Friday, June 10, 2011

Kidd Kraddick replaces Maria Todd mornings on Mix 96.5 KHMX


UPDATE JANUARY 07, 2014
Atom Smasher ready to shake things up at Mix 96.5 KHMX


UPDATE 7/27/2013
Radio's Kidd Kraddick has died

CBS Radio Houston announced today that Dallas-based syndicated morning show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning will take over the morning show slot from the legendary Maria Todd and co-host Brad Booker at Mix 96.5 KHMX this coming Monday, June 13.

Kidd Kraddick and crew will air from 5 to 9am.

“Mix 96-5 is a long-time Houston favorite radio brand and Kidd’s show is a perfect compliment," said Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO Houston, Brian Purdy. "It’s topical, fun and entertaining and we know our listeners are going to love it.”

I'm surprised Kidd Kraddick didn't show up in Houston earlier. Especially in the time period Mix 96.5 was owned by Clear Channel. Kidd's home station is Clear Channel owned 106.1 KISS FM KHKS.

“Houston has been at the top of our affiliate wish list for nearly ten years," Kraddick said. "We do really well in all of our Texas markets so it looks like a natural and logical next step. We’ve had opportunities in Houston in the past but the circumstances were never exactly right. We only want to be on if we can win, and with CBS as our partner for the first time, we think we have a chance to do well.”

As for Maria Todd, she will move to afternoon drive from 2 to 7pm on Mix 96.5.

“We are thrilled to have Maria continue to be part of the on-air line-up of Mix 96-5," said KHMX Program Director Tracy Austin. "She is a beloved Houston personality and it makes sense that she has her own show!”

Austin says Todd's show will be a mix of hit music, listener calls and her signature entertainment news. CBS did not say what will happen to co-host Booker.

Both Austin and Todd previously worked across the street at 104.1 KRBE.

Here is more about Kidd Kraddick:

With its ensemble cast, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning is known for being completely irreverent and hilarious in one moment, then profoundly touching the next. Kidd and his crew have been lauded for their commitment to charity with Kidd’s Kids - the show’s signature charitable cause which sends terminally and chronically ill children and their families to Walt Disney World each November. The show is heard in 85 markets across the country and Kraddick says his 86th affiliate will get lots of attention.


UPDATE
CBS Houston confirms to me that Brad Booker will no longer be with the station. That also includes former Mix 96.5 KHMX afternoon guy Dave Morales. Maria Todd takes his slot and CBS says Morales is gone too. Morales previously worked in Dallas at 106.1 KISS FM where Kraddick broadcasts from. He also has worked at Hot 95.7 KKHH and the now defunct 102.9 The Planet KKPN.

UPDATE JANUARY 07, 2014
Atom Smasher ready to shake things up at Mix 96.5 KHMX


120 comments:

  1. funny thing that CBS radio doesn't know about Houston- IT ISN'T DALLAS! A Dallas based show will start with a huge strike against it. I see failure in the future....at KHMX

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  2. I'm sad to see Maria get moved from the morning drive but I've been in Dallas for a while and absolutely LOVE KKITM.

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  3. Amazing that CBS Radio is still around. A bunch of damn fools running the show and calling the shots. I really do miss the days when radio stations were locally owned.Maria will be just fine as she will only now have to work the board herself.

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  4. Faith from Houston6/13/2011 08:05:00 AM

    EXTREMELY disappointed this morning on my drive into work. Tried to listen to this new show and it did not grab my attention. Wish radio stations would stop going to syndicated morning shows, local morning is so much better as the dj's can relate to us personally. And no warning on the change? I understand some dj's may cause a problem if they know they are losing their jobs, but what about us? 96.5 just lost a loyal listener. :(

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  5. What was wrong with Maria and Brad?? I listened to "Kidd Kraddick" for 45 minutes and he SUCKS!!!! CBS are just a bunch of dam fools dont know what the hell they are doing,...there was NOTHING wrong with Maria and Brad in the morning they were awesome leave things alone !!!! dam idiots I will no longer listen to 96.5 and will certainly tell spread the word that this new show SUCKS

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  6. 96.5 just lost a loyal listener....this "Kidd Kraddick" did NOT grab my attention.... This is HOUSTON TX....NOT DALLAS TX!!!

