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KCRW Names Jason Bentley as New Music Director

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Once a volunteer for the radio station when he was in high school, DJ Jason Bentley has been named as the new Music Director at KCRW, replacing Nic Hartcourt who will step down from his post after 10 years.

"KCRW is in his DNA," said KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour of Bentley. "He has a passion for the music and a deep connection to the local music scene."

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Bentley says he is humbled by the new extraordinary task. "It's a reinvention of myself to match the gold standards set by previous music directors. It’s no longer the hypnotic pulse of the city at night – it’s the ever-evolving optimism of weekday mornings,” he said noting he'll be leaving his current evening time slot to take over the Morning Becomes Eclectic slot from 9 a.m. to noon.

LAist interviewed Bentley during the 30th anniversary of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. He also shared his top ten albums of 2007 last December.