Bosch Communications Systems Congratulates Award Winners LD Systems!
LD Systems install an extensive EV sound system at Reliant Stadium for the annual Rodeo, featuring 104 EV X-Line cabinets and 104 P3000RL remote controlled DSP power amplifiers to distribute clear, controlled audio to massive crowds of up to 72,000 people. Midas mixing consoles handle the FOH and monitor mixes.
“The award is a tremendous honor for all the staff who work so hard every year on the Rodeo events.“ said LD Systems President, Rob McKinley. “This also shows the world the caliber of talent that resides here in Texas.“ Besides winning for Best Achievement in Technical Support, LD Systems was also a finalist in the category of Best Use of Lighting for the rodeo concerts.
Skip Wagoner, President of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, and COO Leroy Shafer wrote in a letter that they “… are very pleased with LD Systems’ work and look forward to working with them in the future.“ The letter went on to say “The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has worked with LD Systems for the past 20 plus years. During that time, LD Systems has handled all our lighting and sound requirements, not only for our Rodeo Houston & Concert performance held in Reliant Stadium, but our numerous other venues throughout the Reliant Park Complex. All this while moving 1.8 million people in and out of our shows during the 20 day run.“
Andy DiRaddo, one of the company founders, was on hand to accept the award in Las Angeles, CA. “After seeing the other entries we were up against, the true magnitude of what we had accomplished during the rodeo events became quite clear.“ said DiRaddo. “It sure feels great to bring the award home to Texas.“
The Gala Awards have been given by Special Events Magazine, the premier industry publication, since 1986, when the awards honored the “top 10 events of 1985.“ They recognize the finest work in special events worldwide.
For the 2006 Gala Awards, the magazine received 389 entries in 35 categories from Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Members of the Special Events Magazine Advisory Board, made up of leaders in the event profession, spent three days in October at the magazine’s offices in Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles), California, to select the 105 finalist events. Nominated entries went through three rounds of judging.
The Special Events Magazine Advisory Board selected the winners during The Special Event 2007 Conference, Jan. 9-12 in Los Angeles. The Gala Awards were handed out on Jan. 12 at a black-tie gala ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium, famed site for many years of the Academy Awards ceremony (the “Oscars“).
LD Systems is a Texas-based company with offices in Houston and San Antonio providing sound, lighting and video equipment along with experienced engineers for events and permanent installations world-wide. Clients include corporations, non-profit groups and government agencies. Events range from corporate meetings to stadium concerts while installations include conference centers, offshore oil platforms, sports venues and houses of worship.