Desiree Cotton Photography
The Kidd Kraddick in the morning team in New Orleans attending the Kidd's Kids golf tournament and fundraiser. From left to right Big Al Mack, Jenna Owens, Kidd Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry and J-Si Chavez. (photo provided by Desiree Cotton Photography)
The cast of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning plan to continue on with the show even after the show's namesake has died.
Kidd Kraddick died while attending a golf tournament in Louisiana that benefited his children's charity, Kidd's Kids. Preliminary autopsy results from the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office said Kraddick died of cardiac disease.
On Monday, the cast of the morning show returned to the airwaves for an abbreviated show in which they memorialized the longtime host.
The cast then retreated and took a few days to sort out their future while fans started a petition asking them to continue on in Kidd's absence.
On Friday, KHKS-FM (KISS FM) released the following statement on their web site regarding the show:
In an effort to keep you up to date on what is going on, we wanted to let you know that the cast had a great meeting Thursday about the show moving forward.
They are all excited about continuing Kidd's legacy and are ready to get back on the air. Monday's show, although slightly different, is going to be funny, topical and emotional. It is the same show you fell in love with when we signed on.
Yes, the name is still Kidd Kraddick In the Morning. Kidd worked hard to build this brand, and the bottom line is that the show is Kidd Kraddick In the Morning.
We ask that you be patient with the new version of the show and allow it some time to grow.