A collective of six public radio stations, including Kansas City’s KTBG (90.9 FM), known as the Bridge, has launched VuHaus, a streaming video app that features performances of artists recorded in each station’s studio, and a Kansas City artist is part of the initial launch. The service will be operated by Public Media Company.
VuHaus was announced Wednesday as part of the Non-Commvention, a conference for non-commercial radio stations. Mark Abuzzhab, VuHaus’ programming director, said in a statement: “Artists have made (our) studios the first stop when they are on tour or want to debut new music. The result is the type of mesmerizing performance you’d never experience at a concert hall, music festival or on TV.”
Two performances by Kansas City blues artist Danielle Nicole, recorded at the Bridge, are posted on the VuHaus website. Other bands and artists featured: TV on the Radio, Meshell Ndegecello, Sharon Van Etten, Jason Isbell (also recorded at the Bridge), Sylvan Esso, Belle and Sebastian, Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis.
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