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  7. I thought something was wrong with my radio this morning when I turned to Mix 96.5 and didn't hear the familiar voices of Maria and Brad. I don't care about these new people -- I want Maria & Brad back! They got my morning off to a great start.

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  8. i was disappointed this morning when i didnt hear Maria Todd & Brad Booker i lieten every morning and was waiting to hear "Cant Beat Maria" but instead i heard a morning show where the dj didnt catch my attention what so ever... not at all satisfied, guess i will have to switch to HOT 95.7 to hear a local morning show!

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    1. Did the same, now I'm listening Hot 95.7!
      BTW. Miss Maria n Brad!

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  9. I LOVED Maria and Brad in the mornings! I especially loved Maria, but Brad was pretty awesome too. I listened this morning and couldn't believe what was taking their place -- it was so boring! Maria and Brad alway made me smile on my way into work, but this show wasn't doing it. I made the quick switch and now Roula & Ryan have a new listener in the morning. Very disappointed with Mix 96.5. Will really miss Maria in the morning.

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  10. Very disappointing ride in to work this morning. Too many voices making it sound boring - will miss Maria and Todd - they made it more enjoyable. Syndication from Dallas takes away from the local Houston feel. Bad move Mix 96.5. You just lost a listener.

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  11. KHMX just lost a listener to Roula & Ryan in the mornings. So disappointed to not hear Maria -- and Brad -- on my way into work in the mornings.

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  12. Have to agree with Faith. I tried to listen to that new show this morning, and I thought it was utterly inane. I am surprised to hear that this is a syndicated show; the team members didn't seem to have any chemistry, and I thought they were all brand new. Sheesh. I guess I won't be listening to this station much now.

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  13. I'm with Faith. I was so confused this morning and after listening for about 5 minutes I changed the station. It was boring and now that I know they are from Dallas, I won't be turning back. My drive in the morning is bad enough as it is... why should I listen to a bunch of strangers who don't know the first thing about Houston and its people... 96.5 screwed up.

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  14. Just lost another listener. I hated the show this morning. What a disappointment.

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  15. I thought someone had changed the station on my radio. What no Maria Todd to start my day! My morning timing was all off; was late for work. She's why I switched to 96.5, now I will have to find a new morning program. Definitely will be listening afternoons for Maria.

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  16. Not happy on my drive to work this morning. Tried to listen in to the new show but didn't like it. Sorry I have no choice to find a new station in the morning.

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  17. When I turned on my radio this morning my first thought was that someone had changed my pre-set channel. When I realized my usual morning team of Maria and Brad had been replaced, I was extremely disappointed! What a terrible decision at 96.5!! I managed to listen to the show for one hour and did not find anything at all entertaining about it. Tomorrow, I will be forced to find a new morning show. You just lost a loyal 96.5 listener.

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  18. I turned my radio on this morning ready to hear Maria and Brad, boy what a shocker. I was not impressed with the new line up. I too will be finding another station.

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  19. Very, Very disappointed this morning when I tuned into my favorite morning program to find Kidd on. I've heard Kidd Kraddick before when visiting Dallas so it is nothing personal, but we need a local DJ for Houston. We are the 5th largest city in the US and we go an get a Dallas morning show. I'm glad Maria will still be on, so I just need to find a new morning show, then change to Maria later. Bad idea.

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  20. Tuned in this morning and like another person here, thought someone had changed my favorites... bad move 96.5. You have lost another listener as of today.

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  21. I am not really interested in listening to the Dallas morning radio show - not relevant to anything in my world.

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  22. Tuned to 96.5 this morning on my way to work and said WTF! I checked the radio twice to see if I was on the right station. After 5 minutes of that crap and I was surfing to another station. Good-bye MIX 96.5!
    Good luck Maria & Brad!!!

