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Monday Morning Roundup

REMEMBERING KIDD: The North Texas radio landscape lost arguably its biggest star over the weekend when David “Kidd” Kraddick died Saturday at the age of 53. The cause of death is still unknown. Kraddick had been on the air locally since 1984, when he got his start at KEGL/97.1 FM, and he”s best known for his syndicated show that originated from KHKS/106.1 FM. The reaction from fans and celebs alike is rounded up on dfw.com. And dallasnews.com takes a look at .

SOCIAL SKIRMISH: If you thought the Nasher/Museum Tower relationship was contentious before, things really got nasty over the weekend. That”s when dallasnews.com reported that the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System has funded a fake social media campaign to discredit the Nasher across the web. And if that wasn”t wild enough, the man who set up the fake Facebook accounts to comment on news stories is none other than former Channel 5 anchorman Mike Snyder. The whole story”s bizarre and well worth a read.

CHANNELING LANCE: It appears we”re not far away from a major Lance Armstrong movie. In fact, the one-time Pride of Plano may be the subject of multiple movies. One project has Ben Foster playing the cyclist with Stephen Frears directing. Meanwhile, Jay Roach is looking at directing a different film for Warner Bros. And Bradley Cooper may mount the bike for yet another movie – this one based on Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong by New York Times (and former DMN) reporter Juliet Macur. All the details are at deadline.com.

  • nmlhats

    It would be nice if you also could give a shout out to the memory of local actor Ryan Roach, who died this weekend at age 44, after suffering a stroke. Granted, he didn’t have the nationwide reach of Kraddick, but it is a sad loss for the D/FW theater community.