|Hosted by||Final: Jono Bacon, Stuart Langridge, Chris Procter, Adam Sweet
Previous: Stephen Parkes, Matthew Revell, Ade Bradshaw
Guests: Lee "Ranulph" Jordan, Ben Thorp, Ted Haeger, Scott James Remnant, Andrew Lewis, Christian Schaller, Chris Jones, Matt Lee, Barbie
|Genre||Talk show (Linux, Free and open source software)|
|Audio format||Ogg Vorbis, MP3|
|Debut||26 February 2004|
|End date||20 July 2008|
The show was launched in 2004 as a result of discussions between several members of the Wolverhampton Linux User Group. After five seasons, on June 30, 2008, LugRadio announced they would be ending the show at their convention, LugRadio Live UK 2008.
The show was presented by Jono Bacon, Stuart Langridge, Chris Procter and Adam Sweet. Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge are the only two presenters who have been with the show from the beginning, with Jono Bacon being the only presenter to appear on every show. Previous regular presenters were Matthew Revell (Seasons 1 - 4), Adrian Bradshaw (Seasons 2 - 4) and Stephen Parkes (Season 1, and first few shows of Season 2). The show has also featured a number of guest presenters.
LugRadio was conceived by Jono Bacon and Matthew Revell in 2003. The pair met at Wolverhampton Linux User Group and it was agreed that Stuart Langridge and Stephen Parkes would complete the line-up. The first show, called The Phantom Message, was released on 26 February 2004.
Most releases of the show were licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives license, but shows released after December 2007 are under the Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. An effort was made to relicense earlier content under the same license where possible.
Media coverage and awards
In 2006, LugRadio won the award for Best Marketing Campaign at the UK Linux and Open Source Awards in London and won the award for Best Linux Podcast in the Christmas 2007 edition of Linux Format magazine.
LugRadio Live is an annual event organised by the LugRadio team and held in Wolverhampton. It is a Linux, Free Software and Open Source event intended to be fun, without the corporate agenda held by other commercial events. It was first held in 2005 with 250 attendees, 14 speakers — including Mark Shuttleworth, who arrived by helicopter — and 18 exhibitors including Ubuntu, Debian, KDE and O'Reilly.
LugRadio Live 2007 took place on 7–8 July 2007 at the Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton attracting hundreds of attendees from around the world. Speakers included Chris DiBona (Google), Gervase Markham (Mozilla) and a representative from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
LugRadio Live USA 2008 took place on 12–13 April 2008 at The Metreon in San Francisco. The wide selection of speakers included many celebrities including Miguel de Icaza, Robert Love, Ian Murdock, and Jeremy Allison. The show attracted about five hundred Linux enthusiasts from many countries around the world with several travelling from as far as Europe and Australia.
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