In 2016, we’re introducing a brand new award that will honor those who, while not podcasters themselves, have made significant contributions to the podcast industry.  These can be podcast networks, companies, or anything else that would not typically be eligible for Hall of Fame induction, but deserve to be recognized.

These selections are made solely by the board of directors, with input from the Academy.

2016 HONOREES

Third Coast International Audio Festival
Third Coast International Audio Festival2016 Honoree

Based in Chicago, the Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF) curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world and shares them with as many ears as possible – on the radio, on the Internet, and at public listening events all over the place. Operating year-round, Third Coast offers producers and listeners a multitude of ways to celebrate audio storytelling:

IT’S AN AUDIO LIBRARY

This website is packed with more than one thousand audio stories of all stripes, producer interviews, weekly podcasts, archived conference sessions and the latest Festival happenings.

IT’S A WEEKLY RADIO SHOW

Re:sound, a remix of audio goodness from around the world, airs Saturdays at 1 pm and Wednesdays at 10 pm on WBEZ 91.5FM Chicago. Tune in for radio you can’t hear anywhere else, unless you live everywhere else.

IT’S A NATIONAL RADIO SHOW

Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast showcases the winners of the Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition and airs on stations across the country each fall.

IT’S A PODCAST

The weekly Third Coast Podcast, hosted by Re:sound producer Dennis Funk, presents Re:sound episodes and special features from our vast audio library.