The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common? All were unknown to the mainstream until Los Angeles' KCRW (89.9FM) embraced their debut records teleporting them into the public's consciousness and, ultimately, the pop stratosphere. Playing a central part in the cultural pulse of the City of Angels for 70 years now, KCRW is one of America's best public radio stations, and their music director Jason Bentley, is living proof that video didn't kill the radio star after all.
Jason Bentley on air at KCRW (photo by Piper)
Though Los Angeles is his beloved home, Bentley has developed a strong reputation and following as a DJ nationwide for such music meccas as Coachella, Sundance, South x Southwest as well as music supervising for films (The Matrix, Tron) and video games. Bentley's musical tastes play a part in shaping what the world hears, loves and buys. The #1 debut of Alabama Shakes on Billboa
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