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May 14, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our radio shows from January through April 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. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  Our recent interviews include Aguilas del Desierto volunteers on searches for lost migrants, attorney for the disabled Bob Frank on his lawsuit against San Diego over dockless scooters and bicycles, musician Diego Rodrigeuz on music in schools, as well as Al Senati and Romero Sandoval on efforts to help Iraqi immigrants  and rebuild Iraq.  We also covered top issues such as the Cottonwood Sand Mine, a ballot measure to dissolve Julian’s fire department, local actions on homelessness, 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 but had fewer shows in January due to the station being off-air due to heavy snow that destroyed the transmitter. You can still listen live online via the TuneApp  The station is asking for donations to buy a new transmitter with a cover to protect it from snow and ice. You can donate by clicking here.

Friday, February 1, 2019


Government shutdown ends

Kamala Harris is running for president

D..A. announces trafficking education

Green Scene: Alpine’s new park approved

Wildflowers bloom early in Anza-Borrego

Granny flat ordinances

Grossmont Hospital stroke center

Healthcare heroes nominees sought by Grossmont Healthcare District

Weather: warm and windy

Tribal Beat: Indian Child Welfare Act brief filed

Cottonwood Sand Mine meeting set

Joe Mackey heads East County Chamber

Dehesa School gets Chinese exchange students

*Newsmaker interviews:  Al Senati, War Victims Group, and Ramiro Sandoval, Hermanos Unidos Sin Fronteras, on efforts to help Iraq War refugees and rebuild Iraq

Monday, February 4, 2019


Storm totals

Supervisors okay temporary migrant shelter

Santee affordable housing

Green Scene: Santee CSA report

Jobs Talk: Heartland seeks firefighters and paramedics

Capitol Report: Susan Davis committees announced, Hunter barred from committees

Crimebeat: DNA solves La Mesa Police cold case sword murder

Crimebeat: School bus assault sentencing

Hot air balloon lands in Ramona

Hiker’s body found on El Cajon Mountain

Kayaker drowns in San Vicente Reservoir

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Fruit rcalls

Paycheck Fairness Act: Public News Service

Wildflowers blooming in desert

Bookshelf (rerun): Diana Lindsey, Sunbelt Publications and guide book author

Ready, Set, Grow:  gardens for hummingbirds and butterflies

Winter alerts

Friday, February 8, 2019 – rerun of 2/4

Monday, February 11, 2019


Laguna Mountain snow

Capitol Report: State of Union 2019

Green New Deal (Public News Service)

Crimebeat: Commercial burglaries in East County

Police shootings bill in Sacramento

Cajon Valley school violence concerns

People Power:  Recliners donated to Julian firefighters

SDG&E helps furloughed workers

Consumer alert: BMW vehicle fires

Destination East County: festivals and events

Bookshelf (rerun): Amanda Matti, local author and former Iraqi translator

Friday, February 15, 2019 – rerun of 2/11

Monday, February 18, 2019


Capitol Report:  Trump emergency declaration

Campaign finance bill

ACLU suit over police records disclosure bill

Lemon Grove Councilman Arambula assault claim disputed in suit

Crimebeat: Gun trafficking sweep of Leo Hamel’s estate; Capt. Garmo on leave from Rancho SD Station amid federal probe

Stabbing arrest in El Cajon

Jogger killed in Spring Valley

Gov. Newsom withdraws National Guard troops

People Power: SDSU asylees’ letters project

Supervisors sue Trump administration over asylees

*Arts and Music interview: Diego Rodriguez, musician (original composition)

On the Road: Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Competition (rerun)

Home safety tips

Friday, February 22, 2019 – rerun of 2/18

Monday, February 25, 2019


Capitol report:  Migrant family separations—judge and Democrats weigh actions

Storm damage reports

Storm damage at Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine

Kawasaki disease on rise locally

Green Scene: Campo Wind farm proposal draws concerns

Convention of States:  local conservatives get organized

People Power: Valentines for the homeless

Carbon monoxide poisoning in Potrero

Horse rescue in Descanso

Rollover crash in Boulevard after Border Patrol pursuit

On the Road: Campo Stone Store (rerun)

Daily news (Public News Service): N. Korea nuclear threat and more

PNS: Green New Deal

PNS:  Paycheck Fairness Act

Sounds of History: Dick Pennock, Pacific SW Railway Museum in Campo (rerun)

Wildest Jobs: Lakeside Rodeo clown (rerun)

Friday, March 1, 2019 – rerun on 2/25/19

Monday, March 4, 2019


Cajon Valley destroys recordings of public meetings

Green Scene: SDG&E time of use rates

County to study community choice energy option

Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District Measure A: voters to decide whether to abolish last volunteer fire dept. in county

