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Media Gets Stuck in a U2 Moment

Given what The Edge said about bandmate Bono during an interview with KROQ’s Kevin & Bean, it makes perfect sense that it would be the Times of Israel that would eventually get to the bottom of it.

First off, in case you missed, here – per The Blaze - is what The Edge told the FM duo while discussing Bono’s very serious recent Central Park bicycling accident:

“It was a Sunday, a lot of people in the park and he just wasn’t paying enough attention,” said The Edge. “He was going fast down a bit of a hill and somebody came out onto the cycle way, he swerved to avoid them and just went straight over the bars.”

So how, Kevin asked, did no one snap a photo? Simple: “You know, when Bono goes cycling he likes to dress up as a Hasidic Jew.”

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Watch: KROQ’s Bean Featured on CBS This Morning

We all know what KROQ employee Scott Mason is thankful for this Thanksgiving.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the story about how Gene “Bean” Baxter from the Kevin and Bean show donated his kidney to his friend and colleague.

Well, CBS This Morning has been tracking this story and aired a piece on Wednesday that will choke you up if you aren’t stuffed with food yet.

Happy Thanksgiving!

KROQ’s Bean Recovering After Kidney Donation

KROQ’s Gene “Bean” Baxter is recovering at Cedars-Sinai hospital after successfully donating his kidney to co-worker Scott Mason.

Baxter made the announcement earlier this month that he had decided to help his friend and KROQ’s director of engineering after learning of his health woes during a recent trip to his home in Seattle.

(And yes, that’s really Bean’s sock monkey in the photo.)

“We are happy to say that both Bean & Scott are done with their surgeries & everything went as expected!,” the Kevin & Bean Twitter account tweeted on Tuesday.

Bean is expected to make a full recovery and return to the airwaves on Nov. 26.

Mike Catherwood Would Love to Replace Regis

Los Angelenos are probably familiar with “Psycho” Mike Catherwood, the former assistant producer of the Kevin & Bean show on KROQ and host of Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky.

But the 32-year-old bachelor developed quite the national following last year after appearing as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and filling in for Regis Philbin.

With Philbin’s full-time replacement still in limbo, Catherwood would still love to replace the man he dubs, “the Babe Ruth of broadcast TV.”

“From a broadcast standpoint, that’s a dream job,” Catherwood told FishbowlLA.” He’s such a professional and has been for more time than I’ve been on this planet. I would love to do that gig. I don’t hold much hope that I would be selected, but I would love to do it.”

For more on Catherwood’s long road to sobriety and his pledge to only buy domestic goods in 2012, check out, “So What Do You Do, Mike Catherwood, Host of Loveline?”

Larry King to Perform at KROQ’s Comedy Show

So … Larry King appears to be serious about this comedy thing, huh?

After embarking on his one-man show last year, the former CNN host is one of nine comedians scheduled to perform at Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness charity comedy show on April 7 at the Gibson Amphitheater.

King will be joined by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Jay Mohr and the filthy Bob Saget.

This has train wreck written all over it. I’m begging the KROQ crowd not to be too mean to the 78-year-old King.

Lisa May Channels Her Inner Kanye West

Rapping isn’t for everyone — even for those born in Inglewood.

Kevin & Bean sidekick Lisa May took to the mic Monday morning on KROQ-FM (106.7) as L.L. Cool May displayed her rapping “skills” as part of a giveaway for tickets to the Grammy Awards.

May gets an A for effort. As for the delivery …

KROQ DJ Wins a Date with Scarlett Johansson

How much would you pay for an evening with Scarlett Johansson?

Well, Bean Baxter from the Kevin and Bean show on KROQ (106.7 FM) paid $7,000 in a charity auction to spend the evening with the bombshell actress at the New York premiere of We Bought A Zoo Monday night.

Sounds like the perfect evening right?

Try telling that to the morning show co-host who placed the bid as a joke in an attempt to burn his colleagues and has no desire to actually go through with the offer now that he’s won.

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