Bill Swank

OUR NOVEMBER 2015 SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

January 3, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our November 2015 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in November, click here and scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews include Molly Nocom (photo, left) on her amazing achievements helping developmentally disabled adults at Noah Homes, Bobbi Brink at Lions, Tigers and Bears on her latest tiger rescue effort, plus a two-part interview with SDSU’s David McIllwain on terror and refugee issues, as well as tips from his class on emergency preparedness. On Bookshelf, hear from Bill “Santa” Swank on his book, Christmas in San Diego. Our news coverage also included the latest in the Alpine High School case, the Covert Canyon controversy, homeless issues,  Tribal Beat coverage of local and national Native American issues, and much more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

HO, HO! HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH “SANTA” BILL SWANK, AUTHOR OF CHRISTMAS IN SAN DIEGO

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos:  Left, Bill Swank with Reina Menasche; lower right, Swank with Ed Barrena at our studio in El Cajon

Listen to the podcast of our interview, originally aired on KNSJ Radio 89.1 FM: http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/rqxbr1r051/BookshelfSanta-BillSwank.mp3

December 21, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – If you’re looking for a true treasure to share with someone on your holiday gift list, a copy of Bill Swank’s Christmas in San Diego is ideal.  His book is filled with local examples of the Christmas spirit, from Santee Santas giving back to the community to endearing and unique holiday traditions in towns across our region.

“The goodness that we have in us all  is Santa Claus,” says Swank, who has expertise in delivering holiday cheer. He’s played Santa for years, including serving as Santa Claus at the annual December Nights celebration in Balboa Park.