Kidd Kraddick passed away today.
I'm not normally sad when a celebrity passes, but I have listened to him for a long time and feel like he is a part of my life.
When I read Mark Cuban's tweet, it was a punch in the gut. When I was able to get confirmation online, it hurt like a lost family member.
I've been a long time listener. I moved to Texas in 7th grade and have listen to him ever since.
When I moved here in 7th grade, it took me a good 3 years to make any friends, and often the only constant for several year was my family and Kidd. He could make you laugh, cry, and yet he was clean enough everyone from age 5 to 65 could listen to him and be entertained.
After High school, I commuted to UNT in Denton and it was like having someone riding shotgun the whole way. He rode shotgun for me in middle school, high school, college, and the first 7 years of my real job.
In 2006, Trista and I went and watch a show in Las Colinas and really enjoyed it.
I always loved his rants about #peopleyouareputtingtoomuchweightonchip or being #gluttenfree
17 years, one almost becomes part of your family. As you grow and change from 12 to 30, you see him change, from married with a young daughter to divorced and a 20 something daughter. Even just last night, Trista, Brittany, Magen, and I were talking about how we have listened for so long and how we all still listen.
He has done so many good things for our community and he will be GREATLY missed.
I'm not sure if the show will go on or not, but I know it won't be the same.
In his true spirit, we should all just "keep looking up, because that's where it all is".
Author : Coach Ketcham
Teacher, Lover of U.S. History. None of my thoughts are deep, and spelling and grammar are rarely double checked.