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Our December 2018 radio shows are now online. For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click "read more" and scroll down.  (Audio files may take a few moments to load).  We covered breaking news stories including the proposed Cottonwood sand mine, Borrego water shortage, Councilman Kalasho's trial hearings, a proposed parole office on Mt. Helix, holiday happenings 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. Read more and listen to our December shows below, or click here for the index:

Note: due to staff illnesses and bereavement leave in December, our Monday show also reran on Fridays. We regret that the audio file of our Dec. 31 show was inadvertently lost.

Monday, December 3, 2018


Borrego water shortage

Crimebeat: drug cartels recruit local teens

Councilman Kalasho’s  debtor hearing

Storm preparations

Camp Fire contained

Green Scene: dire climate report

Reactions to tear gas at the border

Rolling with Me speaker

Destination East County: local festivals and events

Holiday light safety tips

Bicyclist hit in El Cajon recovering thanks to helmet

Sounds of History: DeAnza expedition’s Christmas Eve in East County

County cautions: check your receipts

Charles Dickens’ descendant shares insights on a Christmas Carol

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum celebrates centennial

Monday, December 10, 2018


Cottonwood sand mine: opposition grows in Rancho San Diego

Parole office proposed on Mt Helix

Ground beef recall

Crimebeat: horse molester in Lakeside

Utility rates/reforms

People Power: County delivers computers for foster kids

Public New Service: national news headlines

Pet holiday safety tips

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

Interview (rerun) with Dr. Ken Hanson on Pearl Harbor attack

Christmas trees info

Public News Service: bill counters Trump environmental rollbacks

Country Christmas: US Army Band

Acapulco Christmas memories by San Diego resident Nadin Abbott

Monday, December 17, 2018


Capitol report: Cohen implicates President Trump in crime

Public News Service: Shutdown looms; Zinke resigns

Green Scene: El Cajon climate report

Mast Park makeover in Santee

Wind energy issues in Boulevard and Campo

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in East County

Vivaldi’s Gloria: San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Monday, December 24, 2018


Capitol Report: government shutdown, Trump Foundation forced to close, troop withdrawals ordered from Syria and Afghanistan

El Cajon Council raises concerns over child migrant center

Arts and Music: East County Performing Arts Center reopening delayed

Green Scene: rat poison killing big cats

Fanita Ranch scoping meeting in Santee

Eric Lund leaves East County Chamber of Commerce

Vacancies on El Cajon commissions

People Power: new playground for kids at East County Transitional Living Center, El Cajon

Borrego Springs gets a new library, park and sheriff station

County installs stop the bleeding kits

Don’t pack a pest this holiday season, County asks

Destination East County: local festivals and events

Vivaldi Gloria excerpt: San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Monday, December 31, 2018

Frosty weather

Minimum wage rises

State drops parole office in La Mesa

Green Scene: County’s climate action plan overturned

Stop Cottonwood sand mine group submits 2,000+ signatures

Pine Valley Fire station opens

Public News Service: Governor Gavin Newsom’s pro-kid agenda

Councilman Kalasho harassment/defamation/fraud case goes to mediation

Destination East County: festivals and events

Highway fatalities

East County Performing Arts Center reopening delayed

Campo Stone Store: historical landmark

Home safety tips

People Power: East County Transitional Living Center kids get a playground

All shows also include station indentifications and may also include public service announcements.


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