Mark Abuzzahab Joins Public Media's VuHaus As Program Director
March 5, 2015 at 10:45 AM (PT)
MARK ABUZZAHAB is the new Program Director for VUHAUS, the brand name for a new, non-profit video collaboration of public radio’s leading music discovery stations. Known by the code name MUSIC X since it was announced in MAY 2014, VUHAUS (“View House”) is a collaboration of founding NPR stations WFUV/NEW YORK, KCRW/L.A., WXPN/PHILADELPHIA, KUTX/AUSTIN, KEXP/SEATTLE and KTBG/KANSAS CITY.
The stations have joined together to build a new service for audiences to discover emerging and established artists in an ever-expanding video collection from AMERICA’s most vibrant music scenes. The web and mobile sites will feature rare in-studio performances in intimate settings, one-of-a-kind interviews, and live performances, curated nationally and locally by trusted tastemakers. By creating national exposure for these bands, VUHAUS will provide a unique window into the music scenes of markets across the country. VUHAUS, which received seed funding from the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING, will soon announce the addition of more stations.
ABUZZAHAB will be responsible for the curation of videos and a platform POV for the VUHAUS national website and national app. He will also serve as the liaison between VUHAUS and the participating radio stations. MARK joins VUHAUS from non-commercial KKXT/DALLAS-FORT WORTH, where he had been Program Director since 2011.
ABUZZAHAB will work directly with VUHAUS Senior Creative Director and PARAGON CEO MIKE HENRY, who said, “MARK is the ideal choice to be Program Director of VUHAUS. He comes from a leading public radio music discovery station so he knows all the players. He has worked with the TV station facility for over four years, has a great eye for aesthetics, and is the ideal curator for this national video platform.”
"I'm thrilled to be joining VuHaus,” commented MARK. “Non- commercial radio is playing a bigger role in breaking new artists every year, and VUHAUS is another way for stations to bring their unique programming to new audiences."