Karson and Kennedy, MIX 104.1, Boston The Beard Bet
You get efficient character development when you pit two cast members against each other. A terrific example of this happened two weeks ago on Karson and Kennedy, MIX 104.1, Boston. We wanted to do a parody of March Madness’s use of a grid to get a winner. Karson loves music from the 90s. Producer Dan loves music from the 2000s. The central theme, pitting songs from the 90s against songs from the 2000s, ties the show back to the music format of the station (always smart). Listeners voted it down to one song from each decade with the loser having to shave his beard. The finale pit Chumbawumba’s “Tub Thumping” against Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA”, with Miley losing so Dan had to shave his beard. Here’s a fun chapter in the narrative where the show called Dan’s mom and Karson’s wife to get their take on all of it.