“Kevin & Bean” celebrates its 20th anniversary on KROQ next year, but up until now has only been syndicated to a few markets on the west coast, including Fresno and (just recently) Reno. The show’s hyper focus on Los Angeles (they make fun of local institutions like KNBC’s Paul Moyer and Doug Kriegel, for example, and even other KROQ personalities like Rodney Bingenheimer and Jed the Fish) and its reliance on in-jokes that reward loyal listeners might make the show an unusual candidate for nation-wide syndication.
But “Kevin & Bean” has been a dominant ratings success in L.A. for several years now, and its ability to attract big-name stars — remember, when audio of Christian Bale chewing out a crewmember hit the Internet, he called in to K&B to do damage control — could make it a national draw as well. The move also comes as radio groups trim even more talent across the country and continue to turn to more out-of-market syndicated fare to fill the airwaves.
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Movin’ 93.9 seemed to have finally found its niche as a mostly-80s retro station, and had seen its ratings tick up in recent months. But owner Emmis, hurting for cash, saw an opening in leasing the station out to Mexico’s Grupo Radio Centro for $7 million a year.
CMT’s must-see TeeVee:Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge. CMT has ordered up 6 episodes for an August premiere. The show follows 8 celebrities as they attempt the wild world of bull riding. Who’ll get bucked first?
Tom Cruise loves to dress up in uniform, and thus will star in a film directed by Bryan Singer about a plot to assassinate Hitler.
CNBCgoes for CEO Dad as a animated series, based on the comic strip drawn by Tom Stern.
From Michael Schneider, the hardest working man at Variety:
George Foreman joins American Inventor as a judge.
FOX renews Prison Break.
CBS orders gameshow pilot Power of 10, where contestants can will up to $10 million.
The Bay City Rollers are suing Arista Records, claiming they’re owed millions in back royalties. No mention if Maria Bartiromo is being sued for use of Money Honey.