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  23. wow. you people are so closed-minded!! Had you all have been listening to Maria and Brad more, the station wouldn't have made the change in the first place.

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  24. I was very mad this morning when I turned on my radio and found out that Brad and Maria are no longer the morning hosts. I tried to listen to the new hosts. They were horrible. I didn't laugh not one time. It was stupid. Please bring Maria Todd and Brad Booker back.
    Signed,
    Very Very Disappointed.

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  25. Maybe 96.5 can hire Josh Innes from his CBS gig at KILT...he's horrible there, but based on comments here he'd be better than the Craddick dude they now have on air. And, my sports radio will once again be listenable...

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  26. I do not like the new morning show...the radio persolities totally boring ......u can not grasp anything..everyone is trying to over talk each other.....my morning drve will now consist of listening to Roula and Ryan on 104.1 KRBE....But do not worry Maria.....i will be back just to tune into your show.....Bring back Maria and Brad!!!!!!

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  27. I have to agree with the other listeners.The show is too busy with so many people trying to talk at once. I also appreciate a local morning show. I really will miss Maria and Brad in the mornings and wish them both the best of luck! I will listen to Maria on the ride home, but doubt that I will listen in the mornings.

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  28. I agree with everyone, so strongly that I sent an email to their program director and I urge you to do the same.

    Mix Program Director - tracy.austin@cbsradio.com

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  29. Yes, do miss Brad and Maria! Very unfortunate move and I no longer will listen to Mix (and I'm from Dallas, but sorry the Kraddock show doesn't have the same energy that Brad & Maria's show had every morning.....)

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  30. I am so NOT a fan of this new morning show! I'll be tuning in to 104.1 in the mornings now. Kidd Kraddick needs to stay in Dallas where he belongs and Maria and Brad need to stay where they belong, on the Mix 96.5 Morning Show. Mix 96.5 has officially lost me as a listener.

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  31. I thought Maria and Todd were just on vacation when again this morning new voices were on the radio. These new people do not have the voice to maintain attention to what is being said on radio and in my oppinion are very annoying. I WANT MARIA AND TOOD BACK! 96.5 has just lost another loyal listener.

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  32. I loved Maria and Brad...I moved from Dallas area and HATED KIDD Kraddick there and will hate it here too!!!!!!

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  33. The new show is boring! I can't stand to listen to it!

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  34. BRING BACK MARIA & BRAD! The new show is awful! This is HOUSTON the last time I checked. Sad. Bad. Wrong.

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  35. I can't believe Brad and Maria are not on in the mornings anymore. They were great made my laugh every morning. I listened to Maria on 104 when it was Sam and her then Adam Smasher and her. Then 104 got stupid and let them go and so I switched to 96.5 and found Sam and was happy again. When Maria came to join him that made me even more happy. Then guess what Sam lefted but then Maria got Brad and I was happy all over again. Kidd Kraddick doesn't get may attention at all just like Roula and Ryan on 104. Now I guess I will have to see if I can find another morning show that is Houston based or just listen to CD's. I will still listen to Maria on my way hoem from work because I love that girl but she will be missed as my morning wake...:(

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  36. As much as I liked Brad & Maria, these guys are just as good. At least it's not like listening to Walton and Johnson....ugh...I'm surprised they still have jobs.

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  37. Like everyone else before me, I think this new group s***. If you can't deliver Brad and Maria, then I'll be move on down the road to another station. See ya!

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  38. I am very excited to have kidd, jc, big al, shannon and of course kelly raspberry, on my drive to work everyday, I got hooked on this show when I was traveling to Dallas for work, its great. Houston will love it soon!!!

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  39. just what we need another syndicated show taking the jobs of great radio talents. UGH !!!! Doesn't mixx know Houstonians hate Dallas HELLOOOOOO!!!!!

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  40. I'm totally disappointed that Maria and Brad are off the morning show. Like other listeners said early they started the day off on a good note. This KKITM was awful, wasn't sure what they were talking about, after 5 minutes I switched stations, won't be back in the morning until KKITM is gone!

