Morning Becomes Eclectic Turns 30!
Special Programming on Labor Day – September 3
The 30 year anniversary of Morning Becomes Eclectic is coming up and they will be celebrating with special programming all day on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 starting at 9 a.m. PST on KCRW 89.9 FM and KCRW.com.
KCRW Music Directors Tom Schnabel, Chris Douridas and Nic Harcourt each forged a singular and groundbreaking path in the world of music while at the helm of one of the most influential shows ever to hit the airwaves. They developed a unique sound for the station and ALL are still on the air here, a testament to the strength of the radio station that it can still support all of their unique tastes.
Each of the hosts are putting together three-hour specials of the groundbreaking music that defined their musical legacies. The specials will feature exclusive performances and interviews from a number of artists, including: Beck, Fela Kuti, Interpol, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Elliott Smith, Brian Eno, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, Willie Nelson, Coldplay, Ry Cooder, The Flaming Lips, Sigur Ros, Massive Attack, and Ravi Shankar to name a few.
KCRW's loyal and adventurous listeners have relied on Morning Becomes Eclectic for the introduction of outstanding artists and emerging trends from around the world since the show began in 1977. The trendsetting weekday music program has always operated on one principle – play what you love and chances are, other people will love it too.
In its 30th year Morning Becomes Eclectic is as vital as ever, with its cultural significance recognized and growing worldwide.
The all-day special will be broadcast live on air at KCRW 89.9 FM and streamed live on KCRW.com from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST, repeated 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. PST.
Also, KCRW.com will have a number of special features on the website in addition to the online stream, including a photo slideshow, host interviews by longtime KCRW friend and actress/comedian Tracey Ullman, and full versions of selected interviews and performances featured in the specials. The entire special series will be archived for on-demand listening on September 4.