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Scruffy City Orchestra conductor Ace Edewards is the new local host of Afternoon Concert on WUOT, the NPR and Public Radio International affiliate licensed to the University of Tennessee.

Scruffy City Orchestra conductor Ace Edewards is the new local host of Afternoon Concert on WUOT, the NPR and Public Radio International affiliate licensed to the University of Tennessee.Afternoon Concert can be heard from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Edewards’s on-air shifts begin next week.

“Ace Edewards brings a great mix of passion and knowledge,” said Todd Steed, music director at WUOT. “We are thrilled to have someone with his experience as our new Afternoon Concert host.”

Edewards previously taught music courses at Pellissippi State Community College and Lincoln Memorial University.

Although born in California, Edewards was raised in France. His music studies brought him to Le Centre d’Études Supèrieures de Musique et Dance in Toulouse, France; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland; and the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.

In 2015, Edewards received his doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Arizona.

 Listener-supported WUOT 91.9 FM serves listeners throughout East Tennessee and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Its format includes classical and jazz music, news, and public affairs. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streams online at wuot.org.

WUOT’s second audio channel, WUOT-2, is available on HD Radio, Internet radio, and online at wuot.org.

CONTACT:

 Todd Steed (865-974-3177, steed@utk.edu)