A native New Yorker who grew up listening to the city's legendary stations,  

Rita is now the Music Director of one — the progressive listener-supported WFUV-FM. Known for introducing listeners to the new artists she has discovered as well as indulging in Guilty Pleasures, Rita has been named Music Director of the Year 

twice by Radio & Records and three times by Gavin, along with several other industry awards. She kicks off her weekends hosting FUV's, the Whole Wide World with Rita Houston, an eclectic, dance-based show reflecting her wide-ranging taste in music.