Though his playlists today might not be quite as free-ranging (and surprising) as they were when he spent 30 hours a week behind the mic, John Aielli still spins enough varied and unexpected music for his long-running KUT program to more than justify its title, Eklektikos. The public radio station's morning host for the past 40 years is that rare deejay who is comfortable with and conversant about both classical and pop music, and, moreover, he can hear musical connections between disparate songs and scores and weave a tapestry of recordings over the airwaves that leads you to hear them, too.
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