Kidd Kraddick in the Morning
Kidd Kraddick decided his career while serving as 10th grade class president. “We sponsored a big dance for the seniors but didn’t have enough money to hire a deejay. So I snuck out my dad’s stereo and did it myself.”
From there he was hooked. After stints as a nighttime teen idol in Miami, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and Tampa (where he was given the name “Kidd” by a program director), Kraddick took his show to Dallas, where he quickly made the transition to morning drive. In 2001, the show went syndicated and is now heard in nearly 100 cities across the country and worldwide on AFN (American Forces Radio). The show can also be WATCHED live each day on KiddTV, hosted by uStream and viewed on KiddNation.com.
The show is like a daily soap opera featuring the real lives of its cast. But it’s not just the openness of the show that has made his show top-rated in virtually every possible demographic. Kraddick’s big heart has also played a part.
Each year, through fund-raisers and special events, his non-profit organization raises over a hundred thousand dollars to send children to Disney World. For over ten years, Kidd’s Kids has provided free trips for the families of hundreds of chronically and terminally ill children. Kraddick fills the seats of a 737 airplane each November and spends four days helping the children fulfill a fantasy. A film chronicling the trip won last year’s prestigious Videographer Award of Excellence.
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