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  41. Crap. I knew something was wrong. The last thing I want to listen to in the morning is a show based out of Dallas for crying out loud. Too bad. I enjoyed Maria and Brad. They probably weren't trashy enough for the execs and the bottom line. Sleazy money grubbers win again.

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  42. I'm from Dallas; I was born and raised there. I have lived in Houston for three years and I cannot stand the hatred/Napoleon complex that Houstonians have about any and all things involving Dallas. Dont you guys have better things to do than whine about a city that's smaller in size and population? Grow up, people.

    The Kidd Kraddick in the morning show is awesome. I listened to it growing up and I'm really excited it's finally in Houston. As you will soon see, it is much, much better than the old show (and about 100x better than the joke of a morning show on 104.1)

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  43. 96.5 just lost a listener. I like Brad and Maria in the morning. Kidd Kraddick show sucks. Maybe Brad can go back to 95.7 because I can't stand Ivan.

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  44. Agree with pretty much everyone here. Morning drive time should be LOCAL. I have no intention of ever listening to 96.5 again in the morning. I may check out Maria Todd on the afternoon drive, but it's not gonna be the same.

    Horrible decision. Back to Talk Radio or Pandora for my morning drive.

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  45. Kidd Kraddick is way better than any show in Houston. I was born and raised in Dallas and have lived here four years. i have no idea why there is so much Dallas hate here.

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  46. The new show is absolutely TERRIBLE & LAME!!! Why would they put an incredibly impersonal syndicated show in a demographic city the size of Houston? A "LOCAL" radio station should encourage and promote LOCAL BUSINESS, LOCAL CHARITIES and more importantly LOCAL TALENT!
    If the audience wanted an untalented, bland & lifeless Dallas morning show we'd either stream from their website, locate them on internet radio or move to Dallas!
    By word of mouth, I'm spreading how not to listen to this talent lacking show, which everyone knows cost more than any promotion compaign.

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  47. Disappointed that 96.5 is not local in the morning. Maria Todd was welcomed home and appreciated and people listened to her show. Have tried listening to Kidd show, not for me....too much talking like Walton and Johnson; no real balance between talking and music...unlike the Walton and Johnson Show no particular theme...104.1 both in terms of Roula and Ryan and the music is not a real choice...places that I am surfing starting today...99.1, 106.9, and 107.5 in the morning.

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  48. I tried 96.5 this morning and only listened for a few minutes. I can't explain it..except it feels cold and lifeless...What a huge mistake the marketing team and management made. This is a Houston town and we loved Maria and Brad. I would listen to Maria/Brad and Roula and Ryan...guess I won't have to punch the buttons now...Big Mistake 96.5....Why don't ya'll ever as the people who listen and support ya'll...what they want.....Bad Move..

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  49. Apparently someone is not aware of the love Houston does not have for Dallas! Can't stand the new group.
    Missing Maria big time.
    I'm back to Sam Malone on AM.

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  50. Why the hell do Houstonians have such a huge chip on their shoulders when it comes to dallas? Grow up.

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  51. If it's not broken why fix it..what was wrong with Maria and Brad in the morning? The new guys are totally dry won't be listening to this station until later in the day when the regulars come on. Whoever made the decision to change...bad job!

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  52. I just want to say I look forward to all of you Houstonians listening to our show. We will rock you guys!

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  53. Wow Kidd reads these. What a loser that he goggles his own name to see what people say about him. Here's one for you go screw yourself and go back to Dallas you 55 year old fossil.

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  54. SO disappointed that Maria and Brad werent on the radio Monday morning!!!!!I tried listenting to the other folks but prefer Brad and Maria. Best of luck to them. And it's NOT because the new folks are from Dallas.

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  55. And what a shame. Seriously, this is some crap show from DALLAS. IF YOU KNOW HOUSTON... IT'S THAT WE LOVE HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT DALLAS.... I freakin hate Dallas.
    Plus the voices are generic and boring, especially that girl on there.
    Mix - you failed!

