Nic Harcourt To Join KCSN Los Angeles
June 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM (PT)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY/NORTHRIDGE Triple A KCSN/LOS ANGELES is adding music industry veteran NIC HARCOURT to the station. HARCOURT worked for KCRW/LOS ANGELES for 12 years, 10 as MD and host of the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" program.
Just YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 6/16), HARCOURT announced he leaving public radio KCRW to become the "music supervisor in residence" at MTV. HARCOURT has also been a music journalist for THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.
KCSN GM KAREN KEARNS said, "NIC's status as a music tastemaker will be a great addition to our programming."
Newly named PD SKY DANIELS added, "It is an honor to have NIC join us as we begin a new journey as the Album Adult Alternative station for LOS ANGELES. NIC defines music discovery for LOS ANGELES listeners, and will bring that devotion to KCSN. His vision will be an incredible asset to our listeners."
HARCOURT stated, "Change is good, I'm truly excited at the opportunity to work with the team at KCSN as they build a dynamic new music format for LOS ANGELES"
HARCOURT will join KCSN as a weekend host in mid-JULY, and will also contribute daily commentary on new artists of note.
As an adjunct to the story, the LOS ANGELES TIMES did a front page story in their entertainment section on SATURDAY (6/2), where HARCOURT said he felt misrepresented by KCRW and the reason for his departure.
KCRW’s press release said he was leaving the station to concentrate on his new job at MTV, while HARCOURT says it was because of his desire to host a show at KCSN -- a competitive station in town. He said he was told he would have to choose between his weekend show on KCRW or this new show at KCSN.
"I'm being portrayed in a way that's not accurate or fair," HARCOURT told the TIMES. "I'm not the kind of person who jumps up and down about things, but if somebody portrays me in a certain way that is untrue, I feel it's important to respond to that. I felt somewhat violated, that somewhere I worked for 12 years, somewhere I built an awful lot of stuff, that they would, at the end of the day, try and restrict what I could do."
He added, "I was thinking, 'Wouldn't it be cool to go do a radio show there?,' not expecting for one second this would blow up into what it has. It's a storm in a teacup, but in our little world it's blown up into something that didn't have to happen."