is a community-based, grassroots television channel, reflecting the lifestyles, interests and concerns of the Greater Catskills Region.
What makes us distinct from other cable channels?
Our programs are made by and for the greater Catskills community, reflecting the unique character of our region’s residents and visitors. With an ever-expanding program schedule, our goal is to expand the tourist, residential, business and capacity building goals through the video landscape.
We want to be a collaborating partner in our business community, by providing a variety of services – including advertising and production opportunities. If you have an interest in promoting your business in video format, connect with us today!
Why We’re Here
Our mission is to provide a sustainable local broadcast news and lifestyle television channel for residents and visitors in the Catskills, in a way that nurtures community engagement and builds capacity and opportunities for all stakeholders, so that the Catskills can both honor traditions and promote progress, strengthening the region’s sense of place and possibility.
How We Got Here
CatskillsAir began as a vision from Glen Faulkner, General Manager of Margaretville Telephone Company. Responding to a lack of local news and information sources, Glen brought together a group of Catskills-based talents, to start a local broadcast TV station, with the purpose of providing Catskills-focused news and entertainment.
After more than a year of planning, CatskillsAir was launched under the volunteer leadership of former music industry executive Chris Hensley, MTC Marketing Director Matthew Steen, and Spillian founder Leigh Melander PhD, with generous pro bono legal support from attorney Dennis Metnick as an independent LLC. In January, 2021. CatskillsAir brought television veteran Kevin Mattice on board as Program Director, began its first broadcasts, and entered into partnerships with the Mountain Eagle news organization and Delhi Telephone Company.
In 2022, CatskillsAir moved into their current location on Route 28 in Arkville, where they have a physical broadcast studio, providing access to production resources for content creators and community members.