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Our December 2017 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews, click here or click "read more" and scroll down. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

Our interviews included El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Assembly candidate James Elia, and Sullivan Solar President Daniel Sullivan. We covered hot issues from efforts to reduce firefighters’ suicides to resources to help wildfire survivors, as well as charitable giving to help people in need over the holiday season.

 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.  Read more and listen to our December shows:

Audio links for all shows are at the bottom of this page, below the index for each show.

Friday, December 1, 2017


CPUC denies SDG&E wildfire reimbursement

Flu deaths rise

Fighting firefighter suicides

Waterfall tragedy: Noringers of Jamul

GreenScene: Food recovery challenge

Gas tax repeal effort

Lions, Tigers and Bears has new habitat

Crimebeat: Groping by deputy alleged

Library privatization lawsuit

Toys 4 Tots

Capitol report: Trump burns Calif. fire victims

Asian detentions

PNS: State and local taxes could rise under fed tax bill

Destination East County: Festivals and events

Holiday trivia

Airport runway closures

Hoverboard recalls

Country Christmas: music by US Air Force band

Monday, December 4, 2017


Capitol Report: Flynn pleads guilty

PNS daily news: Trump attacks FBI, immigrants support grows, national monuments to be destroyed, brain science for foster care

Red flag warning and high winds alert

High wind safety tips

Disaster relief plea for Calif. wildfire survivors

Holiday pet safety tips

La Mesa Conversations holiday mixer

Firetruck toy parade

Destination East County: festivals and events

KNSJ give big

Stadium plans for SDSU

Bookshelf: Bill Swank, Santa and baseball book author (rerun )

Toys 4 Tots

Green Scene: food recovery challenge: EPA honors Ramona school district

Lions Tigers and Bears new habitat

DeAnza expedition’s Christmas Eve in East County

Friday, December 8, 2017


Wildfires update

Red flag warning

Outages spark outrage

Be prepared for power outages

Lost hiker sparks Jamul fire

Capitol report: Tax bill passes Senate

Wildfire deduction up in smoke

Wildfire reimbursement by SDG&E rejected for losses from outages

Smart bags banned by airlines

Scammers: Wells Fargo insurance scam

Navy to Coastal Commission: no burying nuclear waste at San Onofre

*Newsmaker: Daniel Sullivan, Sullivan Solar Power, on battery backups and time of use changes to your energy bill

Destination East County: festivals and events

Monday, December 11, 2017


Fire updates – Lilac and Thomas fires

Joltin’ Julian (earthquakes)

Evacuation compensation from insurers

Boil water notice

Outage compensation

Disaster victims’ rights

Generators recalled

Recording fees

Wildfire deduction up in smoke

Navy to Coastal Commission: no nuclear waste at San Onofre

Smart bags

Scammers: Wells Fargo Insurance

Newsmaker: Daniel Sullivan, Sullivan Solar, on solar batteries and time of use changes to your utility bill (rerun)

Sounds of history: Christmas Dinner

Toys 4 Tots

Firefighter suicides

Lions, Tigers and Bears new habitat

County advises consumers to check your receipts

Christmas tree safety

Friday, December 15, 2017


Dulzura Cal Fire firefighter killed

Power outage concerns grow

Generator program

Free pets for Christmas from Humane Society

Alpine parks meeting

Capitol Report: Alabama Senate race upset

Arson fire in Fletcher Hills

Lilac Fire help for survivors

KNSJ give big

Destination East County: festivals and events

Gloria’s Vivaldi by San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Monday, December 18, 2017


Capitol Report: Charitable deductions hurt by tax bill

Public News Service: Tax bill updates, environmental bill introduced to save wildlife

PNS:  Local broadband efforts after net neutrality repeal

La Mesa joins homeless task force

Pine Valley fire station breaks ground

Granite Hills football player killed

Free pets for Christmas from Humane Society

*Newsmaker: James Elia, Democratic candidate for Assembly

KNSJ Give Big

Friday, December 22, 2017

Capitol Report: tax bill goes to Trump

Hepatitis cases down

Lemon Grove Sheriff deputies have body cameras

Holiday power outages

People Power: Gifts for homeless children

Child safety seats available for low-income parents


Green Scene: Christmas tree recycling

Cell phone health

Plane crash at Gillespie Field

Destination East County: Festivals and events

*Newsmaker: Bill Wells, El Cajon Mayor, on future of East County Performing Arts Center, homelessness, and economic improvements in El Cajon

Monday, December 25, 2017 – rerun due to Christmas holiday

Friday, December 29, 2017

Kalasho’s countersuit thrown out by judge

Pope Francis’ Christmas message

Capitol report: fining poor defendants

Flu deaths rise in San Diego County

New laws for motorists

More new laws in 2018

People Power: gifts for homeless kids

Firefighter’s widow’s inspiring words

Fire at Lenora Winery leaves family homeless

Green Scene: hiking app for county parks

Scholarships: San Diego Foundation

Incandescent bulbs gone

Missing senior found

White tiger cub comes to Alpine

KNSJ give big

Bookshelf (rerun): Don Harrison, author of 77 Miles of Jewish Stories

Green Scene: Christmas tree recycling

Child safety seats

Cell phone health