The FredCast Cycling Podcast Wins People’s Choice Award at World’s First Social Media Awards
PARK CITY, UT (November 6, 2009) — The FredCast Cycling Podcast, one of the internet’s most popular weekly audio programs about cycling, was awarded the coveted People’s Choice Award at Friday night’s Utah Social Media Awards, the first event of its kind ever held anywhere in the world.
In awarding the People’s Choice Award to David Bernstein, the show’s host, creator and producer, the show’s masters of ceremonies noted that out of more than 200 nominations, The FredCast had received the largest percentage of votes.
The assembled sell-out crowd was told that the judges called The FredCast “the cream of the crop,” and commented that The FredCast “profoundly influences the cycling community.” In talking about the podcast’s accompanying web site, the judges praised thefredcast.com for “tons of new content . . . and a crisp site layout.”
In his acceptance speech, Bernstein suddenly found himself without words. “I’m a Podcaster,” he said, “so I am usually not at a loss for words. I am honored and humbled by this award and by your votes.”
Bernstein went on to explain why the show is called The FredCast. “Freds are men and women like me. We love riding our bikes, watching professional cycling, buying new bikes, clothes and gadgets for cycling. We aren’t always going to be the first to finish a race or get to the top of a hill, but we’re always going to look good doing it!”
The FredCast Cycling Podcast, now in its fifth year of production, is the highest ranked cycling-related podcast on iTunes and is consistently ranked in the Top 100 of all sports podcasts, thanks to a five-figure weekly subscriber base of enthusiast amateur recreational and endurance cyclists or so-called “Freds.” The FredCast has been nominated for numerous previous awards including Podcast Awards, People’s Choice Podcast Awards, and Podcast Peers Awards. Most recently, the show’s host was chosen to host the official InterbikeTV “Live From The Show” video showcases, highlighting more than 60 exhibitors and products from the 2009 Interbike Expo. Information, show notes and subscription links can be found on the web site at http://www.thefredcast.com.
The Utah Social Media Awards are sponsored by the Social Media Clubs of Salt Lake City, Utah Valley and Cache Valley. The Awards recognize excellence in social media practitioners and practices throughout the state of Utah. For more information, visit http://www.utahsocialmediaawards.info.