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‘Shame On You KROQ’: Kevin Ryder Of ‘Kevin & Bean’ Fame Fired

Ryder, who has hosted the program for more than 30 years, announced the move on Twitter.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Fans and celebrities alike were incensed Wednesday after L.A. radio host Kevin Ryder of KROQ’s “Kevin & Bean” fame said he was fired from the station.

Ryder, who has hosted the program for more than 30 years, announced the move on Twitter, saying he and the entire staff of “Kevin In The Morning” were being let go.

Ryder later added, “There are 3 guys here to throw me out of the building.”

Ryder’s longtime co-host Gene “Bean” Baxter left the duo at the end of last year and moved back to England, his birthplace.

Bean weighed in on the announcement, calling it “no way to treat a Hall of Fame show.”

KROQ program director Kevin Weatherly, who oversaw the show, recently announced his departure  for a new role with Spotify.

IRVINE, CA – MAY 14: Radio personalities Gene ‘Bean’ Baxter (L) and Kevin Ryder speak onstage at KROQ Weenie Roast 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on May 14, 2016 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

The move was met with overwhelming dismay from the show’s fans and even Jimmy Kimmel, who was known as “Jimmy the Sports Guy” on the show from 1994 to 1999.

Said Kimmel: “Shame on you @kroq ‘management’ for caring so little about the people who gave you so much. Especially now.”

An Entercom spokesperson gave the following statement to Variety: “As one of the most iconic stations in Los Angeles, our commitment is to provide our consumers with the most compelling content and best listening experience that we know they expect from us. We’ve taken a deep look at our station, and have made some recent changes. Today, we announced the launch of a new morning show that we believe will deliver what our fans are asking for and take our station into the future. While change is always hard, we are excited about our new programming lineup and look forward to engaging with our fans across the city. Thank you Kevin and Bean for 30 entertaining years!”