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Kidd Kraddick Net Worth, Biography & Lifestyle:  Kidd Kraddick was an American radio host and media personality. He is best known for hosting the nationally syndicated morning radio show “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show” and for his appearance in the TV show “Dish Nation”. He died on July 27, 2013.

At the time of his death, Kidd Kraddick’s net worth was $30 million.

In this article, we’re presenting you the details of Kidd Kraddick net worth, as well as:

  • In this article, we’re presenting you the details of Kidd Kraddick net worth, as well as:
  • Kidd Kraddick’s career highlights;
  • His various works and charities;
  • His personal life and relationships;
  • And many more…

Even though the beloved radio personality had already passed away, his talent, hard work, and kindness will always be remembered by the public.

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Born David Peter Cradick, the popular radio and media personality the public had come to know as Kidd Kraddick first came to attention when he became a host for the top-40 radio station KEGL and further rose to popularity with the radio program “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” and with his appearances in the nationally syndicated show “Dish Nation.”

Considered as one of the most talented radio hosts of recent times, Kidd Kraddick’s success lies in his genuine interest in people and their stories and knowing how to connect with them. It’s no wonder that he was the recipient of numerous awards in his lifetime, including three Billboard Magazine Air Personality of the Year awards, two AWRO Air Personality of the Year awards, a Radio Personality of the Year award from Marconi Award, a Best Radio personality in the Country award from WB Radio Music Award (1999), and a Radio and Records CHR / Pop Personality / Show of the Year award (2001).

He was also a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame posthumously.

Here’s the life and career of Kidd Kraddick, remembered.

Who Was Kidd Kraddick? 

Kidd Kraddick Quick Overview

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Kidd Kraddick Net Worth: $30 million
Source of Wealth: Radio and TV career
Spouse/ Relationship:
Carol Anne Charett (m. 1986-2008)
Was in a relationship with Lissi Mullen
Date of Birth: August 22, 1959
Place of Birth/Nationality:
Napoleon, Ohio, United States/American
Children: Caroline Craddick

David Peter Cradick was born in Napoleon, Ohio, United States, and spent his childhood in Dunedin, Florida. When he was around twelve years of age, he was already “hosting” his first radio program nightly via a citizens band radio, which he used to talk to a small audience that consisted of his friends and, soon, the whole neighborhood. He gave himself the name “Dreamcatcher.”

He attended Dunedin High School and got his first DJ gigs around this time. Next, he went to study at the University of Miami. He later dropped out of the university to enroll in a 10-week broadcasting class.


Young Kidd Kraddick

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After working at a small radio station in Sarasota, Florida, David was offered a job by a program director from the radio station Q105 in Tampa. At the age of eighteen, he was already a ratings success. He also became the go-to person for any task that no one wanted to do, prompting the program director to say, “Get the kid to do it,” hence the nickname “The Kid,” which Kidd Kraddick used as his name while on-air, until his death.

Later, he worked in the radio stations KYNO-FM in Fresno, California, KAYK & KLRZ in Salt Lake City, and KHTZ in Los Angeles, where he also worked as an emcee in comedy clubs.`

Despite his hard work, Kidd Kraddick still remained unsuccessful to the point that he even considered giving up on his dream.


In 1984, things started to get better for Kidd Kraddick when he was hired for the night shift on the top-40 radio station KEGL 97.1 The Eagle, which was located in Dallas. On the way to Dallas, he had to borrow cash and a car from his older brother because he didn’t have any with him.

Upon taking over the post, he instantly gained a following, especially among teenagers, because of his youthful voice. He was able to easily connect with his young audience, talking about ordinary teenage concerns to them. Because of this, he achieved a kind of popularity that’s comparable to that of boy-bands, and soon, he was being booked at popular hangouts. The Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey even said that he impersonated the radio host to be allowed to enter Dallas nightclubs.

By the start of the 90s, Kidd Kraddick was included in the United States Junior Chamber Ten Outstanding Young Americans list. Around this time, he left KEGL 97.1 The Eagle when it turned into a rock station.

He was out of work for eight months (which his friends have described as his “Dave in his underwear” period), but was able to launch two radio-oriented businesses with friends; the first one was the sharing service for air personalities, BitBoard, and the second one was the monthly publication called “The Morning Mouth.” The two businesses were both considered innovative, especially BitBoard; in the words of friend JB Hager, Kraddick “basically taught me, and the whole industry, how to get online.”

On top of that…

He also bagged two awards during this period, the Marconi Award for Major Market Radio Personality of the Year and the Radio Music Awards Air Personality of the Year award. Soon, he came back on the radio for the morning position at TOP 40 KHKS-106.1 Kiss FM.

His radio show “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” for which he was best known, premiered in 1992. Even after Kidd Kraddick’s death, the radio program still continues to air under the name “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show,” featuring cast members Alaric “Big Al” Mack, Kellie Raspberry, Jenna Owens, and José “J-Si” Chavez.

Kidd Kraddick had made appearances in the TV shows “Dish Nation” and “To Serve and Protect.”

Aside from his work in the media, Kidd Kraddick was also known for his charity work. He was the founder of the charity organization Kidd’s Kids, which aims to “provide hope and happiness by creating beautiful memories for families of children with life-altering or life-threatening conditions.”

He was also at a charity event at the time of his death in 2013. It was concluded that the cause of his death was arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

Personal life

Kidd Kraddick married Carol Anne Charett in 1986. Together, they had a child named Caroline Kraddick. The couple divorced in 2008.

Kidd Kraddick and his Ex-wife

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He was in a relationship with Lissi Mullen, his girlfriend of two years. They were engaged and were planning to marry when Kidd Kraddick sadly died.

Kidd Kraddick and his Girlfriend

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How Old Was Kidd Kraddick

Kidd Kraddick was 53 years old at the time of his death, born in Napoleon, Ohio, United States.

Kidd Kraddick Height & Weight

Kidd Kraddick was 6 ft in 0r 1.83 meter (183 cm) tall.

Other Quick Facts:

  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Smoking / Drinking: Yes
  • IMDb Profile Link

How Much Was Kidd Kraddick Worth?

American radio host and television personality Kidd Kraddick had a net worth of $30 million at the time of his death.

Kidd Kraddick Net Worth Year By Year

YearEarnings $
2016$27 million
2017$27.6 million
2018$28.9 million
2019$29.3 million
2020$30 million
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