November 18, 2008

Goodbye Nic Harcourt



I found out this week that Nic Harcourt, longtime host of KCRW's morning show Morning Becomes Eclectic, is moving on to pastures new and will no longer be hosting the show. However, evening show Metropolis host and respected LA DJ Jason Bentley will be taking over the reigns.

I first started listening to MBE and KCRW when I moved to Orange County from London. Back then Chris Douridas was the show host, and I remember the 'new guy' taking over after a couple of years. It felt strange not to have Chris do the show every morning, but it did not take long for the 'new guy' to become part of the establishment of my morning routine. Hard to believe ten years has flown by since then.

Since Nic took over MBE has grown into an epic show, its hard to find a better show anywhere on the internet. As I think back over the past decade, there are so many great moments, great bands, great performances. As has been the case since I first found KCRW my music library has grown brim full of outstanding music I would otherwise not have been introduced to.

So with sadness I bid farewell to Nic and wish him well. I am so happy to hear Jason is taking over, I have been as big a fan of Metropolis as I have MBE. Great to know our mornings are in such good hands.