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50 years later, Aielli is still golden

Sep 8, 2016
Jorge Sanhueza Leon/KUT

Who else in radio can play whale songs, followed by a dozen tracks about the color pink, interspersed with musings on the weather and gardening – all punctuated by prolonged pauses? For 50 years, John has been introducing us to new music, sounds (Tuvan throat singing anyone?) and ideas thanks to his curiosity and artist interviews. To honor the milestone, the City of Austin proclaimed Thursday, Sept, 1, 2016, “John Aielli Day” in recognition of his longevity and support of the local arts...

UT/Marsha Miller

City of Austin proclaims Sept. 1, 2016 “John Aielli Day” Austin, Texas – Sept. 1, 2016 – From an exploding population and gridlock, to the opening – and closing – of The Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin has undergone significant changes in the past 50 years, but one thing has been a constant: John Aielli, host of “Eklektikos” on KUTX 98.9. This month, Aielli marks 50 years on Austin’s radio airwaves. To mark the occasion, the City of Austin has proclaimed Sept. 1, 2016 ...

Matthew Yake

Our KUTX family is always working on interesting things. This week, in the short lull between the two weekends of Austin City Limits, host John Aielli did an interview we just had to share . Aielli sat down with three throat singers from Tuva – a republic of about 300,000 people that's a subject of Russia, and is near Mongolia. The members of the group Alash Ensemble have trained in this style of song since their youth. Though the group has gotten some broad attention, including collaborations with artists such as Béla Fleck, we'll bet you've never heard anything quite like this before.

KUTX Brings John Aielli (Back) to Drive Time

Aug 18, 2014

KUTX Brings John Aielli (Back) to Drive Time and Adjusts Special Programs to Create a More Consistent Listening Experience, Beginning Sept. 1 AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 18, 2014 – KUTX 98.9 is changing the air times of some shows and discontinuing others in order to more consistently deliver on its mission of reflecting the Austin Music Experience. “In our first 18 months, we gave listeners and our music team time to see how KUTX would fit into their day and into...

John Aielli singing carols in 2009
Image courtesy jmtimages

KUT's annual Christmas sing-along is scheduled for this Saturday on the South Steps of the Capitol building . We asked the host of the affair, Eklektikos' John Aielli , to tell us what to expect and why we should join him. (By the way, that's a Diet Coke in his coozie, not a Coors Light.)