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KUTX 98.9 changes: John Aielli moves up, Folkways moves on and more

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John Aielli's Eklektikos will be competing with other morning shows. Courtesy of KUT

There are two types of people in this world: people that love John Aielli and people that, well, don't love him as much. We happen to love Aielli and his show "Eklektikos," even when he plays whale sounds or waxes poetically about the inconvenience of having hair in the summer.

Starting on Monday, September 1, "Eklektikos" will be changing time slots. Aielli will now be competing against other morning radio hosts on Mondays through Thursdays from 7 am to 9 am. KUTX Music Director Jeff McCord will be hosting on Fridays from 6 am to 9 am. Current morning host Susan Castle will be taking over the 9 am to noon time slot.

"Horizontes," currently running on Friday afternoons, will move to Sundays from 7 pm to 10 pm, where it will join "Alt.Latino" for an eight-hour block of Latin American-themed music.

And, sadly, two personal favorites, "Folkways" and the Celtic folk music program "Across the Water" will be ending.

The reprogramming is all part of an effort to give listeners more uninterrupted music, explains KUTX's Erin Geisler in a press release. "Since our launch 18 months ago, we've learned that listeners love the diverse mix of genres curated by our hosts, but that — with a few notable exceptions — they would like it available more consistently, throughout more of the schedule," she says.

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