KLEAN Radio Show is hosted by Klean Treatment Center CEO, Andrew Spanswick and Judah Friedman. The radio show broadcasts every Sunday night from 6 – 7pm out of KABC Studios in Los Angeles on Talk Radio KABC 790. Topics include addiction, recovery, mental health and lifestyle with an interesting mix of sober celebrities, sober comedians, and treatment experts. KLEAN Radio discusses the latest news in recovery as well as cutting edge treatment modalities. Andrew and Judah have a provocative and insightful take on the many facets of this paramount issue that is claiming so many lives and careers today.
A 20 year veteran manager and owner of behavioral health hospitals and services, Andrew began his career in New Orleans, Louisiana. After receiving his MSW in Clinical Mental Health from Tulane University in Louisiana and working for five years in multiple inpatient psychiatric settings as a Director of Social Services, Andrew entered the Master of Hospital Administration Program at Tulane while simultaneously founding Paradym Health Systems, Inc., a psychiatric hospital management company, with Dr. Alan Jason Coe as partner.
PHS engaged in the development, operation and oversight of “distinct part” inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units placed in community and private hospitals throughout the Gulf South. Andrew managed the operations of the company and all of the business development. In five years, PHS grew from two to nine psychiatric units and over 200 managed beds. As CEO, Andrew designed the company’s operation and managed its growth, adding key personnel to ensure clinical, fiscal and regulatory oversight. Systems were set up to work directly with the billing Fiscal Intermediaries, JCAHO and the Federal and State’s regulatory bodies. Each hospital unit passed all JCAHO and State surveys with 100% compliance.
Andrew also has extensive experience in finance. He has participated in several major technology and entertainment projects, arranging over $500 million in equity and senior debt through private equity and institutional financing entities. Andrew is 42, and proud to call West Hollywood, California his home for the last ten years.
Judah, one of the two witty, entertaining hosts of KLEAN Radio is a published writer from Brooklyn NY. He resided in Israel for some time before moving to Los Angeles where he has lived for the last 8 years. At the age of 23 Judah created a number of non-profit organizations including Community Centers for Teenagers in the rough and tumble of Brooklyn, NY, not to be confused with Park Slope. He was a radio talk show host in South Florida for sometime before returning to NY where he worked in the world of Wall Street. Judah is a very active member in the sober community and has been sober for 12 years. He is very involved politically but socially is sometimes ostracized being that he is a conservative. When he’s not writing you can find him cruising the mean streets of Los Angeles in his zebra stripped scooter or vacationing cheaply in his apartment in the valley.