Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Way The Sound Should Sound
Radio: Nic Harcourt (above) would be a good fit for The Sound in Los Angeles. LA's newest radio station 100.3 The Sound Is Looking for DJ's for their World Class Rock and Adult Alt Format. Here are some suggestions.
By Allen Bacon
The Daily Bosco
The new kid on the block in LA Radio, 100.3 The Sound, is busy looking for DJ's to fit into their World Class Rock Format. Nobody asked me but here are some suggestions.
Jim Ladd: The dean of LA DJ's. His rock sensibilities, talent contacts and his free-form show would be a perfect fit for the new station if he could get out of his contract with KLOS.
Nicole Sandler: The ex-Program director and on-air talent at the last great World Class Rock station in LA, KSCA, could pick up right where she left off.
Mike Morrison: Another KSCA refugee. We miss him and want him back. Also worked at Weekend Becomes Eclectic for awhile on KCRW.
Nic Harcourt: Assuming he would ever leave KCRW...He has the premiere show in LA for new music...Morning Becomes Eclectic. Maybe they would allow him to do both a show on the new station while staying on Morning Becomes Eclectic for the more obscure offerings. Kind of like what Charlie Rose does on PBS and on CBS's 60 Minutes.
Gary Calamar: A great musical director for such TV shows as Six Feet Under. His Open Road Show on KCRW is one of the best.
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen: Too New York you say? Not when you consider most of their albums were recorded right here in LA. They can split time...do the show from the road when they're touring or come together and lay down the tunes that inspired their great music. Oh, one or two songs from their Steely Dan albums wouldn't hurt either.
Flo and Eddie from the Turtles: An LA institution. Their musical background (both music professors) and knowledge of the LA music scene would make for great radio. They also had a great show on KMET in the 70's.
Chris Douridas: Ok one last KCRW guy. His New Ground show is one of the best....See Nic Harcourt.
It will be interesting to see what the new station comes up with. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you are in LA listen on 100.3 (which by the way used to be the old Pirate Radio signal) or you can listen on the internet at www.thesoundla.com or link from Bosco Radio: The Music Channel.