What is WxTV?
WxTV is a broadcast-quality web show highlighting the latest developments in weatherization. The show takes you stepby- step through new rules, weatherization techniques, green products, and just about anything else that might be of interest to weatherization and other green-collar professionals. WxTV is webcast through the Montana Weatherization Training Center website at http://wxtvonline.org
and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thewxtv
Was it a stretch to become the on-camera host for WxTV?I was a biology teacher and adjunct instructor at Texas A&M for a few years, and I’ve been teaching in one form or another since I moved to Montana, including some classroom teaching for the weatherization guys. In a way, this is an extension of that.
We’re pretty animated folks around here, and we like to goof around and have fun. The guy who really does all this WxTV stuff is Vince Cusomato. He’s behind the scenes, and I’m the one on camera. It certainly helps that we’ve been good friends for quite a few years now. The jump to being in front of a camera with him behind it wasn’t all that tough.
How do you develop topics at WxTV?Some topics are from our audience. Some requests come from the Department of Energy. They monitor weatherization nationwide and figure out what things people are doing well and what they might need improvement on. The majority came from our weatherization curriculum.