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KCRW Brings Back ‘Metropolis’ With Jason Bentley

KCRW is bringing back its late-night dance music show “Metropolis” with its original host Jason Bentley, reports West Coast Sound. The show ran from 1992 to 2008 before Bentley replaced Nic Harcourt as the host of the stations’ premier music show Morning Becomes Eclectic. Bentley will now do double-duty on the Saturday night 10-to-midnight Metropolis shift, along with his regular MBE weekday morning hosting gig.

“With MBE, I’ve needed to really contain the amount of outright dance music and electronic music,” Bentley tells West Coast Sound. “Each of the three former music directors and hosts of the show have put their fingerprints on it in a certain way, and very likely my fingerprints have been towards electronic music or club culture atmosphere, but this will give me an opportunity to play a lot of music that I just can’t find appropriate for MBE.”

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Nic Harcourt Returns to LA Radio Morning Airwaves

It was on December 1, 2008 that Jason Bentley officially took over for Nic Harcourt as KCRW music director and host of the 89.9 FM station’s signature weekday program Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Harcourt segued in the fall of 2011 to CSUN’s 88.5 FM, where he began hosting Saturday show Connections Made by Guitar Center this spring. The Valley-side Harcourt progression is now complete and once again, it is his pal at the LA Times, Randy Lewis, who has the details:

“There’s no doubt there’s a whole generation of millennials, or whatever you wish to call them, who barely listen to radio or didn’t grow up listening to it at all,” Harcourt, 55, said a few days before jumping October 19 into a program that will have him behind the microphone from 6 to 11 a.m. every weekday. “They have friends who are turning them onto new music — it’s a completely different situation. It might be a little better here in LA because kids have to be driven everywhere and their parents have the radio on.”

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Nic Harcourt Amps Up KCSN-FM Radio Show

Beginning this weekend, Nic Harcourt will have a couple of additional co-hosts of sorts for his 88.5 FM Saturday afternoon program – The Guitar Center and Filter magazine. The focus will also shift more specifically to spotlighting emerging, unsigned talent.

Per a report by LA Times music writer Randy Lewis, the association with LA’s leading musical instruments purveyor means the show title will change from Connections with Nic Harcourt to Connections Made by Guitar Center. The tweaked program will also be syndicated and made available via guitarcenter.com:

“There is more good music being made today than ever before,” Harcourt said in a statement. He came to KCSN last year from KCRW-FM (89.9), where he had once been music director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic. “If you don’t have the time to troll through the vast array of music blogs, YouTube and social spaces, Connections is a place where we’ll do it for you.”

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Surprise! Nic Harcourt Goes to KCSN

Didn’t see this coming. When we reported yesterday that longtime KCRW music director Nic Harcourt was leaving the station after 12 years, we assumed it was because his big new gig as music supervisor in residence of MTV was taking up all his time. Not true, we’re now told. Harcourt will be joining KCSN 88.5 as a weekend host and will “contribute daily commentary on new artists of note.” Harcourt starts his new gig in mid-July.

KCSN recently hired a new program director Sky Daniels. Looks like they’re trying to make some waves. Signing up Harcourt is obviously a big one.

Previously on FishbowlLA: Nic Harcourt Leaving KCRW for Full-Time MTV Gig

Nic Harcourt Leaving KCRW for Full-Time MTV Gig

Back in April, it was announced that MTV was tapping longtime KCRW music director Nic Harcourt to become its new music supervisor in residence. Though Harcourt ceded his job as music director and host of the station’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic to Jason Bentley a few years ago, he remained at the station, hosting a Sunday night music show from 6 to 9. After news of Harcourt’s new MTV gig was announced, he continued to host his radio show, and it remained to be seen whether that was going to change. Sadly, we’ve learned, it is. Sunday was Harcourt’s last show on KCRW, as he’ll be leaving to handle his new MTV gig full-time.

Good luck sir.

L.A. Times Slams Nic Harcourt and Diablo Cody

md_pjharvey.jpgIt’s like a snark twofer: In a feature called Underrated/Overrated the two L.A. media darlings are cut down to nothing:

NIC HARCOURT: His Morning Becomes Eclectic has evolved into the most pompous and least-rocking show on the FM airwaves. (With all those mewling singer-songwriters, “Morning Becomes Pathetic” is more apt.) A British accent and claims of championing Alanis Morissette only take you so far.

JUNO: The snarky, rapid-fire quips that pass for “razor sharp wit” amount to little more than an emotionally superficial take on teen pregnancy. That “Juno” received Oscar nods for best picture and original screenplay — it’s Little Miss Sunshine all over again: another sweet movie overhyped. Juno could have been the female Superbad–trenchantly funny and thus too edgy to be seriously considered.

Meow.