Memorializing the life of David "Kidd" Kraddick -- 1959-2013

Kraddick Fans Petition to Keep Show

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    NBC 5 News

    Fans of "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" are petitioning online to keep the show on the air following the sudden death of its namesake host.

    David "Kidd" Kraddick, the 53-year-old high-octane radio and TV host of the nationally-syndicated "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show, died at a charity golf event near New Orleans on Saturday.

    On Monday, the show's co-hosts took to the airwaves to remember Kraddick and answer some of the pressing questions from fans.

    The show is airing "The Best of Kidd Kraddick" this week as co-hosts and staffers take time to grieve. As for their future plans, the co-hosts said they simply "didn't know" what would happen to the show.

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    Fans of the program are using online petitions to show their support for keeping the longtime morning show on the air. A petition set up on ipetitions.com has over 39,000 signatures at press time.

    Facebook groups memorializing Kraddick and showing support for the program have also sprung up since the weekend.

    No plans for the show have been announced by station management, or by any of the shows' staffers.

    What do you think should happen?  Should the show go off the air or continue.  If they continue, do they go on without Kraddick or find a replacement? Let us know in the comments below.

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