Audacy Launches New Season of Edward R. Murrow Award-winning Documentary Podcast Franchise “Gone South"

Season Three of the Mega-Hit Franchise Investigates the 2018 Killings of Four Sex Workers in the Border Town of Laredo, Texas

Series to Launch With Exclusive Binge Window on the Audacy app

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 18, 2023 – Audacy today announced the launch of the third season of Gone South, the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning original investigative franchise.

“Gone South, Season 1: Who Killed Margaret Coon?” investigated the bizarre and brutal unsolved murder of a former Louisiana sex crimes prosecutor. “Gone South, Season 2: The Dixie Mafia” investigated the Dixie Mafia, who terrorized the Southeastern United States from the early 1960s to the 1980s. The true crime juggernaut won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and has been a fixture on the top podcast charts, bringing in over ten million downloads to date. 

Now, in “Gone South, Season 3: The Sign Cutter,” Audacy and Jed Lipinski, the Emmy- and Peabody Award-nominated producer and journalist, team up once again to unravel the story behind the 2018 killings of four sex workers in the border town of Laredo, Texas. Those murders triggered a manhunt for a serial killer that would lead to a shocking standoff with a man once tasked with protecting the town.

“Gone South, Season 3: The Sign Cutter” will launch on October 18, 2023, with all six episodes available to binge exclusively on the Audacy app and with the first episode everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays throughout the season. 

“We’re very excited to be releasing a new season of ‘Gone South’ with our partners at Audacy,” said Jed Lipinski. 

“Jed is at the top of his game as an investigative storyteller and we’re thrilled to be working with him on another season of the incredible ‘Gone South’ franchise,” said Jenna Weiss-Berman, EVP, Podcasts, Audacy.  

“Gone South Season 3: The Sign Cutter” is written and hosted by Jed Lipinksi. Executive Producers are Jed Lipinksi, Tom Lipinski, and Ken Lee. It’s directed by Lloyd Lochridge;  produced by Tom Lipinski and Ana Worrel; and edited, mixed, and mastered by Chris Basil.   Original music by Marshall Chadbourne, and production support from Ian Mandt, Bill Shultz, Bob Tabbador, and Sean Cherry. 

Jed Lipinski is the award-winning writer and producer behind Hulu’s Fyre Fraud, Netflix’s The Pharmacist, Paramount Network’s Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, and the Amazon/Audible series Meltdown. A former contributing writer for The New York Times, he spent four years covering crime for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where his investigative reporting received first place awards from Press Club of New Orleans, the Society for Features Journalism, the Associated Press, and the Edward R. Murrow Foundation.

Download the cover art for “Gone South, Season 3: The Sign Cutter” here.

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