Non-comm Triple A WFUV has announced the appointment of Eric Gottlieb as APD, succeeding Sarah Wardrop, who moves into the newly-created position of Production Director. Gottlieb comes to WFUV after seven years at Music Choice, which provides commercial free cable music stations in 50 million homes. As Manager in the Music Programming Department, he programmed a dozen formats, including Alternative, Triple-A, and Americana, and was a Video on Demand playlist curator. A Long Island native now living in Brooklyn, Gottlieb also has experience as a radio promoter, road tour and press manager for independent artists.
“Eric will be a great addition,” said WFUV Program Director Rita Houston. “His experience and organizational skills will strengthen our programming team, offer new leadership opportunities for me, and position us well to improve, expand and deepen our listener service.”
“I’m excited about joining the WFUV team” enthused Gottlieb. “I’ve been a long-time fan of the station, and as a musician myself I’ve always appreciated their emphasis on music discovery and community support. Plus, I can’t wait to dance on the FUV Boat!”
The Assistant Program Director position became open with the appointment of Sarah Wardrop as the station’s first full-time Production Director. Wardrop came to WFUV in 2006 from WUMB in Boston, where she had been MD. She served as Music Interview Producer before becoming WFUV’s APD. In her new role she will oversee WFUV’s production efforts, including on-air station imaging and content development, as well as producing FUV Live events.
“Sarah has been indispensable in countless ways to the programming department and the station overall,” said General Manager Chuck Singleton. “We’re delighted that she’ll now apply her creative talents to making WFUV’s air sound more vibrant.”