For more than six years, Doug Butt and Eleanor Hargreaves brought the world of classical music to Discovery Island homes every Sunday at 3:00. (Their program is heard around the world on the web,) Doug has an eclectic taste. He preferred baroque, with a dash “of the renaissance stuff,” but also modern composers like Shostakovich and Arvo Pärt. When Doug was not available, Eleanor filled in. Many CKTZ listeners felt that Doug Butt’s retirement last September left a gaping hole in the station’s line-up. Good news: his program, Allegro, is back.
Though the station has yet to find anyone who could take their place, Doug and Eleanor left more than 30 episodes in the station’s computer. A preliminary scan revealed that some are flawed, but there appear to be more than enough to broadcast the show for another season. (Both Doug and Eleanor have mentioned that they may also be available to host an occasional new show.