Kevin and Bean (Kevin Ryder and Gene “Bean” Baxter) is the morning show on alternative rock formatted KROQ in Los Angeles. The show has been on the air since 1990 and intersperses music and news with comedy bits, celebrity interviews, listener call-ins, and live music performances.
Recurring features include “What It Do, Nephew?”, “The Afro Line”, “There’s Always Room For J-Lo”, “Would You Like To Take That Back” and ”The Showbiz Beat” where Kevin & Bean mock the hypocrisies and absurdities of public figures and the entertainment industry.
Several segments feature regular guests, including TMZ’s Harvey Levin, and former Kevin and Bean Show member Adam Carolla with “This Week In Rage”. Dr. Drew Pinsky, Snoop Dog, Tracy Morgan and Will Farrell also appear frequently.
In March 2003, the show caused international controversy when they made a prank phone call to the office of French president Jacques Chirac while posing as Jerry Lewis. All were surprised when Chirac picked up the phone and began talking to “Jerry.” Lewis’ lawyers were quick to threaten with lawsuits
In 2011 Kevin and Bean won the NAB Marconi Radio Award for “Major Market Personality of the Year”.