Rita Houston 1961-2020
I am bereft to share the news
that Rita Houston, WFUV's program director and host of "The Whole Wide World," passed away yesterday. Rita courageously battled cancer for six years. She was beloved by listeners and musicians alike and she was essential to WFUV. Rita recorded her final "Whole Wide World" to air on Friday December 18th at 6pm. We will also celebrate her life in a special program on Friday January 1st at 6pm.
If you would like to share a memory of Rita and a song, we'll spin a set after 9am.
Here's what we played:
Citizen Cope "One Lovely Day"
Nicole Atkins "The Way It Is"
Gomez "Get Myself Arrested"
Beth Orton "Someone's Daughter"
Wild Colonials "It's Not Unusual"
Michael Franti & Spearhead "I Know I'm Not Alone"
Norah Jones "Thinking About You"
Bob Dylan "Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat"
Christine and the Queens (featuring Dam-Funk) "Girlfriend"