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  56. What an awful Monday morning surprise.
    Good job getting rid of the ORIGINALS and the HOUSTONIANS that KNOW HOUSTON...
    If you're looking for A Houston morning show, I'd check out Roula AND Ryan

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  57. It's not about "hating" Dallas. It's not about "hating" change. It's about broadcasting from Dallas. Why? Houston is loyal and there was nothing wrong with the morning show. We only want our morning show crew to be able to relate to what's going on that day in Houston. How can you do that from Dallas? I have tried listening to show for a few days now and can't stand it. There's no rhythm, no passion. It's too messy and lifeless. Plus the lady's voice is almost as annoying as Roula's. I'm disappointed and will find another radio station to listen to in the morning.

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  58. Who the f%#k is kid kraddick? That sounds like an old ass guy trying to stay young an hip.I cnt take him seriously when your an old man that goes by the name of kid. That like a fat lady going by the name of tiny. Bring back Maria and Brad at least don't talk about a damn iPhone for 45 minutes. I'm now only going to listen to Roula and Ryan on 104 KRBE. At least they know the city and not posing as if about it. I love my city and i love it when a morning show is local. Looks like I'm making the switch to Roula and Ryan.

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  59. I can't stand the new morning show. I won't listen to 96.5 until my drive home. As much as I don't like 104.1 in the morning I will listen to that or my old standby NPR.

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  60. Don't want to seem bandwagon-ish, but seriously, this new morning show is terrible. I used to listen to mix in the morning a lot, but the station can be guaranteed that I will no longer tune in in the morning. What were they thinking? I actually thougt at first that Maria and Brad were just on vacation for the week, because I thought, surely these must be interns or something that are given a chance to play around until the pros get back.

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  61. Horrible....why do they need 5 or 6 people talking all at once....very disorganized and boring. Lost another listener. Stupid move CBS.

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  62. Am I the only one that thinks a lot of the "Brad and Maria" ccomments are from the same person/people?

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  63. I believe the only person who could have replaced Maria and Brad is the one and only MC GUFF.

    MC GUFF = HOTNESS

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  64. i agree with the majority....lost a listener. Not a a fan of the new lineup

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  65. Diane, I could not agree more with your comment and the Dallas hate. I'm from Dallas but have been in Houston for almost 10 years now. I'm not going to fault the Kidd Kraddick morning show for being syndicated because they have obviously found a recipe for success with their morning show that resonates with more than one market. By reading these comments, you would think Maria and Brad were a ratings giant, which they obviously weren't or they wouldn't have been cancelled. One thing I can assure you is that if Roula and Ryan or any of the other local morning shows got offers to be syndicated in other markets, they would expand. I'm so glad Kidd is in Houston. I've been listening every day this week and LOVE having a lighthearted, entertaining morning show to listen to on my drive to work. Its like with anything, people hate change, but if they wouldn't be so closed minded, they would see how great this show is. Its track record speaks for itself. Bravo Mix for bringing this show to Houston!

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  66. I'm afraid I agree with the majority of comments. 93.7 lost me in the morning commute when they brought in Walton and Johnson. Mix 96.5 didn't do their homework or they would know what a mistake this change is. Houston is NOT Dallas. No chip on shoulder here...just a big difference in taste when it comes to radio listening. I am currently hunting for a new morning station. Verrrrrry disappointing.

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  67. I thought someone had messed with my radio station when I started, their voices are like nails on a chalkboard. Unfortunately I had no choice but to switch to 104.5 a lot of flipping through radio stations on my drive to work when that group gets on my nerves. I get to enjoy Maria on my drive home. Kidd Kraddick take your group back to Dallas.

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  68. You asses better get used to it. Kid is here to stay in Houston. It is the nature of the beast. By the way, Dallas radio is way better than Houston.

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  69. I'm from the D/FW area&familar w/ Kidd&the crew.Just don't care for the set up.To many voices talking at the same time.Brad&Maria may not have been"Ratings Giants"but they made a boring drive bearable. Listening to Maria on the drive home now.Don't get the same fun feeling but I'm supporting her & if she goes to another station in Houston,I'll be right there for her.

