April 16, 2012
Webby Awards Recognizes Pride Parade Live Webcast with Honoree Distinction
San Francisco, CA – 16 April 2012 - The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee announced today that the live webcast of the 2011 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade has been selected as Webby Awards Honoree in the Online Film and Video – Events and Live Webcasts category.
The live webcast of the Pride Parade, produced by Clear Channel San Francisco in collaboration with the SF Pride Celebration Committee, provides live, uncensored coverage of the entirety of the Parade down Market Street in downtown San Francisco. The 2011 Parade coverage was hosted by Donna Sachet with Michelle Meow, Sebastian Kunz, Morris Knight, and Celeste Perry.
"Every year, our live webcast keeps raising the bar, so it is deeply gratifying that we have been recognized as a Webby Awards Honoree. I am grateful for all the support from the team at Clear Channel San Francisco who have made the webcast a growing success," stated SF Pride Executive Director Brendan Behan. "Bringing this important civic celebration of our diverse LGBT community to viewers around the globe is such an important part of showing the world that the struggle for LGBT rights, dignity, and equality is as vibrant and strong as ever."
More than 8,000 entries were submitted to the 16th Annual Webby Awards and fewer than 15 percent were distinguished as an Official Honoree. Clear Channel San Francisco joins other honorees in the Events & Live Webcasts category including Entertainment Weekly, PBS NewsHour, Yahoo! and Digitas/EMI Music. David Williams and Val Klein, Executive Producers, are honored for Clear Channel San Francisco’s production. The Webby Awards were established in 1996 and are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 1,000-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, other Internet professionals and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees.
"Our talented San Francisco team has demonstrated great dedication to serving our local community with the compelling and integral programming from the 2011 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade,” said J.D. Freeman, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Francisco. “We are proud to have been recognized for producing such great content and bringing the diverse community of the Bay Area to a worldwide audience."
This year’s Honorees in the Online Film and Video – Events and Live Webcasts category for the 16th annual Webby Awards can be found at: http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current_honorees.php?media_id=97&category_id=710&season=16
The 2011 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade webcast is available online at:
There are three ways to watch the SF Pride Parade broadcast: live online at sfpridelive.com through Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Francisco, on local television through KOFY TV20/Cable13, and on cable television through Comcast Hometown Network.
The 42nd annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade takes place on June 23-24, 2012. The theme for the event, selected by Pride’s membership at their annual meeting in September, is "Global Equality."
Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFLGBTPCC):
The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFPride.org) is a non-profit membership organization founded to produce the annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade. San Francisco Pride is dedicated to education, commemoration of LGBT heritage, and celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. A world leader in the Pride movement, San Francisco Pride is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SF Pride has granted nearly $2 million dollars in proceeds to LGBT, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and animal welfare nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area.
About the 2012 San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade
2012 marks the 42nd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The Pride Celebration & Parade will be held over the weekend of June 23 and 24, 2012. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest annual gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. For more information please visit SFPride.org.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Francisco:
Clear Channel San Francisco owns and operates KIOI-FM; KISQ-FM; KNEW-AM; KOSF-FM; KMEL-FM; KKSF-AM; KYLD-FM and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. With 237 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.
For Further Information Please Contact:
Brendan Behan, Executive Director
1841 Market Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103-1112
Phone (415) 864-0831
Fax (415) 864-5889