2² X 5³ = 500
Today we celebrated our 500th broadcast by turning the tables and allowing four industry colleagues John Downey, Bob Krell, Pete Consigli and John Lapotaire to interview IAQradio hosts.
Conception of show? Z-man and Radio Joe were frustrated by the 90 daylag in the print news cycle. The inspiration for IAQradio came from (the late) Ron Morris who hosted a weekend radio show in Pittsburgh and was an angel investor in Talk Shoe a company that was a pioneer in groundbreaking do-it-yourself podcasting technology.
It’s not about the money? IAQradio hosts are passionate about raising indoor environmental quality awareness. They aren’t in it for the money. While the show does have sponsors, the hosts personally finance the broadcasts. Joe and Cliff agree with Bob Krell who said: “Publishing, video and media are tough business for folks without a deep bankroll.”
Acknowledged our Sponsors
Healthy Indoors Magazine
Graywolf Sensing Solutions
Remember our Show Engineers:
Zack Zlotnik, Chris Boisell, Ann Kowalecki, Austin Novak, Valerie Bender and Jon Faith.
Honored our Technical Director:
Dieter Weyel, PhD, who has the unique skill of making toxicology and industrial hygiene understandable.
Technical challenges? Anyone who has struggled with the trials and tribulations of changing business hardware and software systems can relate to some of the technical challenges of podcasting, bandwidth, internet service, changing hosting platforms and moving large amounts of data.
Challenges with guests? The one who only offered one word answers to questions. The one who hijacked the show and rambled on nonstop for 20 minutes straight. A few for whom English isn’t first language.
Taking the show on the road. Remote broadcasts: from conventions, meetings and industry events are both super stressful and fun.
Breaking news: IICRC’s loss of ANSI accreditation and RIA’s rebranding.
Shows with biggest number of listeners and downloads? Include: RIA Donnybrook, IAQA consolidation, Pittsburgh Protocol, and odor removal. Toxicology with Dr. Charles Gilbert and Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker shows.
What kind of information or guest did listeners react to most? Things which impact or threaten their businesses such as: licensing, industry consolidation, standards development, TPAs (third party administrators), AOB (assignment of benefits), industry politics, aftermath of attempts for industry consolidation.
Industry chronicles. The show is an audio chronicle. A factual written account of important or historical events in the order of their occurrence. The archives are a powerful information resource.
Compendium Blogs are a compendium- a collection of concise but detailed information about the subject of the episode in sequential order.
IAQradio behind the curtain:
- Cliff and Joe are opposites politically. Joe is the liberal and Cliff the conservative.
- Cliff, what should we know about Joe that we don’t? He’s an excellent investigative building scientist.
- Joe, what should we know about Cliff that we don’t? His strong work ethic.
- Fun customizing clips for the guests. There’s a leak in this old building and Growing Mold by the Radioactive Chicken Heads were two favorites. To avoid copyright infringement we stopped using music clips.
- IAQradio broadcasts are approved for CEC credits. The original purpose of the trivia question was an opportunity for listeners to improve their internet research skills.
Most memorable guest(s)?
- The host’s favorite episodes include:
- Z-Man’s list: Claude Blackburn, Pete Consigli, Lloyd Weaver, Mac Pearce, Jeff May and Major Long.
- Joe Hughes’ list: JonDon founders, John Ouellette, MD, Harriet Burge, Nick Money, Jeff Siegel, Jordan Peccia
IAQ plays Taps to honor the passing of industry notables:
The following were IAQradio interviewees:Michael O’Reilly
- Lloyd Weaver
- Phil Mc Laughlin
- Bill Yobe
- Bob Baker
- Melinda Ballard
- Butch Carpenter
- Craig Whittaker
- Thad Godish, PhD
- Martin King, ASA, CR
- Phil Morey, PhD, CIH
- Larry Robertson
- Paul Laurenzi
- Jack D. Thrasher PhD
- D. Brian Baker
- Kurt Bolden.
[Taps was also played to honor the passing of the following industry notables who were not interviewed on IAQradio: Jim Barrett, CR, Bill Lakin, CR, Bill Bane and Joe B. Jones]
What information learned on the show that caused a paradigm shift in your thinking or understanding?
Andy Streifl- infection control in hospitals.
Sloan Foundation- research into the microbiome.
What’s in the future for IAQradio?
More and better of the same. The IAQradio+ shows that include audio and video are more of a challenge but open up many opportunities and the technology is ready for prime time.
Perhaps some hands-on demonstrations to preserve fire restoration methods?
Z-Man signing off
What is the prime factorization of the number 500?
2² X 5³ (2x2x5x5x5)