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  70. If "Howard Stern" is an indorsement then "Kidd" might be in trouble...just saying.

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  71. hey JoyceFoster,

    you asshat, "indorsement" is spelled with an "e" at the beginning.

    And if you had any common sense, I am not the real Howard Stern. you are an idiot.

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  72. Yep-totally agree...can't stand the new show and have stopped listening to 96.5 on my morning drive.

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  73. Stay classy, H. Stern.

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  74. Come on CBS Radio - first 100.3 KILT then Mix 96.5. Bad moves...
    This is Houston - not Florida or Dallas.

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  75. Kidd Kraddick is desperate for a few Houston listeners...by showing up on Maria Todd's afternoon show last Friday. I have listened to Kidd and company when I wake up for their first seven days...always changing the station in my old digital clock radio after 15 minutes. I am not impressed or moved. The show is not unique other than the numbers in the show...much like the old Q Morning Zoo which had originality. 106.9 the Zone is no longer...so going to switch from 99.1 and 103.7 and see how the morning sounds...

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  76. I'm a teacher and have missed the morning show for a couple of weeks. Tuned in 3 days this week. Very disappointed with the annoying banter and no music. Guess I won't be listening to 96.5 in the morning anymore.

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  77. I am very upset over Maria and Brad being gone from my morning ritual. I have had to change the station on my alarm clock and now my radio in my car, sigh....

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  78. I listened to the new show for less than 5 minutes. I tuned in the next day and confirmed my opioion....boring and no entertainment value whatsoever!! Mix 96.5 has lost a loyal moring drive time listener!!

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  79. I hate it!! I agree this is NOT Dallas. I was gone for a week and thought I had the wrong radio station. Rod Ryan has my attention now in the mornings....

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  80. I am very sad that Maria and Brad are not on in the morning anymore! I've listened to Kidd all week, trying to give it a chance but it's just not the same! Bring Maria and Brad back in the morning! I do still listen to Maria in the afternoon but it's not the same....

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  81. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? There is no way I'm going to listen to a bunch of people ramble over one another with no cohesiveness. Chaos on the radio doesn't help the morning chaos on the freeways. I will NOT waste my time with this morning show. CBS, you had better hope people don't turn their dial in the morning and just never turn them back to MIX in the afternoon... or Houston will be announcing new call letters for the the little spot on the radio dial addressed 96.5!

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  82. Wow!!! I guess I'm not the only one that thinks the new show SUCKS BIG TIME! I have problems finding a good station in Houston and was extremely happy with Maria in the mornings. I LOVED the you can't beat Maria showed. Now I even took 96.5 off my top channels....BAD MOVE CBS.

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  83. I miss brad and maria...don't want to listen to a dallas station! I now listen to rula and ryan

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  84. Get real Houston...6/23/2011 10:36:00 AM

    I cannot believe all you Helltown haters not liking something from Dallas.

    Dallas is where people are WAY more popular and sophisticated! This is why Kraddick is more popular everywhere vs. the Maria person. I used to listen to her and frankly I am glad Kraddick is on the morning.

    Kraddick is here to stay and I am VERY, VERY glad!!!

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  85. not to thrilled about this new cast..i love maria and brad..i love can't beat maria. i'll have to find another station to listen to now.

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  86. What a disappointment not having Maria and Brad in the morning. They were/are a hilarious team. I was very irritated hearing this bunch of crap being blabbbed on and on by this "Kidd Kraddick" crew. They are not funny,definetely not interesting. I no longer listen to 96.5 in the morning. Send this crap group back to Dallas and get Maria and Brad back togetther in the morning.

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  87. Kidd Kraddick sucks... I would rather listen to AM talk radio... And now I do.

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  88. I agree with most on the new 96.5 Kidd Kraddick. I did not enjoy the show and have stopped listening to Mix in the mornings. Found the show very noisy and annoying.

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  89. Mix - you messed up - I loved listening to brad and maria - i have tried all week to listen to kidd kraddick - hoping it would grow on me - wrong - it is awful - too many people talking - you lost another listener - i hope it was worth it :(

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  90. Everyone should have some of Dallas in their life, especially Houstonians....6/24/2011 03:11:00 PM

    To all of the Anonymous users on here, you all have your priorities out of whack.

