Best Arts Exposure

John Aielli, Eklektikos

Austin's performing artists have a priceless friend in the longtime KUT deejay. In the course of his weekday morning music (and musing) program, Aielli typically devotes a couple of hours of on-air time to actors, singers, dancers, musicians, choreographers, composers, et al., to promote their current creative endeavors. Who else in the country gives local artists 500 hours a year in exposure? Each project gets the equivalent of an in-depth print interview, but with a bonus print can't provide: the sound of the artists performing, live from the KUT studios. And Aielli's knowledge of the area arts scene and boundless passion for it take his conversations with these artists beyond the informational to the illuminating.

KUT 90.5FM
300 W. Dean Keeton, 512/471-1631
www.kut.org

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