Denton names today Kidd Kraddick Kidd’s Kids Day

This undated image provided by YEA Networks via Champion Management on Sunday, July 28, 2013, shows David "Kidd" Cradick, a Texas-based radio and television personality, whose program is syndicated by YEA Networks. Cradick, host of the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations, died Saturday July 27, 2013, at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Cradick was 53.


The City of Denton is one of 24 North Texas cities designating today “Kidd Kraddick Kidd’s Kids Day.”

The day honors the legacy of nationally syndicated radio personality, David Peter “Kidd Kraddick” Cradick, 53, who died July 27, in New Orleans, La., of cardiac disease.

KHKS-FM (106.1 KISS FM) – home to Cradick’s morning show “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” which also filmed segments for TV-show “Dish Nation” –, YEA Networks, restaurant Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Southwest Airlines and the Dallas-Fort Worth area are celebrating Cradick’s memory by raising funds for his non-profit charity, Kidd’s Kids.  Established in 1991, the charity supports children terminally and chronically ill, according to a media release from Plano-based Champion Management, LLC.  The charity annually offers all-expense paid trips for children and their immediate family to Disney World.

“The City of Denton commends Kidd Kraddick, both on air and off, who has had an enormously positive impact on the metroplex and the radio industry as a whole,” reads a proclamation signed by Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs. “I, Mark Burroughs, Mayor of City of Denton, Texas, do hereby declare and proclaim August 2, 2013 as ‘Kidd Kraddick Kidd’s Kids Day’ in the City of Denton and encourage all citizens to support Kidd’s Kids and its mission.”  

Donations to Kidd’s Kids can be made in four ways today: by visiting one of 20 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations in DFW; donating online at; texting “KIDD” to 52000 to donate $10 or by calling 214-866-8106.

According to officials with Champion Management, KISS FM promotional teams will also be at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations in Arlington, Lewisville (1026 W. Main St.) and Fort Worth all day.

Cradick’s family is planning a public memorial service with details to be announced soon, according to Champion Management.