Best of Miami 2012 - Best Radio Show: Under the Sun

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Best Radio Show
Under the Sun
WLRN, 91.3 FM
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Earlier this year, journalist Terence Cantarella re-created a two-decade-old experiment by legendary Miami New Times writer Sean Rowe. Like Rowe, Cantarella bought a canoe, launched it into Biscayne Bay, and navigated all of Miami-Dade County via its neglected canals. Instead of writing about the trip, though, Cantarella told his story primarily through audio. In Dade, there's only one place for that kind of radio storytelling: WLRN's narrative innovator, Under the Sun. After Cantarella paddled his way through the Biltmore Golf Course, battled hordes of mosquitoes, and discovered that locals are way friendlier than advertised (someone even left a cooler of cold beer out for him!), he told his tale on Under the Sun. It's exactly the kind of project the show has pioneered -- from narratives about religion in Haiti after a devastating earthquake to a series of personal stories of real Miamians -- and won numerous awards for, including an Edward R. Murrow prize and regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. Whatever story Under the Sun tells, we'll be listening.

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2 comments
Kevinbeach
Kevinbeach

Ever since the new times editors have been guests on the wlrn radio shows they haven't looked into the corruption at wlrn with the friends of wlrn radio inc. 

chuck
chuck

lol this is the worst thing on that station.

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