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Kidd Kraddick of Dallas Radio Station 106.1 is dead.

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Kidd Kraddick, who hosts radio show “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” has died, it was reported.

Fox-4 News in Dallas reported Saturday night that Kraddick, who is a mainstay at KISS-FM, died.

“RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed,” wrote Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, on Twitter.

The details regarding his death are still sketchy.

Kraddick’s show airs throughout the U.S. and can be seen on the Dish Nation TV show.

On Twitter, there was an outpouring of grief for Kraddick.

“Just saw that Kidd Kraddick died. Stunned. RIP Kidd. We had so much fun with him in Jan. Honored to have met him and spent time with him. ,” wrote the singing group Cimorelli.

“I grew up listening to Kidd Kraddick everyday on the way to school. It’s gonna be different without him on the radio in the morning. RIP,” wrote another Twitter user.

Story is developing; check back for updates.


http://m.theepochtimes.com/n3/210999-kidd-kraddick-radio-host-dies-report/


David “Kidd” Kraddick, the radio and TV personality whose locally based “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” is heard on Dallas’ KISS-FM and stations across the nation, has died, sources said late Saturday.
“It has been confirmed that Kidd Kraddick passed away today in New Orleans at a golf tournament organized to raise money for his beloved Kidd’s Kids charity,” KISS-FM owner Clear Channel said in a news release.
The statement was attributed to Kelly Kibler, Clear Channel’s Dallas manager, and was confirmed by a second source close to Kraddick.
“He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,” the statement read. “Kidd devoted his life to making people smile every morning, and for 21 years, his foundation has been dedicated to bringing joy to thousands of chronically and terminally ill children,” the company said.
Kraddick has been a staple in the Dallas market since his late-night debut in 1984 on KEGL-FM (The Eagle). But his ascension to mainstay status began in 1992, when he moved to KHKS-FM (KISS-FM, 106.1) and began broadcasting his morning show, now known as “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.”
By 2001 the show was syndicated, and, according to his website, is heard in more than 100 cities.
The Marconi Award-winner's brand expanded even further in recent months when he and his morning crew were added to Dish Nation, a syndicated TV show.Social media exploded with activity after news of the death broke.
Kraddick’s Facebook page was filled with hundreds of condolences, and Twitter was active as well.
“RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed,” Mark Cuban tweeted.
Gordon Keith wrote: “RIP Kidd Kraddick from the Musers. Unbelievable.”
And news anchor Gloria Campos of WFAA-TV (Channel 8) tweeted: “Kidd Kraddick one of the good guys & a tremendous talent. I’m stunned by the news of his passing. Thoughts & prayers to his family & fans.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20130727-dallas-radio-host-kidd-kraddick-dies.ece


I am devastated. I grew up listening to him :-(

His daughter is only a few years younger than me. I can't imagine her pain right now. He was only 53. Poor Kellie (cohost) she and her daughter must be just about as devastated as Kidd's family.
by on Jul. 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jul. 28, 2013 at 2:35 AM
I listened to him any time I was in the car in the morning and when I was in school I listened to them on the way there. He was a great man and will be truly missed. I can only pray that they keep his charity going. He passed doing what he loved though so at least he was happy when he went.

Ok im going to stop now I'm literally crying. And I dont usually over actors and all that, people that I don't know, but I heard his voice all the time on the tv and radio. I live in east Texas and he was as big over here as he was in Dallas
baquick
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 2:39 AM
I'll bet Kidd's Kids is going to be HUGE this year. I know I will donate as much as I can this year. And I'm going to try and score tickets to the concert next month. I already wanted to but now I will try harder.

I just don't know I can listen to Mondays show. I think I'll be in years the whole time. I can't drive like that :-/ first time in a decade and a half I won't listen.


Quoting Anonymous:

I listened to him any time I was in the car in the morning and when I was in school I listened to them on the way there. He was a great man and will be truly missed. I can only pray that they keep his charity going. He passed doing what he loved though so at least he was happy when he went.



Ok im going to stop now I'm literally crying. And I dont usually over actors and all that, people that I don't know, but I heard his voice all the time on the tv and radio. I live in east Texas and he was as big over here as he was in Dallas
Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jul. 28, 2013 at 2:46 AM
Honestly I doubt there will even be a show Monday. They'll never be able to replace him.

Quoting baquick:

I'll bet Kidd's Kids is going to be HUGE this year. I know I will donate as much as I can this year. And I'm going to try and score tickets to the concert next month. I already wanted to but now I will try harder.



I just don't know I can listen to Mondays show. I think I'll be in years the whole time. I can't drive like that :-/ first time in a decade and a half I won't listen.




Quoting Anonymous:

I listened to him any time I was in the car in the morning and when I was in school I listened to them on the way there. He was a great man and will be truly missed. I can only pray that they keep his charity going. He passed doing what he loved though so at least he was happy when he went.





Ok im going to stop now I'm literally crying. And I dont usually over actors and all that, people that I don't know, but I heard his voice all the time on the tv and radio. I live in east Texas and he was as big over here as he was in Dallas
Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Jul. 28, 2013 at 2:59 AM

I've already seen a few posts about this.  It makes me think of a song from the 80's.  "Dirty Laundry"    Why is everyone so fascinated when someone dies? 

DannieLou
by Mockingjay on Jul. 28, 2013 at 3:02 AM

He played on a local station here in MO and I listen to the show all the time. So sad and his co-hosts must be devastated along with his daughter. RIP

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