Tag Archives: KROQ

Factory Outlet

The Cheesecake Factory’s director of public relations, Alethea Rowe, came over to our table as my wife and I were taking pictures of our food. We were part of a packed house during the restaurant’s training nights at the new … Continue reading

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What Is Going On

There’s still time for you to get caught up on my latest guilty pleasure, season three of “The Joe Schmo Show.” Spike will repeat the first three episodes starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday before airing the fourth episode at … Continue reading

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See Bean Essay

KROQ posted a podcast of my friend Bean’s call-in after surgery to remove his kidney. He donated the healthy organ to KROQ engineer Scott Mason. After a week of recuperation in Los Angeles, Bean and his wife flew home to … Continue reading

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Kidney Bean

Gene “Bean” Baxter made a surprising announcement last week. He will donate a kidney to longtime KROQ employee Scott Mason. The life-saving surgery will take place on November 13, the day before Bean’s birthday. The Los Angeles Times, the Orange … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese

To fully appreciate a parody song, you need to be familiar with the original. Weird Al Yankovic’s parodies sound almost identical to the song he’s mocking, except for the lyrics. Richard Cheese does the opposite. He keeps the lyrics the … Continue reading

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On the Batwalk

Adam West posted some very cool pictures on Facebook. They show his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during its construction. West was presented with the completed star in a sidewalk ceremony yesterday. During his acceptance speech, the “Batman” … Continue reading

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Bean There

A picture of the interior of Doc Brown’s DeLorean got me thinking. Yesterday was the 26th anniversary of Marty McFly’s fictional trip from 1985 back to 1955. I realized that on the real Saturday, October 26, 1985, my friend Bean … Continue reading

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Walkie-talkies

Are you ready for some zombies? AMC will air all six episodes of the first season of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday as a lead-in to the second season premiere at 9:00 p.m. AMC’s investment in the undead extends to … Continue reading

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With a Rebel Yell

It seems like most events in East Tennessee are scheduled so they do not conflict with University of Tennessee football games. One of the biggest festivals in the area goes against that conventional wisdom. The Foothills Fall Festival draws tens … Continue reading

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The Real World

The reason it’s so hard to believe that MTV is 30 years old today is that relatively few of us were aware of the channel in 1981.  I didn’t even get cable until my wife and I moved into our … Continue reading

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States of Mind – Part 5

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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Déjà Street View

Bean was surprised to see another 7-Eleven on Hollywood Way. It was new since the last time he was in Burbank. He was driving from the Weenie Roast to Bob Hope Airport when he spotted it. Because it looked different … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

The last blog post I wrote about at KROQ was going to be the last blog post I wrote about KROQ, or so I thought. In it, I wrote that I was disappointed to discover the quirks my friend Jessica … Continue reading

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That Cannot Be Denied

The story of how Adam Carolla met Jimmy Kimmel goes right through my office. It was my job to be the gatekeeper who had to keep Adam at bay while Jimmy and others decided how they would proceed with their … Continue reading

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