American radio disc jockey of electronic music Jason Bentley announces via KCRW, that he will end his tenure as KCRW’s Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic. Bently has been with the company for 10 years. Bentley’s last show as host of Morning Becomes Eclectic will be August 30, 2019. KCRW is a prominent NPR station in LA. Although Bently will no longer be working at KCRW, he will continue to host his popular Saturday-night global electronic mix show, Metropolis.
Bentley shared his thoughts on his departure and his future: “It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve this community, working closely with musicians and local arts institutions, and helping shape the sound of the greatest radio station on Earth,” comments Bentley. “Now, I’m excited to explore new directions and make way for KCRW’s continued success.”
Bentley began his career at KCRW as a volunteer after graduating from Santa Monica High School in 1988. He would eventually go on to earn a regular weeknight air shift in 1992. Throughout the years, Bentley was able to establish a well-respected profile in the music industry.
During his time at KCRW, Bentley used his knowledge and skills to bring a musical aesthetic to the streets of LA. The press release notes that Bently has appeared as a host and DJ for several cultural events such as the Governors Ball – the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscars® celebration, Coachella, The Electric Daisy Carnival, HARD, San Diego’s CRSSD Fest, and Lightning in a Bottle, among others.
“Every Music Director at KCRW has made their lasting mark on KCRW and Jason is no different. His radio-perfect voice and impeccable music taste has inspired so many. Jason’s attention to detail and programming instinct made a true impact here. I know he leaves KCRW in a better place and am excited to see what else he does next,” states KCRW President Jennifer Ferro.