Boulder, CO (March 5, 2015) – “VuHaus” is unveiled as 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 stations WFUV/New
York, KCRW/Los Angeles, WXPN/Philadelphia, KUTX/Austin, and
KTBG/Kansas City.

The stations have joined together to build a new service so that audiences can
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.

VuHaus is also proud to announce the addition of Mark Abuzzahab as its Program
Director. Abuzzahab will be responsible for the curation of videos and a platform
POV for the VuHaus national website and national app. Mark will also serve as
the liaison between VuHaus and the participating radio stations. Abuzzahab joins
VuHaus from non-commercial KKXT/Dallas-Ft. 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. Mark has worked with the TV station facility for over four
years, has a great eye for aesthetics, and is the ideal curator for VuHaus’ national
video platform.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining VuHaus,” comments Mark Abuzzahab. “Noncommercial
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.”

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