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New WGUC Host is Fort Thomas Native, Covington Resident

Cincinnati Public Radio announced Thursday that Andy Ellis is the new classical music host at WGUC, the region's classical music station, and sister station to NPR member station WVXU.

This is a return trip to WGUC for Ellis, a native of Fort Thomas. His father, Bruce Ellis, introduced him to the business while also working for Cincinnati Public Radio for more than thirty years. "I grew up listening to WGUC and made my first on-air appearance on the station at age 8 with my dad," Ellis said. "I love this community and I'm excited to come home and bring great classical music to the entire WGUC audience."

About a decade ago, Ellis worked as an announcer and engineer at WVXU and WGUC, and produced the 90-Second Naturalist podcast featuring Cincinnati Zoo director Thayne Maynard.

His new on-air responsibilities will include engaging listeners with his passion for classical music, hosting interesting interviews, and sharing lively commentary on weekdays between 4-9 p.m., while also editing on-air programs and features.

Andy, his wife Lauren, dog Heinrich, and cat Frank, have settled in Covington. His first day on the air will be Monday, August 26.

-Staff report