Kidd Chris

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Christopher Derek Foley, commonly known as KiddChris, (born May 15, 1974) is an American radio host. He has hosted radio shows in several cities since 1998.

Early career[edit]

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.

Philadelphia developments[edit]

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.[1]

Post Philadelphia developments[edit]

After Foley's firing, he then hosted his own internet radio show for several months in 2009 until his transfer to KUFO in Portland, Oregon.[2]

KiddChris announced in May 2011 on the Howard Stern Show that he was bringing his morning show to WKLS "Project 9-6-1" in Atlanta.[3]

Project 9-6-1 was discontinued in August 2012. In October 2012, he began to host mornings at WEBN in Cincinnati.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WYSP Fires KiddChris For Airing Racist Song". FMQB. 2008-05-16. 
  2. ^ "KUFO Mothership Refuels With Kidd Chris". FMQB. 2009-10-28. 
  3. ^ Ho, Rodney (2011-05-24). "Howard Stern contributor Kidd Chris joining Project 9-6-1". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 
  4. ^ "KiddChris Joins WEBN/Cincinnati For Mornings". FMQB. 2012-10-03. 

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