About Pride 48

Pride 48 is a free resource for any GLBT or GLBT-friendly content producer. We allow independent producers to connect to our server and stream live shows for their listeners. Additionally, when live content is not being streamed we play GLBT-friendly content and music from independent artists. The station is supported by a combination of listener donations and volunteer work from the community.

History

The idea for Pride 48 originated in 2009 from two GLBT podcasters who were both toying with the idea of live-streaming their shows. Adam from “The Adam and Matty Show” and Daniel from “Dubious Intent” decided to both use the same streaming server for their shows. As they both produced weekly shows, the server sat idle for the majority of the time. A late-night conversation about how to make more use of the server led to the idea of streaming for 48 hours during the last weekend in June (Pride weekend in many US and world cities). This is where the name “Pride 48″ came from.

The first annual Pride 48 marathon was June 26th-28th 2009 and boasted almost 20 participating podcasters. Several of those podcasters continued to live-stream their shows on Pride 48 after the event. There were some minor technical issues with the first event, but for the most part it was an exciting and fun event for everyone.

In 2010, we doubled the number of participants.

The 2011 Pride 48 live podcasting event was completely different: It was held September 16-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. There were many podcasters sharing facilities at the Luxor Resort in Las Vegas, along with other podcasters who did live shows from elsewhere in the world.

The 2012 Pride 48 Event

The 2012 Pride 48 live podcasting event will be September 14-16, again the Luxor Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. We expect there will be more podcasters attending and sharing facilities this year, but we’ll also still have timeslots for podcasters to do live shows from elsewhere in the world.

State of the Station

Monthly during the year, and weekly in the run-up to each year’s event, we host a live update show on pride48.com called “State of the Station”. These are intended to give out information to anyone interested in the event, and to allow people to ask questions in the chatroom and have them answered right away.

Recorded versions can be found through out blog.

“State of the Station” are announced through Pride 48 Twitter feed, @Pride48, and also on our Facebook Page and on the Pride 48 blog.