Radio Host Kidd Kraddick Dies In New Orleans

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kidd Kraddick, nationally syndicated radio host who has been in the lineup of Hits 96 in Chattanooga for the past five years, died suddenly in New Orleans on Saturday.

Danny Howard, station manager for WDEF-AM/FM, WDOD-FM, WUUQ-FM, said, "It's with great sadness and loss that we must inform you that Hits 96 (and nationally syndicated) morning show host Kidd Kraddick has died.

"Kidd was attending a golf tournament in New Orleans with the show to benefit his beloved charity Kidds Kids (for chronically ill children) when he passed late Saturday.
 

"When Hits 96, (WDOD) began five years ago we signed with Kidd Kraddick instantly because of his incredible ability to make listeners smile in the morning.  Since that time he has become one of Chattanooga radio's top performers surrounded by an all-star cast of Kellie Rasberry, Big Al Mack, J-Si, Jenna and Shannon.  

"The entire Hits 96 family has suffered a heart-breaking loss, but will forever strive to keep his legacy alive.

"We ask all our listeners to keep Kidd's family and friends in their  prayers."

He died of a possible aneurysm, though the cause has not been confirmed.

He was syndicated on more than 100 stations across the country.

 


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