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February 7, 2017 (San Diego's East County)-- Our December 2016 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews, click here (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

We interviewed Syrian refugees and Dilkhwaz Ahmed from License to Freedom, Paige Rogowski and Diana Lindsey on Anza Borrego Foundation’s 50th anniversary, newly elected Santee Councilman Stephen Houlahan and Preserve Wild Santee leader Van Collinsworth, Christmas in the Village spokesperson Katie Halvern, and local author Amanda Matti on her book, A Foreign Affair.  We also covered top local, state and national news on issues impacting people across our region.

 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.  Read more and listen to our December shows:

Audio files to listen to shows are  at the bottom of this page, below the index of shows.

Friday, December 2, 2016


East County Homeless Task Force established

Capitol Report: Trump cabinet appointees

Syrian refugees have Thanksgiving in El Cajon

Overdose antidotes are saving lives

Tribal Beat: Standing Rock water protectors served eviction notice

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Hikers rescued in Dehesa

Toys 4 Tots drive

Newsmaker interview: Ken Hanson, recalling Pearl Harbor attack (rerun)

Monday, December 5, 2016


Tribal Beat: Standing Rock Sioux update

Reprieves for marijuana crime convictions

Upset in the GCCCD:  Adams over Caruthers

Interviews with Syrian refugees in El Cajon

Green Scene: Forest tree moratorium

Boulevard Planning Group raies concerns over county Climate Action Plan

Health: Fake aloe products warning

Crimebeat: Servitude settlement in El Cajon case

Newsmakers:  Interviews with Paige Rogoswki, Anza Borrego Foundation, and Diana Lindsey, historian for Anza Borrego Desert State Park, on the 50th anniversary celebration of the ABF

Toys 4 Tots drive

De Anza expedition’s Christmas Eve in East County

Friday, December 9, 2016


California fights deportations

Democrats win super-majority in Calif. Legislature

Castlerock concerns in Santee

Newsmaker: Katie Halvern, La Mesa Village Association, on Holiday in the  Village

Monday, December 12, 2016


Capitol Report: Trump nominees Tom Price, Health & Human Services, Ben Carson, HUD, and Besty DeVos, Education

PNS Daily News: Russian hacking in election, spy toys, and more

Green Scene: San Vicente Trail

Crimebeat: Alpine murder arrest

Affordable housing bill

Holiday safety tips

Opioid overdoses

Newsmaker: Dilkhwaz Ahmed, License to Freedom, on efforts to help Syrian refugees locally

David Dickens shares insights on A Christmas Carol, by his ancestor Charles Dickens

Sounds of History: Christmas childhood memories

Toys 4 Toys drive

Friday, December 16, 2016


Capitol Report: Russian hacking of election

Helix Water has new board majority

Green Scene: Sen. Hueso sends letter on Ocotillo wind turbine collapse

Travel warning for Dreamers

Public service announcement on flu season for County of San Diego

SDG&E warns of phone scam

Corvette crash

Crimebeat:  Lemon Grove chop shop arrests

Heat and gas safety tips

Donate to KSNJ: public service announcement

Bookshelf: Amanda Matti, author of A Foreign Affair, about her true-life romance as a U.S. soldier with an Iraqi man

Sports: Bolts vs. Panthers

Monday, December 19, 2016

Rerun of 12/19 show due to holiday schedule.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Weather: White Christmas

Green Scene: Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris sues to block offshore fracking

Bana Abaded, child blogger, survives fall of Aleppo

Sheriff’s secret Santas

Bills to make presidential candidates disclose taxes

Capitol Report: Trump’s environmental picks

Pushback against Trump climate change denial

PNS: Trump meets with Silicon Valley representatives

Hippo holiday

Green Scene: Alpine changes in Forest Conservation lands development

Holiday scams

Destination East County: festivals and events

Cuisinart recall

Holiday trivia

Shrinking reindeer

Sports: Las Vegas Bowl

De Anza expedition’s Christmas Eve in East County

Vivaldi’s Gloria: San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Sleight Ride: US Air Force band

Monday, December 26, 2016  

Rerun of 12/23 show due to holiday weekend.

Friday, December 30, 2016


Public News Service daily news: Russian sanctions, new national monuments and more

New California laws for 2017

Water allocations increase

Wildfire recovery cost hearing set

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy named judge

San Diego Republican leader Nauman’s Nazi controversy

Christmas Eve tragedy

Green Scene: fracking suit filed by California

Immigrants scramble for documents before Jan. 20 Trump inauguration

Tribal Beat: Sycuan Museum opens

Weather report

Destination East County: festivals and events

Seniors defaulting on student loans

Women doctors are the best, study finds

Sports: Bolts vs. Browns

Hendrix lives on in plant found by SDSU researcher

Holiday scams – PNS

Auld  Lang Syne, U.S. Navy Band

Note:  All shows also include Station IDs  for KNSJ, public service announcements for East County Magazine nonprofit media, and closing credits.