2009 Third Coast Broadcast
This fall, the Third Coast International Audio Festival brought the best new documentaries produced worldwide to U.S. airwaves in a special two-hour program, 2009 Third Coast Broadcast. Hosted by award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai, the featured documentaries, all winners of the ninth annual TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, proved just how powerful radio can be. Innovative and insightful, the stories engaged, provoked, entertained and transported listeners, proving that all one needs to discover new worlds is a little box and an antenna. In addition to showcasing the winning documentaries, the program included interviews with the winning producers, who gave a glimpse into the art of audio storytelling, a profile of the year's Audio Luminary Award winner, and highlights from the annual Awards Ceremony.