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Kidd Kraddick fans start online petition to keep morning radio show on air

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Kraddick was a nationally syndicated radio host who recorded a popular morning show from a studio in Las Colinas. khmx.radio.com
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Kraddick was at a golf course in New Orleans for a charity event with Kidd's Kids, his organization that sent children with chronic illnesses to Disney World. RIP Kidd Kraddick/Facebook
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Big Al, Jenna, Kidd Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry and J-Si of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning on July 27. RIP Kidd Kraddick/Facebook
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Clear Channel put a message on its electronic billboards that read "In loving memory of Kidd Kraddick." RIP Kidd Kraddick/Facebook
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In the wake of the untimely death of nationally syndicated radio host David "Kidd" Kraddick, his fervent fans are asking that his morning show stay on air, and they have launched a petition that's being deluged with signatures.

Kraddick died unexpectedly in New Orleans on July 27 of apparent cardiac disease. His morning show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning — broadcast in Dallas on KHKS 106.1 KISS-FM — reached millions of listeners across the country.

The petition was started July 30. It reads in full:

We are unsure of what the future holds for our beloved Kidd Kraddick in the morning show! So we have decided to start this petition as a backup to show our loyalty to the late Kidd Kraddick and show them that the decision is easy to keep the show on air!

At 10 am, the petition had more than 4,600 signatures. By 10:30 am, it had climbed to 7,500, with about 200 signatures being added every minute.

Although KISS-FM has not announced plans for Kraddick's morning show, the station has basically served as an ongoing memorial, with fans calling in to express their condolences since his death. Co-host Kellie Rasberry along with Big Al, J-Si and Jenna, held a special tribute show for Kraddick on Monday, July 29.

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