KROQ's 'Psycho Mike' Shares His Top Five Sexual-Innuendo Songs

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Psycho Mike knows a thing or two (or a million) about sex....

Chances are you know Mike Catherwood (a.k.a. Psycho Mike) best from "The Kevin & Bean show" on KROQ. Or you know him from "Loveline," "Dancing With the Stars," or maybe even from when he filled in on "Live With Regis and Kelly." All over Southern California, we all know and love Psycho Mike from something or somewhere.

Since "Loveline" tackles topics from drugs and alcohol to the over-the-top sexy and, at times, over-the-top cringe-worthy, we knew there was no one better than Mr. Catherwood to tap when we were looking for an ultra-sultry list of songs. We recommend playing these songs together with friends--or just with yourself. That's fine, too.


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Thanks to KX 93.5 FM, Finding Cool New Music in Laguna Beach Isn't Impossible

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DJ Grant Owens (right) with guest Jordan Khajavipour
By: Dawn DiMare Thiery
Considered a revered epicenter of fine art, the well-to-do city of Laguna Beach isn't known as a bastion of new music discovery (unless you're looking for surf rock or reggae à la Sublime). Grant Owens--a disc jockey at member-supported KX-FM 93.5--is trying to change that. For the past six months, he has faithfully flipped on his studio mic every Friday at 9 p.m. to host the recently expanded show We Found New Music. The concept of the now-two-hour show is as simple as its name: During each episode, Owens plays the newest releases and features live sets from subterranean indie, pop and electronic gems just begging to be discovered.


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Frank Kramer is Radio's Crazy, Foul-Mouthed, Workaholic One-Man Army

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I truly love radio. They'll have to carry me out of this motherfucker.

As the leader of the "Frank Army," Frank Kramer's devoted fans count on his quick wit, his mind that seems to stay forever on the dirty side, and his ability to be brutality honest in the most charming of ways. With Heidi by his side, this unflappable duo riff effortlessly like a married couple that somehow still enjoy being together after all of these years. The secret of this team's success? As Frank put it, "Heidi is one of the strongest women in radio. As far as being animated and being responsive, you throw her anything and it's like tennis. I'm just bringing the balls." For the last six months from 6am-10am "The Heidi & Frank Show" has been entertaining the masses on KLOS and when I had the chance to go into the station and watch these two in action, I jumped at the chance.


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Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

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In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line-up by reviewing the other announced radio station shows.

In San Diego on Friday December 7th, 91X is holding their Wrex The Halls show with The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan & Sara, The Joy Formidable, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke.

In San Francisco, LIVE105 has expanded their Not So Silent Night holiday concert series to two nights. On Friday December 7th they have Jack White, The Shins, Metric, Of Monsters and Men, The Gaslight Anthem, and Two Door Cinema Club. On Saturday December 8th they have The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan & Sara, Grouplove and Imagine Dragons.

So my predictions are as follows:


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The Guy Who Got No Doubt Discovered Needs Your Help With His New Book

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Tazy Phyllipz


Tazy Phyllipz has literally made a career out of helping unknown bands grow their audiences. If you don't believe me, just ask No Doubt, Sublime and Maroon 5 - three groups who received airplay on Phyllipz's radio program The Ska Parade long before corporate America knew what a hollaback girl was. But now it's time for that good fortune to come Phyllipz's way as the radio host - who broadcasts The Ska Parade on Phoenix, Ariz.'s KUKQ from his home studio - has created an Indiegogo campaign to fund a book he is writing that will detail his experiences in the music industry. The Irvine resident has a goal of $35,000 and hopes that money will cover expenses for things such as a page designer and a copy editor.

 The Ska Parade has been on the air for more than 20 years, which means Phyllipz has a lot of potential stories to include. Because of these numerous tales and his financial situation, the would-be author says his book is not yet finished, but explains that more money equals more chapters. As of this writing, Phyllipz's campaign has 31 days remaining and has earned a total of $816, so if it's ska stories you want, you best be donating! We caught up with Phyllipz via email to talk about his book and his motivation for wanting to spill the beans.

