By Steve Katsos
Follow your dreams…
I hosted my first cable access television show in 1991 as a student of Arlington High School. I never dreamed that I would host an international TV program, but that is what The Steve Katsos Show has become.
The weekly talk show developed to assist creative people as part of my college thesis now airs in 12 countries and 15 million homes every week all with a budget of $0. To honor what our volunteer group has done, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick paid us a visit on our 150th episode.
The reason this happened is because of hard work, great volunteers, and a desire to do something good for others. In March of 2009, we began to create weekly shows at Arlington Community Media Incorporated(ACMi) and we sent DVDs to towns nearby that might be interested in local artists. I was directed to look at PegMedia.org and was amazed on how you could share the files with PEG stations all over the country. Soon we began to send our show out on-line as a way to help creative people get their art out to the world. We were quickly added to stations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. I was surprised to see that channels in California, Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington also added the show. Eventually, a channel from Europe saw the show and started a partnership with us. Our volunteers are excited to work on a show that airs worldwide and continues to grow.
The link to our PegMedia show page is http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/showall/275/detail
ACMi has been very supportive of our creation of a late night show. They have made us feel welcome and made sure that we have been able to produce our program. PegMedia.org has been a great resource for us as well. My thanks to all those that got this up and running. I hope that others can use it as a catalyst to create great programming for people to watch all over the world.