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Morning Becomes Eclectic 30th Anniversary Interviews: Chris Douridas

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Chris Douridas can currently be heard as the host of "New Ground" on KCRW 89.9FM (Saturdays, noon-3pm) and on the online only version of "New Ground" at KCRW.com (Monday-Friday, noon-2pm & 8pm-10pm and Tuesday-Saturday, 4am-6am). From 1990-1998 Douridas hosted "Morning Becomes Ecelctic."

Continuing the celebration of MBE's 30th anniversary, we had a chance to bounce some questions off Chris about MBE, being influential, and new technology.

LAist: By definition, MBE gives a DJ wide latitude as to what they can play. Did you ever find it to be too wide or too narrow?

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Douridas: The parameters of the show are defined by our taste. I wouldn't stray beyond those parameters because I wouldn't be true to my own taste

LAist: KCRW and MBE in particular are well known for giving new and unsigned artists their first airplay. Of those who you've debuted, which was your favorite (whether or not they were everyone else's fave)?

Douridas: Beck is the obvious choice for me because he continues to surprise and excite me as an artist. Gilliam Welch was fun because I got her demo from a producer here at the station who worked on "Which Way, LA?" and had gone to school with her.