Kidd Kraddick- Keep looking up, cause that’s where it all is

29 Jul

This past weekend, radio DJ, Kidd Kraddick passed away.

My emotions are haywire and I don’t know what to write….I’m mourning.

He was a man that I never met, but a friend that I always knew would be there every weekday morning from 6-10am. I laughed and cried with the whole KKITM team every day from middle school on up. I remember BEGGING my parents for the Kinsey CD they made for Christmas one year and when I opened it up, I put it on! I could still probably recite the whole thing to you! haha When I turned 18 and could finally drive, I wanted to go to visit the studio for my birthday. Ultimately , I didn’t go because it was about an hour away and I was SUPER directionally challenged & on top of my parents didn’t really approve of  me missing school ha!

I feel like I knew, Kidd. His love for daughter, his love for music and electronics and most of all…his love for helping people. He did Kidd’s Kids every year where he took chronically ill children and their families on an all expenses paid trip to disneyland. They raised money all year, but mostly one day in October, they dedicate the whole show to raising funds. I remember one year specifically, they were really worried they wouldn’t hit their goal and by the end of the day,  they ended up doubling it!  It’s always one of my favorite days to listen to the show and I always look forward to going to Chick-fil-a and meeting a cast member and donating funds :)

My other FAVORITE time to listen is during December when they do Kissmas Wishes and Breaking and Entering Christmas where they help give a little extra cheer to families who may need it during the holiday season. Talk about crying your heart out. I’m always amazed at how everyone comes together during the holidays and they never disappoint! I’ve missed 1st period classes on several occasions and I’ve also been known to having to have to pull my car over I was tearing up so much on the way to school.

My thoughts and prayers go out to not only his friends and family, but also to all of his kiddnation family as well. You’ll be missed and mornings won’t be the same.

Keep looking up, Kidd, cause that’s where it truly all is <3



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