Hi, I’m Joe Dugandzic. I started a podcast in 2010 that would ultimately be the foundation for QTalk America, a network of podcasts and live Internet radio and video streams for the LGBTQ community of the United States and beyond. Over the course of several years, I personally built our network and attracted hosts and shows, created an iOS and cloud-powered radio production studio and online media infrastructure, and managed our marketing and PR. As with most things, “good things must come to an end.” In late summer 2013, after several years and hundreds of shows, we just couldn’t “break through.” I made a decision to close our beloved studio and make the network virtual, in the hopes that our show hosts would continue to use our online resources. In the end, only one show remained, our most popular one (nope, not even my show!)
In early 2014, I transferred QTalk America ownership and management to Clayton McKee, who QTalk had helped re-launch his radio career. His show had quickly become #1 on the network after launching in 2012, and he was the one who still had the energy to produce his show. The Show with Clayton McKee continues as the only remaining podcast and live Internet radio/video show on the network.
To ensure that the hundreds of episodes that were produced from 2010 to 2013 would live on, I have launched this archival website, and a YouTube channel, to host all of the episodes, their show notes and artwork. A lot of time and effort was put into these episodes, and they will now be available for along time to come.
Personally, what am I up to these days? Occasionally, I still do a podcast with Babe Caylor (co-host of my show on QTalk and longtime friend), those usually show up on my personal YouTube channel. Otherwise, I now have a regular series on YouTube called Lighting Answers, which covers my interests in LED lighting, lighting and interior design and home automation (the Internet of Things).