    Why cant you assholes get it straight??????????

    Kid Kraddick is the best fuckin' DJ out there. Way better than Maria. Maria was getting too old to listen to in the morning. Her schtick was awful and I am happy that Kid from Dallas is on the radio.

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  91. I'm dissappointed like everyone else and I have a 1 hour commute in the morning and it was terribly hard to listen to the new show. Oh well I am back to my IPod. I like Roula and Ryan but I definitely peferred Maria and Todd. :(

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  92. I was surprised when MIX 96.5 replaced their morning personalities with something so bland and corny.

    I have my radio presets at The Buzz, Mix 96.5, Sunny etc and switch between them during commercials.

    I find myself preferring the commercials over the boring, crowded nonsense that Kid Kraddick (annoying name by the way) puts on.

    I'm 21...and Kid Kraddick does not appeal to me...at all.

    Dave Morales, Brad Booker...both great people (I've met Dave personally) let go to bring this fool in.

    I can't wait to see what the execs do when the realize a large portion of their audience left. Goodbye Mix, it was nice listening while it was worth it.

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  93. It has been three weeks and things are not looking brighter or better on 96.5 in the morning....Kidd Kraddick is a tough show to listen too, even when they are in the Dominican Republic.

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  94. I was born and raised in Dallas. I grew up listening to the Kidd Kraddick morning show. They are a great group, as good as any I've listened too. I've been in Houston for the past 3 years and am happy to have a piece of home accompany me to work every morning. I think people in general don't like change very much. Over time I think most people will grow to like them assuming they can get over this whole Dallas thing. What is it with the Dallas hate down here in Houston???

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  95. Kidd Kraddick is Krap! I cannot listen to it! Yet another Houston radio station that I will no longer tune in...

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  96. Like many, I was confused when I turned on MIXX and heard strange voices. After learning the new group had REPLACED Brad & Maria, I was very disapointed. As a loyal listener of Brad & Maria's show, it would've been nice to express our appreciation to them for their work and to wish them well. I don't care where the new group is from, I just would've liked to know that the change was coming. Oh well....

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  97. i've been listening now for a couple of weeks, and they are really funny, i like all the famous guests they have on the show
    you need to check it out

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  98. i moved from midland 5 years ago and i am so happy now i can hear Kidd on the radio here in houston

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  99. luv the show, i just move here from Lufkin and can tell you it takes a minute to get into the show but after that you will be an addict, kidd and the crew are very funny

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  100. BAD MOVE! REALLY????WHAT IN THE HECK WERE THE POWERS THAT BE THINKING WHEN THEY DECIDED TO REPLACE MARIA & BRAD WITH THAT EGOMANIACAL KIDD KRAPDIC PERSON & HIS LOUD OBNOXIOUS MORNING SIDEKICKS? I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A DEDICATED MIX 96.5 LISTENER AND SUPPORTER, BUT WHEN I HEARD THE NEW MORNING LINEUP FOR THE 1ST TIME, I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY PAINED EARS. SO, RE YOUR DECISION:FAIL!!! ADIOS 96.5...HELLO ROULA & RYAN@KRBE,SUNNY 99.1, AND ANY OTHER STATION BUT MY FORMER FAVORITE.

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  101. The Kidd show is terrible. I couldn't listen to it for more than 10 minutes. It is a shame that Maria had to go. I guess it is time to listen to 104 KRBE

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  102. You can add me to the many comments here...one who will not be listening to this station anymore. I found the new people rather annoying--mostly because there are too many people on air at any one time and they speak over each other constantly. It is hard to hear any one person without somebody else cutting in. I will miss Maria and Brad on my way to work...just wanted to let the management know if they care.

