KCRW Says Goodbye to Longtime Host Nic Harcourt

Harcourt is taking on a full-time position as MTV's music supervisor in residence.

After more than a decade of service, Nic Harcourt is leaving KCRW for good and taking up a full-time position at MTV.

Harcourt was the centrifugal force behind Morning Becomes Eclectic and brought the music program to international acclaim. As the host of the show, he helped break artists from Coldplay to Norah Jones.

In late 2008, he announced he would be leaving the show, in addition to his role as KCRW music director. He stuck with the station, however, hosting a Sunday night music showcase from 6 to 9 p.m. The show he hosted on Sunday was his last for KCRW.

Harcourt will be moving on to , where he'll be serving as music supervisor in residence and head up music supervision for some of the network's programs.

“Every music director that has come to KCRW has been able to build on the foundation their predecessors left behind," KCRW General Manager Jennifer Ferro said in a statement. “It 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.”

Go to read Santa Monica Patch's previous interview with Ferro.

Christian Kallen June 17, 2011 at 08:21 PM
I found Morning Becomes Eclectric when I lived in Santa Monica 2005-2006, and kept listening when I moved back to Sonoma County (through the magic of streaming audio). Nic obviously has a fantastic ear, hopefully his taste will positively affect his new employer!


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