Ira Glass brought the first day of the 2012 Third Coast Conference to a close with an audio night cap, by sharing his favorite moments from the year's Third Coast winners and other stories.
He also mused about why, despite persistent popular opinion that the medium will soon disappear, now is actually an *awesome* time to be making radio.
Ira Glass started working in public radio when he was 19, as an intern at National Public Radio. Over the next 17 years he did nearly every production job they had: tape cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter, and substitute host. He launched This American Life, produced by WBEZ and distributed by Public Radio International, in 1995. Today, the program is heard by more than 2 million people each week. In 2001, Glass was named "Best Radio Host in America” by Time Magazine.
Black and white photo of Glass by Vanessa Churchill Photography.
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