For some reason the initial news this morning was that longtime KCRW music force Nic Harcourt was leaving the station where he used to be music director (he still hosted a weekend show) to concentrate on work at MTV. Now comes a release from KCSN, the FM station based at Cal State Northridge, that Harcourt will join new program director Sky Daniels as a weekend host who also contributes daily commentary on new artists. "Nic defines music discovery for Los Angeles listeners and will bring that devotion to KCSN," says Daniels. "His vision will be an incredible asset to our listeners.” KCSN airs at 88.5.
KCRW general manager Jennifer Ferro 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."
* 5:55 p.m. update: Harcourt says KCRW knew he was going to KCSN and misrepresented his departure. "I'm being portrayed in a way that's not accurate or fair," Harcourt told Randy Lewis at the L.A. Times. "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."
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