We're thrilled to announce Ira Glass as the recipient of the 2020 On Air Fest Audio Vanguard Award. Ira will be presented with the award, accompanied by a special live taping of Design Matters with Debbie Millman.
Ira is as an innovative force whose radio show, This American Life, pioneered a new form of audio storytelling that sparked the podcasting boom and shaped a new generation of producers, reporters, and artists. The conversation will be followed by a cocktail reception featuring legendary DJ Stretch Armstrong for the finale of On Air Fest 2020.
The On Air Fest Audio Vanguard Award honors a creative icon whose work has advanced the culture of audio. The award recognizes a leader whose contribution to the storytelling medium has inspired a creative legacy.