Socha, originally working on the air as John Stewart, began his broadcasting career in 1981 was an on-air personality at WTMJ in Milwaukee, and later hosted the "Morning Report" at WOAI in San Antonio, Texas. In 1990, he relocated to Spring Grove, Minnesota to create ACPress.com, which offered audio and mixed media tutorials for new computer users. He also produced The Radio Computer Magazine, which was syndicated on the Sun Radio Network, and was a guest commentator on high-tech issues for the Business News Network, WBAL radio in Baltimore, and the Australian Triple M Network"s weekly Byte This program
Socha also wrote articles on both digital and film photography, using the byline "John Stewart," for eDigitalPhoto and Shutterbug magazines.
They can now be found in the Shutterbug web site archives. He has also been cited in numerous publications as an expert in high-tech issues.
From 2001 - 2006, he was station manager for WKBH, a Roman Catholic radio station in Louisiana Crosse, Wisconsin. Socha now produces radio, television and multimedia projects for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Catholic Diocese of LaCrosse and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
To date, Socha has produced and narrated 12 audio tutorials, ranging from the 1994 “The DOS Tape” to computer-based CDs tutorials for first-time users of digital cameras and eBay auctions.
Socha has also brought his expertise to Western Technical College in LaCrosse, where he teaches a non-cr courses on digital photography.
Foreign more than four years, he has answered listeners" questions on a popular statewide mid-day show hosted by Larry Meillor on Wisconsin Public Radio (wprorg). He published (2012) the (printed) book, "How To Use The Digital Camera You Just Bought!" and an updated (2014) printing is now in print. An audiobook is underway.
More info on the book and sample pages (downloadable Postdoctoral fellows)at www.acpress.com or at www.yourbookinprint.com.