The Last of LugRadio
Jono Bacon recently announced that the LugRadio Live UK show will be the final show. In his announcement, Jono said, "I am massively proud of what we have managed to achieve. Over 100 shows, 7 full-time presenters and countless guest presenters, 200+ hours of audio, 100+ guests, 2million+ downloads, 1000+ forums members, 40000+ forums posts, 5 live events in two countries, 5000+ emails to the show and an incredible community."
Jono explained that the LugRadio team wanted to end the show on a high note. He wrote, "In a nutshell, we have decided that LugRadio has had a good run for the last four years and five seasons, and a show such as ours has always faced the risk of getting old and tired unless the formula is changed to keep it fresh."
Meanwhile, Jono is keeping busy with his new Free Culture project, Severed Fifth.
About LugRadio Live UK 2008:
The Lighthouse Media Center, Fryer St., Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
LugRadio Live UK 2008 takes place in Wolverhampton on July 19th and 20th and features three stages full of 25+ speakers, including Chris DiBona (Google), Max Spevack (Red Hat), Steve Lamb (Microsoft), Robert Collins (Canonical), Benjamin Otte (GNOME), Rob McQueen (Collabora), Edward Hervey (Collabora Multimedia), James Hooker, Kevin Sandom, Barbie (MessageLabs), Daniel James, Emma Jane Hogbin, Bruno Bord, Ben Thorp, Rufus Pollock (FFFI) Sam Birchall, John Carr, William J Giddings, and many more.
Additionally, the show will feature more than 20 exhibitors, special debate sessions, the legendary Gong-a-thong Lightbulb Talk Extravaganza (read: a series of small talk chaired by a man in a very small pair of pants and a very large gong - not to be missed!), parties on the Friday and Saturday evenings, and much, much more.
All of this is just UK£5, and there are even a raft of hotel deals available to make your trip simple and cost effective. Head over to http://www.lugradio.org/live to find out more.
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