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Allan began working at WUOT in June 1984. His first position was the overnight announcer. That's right: 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday! After Allan started working normal daylight hours, he served as the replacement announcer for the other staff announcers and become the traffic director, converting from a do-it-yourself to a computerized traffic system. For a number of years he was also the volunteer coordinator for the station’s annual fund drives. In 2001, he became the host of the Afternoon Concert.
While working the overnight shift, he began a process, which continues to this day, of creating a computerized listing of all the recordings in the WUOT library. The next project Allan undertook was the creation of U T Concert Hall, which presents two-hour programs of concerts recorded by UT's School of Music. From 1986 to 2003, he was the recording engineer for the Knoxville Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. He now produces and hosts the programs, which are currently broadcast during the concert season and again during the summer on WUOT. In 2003, Allan started taking his microphones to various venues in the greater Knoxville area to record performances for broadcast. The result was a new program called Around Knoxville, which is broadcast weekly from October to December.
Recorded broadcasts of the most recent season of the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras air July thru September.
During the 'live' performance season of the orchestra (September thru May), WUOT airs programs on selected Tuesday evenings.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra from March 2, 2014
WUOT's afternoon classical music program, hosted by Allan Ellstrom.
A program of listener-requested music, as well as new releases, is offered on the first Friday of every month. Send requests to Allan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Classics for Kids airs Mondays at 3 p.m. (rpt. of previous Saturday's show)
NOTE: Playlists are not posted during fund drive weeks in the fall and spring.