The Linux Link Tech Show

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Linux Link Tech Show
Hosted by Dann Washko, Linc Fessenden, Allan Metzler, Patrick Davila,[1] Dave Yates, Joel Mclaughlin, Dan Frey, Richard "FlyingRich" Hughes, TJ "Pegwole" Wehrley
Genre Linux
Language English
Updates Weekly
Length 120 Minutes
Audio format Ogg Vorbis, MP3, Speex, Opus
Debut Sept 24, 2003
End date -
Ratings MA

The Linux Link Tech Show is one of the longest running Linux podcasts in the world.[2] Episode 500 aired on April 10, 2013.


The Linux Link Tech Show is broadcast live on the internet every Wednesday at 8:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. Podcasts are made available shortly after under a Creative Commons license.


It was originally started by Lehigh Valley Linux User Group members Dann Washko and Linc Fessenden in September 2003. Allan Metzler, "the guy that brought the equipment", soon joined the show as a regular host in October of that year. In early 2005 Patrick Davila (who was a member of the same LUG as Dann and Linc) joined the show as a permanent host completing the current Tech Show lineup. Initially their goal was to simply provide "a weekly *live* webcast radio-style show about Linux and Technology",[3] but they have since expanded out into podcasting. In fact, they were one of the very early adopters, and their very own Linc Fessenden wrote BashPodder, being unhappy with the current state of Linux podcast clients at the time.

In March 2009 it was announced several new guest hosts would be joining the show on a weekly rotating basis. The initial guest hosts include Chess Griffin, Dave Yates, Chad Wollenberg, Joel "Gorkon" Mclaughlin and Justin "threethirty" O'Brien.

The 365th show was recorded/broadcast on Wednesday the 4th of August 2010, when the hosts decided it was time to throw in the towel on their "1st season". The "2nd season" kicked off the weekend of September 11, 2010 during Ohio Linux Fest.

2014 Roster of Regular LocalHosts includes:
Dann Washko,
Dan "The Man" Frey,
Pat Davila,
Joel "Gorkon" McLaughlin,
Rich "FlyingRich" Hughes,
T.J. "Pegwole" Werhley.

The hosts provide an entertaining viewpoint and have joked about being the [4] The Original Cockroaches of Podcasting. Their 13th anniversary broadcast of show 675 occurred on Wednesday September 21, 2016.


The Linux Link Tech Show have had a number of key figures (from 15 different countries) from the free and open source software community as guests. Guests have included Richard Stallman, Chris DiBona, Bruce Perens, Ian Murdock, Patrick Volkerding, Mark Shuttleworth, Nat Friedman, Ted Ts'o and Miguel de Icaza.[5]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Germain, Jack M. (11 December 2006). "What Flavors of Linux Work Best for You?". TechNewsWorld. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Archived from the original on May 18, 2008. Retrieved July 13, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "The LinuxLink TechShow". Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  4. ^ The Original Cockroaches The Original Cockroaches
  5. ^ A partial list of past interviews is at Past Guests

External links[edit]