I was a radio fan growing up. Partially because of the neat old radio we had in our house. It was monster. Radio in the front and record player in the top.
And tubes. OMG, the tubes.
On snowy Saturday mornings, my mother would let me scootch the radio away from the wall enough that I could look at all those tubes light up. I would take some little plastic cowboys or soldiers back there with me and tune in…
- Johnny Dollar
- Sargent Preston of the Yukon aka The Challenge of the Yukon
- The Lone Ranger
- The Cisco Kid
The Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCF) was founded in 2000 as a part of Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ–FM. After eight great years, the festival became its own non-profit arts organization in the summer of 2009. Since its inception, the TCF has celebrated and supported producers and other artists making compelling, relevant, and innovative audio documentary work of all styles; and has worked to bring this fresh and vital work to audiences throughout the world.