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The radio show originated in his home town of Syracuse, New York. His controversial radio show made way to Wichita, Kansas (KICT T-95FM, KDGS Power 93.9FM, KANR FLY 92.7FM) which raised the ire of local church groups. Many religious organizations attempted to band together and remove KiddChris from the airwaves, but he remained on the air.
Chris then moved onto Sacramento, California where he hosted a morning show on hip-hop station. After several months, he moved into an evening show on an FM talk station. KiddChris's four-hour talk show was one of the highest-rated radio shows on the Pacific coast. While in Sacramento, Chris gained national attention by sending a series of prank phone calls made to O.J. Simpson to the popular Opie and Anthony and Howard Stern nationally syndicated shows and Thomas Kitajima eventually joined the show in Sacramento.
In the fall of 2002, KiddChris took a hiatus from radio and retired to upstate New York. There, he rejuvenated himself and prepared for his return, which occurred on the morning of January 5, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas. He hosted a highly rated show at San Antonio's K-Rock until early August 2005.
KiddChris signed with Philadelphia rock station WYSP and The KiddChris Show began broadcasting on Monday, August 29, 2005. The show was syndicated to a rock station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the following year. A 2007 format change from all talk to a rock/talk hybrid took the show off the air temporarily, first for about a week in September, then for about a month from October 23 until November 26. The following May, KiddChris was fired over a guest's racist parody song, three months after it was first aired. Also fired was program director John Cook.
Post Philadelphia developments
- "WYSP Fires KiddChris For Airing Racist Song". FMQB. 2008-05-16.
- "KUFO Mothership Refuels With Kidd Chris". FMQB. 2009-10-28.
- Ho, Rodney (2011-05-24). "Howard Stern contributor Kidd Chris joining Project 9-6-1". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- "KiddChris Joins WEBN/Cincinnati For Mornings". FMQB. 2012-10-03.