Radio station becomes 'KIDD 96' in honor of host

Radio station becomes 'KIDD 96' in honor of host

July 30th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Kidd Kraddick

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WDOD-FM 96.5 will honor the life of nationally syndicated disc jockey Kidd Kraddick by renaming the station "KIDD 96" on Wednesday for 24 hours, according to a news release. Kraddick died Saturday from a brain anuerism while playing golf in New Orleans.

The change takes effect Wednesday morning after "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" at 10 a.m. and will honor Kidd for 24 hours. "Hits 96" will return Thursday.

"This is just a small way we can give back to a man who gave Chattanooga, and his listeners, so much" says WDOD Operations Manager Danny Howard.

The station will relive some of Kraddick's best moments throughout the week with "Best Of" editions of "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning."

"When we signed the station on the air over 4 years ago," Howard says," we knew Kidd was the personality to lead the effort. He has provided countless laughs, raised thousands of dollars for Kidd's Kids, and made memories we will never forget."

The change takes effect Wednesday morning after "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" at 10 a.m. and will honor Kidd for 24 hours, a news release stated. "Hits 96" will return Thursday.