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Old 07-28-2013, 05:24 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Folks, we have lost (quite suddenly) a longtime radio host and disc jockey. David Kraddick, known to all of us as Kidd Kraddick, passed away yesterday from a brain aneurysm at an charity event in New Orleans. He was just 53 years of age. You may know that he is a longtime syndicated radio morning host and his show has been on a number of pop and mix stations throughout the country. I know him as a Dallas deejay (as he'd been based here for almost 30 years), working most recently at KHKS-FM (106.1) and, prior to that, at KEGL-FM (97.1) in Dallas. I remember meeting him in person back in the late-1980s at a KEGL fan event. He had a long and successful career in radio and we just lost him way too soon at a still-young age.

Rest in peace, Kidd. Thanks for so many great memories on our airwaves.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:35 AM
 
Location: The South
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I'm going to miss him. I became a Kraddick addict 4 yrs ago. I feel like I lost a friend. I posted a FB message to him Friday and he responded Friday night. I didn't know that'll be my last time talking to him. I feel sorry for the cast. Kelly and Big Al have been with him for 19 and 18 yrs respectably.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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So sorry to hear about Kraddick's death. I used to listen to him out of a radio station located in Wichita Falls, Texas. I really enjoyed his program; he, Kelly, and Big Al were always part of my morning back then.

Kidd was way too young. He will be missed.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Sorry to hear about Kidd. I was only introduced to his talents recently through the DishNation TV show.

I was impressed by his charlty work and the fun his team had performing for their media audience.

RIP!
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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His show made me look forward to the talking instead of the music.
That was a first for me and led me to try and enjoy other more talk-heavy programming.

I don't usually care about celebs, etc, but my favorite was always the Hizziewood Hizzle.

RIP, man...you did great work. Kidd's Kids will be an awesome legacy.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:58 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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His show is in 75 US radio markets. There are only a bit over 200 markets in total, so the show's reach is impressive. This will be a sad week for many thousands of listeners.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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That's very sad. May he rest in peace.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:40 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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When I mentioned Kidd's passing at the outset of this thread, it was originally believed by numerous sources that he had passed away from a brain aneurysm, but that ended up not being the case.

It's in this link.

Coroner: David 'Kidd' Kraddick suffered heart disease

Here's more from the funeral.

Family, friends remember Kidd Kraddick in private funeral | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
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