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  103. One Tough Lady7/05/2011 12:26:00 PM

    This show is terrible. Its boring, its got nothing we can really relate to, and it just lost alot of listeners. You can tell this show is just a filler until we get a local group back on the mornings. What kind of crowd are they hoping to draw with this kind of morning show? I was so exited when maria read 3 of my texts on the morning show a few weeks ago.. oh well, we still love you maria! ~one tough lady

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  104. From Dallas orginally and listened to Kidd back in the day... Moved to Houston--really loved Maria & Brad--ALWAYS made me smile. Kidds' show doesn't and so, I'm going to NPR (yup, I said it..) Didn't have to be this way, MIX.....

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  105. I'M REALLY DISSATISFIED WITH THIS CHANGE,, WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE TALKING,,,IT'S BORING,,,UGH,,,....

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  106. I agree -- I thought the morning show had been taken over by first year Interns :( and was hoping Maria Todd was on vacation only and I kept checking back daily to see if she was back!!! Finally searched the Internet for her to be disappointed to learn they were not Interns! Thankfully though I found and now LOVE 104 KRBE. You've just lost another long time listener!!

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  107. Thought Maria and Brad were on vacation. Sad to find out 3 weeks later that they are forever gone! I actually made the switch from 95.7 in the morning to 96.5 just because I thought Maria and Brad were so much more real and down to earth.

    Don't like the new show and stopped listening to 96.5. Rulah and Ryan won in this shift.

    Bring back Mariah.

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  108. The new morning show does not keep my attention! I'm trying to get into the new DJ's but always end up changing the station!

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  109. I got back from vacation and was confused when I did not to hear Maria and Brad on the radio. I thought it was a joke. I even looked at my dash twice to make sure i had tuned to the right station. I tried listening for a few minutes but found it utterly imposible to get past all chaotic gibberish. There are too many personalities for one show. Well 96.5 just lost another listener.

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  110. KEEP MORNING SHOWS LOCAL, PLEASE. Bringing a show from Dallas - of all places(?!) - gross. The higher-ups who make these type of decisions are so out of touch with the audience. The sad thing is, they truly don't care, knowing that all disappointed listeners will eventually "get over it" because they have little control over the situation.

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  111. Newsflash people, this show is not a "DALLAS" show. Just because it is based from Dallas does not mean they reference the city. Guess what, there are countless shows from other cities on your beloved Houston radio: Delilah, Jim Rome, Colin Cowherd, Rush Limbaugh,Mike and Mike, Billy Bush and every countdown show on the weekend not to mention countless others...not Houston based. --Gasp-- Hard to believe I know...

    Not liking the show because it's not your cup of tea is one thing; not giving it a chance because it is syndicated is ridiculous...

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  112. Yup, not a fan of Kid Kraddock or Dallas.
    Thank you but, click.

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  113. I am sorry to see all of these disappointed listeners. Just some words of encouragement for Kid Kraddock, you may have interfered with a lot of people's routine, so at this point they are going to have to get use to it. Give it some time it'll be great

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  114. Over the last six months I have been treading water as I listen for a station that attracts me...as of now I had chosen 90% of my drive time/listening time to be 103.7 in the morning, with news support by NPR, 88.7. Kraddick and his crew are not worth my time in the car...in entertainment or music value.

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  115. It's crazy people would rather listen to krbe and the hot show with their fake prank calls and roses bits than kidd. I like a show that's original, creative and doesn't insult my intelligence trying to pass off scripted bits as true entertainment.

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  116. I've never posted about any show before. But this show is sooooo bad and painful to listen to. So hard to believe they would actually put this on Houston radio. Sounds like a show from the sticks. Not interesting or intelligent in the least bit. Just sounds like a bunch of people talking about whatever is on their mind. Might be good for someone with no friends I supposed.

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  117. I listen to the show every morning while on my way to work an i have to say. You all are Idiots! This show is great, they are funny an they enjoy picking on eachother so that the morning stays fresh. This is a show for ppl looking for great entertainment. Not for the ppl that live bored lives. Floyd Evans in Dalton Ga.

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  118. Bring them back! It's been almost a year and I still miss them!

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  119. I understand the loyalty but having never listened to the station before i will tune in now because of kidd having lived in dallas and loved the show.

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