K-FROG radio host Kelli Green ‘still shaking’ from Las Vegas shooting


The time from when Kelli Green heard a woman screaming “active shooter” in Las Vegas until 12 hours later as she drove through Victorville is the scariest period in her life.

“Even driving home right now, I’m still shaking,” Green, co-host of the K-FROG morning radio show on KFRG-FM 95.1 and 92.9, said Monday morning. “Hearing the gunshots, knowing we have family and friends were there, and I know a lot of our listeners were there.”

She and her crew, who were in Las Vegas to interview artists, left the Route 91 Harvest Festival shortly before Jason Aldean began his Sunday night headliner set, and sat down to eat at an MGM Grand restaurant that looks out over the concert.

“All of a sudden a woman was yelling, ‘Active shooter, active shooter,” Green said. “They took us out a side door and to an alleyway behind the casino. For some reason there happened to be a cab there. We jumped right in and told him, ‘There’s an active shooter, you need to go, go, go.’”

As he sped away, the driver turned on the police scanner and they began to understand the news: A gunman perched above the concert had opened fire, killing dozens of people and wounding hundreds.

Green’s brother and sister-in-law were at the concert, and only later that night would she learn that they had escaped unharmed — barely.

“The woman next to my sister-in-law was shot and killed,” she said. “They were able to jump into the soundboard. … They were able to get away unscathed, but they could hear the bullets ricocheting off the roof.”

After reaching her loved ones to assure them she was safe, Green made it to her boss’s room at the Venetian. She stayed there watching the news and social media with her market manager, his wife and the station’s promotions manager, wondering whether the hotel was safe.

The hotel lockdown ended the next morning, and around 5 a.m. she made it to her hotel, MGM.

“Walking into the hotel was like walking into a war zone,” she said. “People were passed out at machines, people were walking around on crutches and bandages.”

Green plans to return to work Tuesday morning, doing what she can to help the community grieve.

The mass shooting will remain on her mind before she attends another concert.

“This definitely changes my perspective on concerts,” she said. “I don’t think I will stop going to concerts, but I will be wary and it will probably be a while before I can do it again.”



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