Popular Palm Beach Radio Host to Broadcast His Own Live Hair Transplant on July 11th

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WILD 95.5/Clear Channel radio host, Kevin Rolston, Palm Beach County’s leading morning radio personality goes live and unedited with on-air hair transplant procedure

Never one to shrink from any material that is potentially fodder for his radio show, no matter how personal the subject matter may be, Palm Beach County’s top radio personality, Kevin Rolston, the head loony-tune of Clear Channel Radio’s “The Kevin, Virginia & Jason Show” (that airs prime time morning drive, 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 95.5 on the FM listening dial), will be taking his listeners through the personal drama of his well-known hair loss problem with a live on-air hair transplant procedure on Wednesday, July 11th. Rolston’s surgery will be broadcasted live, direct from the Bauman Medical Group operating room to listeners of the show. It will also be streamed live via the station’s website, http://www.wild955.com/pages/bmg.html as well as on Livestream.com. A live call-in portion of the webcast will be featured on Spencer Kobren’s widely-syndicated web show “The Bald Truth” on http://www.thebaldtruth.com and “Guys From Queens” Network http://www.gfqlive.tv.

Rolston’s hair transplant will be performed by renowned hair restoration surgeon Alan J. Bauman, M.D., of Boca Raton’s Bauman Medical Group.

A “Hair Loss” Story 13-Years in the Making -- Kevin’s “Follicle Intervention”:

“This story, this problem, my hair loss has been plaguing me for more than 13 years,” says Rolston. “I’m only 38, but started losing my hair when I was in my early 20’s,” he says in the good-natured self-effacing way that has attracted the largest listening audience in the West Palm Beach radio market. “It’s finally time for me to have a ‘follicular intervention.”

Rolston’s Initial Investigation into a Hair Transplantation Procedure:

Rolston, a professed “party animal,” who perfected the keg stand after attending the number one party school in the country, Ohio State University, is remarkably the product of a father who is an attorney and a mother who is a school teacher. His radio career includes various stations in the country, New York City (WHTZ), Fresno, California (KTHT & KDON), Kansas City (KMXV), and now WILD, West Palm Beach. Despite the early wild antics of his youth, which only came to an end when he had to start waking up at 3:00 AM in order to run his morning radio shows, he’s now come full circle as a father and dreads the day when his kids ask how he perfected his keg stand.

Today, in addition to worrying about his children in college, he is equally preoccupied with his hair loss at such an early age, (in his mid-20s he began going bald, which is not uncommon for men), and he began his journey to find a hair transplant doctor. His search led him to Dr. Bauman, and remarkably, coincidentally one of the world’s leading hair transplant physicians. “I just wasn’t ready to pull the trigger on the procedure back then,” says Rolston. Even though Rolston’s hairline began to recede, his ratings began to soar and, according to Rolston, being a radio disc jockey today means being able to work in all digital media and platforms, this includes Internet, video and television.

With that in mind, Rolston points to his noggin. “My forehead has gotten bigger and I’m seeing more shiny scalp and less hair on my head - the time has come, and I’m just gonna do it.”

The Last Straw -- Rolston’s “Monkey Butt” Pushes him over the Edge for Hair Transplant:

What pushed Rolston to finally get a hair transplant? Two things, says Rolston: “I was at a baseball game and my radio partners, Virginia and Jason were there, just a few rows behind me unbeknownst to me, and they started making fun of the bald spot on the top of my head, the crown, as they call it in the medical field, but on the baseball field and then later in the radio control room they were calling it Kevin’s ‘monkey butt.’ ’Monkey butt‘ is the inside industry phrase used to describe the thinning ’crown‘ on the top of the head that looks very much like a – well, you get the point,” says Rolston. “From then on my ’monkey butt‘ became a major topic of conversation on the show and what got me thinking about a hair transplant.” Thirteen years later, Rolston went back to Dr. Bauman to see what could be done.

The Technology has finally made Hair Transplant Procedures Undetectable, Less Painful, More Practical:

While Rolston lost 13 years and a bunch of hair while waiting to get the procedure done, the good news is the technology has evolved to the point today that hair transplants are completely undetectable, they don’t involve stitches or linear scars at the back of the head. Long gone are the days of “corn rows” or that pluggy “doll’s hair” look, and the procedure is practically painless. There is also virtually no downtime and Rolston plans to be at work the very next day.

