From Happy Morning to Happy Hour!
What a strange, yet beautiful, year it’s been behind the decks for Morning Becomes Eclectic.
As I pass the MBE host baton to Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez, I’ve been reflecting on what it’s been like to be with you all every morning, rain or shine, through all the ups and downs of this past year.
In January 2020, I started in KCRW’s Santa Monica studio. By January 2021, I had been hosting for months in the basement studio at my Hollywood house. So much happened between these Januaries. There was Trump’s first impeachment. Then we lost Kobe. COVID ravaged the globe, and we banged pots and pans for frontline workers.
Together we were gutted by the loss of Black lives who should be with us now. We sighed together when our children could not go back to school. We cheered when the Lakers won the NBA championship. And then, the Dodgers. We listened to “I Love L.A.” on repeat and kept trying to pick up the pieces. We voted. We endured the holiday surge of COVID cases in Los Angeles. And later, we witnessed an insurrection.
I’ve sobbed, laughed, vacuumed, cracked jokes, danced, played with my cats, hugged my family, worn a mask, missed my sister… and through it all, we’ve listened to music together.
“Music” and “together” being the key words in this equation; even though we’ve been apart, this year has felt like a collaboration.
And I want that collaboration to continue. My new time slot will be weekends 3-6 p.m. on KCRW starting February 13 and I hope you'll join me.
I wanna be your rock lobster pic.twitter.com/0XhQIj2ji4— anne litt (@anne_litt) November 13, 2020
I’m so here for the opportunities that this next year brings. I'll be focused on directing the KCRW music department, from discovering and finding more ways to support eclectic artists, to creating events and podcasts you'll love. I can't wait to share it all with you.
Let’s keep our community of music strong into 2021.
Cheers and love,