A Kevin and Bean Glossary

Unsolved Mysteries

Posted in Legal trouble, Unsolved Mysteries by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

On June 13, 1990, the show aired a segment called “Confess Your Crime”, which included a bogus phone call from fellow DJ Doug “The Slug” Roberts as an anonymous listener claiming to have committed murder. The parents of a missing woman believed the fictional caller to be responsible for their daughter’s death leading to a investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and coverage in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. When the truth was revealed, the station was fined by the FCC, billed for the costs of the investigation by the LASD, and sued by the distraught parents. KROQ suspended Kevin, Bean and Roberts for five days without pay, directed each of them to perform 149 hours of community service, and forced them to pay the Sheriff’s bill out of their pockets. The event also became the inspiration behind the movie “Power 98” (1996) starring Eric Roberts.

Though Kevin and Bean don’t talk specifically talk about this incident, clips from their on-air apology (“Everybody’s trying to get ratings”, “There are lines you just don’t cross”), as well as from Unsolved Mysteries host Robert Stack, are occassionally played.