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All of us who listened to B97 in the mornings lost a friend on Saturday, July 27th. News broke late that night that Kidd Kraddick had passed away while here in New Orleans for a Kidd's Kids benefit. Jammer, Stevie and Tpot joined all the rest of us in our sadness by opening up the microphones and taking calls.
No words can convey the sadness during this time. You were a man with a heart of gold and not afraid to show it. You will be very sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, the Kidd Kraddick family and all the listeners who were lucky enough to be allowed to be a part of your life.
I am truly heart broken as many and still can't believe it! My morning drives to work will never be the same ... I just hope his family knows how try missed he will be my thought and prayers are with his family
You were awesome and so was your show. Your charity work was beyond reproach. The world lost someone who could never be replaced. RIP Kidd Kraddick
I feel as if I lost a friend and family member. I've listened to this man every weekday morning since I was a little girl. He was a man of so many words. He was kind hearted and never met a stranger. We will love and miss you Kidd. You truly are myhero. RIP friend.
Still hard to believe that Kidd is gone. My prayers are with his family and radio family
RIP, KIDD!! Our city will always remember you for all the great things that you did, specially for Kidd's Kids! We also thank you for many years of laughter every morning while driving to school and/or work!! May God rest your soul & may he give Caroline, Carol, Kellie, Big Al, J-Si, Jenna & all others who worked with you the strength & serenity to go forward!! God bless you Kidd Kraddic!!!
You will be missed by so many!!
My morning drive to work will never be the same..
Thank you for every morning
Just wanna say thank you for our morning ride listening to you Kidd. My two kids and I always listen to your show when I drive them to school. You make our daily ride a pleasant one. We will surely miss you. Your family and family at B97 will be in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Kidd Kraddick
I feel as though I have lost a friend. I will always miss you Kidd. My mornings will never be the same without you.
Don't know who I'm gonna listen to in the mornings now. I've been listening for 20 years now. You were such a wonderful human being, touching many people's lives. I couldn't listen to your show during the Christmas seasons without crying. How many Christmas' have you made possible for good people going through bad times, how many children's dreams you've made come true with Kidd's Kids, or just the smile you put on our faces so early in the morning! My deepest sympathy to your family and radio family. Keep looking up, cus that's where it all is!
For those of us listening for many years it was a way of saying goodbye. I guess you have found where it all is Kidd. Your nit looking up anymore but down on ones if us left here. You were a true inspiration for your audience friends and will be greatly missed. Prayers to all.
It's not good bye, it's see ya later
Just wanted to say even though i didnt know Kidd or never met him , I listened to his radio show every morning driving to school. I started listening back in high school and my mom and i would listen to him doing voice impressions sometimes lol it would start off my morning in a good mood. It's sad to hear that he was taken from this earth so soon and my thoughts go out to his family and crew that worked with him. Just remember, it's not good-bye, its see ya later. He is probably up there in heaven putting smiles on everyone's faces by sharing his love and making jokes.
I live in Kenner
this is terrible. What a loss. words cannot desdcribe
My heart is with his daughter and his co hosts, especially Kelly raspberry. I know they have both been major life moments together and this has to be so hard for her . Rip kidd
My heart is still aching. I cried last night as though I lost a family member. When I drop off my daughter in the morning at the sitter I roll down the window and turn up the radio to make sure I dont miss anything. He was such an amazing man and heaven gained a true angel. My prayers are with his family and friends. Tomorrow morning will be difficult for everyone. RIP Kidd
A fond farewell to a man who has been a part of my life for over a decade. You will be missed by many.
My heart goes out to his friends, family, and loved ones. And to the people who, like me, lost someone we never met but loved anyway.
