Austin radio station will be airing Linux ads

According to the “Blog of Helios,” talk radio station KLBJ AM in Austin, Texas will be airing ads for Linux.  The ads are more like PSAs.  They are not selling a particular distribution of Linux and they don’t even point the listener to a specific, trackable action, so I don’t know how one would measure their impact.  However, the people paying for the ad have apparently purchased time during the Kim Komando show– who tends to be pretty Microsoft-centered in her discussions.

The ads have been released under the Creative Commons Attribute-ShareAlike 3.0 license.They further stipulated that no attribution is necessary, so that provides a lot of freedom.  The blog referenced above has links to the voice-over track in MP3 and ogg formats.  There are both 30 second and 60 second versions.

I have no idea what affect these ads will have, but I’m glad to see this approach.  It’s not wrapped around a company.  It’s a community effort.  Hopefully it will get some people curious and asking questions.

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