KJR Morning Man Arrested in Prostitution Sting

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110 people in all were arrested in Seattle, for allegedly soliciting prostitution. It was a long-time undercover operation called “Operation On Demand” that ended the past Friday. Mitch Levy hosts mornings on iHeartMedia’s sports talker KJR in Seattle. The 50 year old was arrested August 26 and posted $500 bail. He was charged with a misdemeanor of patronizing a prostitute.

The Seattle Times reports that Levy placed $160 in cash on a bedside table in anticipation of a half-hour of sex. Levy told one of the arresting detectives he had played golf earlier in the day and claimed he had come by for a massage. Police say “there was no other reason for this suspect to come to the condo other than to purchase sex.”

An iHeart representative told the Seattle Fox affiliate: “While we cannot comment on personal matters of an employee for privacy reasons, we are looking into the situation so we can further review and respond as appropriate.”

32 COMMENTS

  1. I had quit listening to Mitch long ago. He was a jerk. His phrase “everybody is ask me X” was such a bull shoot way for him to make up something to talk about. I’m glad he’s gone. Go back to Florida!

  2. Mitch is the best of his profession and entertaining. I always liked him and still do. Let him come back to work. He brings so much to the table. I am tired of the guy name who on his show, I don’t think he has accomplished much when he was playing but he thinks he know all. I don’t need any of his analysis. I like Dick, Mitch and slik Hawk.

    • what I really miss is way of him being a a” h’le to the people he worked with everyday.He just loved listening to the sound of his own voice. I don’t know why?

      I think KJR is going to find in his absence the ratings will stay the same or get better,they’re going to able to dump his $750,000 salary.

      Some people enjoy listening to an antagonist usually it’s the weak people that get pushed around all day,somehow it makes them feel empowered like they are Mitch in the moment pushing people around.

      I for one find it boring to listen to a bully in the morning. It’s funny how these guys always find out in the end they’re not always the smart as they thought!

      PS I will miss his sleep Comfort ads obviously was an expert!

      Mitch, have fun talking to the Mirror buddy!

    • What I will really miss is the special way of him being a total a” h’le to the people he worked with. He think he just loved listening to the sound of his own voice.

      I think KJR is going to find in his absence the ratings will stay the same or get better. They’re going to able to dump his $750,000 salar and love it!

      Some people enjoy listening to the antagonist,usually it’s the weak people of this world. I think they might get some kind association out of it,like they are Mitch in the moment pushing people around.

      I for one find it boring to listen to a bully in the morning. It’s funny how these guys always find out in the end they’re not always as smart as they thought!

      PS. I will miss his sleep Comfort ads obviously he was perfect for that!

      Mitch, have fun talking to the Mirror buddy!

    • He’s on to bigger and better things I hear.
      Something about going back to South Florida Community College to finish this Associates degree and then on to a paralegal program. I really do believe that could be a great fit for him!

      Godspeed my friend!

    • Mitch was that proverbial schoolyard bully trying to steal everybody’s lunch money,
      disguised as a sports show talking head.

      He wasn’t bullying for “milk money”, but something much more precious, steeling are enjoyment of sports talk.

      Listening over and over again to his proverbial rants like a want- tobe prosecuting attorney totally leaching out the joy that could have been shared for the sake of his “little man” ego ,was getting to be too much!

      It’s no real shock that he was not the family man he was trying to portray on his show. The constant self ego stroking he would perform every morning exposed himself to the public in way that took self gratification
      too disgusting extreme!

      I say if you like listening to the ego rantings like the grilling of a prosecuting attorney, then turn on court tv. If you love sports listen to sports people that actually love sports and feel the joy that they say can bring.

      After all sports is supposed to be fun leave the third degree for court TV and it’s want tobe Mitch leavy.

      let’s all hope for a very happy ending!

  3. The Morning Show is a lot better now. It was hard hearing Mitch, put down people all of the time. It often seemed like he was trying very hard, to have us believe, he was the perfect father and husband. His kids
    will always have “this situation” to look back on …. it will never go away, and may even cause them long
    term problems. Way to go Mitch!

  4. My Story …I don’t care what they say. Mitch levy is a wonderful man! Years ago I was in line with my daughter getting some burgers and fries.He was so nice waiting in line with us. He was very polite. He was very supportive of me and all that I do for my daughter. Getting her to all sports activities and such.

    He was very supportive of her told her she could do anything nothing could stop her if she puts her mind to it!