Follow Rolston’s Hair Transplant on the WILD 95.5 Radio Station Blog:

Every day, every week, from now until his procedure, and even after his live broadcast surgery day, Rolston will be posting his most intimate thoughts about the suffering, the concerns, the issues he had with his receding hairline at such an early age and up through today; his anxieties and concerns about his hair loss; the mental machinations he went through when contemplating going through a hair transplant procedure; and then finally what culminated in his decision to, as he says, have his “follicle intervention to get rid of my monkey butt.” Here is the link that will take you to Rolston’s hair transplant blog page: http://www.wild955.com/pages/bmg.html

Kevin Rolston’s Live Broadcast On-Air Surgery Day:

  •     Wednesday, July 11th – 7:00 AM–5:00PM EST; Dr. Alan J. Bauman will be performing Rolston’s FUE NeoGraft hair transplant from the operatory in his medical clinic at Wharfside in Boca Raton.
  •     The live web event kicks off at approximately 10:00am EST when Dr. Bauman will harvest individual hair follicles from the back of Kevin Rolston’s scalp using the Follicular Unit Extraction, or NeoGraft/FUE method. A second broadcast will take place at approximately 12:00pm noon EST, where he will recreate Rolston’s hairline and crown area using as little as one follicle at a time. The 12:00-1:00pm webcast will also include a live ‘call-in’ Q&A segment hosted by best-selling author and The Bald Truth’s radio talk show host, Spencer Kobren, and syndicated via Andrew Zarian’s “Guys From Queens” Network.
  •     Listeners will be able to hear Rolston “check in” live on Wild 95.5 FM’s popular KVJ Morning Show in South Florida, but they will also be able to listen and view the live webcast directly on the station’s website, http://www.Wild955.com/pages/bmg.html throughout the procedure.
  •     The hair transplant procedure will also be live streaming to a global audience on http://www.thebaldtruth.com, http://www.gfqlive.tv, http://www.livestream.com and http://www.stitcher.com radio website.
  •     The worldwide interactive chat portion of the event will be on Twitter with participants tweeting live questions @DrAlanBauman using the #livehairtransplant hashtag.

About Kevin Rolston & Clear Channel Radio:

Kevin Rolston is the main host of the KVJ Show which has been entertaining listeners on their drive to work for over 11 years. Rolston tried out radio in his early 20's saying that he would "stay in the biz until I got fired" never dreaming that one day he would be the #1 morning show in the West Palm Beach market. Affectionately known as "the diet pansy," Rolston is seen as the more mature, health conscious, responsible one of the trio. Originally from Ohio, Rolston has found a home in South Florida where he lives with his wife, Kim, and their three children. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, with its 237 million monthly U.S. listeners, is the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any radio, digital or television outlet.

About Dr. Bauman (http://www.BaumanMedical.com):

Dr. Alan J. Bauman is a surgically trained M.D. and one of only approximately 100 board-certified hair restoration physicians in the world. He is a diplomate of the esteemed American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is one of 50 doctors worldwide who is recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. He has built an international practice, treated nearly 15,000 hair loss patients since 1997, and has been extensively featured in the world’s leading media in print, radio and television as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss. Appearances, interviews and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Newsweek, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, and Men’s Health, among others.

No stranger to live hair transplant surgery webcasts, in 2009 Dr. Bauman performed the first “live hair transplant” using the NeoGraft/FUE device and also the first live hair transplant on YouTube/Live, the online on-demand video giant’s live web-streaming platform which drew over 70,000 viewers.

About NeoGraft/FUE Hair Transplants:

Hair transplants are comfortable outpatient procedures that have improved dramatically over the past few years. Living and growing hair follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp and implanted into the thinning or balding area to restore coverage permanently. New instruments, like NeoGraft FUE, now allow the harvesting of grafts as small as individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp without the ‘telltale’ linear scar to hide. Combined with the critical artistry and precision of the surgeon, the end result is as natural as the hairline and coverage you once had.

Editors Note:
The media are invited to participate in and cover Kevin Rolston’s live, hair transplant surgery at the office of Dr. Alan J. Bauman. Please contact the media representative for details.

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