A big lost to kids and everybody
I got to tell you they were days that I didn't like getting up sometimes at 4am when I was working for DHL and Fed Ex. Driving everyday to the airport in New Orleans to get my freight but Kidd Kraddick was the one that made me looking forward into going in one that hour drive everyday. I never listen to anything else but B97. R.I.P. Kidd
My morning drive will never be the same. You will truly be missed Kidd.
such a really sad thing to happen ! i enjoyed listening to kidd in the mornings and he will b greatly missed !! he was a great man w/ the kids and their problems !! prayers for his fellow workers and his family !! he will never b forgotton!! RIP Kidd
sad day in nola
i Grew Up Listening To Kidd. Radio Will Never Be The Same Without Him. Ill Never Feel The Same On My DRive To Work Every Morning. I Feel Like I've Lost A Family Member. Rest In Peace kidd
Fellow Kidds Kids golf tournament fundraiser - new orleans
Very heavy heart, god has a special angel in heaven! I know his crew will live his legacy on! He was an amazing person that helped a lot of terminally / chronically ill children and for that he was a blessing! I am glad he was able to catch up with some past Kidds kid families just hours before he past away 😪. Super sad day! Thoughts & prayers go out to his family, radio family & his friends! RIP Kidd
A "HERO" to so many! He will be missed!
I st a rted listening to Kidd 12 years ago and I quickly learned after hearing my first Kidds Kids telethon that he was truly a great man. I dont know his religious backround but he was truly a man of God! He will be missed and his memory and legacy willtruly live on but he can never be replaced! Heavenly Father, you have another angel walking with you!
Sad in Covington
So sad to here the news, the mornings will never be the same. I hope kidd will be remembered for what he was "A CLASS ACT" He did so much for so many when he easily could have done nothing. "RIP" the world lost a great guy yesterday, thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him!!
I have been listening to Kidd for over 10 years now and my morning drive will never be the same. He touched so many lives and he will be missed. May he rest in peace.
A TRUE HERO
You Are what the meaning of a true hero is.. You are a angel that was sent here on earth for everything you have done... You & the whole crew of B97 have been a big part of everyone's family for many years. My prayers are with Caroline & the rest of the crew.. Have a good time with my dad....
Felt like I knew him
Woke up at 7 this morning just to listen to the tribute show. Thought it was the least I could do. I've listened to this show for years. We even have the mommy test cd that we have heard so many times but still makes us laugh. I'll miss his voice in the morning. Honestly feel as though I've lost a friend
I'll Miss You
Kidd was hilarious! I've been listening since I got my first car! Everything was better with a little Kidd Kraddick in the morning. How many times have we made the block because we didn't want to stop listening?!!! And the voices! LOL!!! Too much. I'll miss his impressions of Kelli the most!
ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.. RIP KIDD
This is extremely sad, listening to you guys this morning wasnt the same, i miss his voice & the energy. Every morning me & my daughter we listened and laughed together to the jokes & stories. I felt like i was part of the Kidds Kaddrick family. You will FOREVER be in my heart Kidd, even tho i didnt know you personally i felt like i knew you just because of you being you. My condolences go out to your daughter & family. Rest in Paradise Kidd, keep watching over everyone who loves you . The heavens have gained another amazing angel. RIPKIDD
we will miss you
We will miss u you did so many good things i listen to you in tge morning and after noon and its sad to know that your gone my thoughts and prayers go out to the hole b97 team thank yall and srry
Missing you already!
You will always be remembered and loved Kidd! Sending all my love and prayers to your family and close friends. My heart is heavy with sadness. Rest in peace our dear friend. :o(
Still touching my life
This morning, July 28, JC read a quote from his email. That quote helped me see my husband's unexpected death in a new light. Is there any way that quote can be posted on the website?
Rest in peace, Kidd.
you were a great man
Kidd help me to learn always help others and thing happen for a reason i will miss him dearly
I cannot believe this great man was taken away from this world so soon. I have listened to Kidd Kraddick in the morning on B97 for as long as I can remember. I remember my parents bringing me to school and of course listening to Kidd. This is just so crazy. It's really an eye opener to how soon life can be taken away from us at any time.... Rest in peace Kidd, you will TRULY be missed. Thank you for many great moments...
So Many You Made Happy!
Gosh Kidd this hit hard. I've listened to you at night before I went to sleep as a young adult. You made me laugh thru so many bad times. You cheered me up in the morning before work and now I watch you before bedtime. Seems you have been my friendthat was always there. You have only moved on to a better place... so please hold a spot for all your fans, we will be there later and ready to hear your show. God Bless you for the joy you distributed across the world. You will be missed