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Our radio shows from October through December 2020 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show. Click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  

Shows included candidate forums for County Supervisor and El Cajon City Council districts, interviews with Helix Water Board candidates, breaking news on the COVID-19 surge and arrival of vaccines, the pardon of former Rep. Duncan Hunter, interviews with national election integrity experts, information on relief for businesses and renters during the pandemic, and more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Our shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. (Note: Due to COVID-19 quarantines, some show dates aired reruns. Original shows are listed below.)

October 2, 2020


Pres. Trump has COVID

Supervisor District 2 candidate forum, part 1

October 5, 2020


2020 talk: transparency re: Trump’s COVID, VP debate preview and more

California wildfires update

Supervisors District 2 candidate forum, part 2

Pastor Ferguson interview

Halloween ghost stories from East County

October 9, 2020

El Cajon District 4 City Council candidates forum part 1

October 12, 2020


El Cajon District 4 City Council candidates forum part 2

PNS: Twitter bocks Trump’s COVID tweet

CNS: Calif. lost jobs offshore

Illegal ballot boxes

Gatherings ban eased

Home safety tips

Community cleanups in Potrero and Jacumba

Sounds of History: Hurricane Kathleen

2020 talk: Indigenous People’s Day

October 16, 2020


ECM El Cajon District 2 forum, part 1

2020 talk: dueling townhall highlights


October 23, 2020


COVID in East County schools

Capitol report: Hunter jail term to start in January

Newsmaker interview: Vickie Knight Butcher, Helix Water Board candidate


PNS: Final presidential debate, tax refunds, COVID relief stalled

Lakeside Equestrian Center

CNS: Impacts on CA if ACA killed

CNS: 3 criminal justice reform ballot measures

Bookshelf (rerun): Mollie Moon, Five Wishes author

October 30, 2020


Santee referendum gets enough signatures

La Mesa Police oversight committee approved

Newsmaker interview: Letitia Dickerson, El Cajon district 2 candidate (who missed forum)

Newsmaker interview: Joel Scalzitti, Helix Water District candidate

November 6, 2020


Local election returns

Newsmakers interviews: City Council leading candidates as of election night

Storm warning: Sandbag locations

Winter alerts PSA

Donate: KNSJ needs new transmitter

November 13, 2020


Purple tier shutdowns as COVID surges

Defiance of shutdowns by El Cajon business and church

Close races recap

Crimebeat: Hot prowl arrest in El Cajon

Weather report

Wldfire insurance protections near Valley Fire site

Holiday events

2020 talk: Reps ask Trump to brief Biden on national security

Cell phone cancer link

Nov. 16, 2020


Curfew and COVID crackdowns in East County

2020 talk:Trump still refusing cooperation with new admin.

Newsmaker interview: Harvey Wasserman, 2020 election integrity

Nov. 23, 2020


COVID record cases, Thanksgiving cautions

Dark skies ordinance

Destination East County: Holiday events 2020

CNS: College budgest and more

PNS: Thanksgiving travel, pres. Updates and more

Newsmaker interview: Greg Palast, presidential race 2020 election integrity

Nov. 27, 2020


Renter relief from county

Hope for Dreamers

Fire weathr

SDG&E shutoff warnings Thanksgiving weekend

Holiday shipping tips

People Power: Holiday helper

AARP award: Volunteers in Medicine,El Cajon: Stuart Harvey

Purple project book by SD mayors

Jacumba solar

Destination East County: holiday events

PNS daily news: COVID relief, CA hunger

Capitol report: Parks for veterans

Holiday trivia

Dark skies ordinance

Holiday pet safety tips

Fire insurance relief

CNS: Save the children

Dec. 11, 2020


ICU capacity prompts stay-home orders

COVID vaccines: SD to get 28,000 doses

Wlilow Fire

State relief for businesses

County business grants

Scholarships from SD Foundation

Crimebeat: La Mesa arrest for arson at Randall Lamb building

Outage issues Dec. 2020

Destination East County: events

Renter relief

Hope for Dreamers

PNS daily news: Rainbow wave and more

Purple Project: SD mayors’ book

Retail tips

De Anza Christmas Eve

CNS: Child hunger

Holiday safety tips

Dec. 11, 2020


ICUs are overrun with COVID patients

Santee recount in close Council race

Warner Springs tie race may be decided by coin flip

Ramona Water Board candidate dies

Crimebeat: LMPD fires Officer Matt Dages

Chimney  fire prevention tips

Fundraiser for Willow Fire victims, Howarth family

King tides

CNS: CSU aids freshmen with distance learning

PNS: Food supplies, COVID relief and more


Bookshelf (rerun): Bill Schwarz, Christmas

State COVID grants and business loans

Sounds of History: Christmas with Dr.McGregor in Lemon Grove

Business grants from  CA

Dec. 18, 2020


ICU beds are full – Zero % capacity, as vaccines arrive

Judge halts closure of restaurants and strip clubs

Santee brush fire

Hunter may seek pardon

People Power: Go Fund Me for Julian residents, the Lares, lost home in fire

Santee recount results

Fanita Ranch ballot initiative qualifies

PNS: CA teachers fight AB 10, Biden appoints Native American as Sec. of Interior

PNS: 2020 tlak, Congressional relief talk and more

‘Twas the night before Christmas in East County

Vivaldi’s Gloria, SD Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Dec. 21, 2020

Rerun of Dec.18 with update on appeals court shutting down restuarants again

Dec. 25, 2020


PNS: Hate crimes increase

Appointments to fill CA Senate seat and CA Attorney General

Chimney fires

Rep. Hunter gets pardon from Trump

Trump may veto relief bill

Sounds of History: Dr. McGregor remembers

Christmas Country, US Army Band

Vivaldi’s Gloria, San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra






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