Former KCRW Music Director Nic Harcourt has decided to leave the Los Angeles public radio station to focus his energy on a full time position as music supervisor in residence at MTV. He will helm music supervision for select shows during the coming year.
His work as a music supervisor for TV, film and advertising came about as an extension of his work hosting KCRWâ€™s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic. He called the station his radio home for more than a decade, and most recently hosted a Sunday evening music show from 6 to 9pm. His last show was this past Sunday.
Jason Bentley succeeded Harcourt as Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic and has helped launch the careers of many young artists just as those who held the position previously, from Adele and Florence and the Machine to Foster the People and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
â€œEvery music director that has come to KCRW has been able to build on the foundation their predecessors left behind, â€œsaid KCRW General Manager Jennifer Ferro. â€œIt meant a lot to have all three of our former music directors on the air here, but we wish him well as he continues to find new ways to share his unique music sensibility.â€
About KCRW: KCRW 89.9FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio’s flagship station for Southern California. The Santa Monica-based nonprofit represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRWâ€™s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide via KCRW.com, including three streaming channels, 27 podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances. Hear KCRW music online, all the time, on the ALL music stream Eclectic24.