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Our radio shows from October, November and December 2019 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.)  

Our interviews included Craig Reed from Envision La Mesa, representatives from the U.S. Census, biologist Renee Owens from Wild Zone Conservation on mountain lions, San Diego Foundation representatives on their Opening the Outdoors program, and Susan Neiman, author of Learning from the Germans.

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: Oct.- Dec. had some rerun shows due to our producer taking time off for her daughter’s wedding followed by volunteers' time off during the holiday season.)

Friday, October 4, 2019


Trump threatens whistleblower; Trump allegations

PNS national news: Impeachment inquiry and Medicare order

Bernie Sanders hospitalized

Supervisors consider vaping ban in SD County; mayor warns of chemicals in vaping

Lemon Grove’s juicy debate over sales tax initiative

La Mesa Police oversight panel action

La Mesa cannabis ordinance approved

Gun law challenged

SDG&E wildlife safety advisory council

Raw dogfood recall

Rain barrels offered

Leprosy in LA reports are fake news

Crimebeat: Spring Valley murder suspect arrested

Opioid addiction: county grants

PNS: CA public banking bill signed

Monday, October 7, 2019 – rerun of 10/4/2019 show

Friday, October 11, 2019


PNS: Impeachment updates; CA power shutoffs and more

Fire preparedness

Iraqi protests in El Cajon

Capitol Report: Hunter trial delayed

Outages in Descanso

*Newsmaker interviews: SD Foundation Lydia Van Notes and Lacey Cannon, Indigenous Regeneration, on Opening the Outdoors grants

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Crimebeat: Ramona hit and run arrest

Monte Vista fatality

Bill Wright, Borrego philanthropist obit

PNS: Chropyorfos banned in CA

Monday, October 14, 2019 – rerun of 10/11/2019 show

Friday, October 18, 2019


PNS: Iowa primary updates

GOP endorses no one in 50th Congressional district; endorses Anderson for Supervisor

SANDAG extension on regional transportation plan

County vaping products ban

Padres water rate hikes

Green Scene: County okays community choice energy plan

Santee balks at JPA for community choice

Mountain lion crossings

Hantavirus in East County

Crest evacuation route approved

Fur trade banned in CA

Election reforms passed by CA

Age-friendly La Mesa

Sewer smoke tests in El Cajon

Destination East County: festivals and events

Crimebeat: Dentist killed, horse statue stolen, K9 stabbed, deputy assaulted

Monday, October 21, 2019 – rerun of Oct. 18, 2019 show

Friday, October 25, 2019


Margaret Hunter seeks sentencing delay

National Wash. Update

School start times

Calton Oaks resort development

Opioid lawsuit I La Mesa

Defensible space – time to clear brush

*Bookshelf interview: Susan Neiman, Learning from the Germans

Monday, October 28, 2019 – rerun of 10/25/2019 show

Friday, November 1, 2019


Power outages – Gov. Newsom takes action

Cajon Valley school district video spending

People Power: giant pumpkin prize won by East County resident

*Newsmaker interview: Renee Owens, Wild Zone Conservation, on mountain lions

Monday, November 4, 2019 – rerun of 11/1/2019

Friday, November 8, 2019


Councilman Matt Mendoza resigns in Lemon Grove

Lemon Grove tax measure qualifies for ballot

Capitol Report: Trump wildfire funding cuts

Sunny skies: weather

Frozen raspberry recalls

Chickens recalled

Green Scene: microgrids

CNS: Judge blocks public charge rules for immigrants

People Power: Mercy Air anniversary

CNS: CA voter registration figures

Destination East County: festivals and events

ECM radio volunteers needed

Turkey safety tips

CNS: uninsured kids increase in CA

Bookshelf (rerun): Don Harrison, Schlepping and Schmoozing through the American West

Monday, November 11, 2019 – rerun of 11/8/2019 show

Friday, November 15, 2019


PNS: impeachment, vaping, trade and other national news stories

14 SDSU fraternities suspended after student death

Kaiser strike postponed

Generator forum in Alpine

Julian town hall: Sup. Jacob in firestorm

West Nile virus in Ramona

Satellite voting approved

CPUC investigates outages

*Newsmaker: Craig Reed, Envision La Mesa

CA schools lacks enough teachers

Green Scene: Microgrids

People Power: Mercy Air

Raspberries recalled

Monday, November 18, 2019 – rerun of 11/15/2019 show

Friday, November 22, 2019


Impeachment: Sondland “quid pro quo”

Roger Stone convicted

PVC investigates outages

Anderson finances – DA probe

Steele Canyon charter denied by GUHSD

Santee public comments time

Tuberculosis in jails

Crimebeat: Hit and run fatality in El Caon; carjackings, suspects sought

Destination East County: festivals and events

Flood preparedness

Christmas tree tips

Satellite voting

Monday, November 25, 2019 – rerun of 11/22/2019 show

Friday, November 29, 2019


Captain Garmo arrested for gun trafficking

Lemon Grove Council applicants

Julian ambulance and firetrucks removed by County

Lettuce recall

*Newsmakers: Census: David Bennett and Jeffrey Arnio

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Jimmie Johnson retiring : NASAR champion from El Cajon

Adenture 16 stores closing

Green Scene: recycle cooking oil

People Power: Military family toy drive

Holiday safety tips

Winter safety tips

Christmas tree tips

Monday, December 2, 2019- rerun of 11-29-2019 show

Friday, December 6, 2019


Hunter pleads guilty

Hunter banned from voting

Barto sues Cajon Valley Union School District

On the Road: Campo Railway Centennial

Snow jam

Permit streamlining

Asylees: Congressional black caucus visits and holds hearing in SD area

Destination East County: Festivals and Events

De Anza Christmas Eve in East County

Pet holiday safety tips

Sounds of History: Dr McGregor remembers, Lemon Grove holidays past

Monday, December 9, 2019  - rerun of 3/5/2019

Friday, December 13, 2019


Impeachment: House Judiciary approves

Hunter ethics report

PNS: Brexit, fracking in AC, farm failures

Could Hunter be pardoned?

Meth deaths increase in SD County

Rosiak suit dropped by Lemon Grove

Poway boil water order ends

Fod stamp cuts

CrimeBeat: Street robberies in EL Cajon, deputies collide

Newland Sierra initiative

Controlled burns

Fire in Bostonia

CNS: Kids  hurt by immigrant services changes

Ampo railway centennial

Country Christmas: USAF Band

Pet holiday saety tips

Holiday tips - Sheriff

Monday, December 16, 2019 – rerun of 12/13/2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Pres. Trump impeached

Winter weather: high winds

Lemon Grove challenge: hearing delayed

Lemon Grove drops Rosiak changes

El Cajon smoking fines but no vaping ban

Green Scene: Santa Ysabel nature preserve opens

Flu cases rise

Destination East County

People Power: Computers for foster kids

Vivaldi Gloria: SD Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Monday, December 23, 2019 – rerun of 12/20/19 show

Friday, December 27, 2019 – rerun of 12/20/19 show

Monday, December 30, 2019 – rerun of 12/2019/show

All shows also include station identification notices, closing credits, and may include public service announcements.


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