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Stephen Galvin

Director and Chief Engineer

VStv - Real TV, Real Local

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VStv - Real TV, Real Local

266 Meadow St

Rockport, Maine 04856

United States

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Blue Zebra Entertainment

Manager and Production


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Maine Public Broadcasting Network


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Board Member
Fare Share Co-op


business management

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Focused: Galvin heads to a ...

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Focused: Galvin heads to a Midcoast TV station

Steve Galvin
Longtime Norway Paris Community Television Station Manager Steve Galvin is leaving Norway to take a job at a brand new station in Rockport called VSTV. While he will miss the local community here, he says he's excited to try new things and focus on his creativity behind the camera.
NORWAY-While it's hard for longtime Norway Paris Community Television (NPCTV) Station Manager Steve Galvin to dim the lights on his role at the local station, he looks forward to once again tapping into his creativity in Rockport.
Galvin told the Advertiser on Monday he was hired as the director of programming and chief engineer for a brand new TV station, VSTV, that will cover the Midcoast region, which he says is an under served area. For the remainder of this month, he will split his time between NPCTV and VSTV to smooth the transition for Norway's Marston Street-based studio in his absence.
"I put my blood sweat and tears in building the station up and I just don't want it to crumble," Galvin says about NPCTV. "It's going to be so hard leaving my peeps."
But the partners at the new TV station made him an offer he couldn't refuse-financially and creatively.
"It's a good opportunity for me to do what really what I like to do and what my level of experience and talent should be doing," Galvin says, adding he's had two Emmy nominations for previous work he did in Maine arts programming.
And Galvin has taken NPCTV far.
When he started more than 14 years ago as station manager, NPCTV was located in a closet in Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and there were only three shows that aired per week. Now NPCTV is on the air 24/7, with tons of local programming and some that's imported, along with showing B films in between. There's also the new studio facility in Norway, which includes a green room to film in and editing space.
"I've taken it a long way from where it was," Galvin says.
Galvin has been a longtime supporter of Maine Roller Derby, based in Portland, and is excited he will be near the Rock Coast Rollers in Rockland. He's considered to be Maine Roller Derby's "super fan" by many women in the league and has wanted to get the sport back on television like it was during its most recent hey day in the 1970s.
"Nobody else is doing that but they're streaming it online, which is cool, but who watches that? Derby people. Not the general public, they don't see it," Galvin says about broadcasting the sport on TV. "I want to be the guy who brought it back on TV and I'd like to start right here in Maine."
For his new gig, Galvin brings with him a boat load of experience in broadcasting, filming and some advertising, even though he got his degree in business management. He landed a job right after graduating college at a TV station in Massachusetts where he had a nationally syndicated music show called "On the Wire," a hangman-style game show called "Alpha-bet," an exercise show and a show focusing on the weird-his favorite episode was when he took a trip to Lizzie Borden's house.
As for his two Emmy nominations, Galvin received those for Outstanding Director Live Arts/Entertainment when he worked for Maine Public Broadcasting Network as the director of musical and culture programming for its Maine Arts series. In total, the show received 10 Emmy nominations, one of which was for the opening sequence, he says.
With his future with VSTV, who knows, maybe this time around, Galvin will take an Emmy home.

Club History | Great Falls Model Railroad Club

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Soon after that, club member Ken Jackson introduced him to Steve Galvin, station manager of Norway-Paris Community Television, where Ken works.

Steve added Train Time to the NPC-TV schedule.

Station Manager Steve ...

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Station Manager Steve Galvin, left, and producer Peter Morton edit video at the NPC-TV station on Marston Street in Norway.

Station Manager Steve Galvin, who has been working at NPC-TV for 13 years, said he'd love to have more local content, but it's a matter of retaining consistent volunteers.
The station is funded through a $1.44 monthly charge on Time Warner cable subscribers' bills and doesn't use any tax money, Galvin said. It's impossible to track how many people watch the channel, but it is broadcast to around 3,500 households.
As an educational nonprofit, however, the station's five digital cameras, small studio and professional editing equipment, all open for the public's use.
There are plenty of ideas out there, Galvin said, but people have a tendency to lose interest when they get into the filming and production of a TV segment.
That means that instead of using his 35 years of TV experience to train new cameramen and coach burgeoning directors, Galvin or Peter Morton, the station's sole full-time employee, wind up producing most of the local content.
"We've got to change the mindset of community a little bit," Galvin said. "I'm still fine with going out and filming, but we really need more volunteers to be producing for the station."
Now, with a new, energetic board, Galvin is cautiously optimistic local interest will pick up.
Galvin agrees that filming local sports is crucial, but he'd like to see different student-produced content, like a news magazine or biweekly interview show.
The board is also working on engaging local business to underwrite some of the programming. Although public access channels are banned from airing advertising, local companies can support programming in exchange for a little publicity.
With a budget of about $90,000 a year and new equipment purchases to make, that underwriting could make a real difference. Galvin and board members hope that by possibly adding high school sports, they can attract some new supporters.

The program, which is being filmed ...

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The program, which is being filmed and produced in collaboration with NPC-TV Manager Steve Galvin, will cost a nominal fee that will be used to cover the station's costs.

Club History - Great Falls Model Railroad Club

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Soon after that, club member Ken Jackson introduced him to Steve Galvin, station manager of Norway-Paris Community Television, where Ken works.

Steve added Train Time to the NPC-TV schedule. Steve, Ken, and Adolph continued teaching Paul on an informal basis and encouraged him to offer the program to other local public access television stations, often introducing him and/or sample videotapes to other station managers.

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