Cancer remains the number one leading cause of childhood death. Each year, over 160,000 children are diagnosed and approximately 25% will not survive. This fall, FHI Heat, known for its Limited Edition irons will launch its Special Edition Childhood Cancer Awareness flat iron to raise funds for research and family support. The world-renowned company also teamed up with SoCal’s Q104.7's DJ Crisco Kidd in hosting his third Hair-Drive. Read more...
Inspired by an episode on Oprah, Crisco pledged to grow his own hair and in 2004; he hosted his first hair drive. The young, energetic DJ was ecstatic about the difference he was making that he would have never imagined cancer was about to affect him personally. The same weekend Crisco donated over 500 inches of hair, including 19 inches of his own; doctors diagnosed him with stage 2 testicular cancer. Crisco fought a tough battle, which included extensive surgery to enduring the hardships of chemotherapy. On December 27, 2004, he became a Survivor and eight years later remains cancer-free!
FHI Heat was deeply moved by his story that it prompted the company to collaborate with Crisco on a National level, urging people across the U.S. to do nate their hair, during the months of September and October. FHI Heat and SoCal’s Q104.7's DJ Crisco Kidd will host a hair drive on October 13th cutting donors’ hair, including 11” of his own. The goal is to collect record-breaking amounts of hair and donate it to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles in support of children nationwide who have lost their hair due to cancer.
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Internationally renowned, Crisco Kidd is the creator and host of the "Crisco Kidd Block Party" and has worked with legendary talent such as Jay-Z, John Legend and Pitbull, to name a few. He is an award-winning entertainer and has conquered some of the largest markets in radio. Based in Los Angeles, and never missing a beat, this super-personality’s syndication on SoCal’s Q104.7 and Albuquerque’s Power 106, currently has a reach of over 1 million listeners.
Raised from humble beginnings in Houston, TX; Crisco Kidd stumbled upon his passion after listening to a DJ at his first high school homecoming. This was the groundbreaking moment that caused his career to unfold at the young age of 14. Six years later, he was an on-air personality for Houston's rhythmic radio station 100.7 House Party, and in less than a year, he made his mark in the industry. The offers piled up, and he accepted a position with Hot 97.1, where he became well-known in Houston’s night scene for his mixing and night show stunts among the hip-hop and dance communities.
In 2003, Crisco Kidd relocated to Albuquerque, NM and joined KKSS Kiss 97.3 where the young entertainer garnered massive success. Even on top of the world, Crisco Kidd always made time for charity and in 2004; he hosted his first Cancer Awareness Hair Drive. The prominent deejay never imagined cancer would affect him personally. The same weekend he donated over 500” of hair, including 19” of his own; doctors diagnosed him with Stage 2 testicular cancer. Crisco fought a tough battle, but on December 27, 2004; he became a Survivor and was named the “People’s Champ.” The love and support from his family and listeners rekindled his love affair with the airwaves and the overcomer became even more relentless!
Not even a week after remission, the young entertainer came back stronger and hit a record-breaking 30 share in Arbitron ratings. In 2005, Crisco Kidd was lured back to the radio station that set off his career in Houston, TX. He branded his show, the “Crisco Kidd Block Party” and it wasn’t long before he won many awards, including SEA’s Radio Show of the Year. His career in djaying/remixing lead the star to receive a nomination from the Justo Mixtape Awards. He was blessed in such a way that everything he touched turned to gold. Enthused and unstoppable, he was in a myriad of music videos, published in print and online magazines and featured on BET’s Beef series. Moreover, as much as his career soared, so did his giving. Crisco Kidd’s priorities and commitment to helping the community were reflected when the city of Houston announced the observance of April 26th as “Crisco Kidd’s Community Care Day.”
Known for unceasingly being a mover and shaker, Crisco Kidd took his show internationally and toured in countries like Amsterdam/Rotterdam, Malaysia and Thailand. To broaden and strengthen his brand, he relocated back to Albuquerque to re-launch the “Crisco Kidd Block Party” that skyrocketed to number one in his first Arbitron rated book. By 2011, Crisco Kidd was living in Los Angeles and partnered up with DJcity.com to create DJcity TV that is currently viewed globally. He also produces, edits/remixes with DJ Warrior and Cali Untouchables, and not surprisingly, his show on SoCal's Q104.7 is at number one also airing on Saturdays on Albuquerque's Power106.
When asked about his success Crisco Kidd responded, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill
Q104-7 KCAQ /KQIE, also known as Q104-7, is a Rhythmic Top 40 outlet serving the Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties as well as the Redland/ Inland Empire California area. Q104-7 plays the music that shapes the trends of today's popular culture from Hip-Hop, R&B and Dance genres. Q104-7's format is targeted at the highly influential audience range from 12 to 49. If you're looking for a way to make your business' message heard, Q104-7 is the answer.