Longtime KROQ Host, CBS Radio West Coast Dir. Of Engineering Scott Mason Dies
April 20, 2015 at 7:10 AM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and co-workers of longtime CBS RADIO/LOS ANGELES staffer, CBS RADIO WEST COAST Dir./Engineering, and Alternative KROQ/LOS ANGELES "OPENLINE" weekend public affairs show host SCOTT MASON, who died this weekend, KROQ morning show KEVIN AND BEAN confirmed TODAY (4/20).
MASON, sometimes known on-air as "SPACIN' SCOTT MASON," worked in L.A. radio starting at age 14 at KKDJ, then at KIQQ and KTNQ-A-KGBS-F before rejoining former KKDJ PD RICK CARROLL at KROQ in 1979 as host and engineer, and remained with the station until his passing, adding corporate engineering duties in 1999.
In 2012, needing a kidney transplant and finding himself on a long waiting list, MASON received a kidney donation from KROQ morning co-host GENE "BEAN" BAXTER.