed up, they were arrested.The morning show will continue as scheduled with co-host Dick Fain, Matt Slickhawk Mikolas, Hugh Millen, Mike Holmgren and other special guest hosts.We appreciate his time with us and wish him well.The longtime morning-show host on the Seattle sports-radio station was arrested in August during an undercover prostitution sting in Bellevue.The Seattle Times previously banned all their writers from appearing on the station, which the paper claims is because of the off-color and sexist remarks heard on KJR, but which Alex Avita of Seattle SportsNet chalks up to criticism of the.Tags: 950 KJR, Barrett Sports Media, Broadcast, broadcasting, BSM, Jason Barrett, Mitch Levy, on-air, Programming, radio news, Seattle Radio, sports media, Sports Media News, sports radio, Sports Radio 950 KJR, sports talk show host.
As most of you realize by now, my 23 year tenure at KJR is over.
It was a long-time undercover operation called Operation On Demand that ended the past Friday.
The Seattle Times reports that Levy placed 160 in cash on a bedside table in anticipation of a half-hour of sex.Mitch Levy, former morning-show host on KJR 950 AM, announced via Twitter on Friday that his 23-year tenure at the Seattle sports-radio station is officially over.After thanking colleagues and listeners, Levy wrote: Now, I must continue tending to me, my emotional demons, and my family.Officers set up a sting in a condominium just blocks from downtown by posting online ads and exchanging explicit text messages with potential buyers.But that pales in comparison to what the radio station is dealing with now, following the arrest of morning host Mitch Levy.Levy was one of the individuals arrested in a prostitution sting in September.Mitch Levy hosts mornings on iHeartMedias sports talker KJR in Seattle.Hes since been charged with misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute.
Levy wasnt sentenced to jail time but is on probation for 24 months, according to court records.
"This operation is a continuation of our effort to eradicate human trafficking crimes.
Its been a challenging week for Sports Radio 950 KJR.