    And she could do anything that the boys could do!
    He even bought me and my daughters burgers and fries!

    I don’t care he’s wonderful! 🙂

  5. Give this guy a break! Does anybody remember Marv Albert the famed broadcaster? He was busted as well wearing panties and garters while being with a dominatrix. A lot of these powerful men need these unusual role reversals. Needless to say Marv Albert was forgiven why can’t we forgive Mitch these proclivities?

    I still enjoy the same KJR it has the best entertaining people, but give this guy a break who are we to judge?

  6. Never thought it would be possible, but I think the “Mitch in the morning” show is actually better with his absence. I think it’s a testament to the people filling in for him.Keep up the good work until his return!

  7. its a tough subject and rightfully so, many have highlighted that the PROBLEM here is with human trafficking, not so much the sexual side. I wonder, though, what would legalizing prostitution do? Would it “clean up” the trafficking because it’s legalized, or does it fall more in the path of “it’ll get worse if we legalize it?”

    The same “it’ll get worse” that was argued over drug legalization certainly didn’t end up true. So i’m curious how much “trafficking” there is in places where prostitution is legal?

    Mitch is probaly the only radio host i listen to anymore. I undersetand the position the station is in, but i dont’ think i will be listening to anybody else if they end his career. Thoughts with the Levy family.

  8. If Mitch needs a man’s touch who are we to say if that’s wrong? That’s between him and his wife. How do we know , maybe they have some sort of agreement between themselves?

    I think Mitch needs to come out if in fact he prefers a “happy ending “with a man. I think this dishonesty it’s only hurting him and his family in the end!

    I think KJR can take him back if he can start being honest with the listeners and his colleagues.

    Mitch there is no need for you hide under the covers any longer!

  9. If it was legalized, regulated, and held to standards just like every other industry, there wouldn’t be trafficking or other dangerous things that come with it now. It’s only due to its illegal status now that all of the terrible outcomes happen to the women involved. Same thing with drugs. Pot became legal, black market pot dealers became obsolete. Safe sex for money becomes legal, pimps and dangerous conditions become obsolete.

  10. This is so sad as I feel for his wife and kids.
    I like Mitch so much and I hope KJR does not fire him. Everybody makes mistakes and he will pay for his privately with his family. Mitch is so good and has been with KJR since I can remember. He is the most professional and prepared host.

  11. Sports radio is full of callers who like to be antagonistic. He won’t be able to take phone calls without fearing the guy on the other end is going to blurt out something related to hookers.

  12. Although, it is morally repugnant, the whole sex trade that is, Mitch in the Morning is required to be a role model to his boys, not his audience. I go to church to refresh my moral center, I go to Mitch to find out how the M’s did last night or which UW player scored a TD…

  13. I was sick when I heard about Mitch. Two thoughts came to me–first, I feel for his wife and kids and hope his career is not ruined; second, men need to realize that this activity is not harmless but really part of the dreadful commercial chain of sex trafficking. We need to be more protective of the women caught up in this lifestyle by attacking the demand side of the equation.

  14. I have enjoyed Mitch’s show for years. I think he is one of the best sports radio hosts. I have a friend who got caught. In many ways it was the best thing that happened to him. He had to call his wife and had to admit what he did. It was like opening a wall that had dry rot and black mold behind it. They worked on their marriage, but it began with being found out. I hope the same for Mitch. I hope this isn’t the end but the beginning…..

    I will be praying for you.

  15. This is none of the company’s business. Prostitution should be legalized anyway. I think we’re all grown up enough to know that people are indulging their urges in different places and different ways, all the time. Seriously, 10 will get you 20 that somebody among the very people who’ll decide this guy’s future has visited a prostitute. Does this incident somehow affect his radio skills? Tarnish iHeart because he’s the one who happened to get caught? iHeart should worry more about their balance sheet and less about their phony moral indignation. Hopefully this will be handled with common sense.

    • Janice you obviously don’t have daughters and if you do i pity them. How can you be ok with women being trafficked for sex. you are disgusting!

    • “Prostitution should be legalized.” Hmmm, maybe you should ask the opinion of the young women who are threatened and beaten, forced into sex work AGAINST THEIR WILL. Pathetic that Mitch Levy and the rest of the scum that were arrested don’t give a damn about the VICTIMS of sex trafficing. And for years he ripped the equally execreble Tiger Woods for his out-of-marriage cheating.

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