KCRW's Nic Harcourt Resigns As MD/'Morning Becomes Eclectic' Host
November 10, 2008 at 12:10 PM (PT)
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE NPR KCRW/LOS ANGELES MD/"MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC" host NIC HARCOURT has announced he will step down after 10 years, effective NOVEMBER 30th. HARCOURT plans to pursue new career opportunities, including movies, television, and voiceover work. He will continue hosting a three-hour SUNDAY evening show on KCRW from 6-9p.
HARCOURT said, "I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to come to work every day and be surrounded by creative and passionate people and I want to keep the connection alive on my SUNDAY SHOW.
"Since I arrived here, I've fulfilled many of my dreams as a music lover, meeting and interviewing legends like NEIL YOUNG, PAUL MCCARTNEY, WILLIE NELSON and CAT STEVENS (YUSUF). I've also been able to set the stage for future stars, introducing artists like COLDPLAY, DAMIEN RICE, DIDO and NORAH JONES on KCRW's airwaves. I'm equally proud to have played many unsigned and independent artists and to be a champion for Latin Alternative music.
"I've also been involved with a number of innovative projects to bring KCRW's unique programming to a larger audience, such as launching KCRW PRESENTS concerts in LOS ANGELES and other cities, remote broadcasts of MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC from major music events, and videocasting and podcasting our live studio sessions."
KCRW GM RUTH SEYMOUR said, "NIC has enhanced KCRW's reputation for introducing new artists to listeners in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and beyond on radio and the Internet. His singular gifts as a radio deejay and his ability to spot new talent attracted major media attention from both national and international press.
"We're delighted that NIC will continue a station tradition and remain on the air at KCRW. He follows our two previous Music Directors, TOM SCHNABEL and CHRIS DOURIDAS, who also host music programs on the weekends."
"NIC is a hard act to follow", added SEYMOUR. "We are now in the process of choosing a new Music Director. We have been looking at potential candidates with an eye toward announcing a choice in the new few weeks."