Capitol Report: House may block Trump emergency declaration

Ranchita fire station staffing

Snow skier rescued from lake on Mt. Laguna

Parks bill expands (Public News Service)

Crimebeat: Sexually violent predator Alan Earl James may be released in Jacumba

PNS Daily News: Trump approved Kushner security clearance, Congress to subpoena records, SNAP help

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Storm damage survey

Wildest Jobs: Lakeside Rodeo Clown (rerun)

Friday, March 8, 2019 – rerun of 3/4/19

Monday, March 11, 2019


PNS Daily News: Manafort sentencing, net neutrality, and more

Snow forecast

Cold breaks records, drought ends

La Mesa actions on homelessness and housing

Lemon Grove community garden to open 3/30

Santee seeks a brand

Police records ruling

Newcastle disease warning for bird owners

Youth of Year applications

Destination East County: festivals and events

Green Scene: Supervisors study community choice energy option

Bookshelf interview (rerun): Anat Tour, children’s author

Tax help

Dig Alert

Parks bill to expand Joshua Tree (PNS)

Friday, March 15, 2019 – rerun of 3/11

Monday, March 18, 2019


Westboro pickets planned at high schools in El Cajon and Spring Valley

Highway 94 construction

Green Scene: Jacumba Valley Ranch solar project

Earth Day in State Parks

Crimebeat: Ring helps LMPD solve crimes

Carjackers caught

Children’s Nature Retreat vandalized

Clover Flats restoration

*Newsmaker interviews: Henri Migala and Vicente Rodrigue, Aguilas del Desierto

Child abuse prevention

Friday, March 22, 2019 – rerun of 3/19

Monday, March 25, 2019


Capitol Report: Trump veto

Julian Measure A passes, fire dept. to dissolve

Painted lady butterflies migrating through region

National Guard to fight fires in CA

West Nile Virus in Lakeside

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Lemon Grove teachers controversy

Newsmakers rerun: Roberto Alvarez, Lemon Grove school integration case

Friday, March 29, 2019 – rerun of 3/23

Monday, April 1, 2019


Governor declares state of emergency for wildfire prevention: Crest and Guatay on list

Westboro counter-protests: love triumphs over hate at Monte Vista and Cajon Valley schools

Mosque fire in Escondido

Crimebeat: Predator Alan Earl James released in Jacumba

Child lurer in Santee in silver convertible

San Miguel Fire moves to district elections

KNSJ Transmitter fundraising message

Health alerts: avocados recalled, hantavirus in Boulevard, mumps at SDSU

College admissions scandal – CA legislature addresses

Literacy tutors needed locally

*Newsmaker interview: Bob Frank, attorney for disabled, suing San Diego over dockless scooters and bicycles

Destination East County: April events

PNS: Toxic cosmetics ban proposed in CA

Ready, Set, Grow: Butterfly and hummingbird gardens

Friday, April 5, 2019


Aeiramique Glass-Blake runs for Congress

Potato Chip rock parking planned

Green Scene: SDSU river restoration

Earth Day volunteers for state parks

Arts/Music: Blacksmith mural in Ramona

Judge Sabraw honored by SD Bar Association; reunited immigrant families

KNSJ transmitter donation message

April Fools pranks

Crimebeat: Hit and run driver pleads guilty

Destination East County: festivals and events

*Newmakers: Paul Kruze and Miriam Raftery, ECM editors, discuss resignation of Ben Kalasho and Cajon Valley school district public records controversies

Community health centers (Public News Service)

Grilling safety tips

Monday, April 8, 2019 – rerun of 4/1 show due to editor’s vacation

Friday, April 12, 2019 – rerun of 4/5 show due to editor’s vacation

Monday, April 15, 2019 – rerun of 4/1 show due to editor’s vacation

Friday, April 19, 2019 – rerun of 4/5 show due to editor’s vacation

Monday, April 22, 2019 – rerun of 4/1 show due to editor’s vacation

Friday, April 26, 2019 – rerun of 4/5 show due to editor’s illness

Monday, April 29, 2019


Poway synagogue shooting: courage in the face of cowardice

Sri Lanka Easter bombing kills Lakeside man’s son, 11

Measles outbreak in Los Angeles

Meningococcal disease at SDSU

 Arts/Music: East Count Performing Arts Center renamed Magnolia Performing Arts Center

Alpine Elementary my get some high school classes

Karl Strauss brewery project back on track in Santee

PNS: Teacher shortage

PNS: Education tax credit oversight

Destination East County: festivals and events

West Nile Virus season, county health warns

Sounds of History: Helen Stoddard, La Mesa suffragist leader (rerun)

Bookshelf (rerun): interview with Matt Pallamary, Shamanic author

Note: Shows also include station identifications, public service announcements, and closing credits.



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