See Also:
*No Doubt in Their Own Words
*Sublime vs. No Doubt?
*Sophie Muller on Filming No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom Days


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9.23 Questions With Jimmy Reyes, the New Morning Guy From Hot 92.3

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 Whittier native Jimmy Reyes is about to achieve the dream that many aspiring, silky-voiced radio jocks are striving to achieve--taking over for Rick Dees. Reyes was recently named heir to the legendary jock's morning time slot from 5-9 a.m. Proving that hard work pays off, Jimmy appears all over the county meeting the Hot 92.3 listeners with giveaways and events all while holding down the successful "Old School Saturday Night" show from 7p.m.-12a.m. 


With Dees exiting his morning shift on Hot 92.3, it's the perfect time for the veteran radio man to slide in and crack jokes on the morning mic. It shouldn't be too much of a stretch for him to become a sunrise sensation because he's earned and maintained a huge fan base while spending the past 13 years at the station. We recently spoke to Reyes about his new gig.

1. When did you get your start in radio?

Jimmy Reyes- I got into radio by going to the good ol' Academy of Radio Broadcasting in Huntington Beach in 1998. I was sitting at home one day and I heard a commercial for it and I just called and went through the whole program. After I graduated I went in and applied at was used to be Mega 100 "jamming oldies" because they had an opening for either a morning show assistant or a night producer. I went with the morning show assistant and what I did there was basically answer phones, make copies...I was like a gopher. Whatever they needed, I did it.


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New Anaheim-based Podcast Aimed at Rockeros Debuts!

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For all you rockeros and rockeras out there in Southern California, a new podcast show debuted yesterday just for you! Co-hosted by Christian Mejia, a local music promoter and Hector Robles, a musician on the scene, "Talking Rock en Español" is all about supporting local talent and engaging in a dialogue about the music industry. The once-a-week podcast is recorded in Anaheim and serves up a fresh episode every Monday.

"We will be talking about our local scene, finding ways for bands to be discovered, gaining a fan base, the business aspects of music, marketing, branding and many topics that are important to performers and music listeners," writes the show's website. Mejia, as loyal readers will recall, organized a number of great shows in OC giving stage time to exciting acts Latin Alternative acts from around the block and across the border. More »

Happy Birthday, Howard Stern! Top 4 Gift Ideas for You

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Today is Howard Stern's 58th birthday and that means time for gifts. But what do you get the man who maybe doesn't have everything but most certainly can afford it? I sure as hell don't know, but here are four suggestions for the King of All Media, who in case you didn't know, broadcasts at SiriusXM and will soon become a judge on America's Got Talent.



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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Last Night

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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two
December 11, 2011


After barely surviving Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, my endurance was tested with another stellar line-up for Night Two. The Gibson Amphitheater seemed to be busier around the early start time of 5:30 as the audience was well aware that the line-up was solid from start to finish.

Grouplove seemingly have come out of nowhere. Appearing in a commercial for the iPod Touch with their song "Tongue Tied," their profile has significantly risen as lots of fans were singing along. It was easily the most impressive set from an opening band at a KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show.
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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Last Night

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Andrew Youssef
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One
December 10, 2011
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Starting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually billed as the hard rock night, boasted the line up of Blink-182, 311, Social Distortion, Sublime with Rome, Bush, Chevelle, Young The Giant and New Found Glory. 

Boldly wearing a jacket that read "Pop Punk Isn't Dead," Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory enthusiastically bounced around the stage like it was the year 2000. Vocalist Jordan Pundik was in a Santa suit running around wildly, engaging the crowd. New Found Glory, touring in support of their latest album Radiosurgery released on the venerable Epitaph records, gave those unfamiliar with their catalog a chance to sing along during their cover of The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop."


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