Executive Turntable: Atlantic Names EVP Black Music Promotion, WFUV Hires Rita Houston Successor

A rundown of executive hires, promotions and departures in the music business for the week ending June 11.

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A rundown of executive hires, promotions and departures in the music business for the week ending June 11.

Rita Houston, who died in Dec. 2020 after working at the station for 26 years as program director, music director and DJ.McLaughlin joins the station from Amazon Music, where he oversees catalog programming worldwide.McLaughlin launched his radio career at WFUV while attending Fordham University in the late 1990s, during which time Houston served as his mentor.

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“WFUV’s rich history and culture is steeped in its training mission,” said McLaughlin in a statement. “The education I received from Rita is evidence of her mission accomplished. Rita taught me that success achieved at the expense of authenticity is failure in disguise. The path she paved allowed for missteps along the way, and always led me back to what’s real. Rita's spirit, fearlessness, and love of music continues to inspire.”

McLaughlin added, “The opportunity to serve a station and university deeply embedded in my DNA is especially meaningful. FUV’s reputation for music discovery is well earned. The depth of industry partnerships with artists, labels, venues, and cultural organizations is extraordinary. The engaged community of music lovers who support its mission as listeners and donors is second to none. I’m grateful for the chance to guide WFUV’s next programming chapter, and I can’t wait to start contributing.” headtopics.com

“Rich is uniquely qualified for this role,” addedChuck Singleton, WFUV’s general manager, citing McLaughlin’s mix of terrestrial, digital and streaming radio experience. “His accomplishments speak directly to the transition WFUV and the wider industry is experiencing. Rich’s leadership will be a booster shot for our content development and programming outreach to diverse new audiences.”

After obtaining his undergraduate degree at Fordham, McLaughlin nabbed his first job at Sirius Satellite Radio, where he was part of the team that built the company’s original station platform. He programmed Sirius’ Alt Nation and Left of Center and helped launch stations including The Spectrum, Lithium and Faction.

McLaughlin later worked as senior vp of programming at iHeartMedia, where he oversaw programming strategy for the network’s digital station platform. He also led content strategy for iHeartRadio’s first-ever podcast platform, building partnerships with artists, managers, labels and broadcast networks including NBC, HBO and ESPN.

In 2016, McLaughlin joined Amazon as senior music curator. In that role, he led U.S. rock programming strategy across web, mobile and Alexa-enabled voice devices and platforms. He also designed and launched the original rock programming platform for Amazon Music Unlimited. headtopics.com

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