The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show

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The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show
Genre Comedy, Talk, Entertainment
Running time Weekdays, 6-10 a.m. Central
Country of origin United States United States
Home station KHKS, Dallas, Texas
Syndicates YEA Networks
Westwood One
Starring José "J-Si" Chavez
Kellie Rasberry
Jenna Owens
Big Al Mack
Created by Kidd Kraddick
Original release October 1, 1992 – present
Website KiddNation
Podcast kPod

The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show (formerly Kidd Kraddick in the Morning) is an American ensemble morning radio show that originates out of Dallas, Texas and airs weekday mornings. The show is hosted in the Canal Side Lounge in Irving, Texas. The show's primary focus is pop culture commentary, with discussions often revolving around the previous night's reality television programming, celebrity relationships, and current affairs. The show streams live on Livestream at The morning show is owned and syndicated by YEA Networks and distributed by Westwood One.[1][2] It is currently broadcasting on more than 70 radio stations across the U.S. The morning show is available in an on-demand service via their own site and audioBoom.

On September 10, 2012, the show became a part of nationally syndicated Fox show Dish Nation , a show which mainly covers celebrity news.[3] On December 16, 2016, the show announced their departure from Dish Nation and they'll move towards a new project with details at a later date.[4]

The term KiddNation is the name the show calls their main fanbase. Some of their popular segments on the show are "Love Letters to Kellie", "Whatever Wednesday", "First World Problems", "Feel Good Friday" and "Does that Make Me Crazy!?".

From October 1, 1992 until July 26, 2013, it was hosted by Kidd Kraddick but with Kraddick's unexpected death outside of New Orleans on July 27, 2013, the show's future without Kidd was undetermined. On August 5, 2013, the show resumed live broadcasts as an ensemble program with it being hosted by the remaining cast members, with the show continuing to posthumously carry Kraddick's name.[5] On January 15, 2014 the show's name was altered to "The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show".




  • "Psycho" Shanon Murphy (1999)[8]
  • Michael "Part-Time Justin" Chavez (2015)
  • Robert Ehrman (2008)
  • Nick Adams (2009)
  • Russ Francis (2010)
  • Lacey Gee (2011)
  • Trey Peart (2011)
  • George Laughlin (2011)
  • Amy Nichols (2013)
  • Ana Castillejos (2014)


  • Kidd Kraddick (October 1992 - July 2013)
  • Taylor Glover (August 2006)
  • Tom Gribble (1995 - 1999)
  • Scott Robb
  • Rich Shertenlieb (2000 - 2006)
  • Maria Todd (October 2006 - November 2006)
  • Bert Weiss (1996 - 1998)
  • Jocelyn White
  • Troy Hughes (2000 - 2007)
  • Elena Davies (2015 - 2017)



Kidd Kraddick was awarded radio's Marconi Award as major market radio personality of the year in 2006. Additionally, Kidd Kraddick was also named Best Radio Personality in the Country on national television via the first-ever Radio Music Awards.

In 2007, the show was nominated for the Syndicated Personality/Show of the Year award by Radio & Records magazine. Other finalists included Delilah, Blair Garner, Steve Harvey, The Lia Show, and John Tesh.[9]

In 2015, the radio show received The Kidd Kraddick Award at the TalentMaster's 27th annual Morning Show Boot Camp.[10]


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