If one were to flip through the pages of the May 8, 1992 edition of Radio & Records, they’d happen upon a playlist for a now-defunct San Diego radio station that had “Jump” by Kris Kross at No. 1 and hits from The Cure and Red Hot Chili Peppers alongside TLC and Sir Mix-a-Lot.
A week later, the radio industry would learn that Kevin Weatherly, programmer of Q106, had accepted the PD post at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles. Weatherly would begin at the then-Infinity Alternative station on June 1, 1992, replacing Andy Schuon, who had become VP/Promotion at MTV.
Just shy of 28 years later, Weatherly, who helped make the Chili Peppers a L.A. radio staple while successfully transitioning KROQ from the “ROQ of the ’80s,” is no longer associated with the iconic radio station — now owned by Entercom.