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OurJanuary 2019 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 interviewed Daniel and Stephanie Boethin, activists who led efforts to stop a parole office from opening on Mt. Helix, as well as Al Sanati from the War Victims Group and Ramiro Sandoval with Hermanos Unidos Sin Fronteras, on their efforts to help Iraqi refugees and rebuild Iraq. We also reported on top issues including impacts of the federal shutdown, local government actions, winter weather impacts, a controversial sand mind proposal, and top local events.

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.

 Read more and listen to our January shows.  Click here for the index and scroll down for audio links below.


Friday, January 4, 2019

Weather: Cold and windy

State cancels parole office plans in La Mesa/Mt Helix

Green Scene: Court tosses out County of SD's climate action plan

Cottonwood sand mine petition

Pine Valley fire station opens

Public News Service: Gov. Newsom's child-friendly agenda

Kalashos in mediation over fraud and defamation case

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Holiday highway fatalities

Arts and Music: East County Performing Arts Center opening delayed

On the Road: Campo Stone Store

Home safety tips

Monday, January 10, 2019


Capitol Report: Pelosi sworn in as House Speaker. Government shutdown continues

Ammar Campa Najjar to run again for Hunter’s seat

Matt Rhan to run for Hunter’s seat

Local government report: La Mesa, El Cajon and Santee Council agenda highlights

New Year’s Eve fatalities in Jamul

Santee man dies in patrol car

Library fitness classes

Wind and fire safety tips

Public News Service: Trump threatens national emergency and other top news

Obits: East County leaders lost in 2018

Sinkhole in Spring Valley

Bookshelf: Lynne Morgan Spreen, author of Dakota Blues (rerun)

Public News Service: Gov. Newsom’s pro-kid plans

Monday, January 14, 2019


Flash flood warning

Weather bulletin

Public News Service: Poll on shutdown, prisons impacted, border aid trial

La Mesa Police officer exonerated by report, public and council members voice concerns

Jamul Flooding

Dangerous flu strain

Newcome budget addresses healthcare

Green Scene: shutdown takes climate sites down

Crimebeat: Release of sexual predator Quarles blocked; kidnap attempt in Santee

Art and Music: Mission Trails concerns move to new venue

Jacob named chair of Supervisors

Jacumba Hikers on hiatus

Border Patrol sues over shutdown without pay

Destination East County: top festivals and events

PNS: CA lawsuit over endangered species

Library fitness classes

Sounds of History: Vacqueros (rerun)

Monday, January 21, 2019


Shutdown halts controlled burns in East County

Shutdown impacts CalFresh

PG&E to file for bankruptcy

Supervisors vote on shelter for asylum seekers

Green Scene: Alpine new park approved

Supervisors vote on granny flat regulations

Crimebeat: Phone store robbery foiled

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Newsmaker interviews:  Daniel and Stephanie Boethin, activists who led effort to stop a parole office from opening on Mt. Helix

Monday, January 28, 2018

Public News Service: Shutdown ends, but is another looming?

Calif. Senator Kamala Harris runs for president

D.A. announces human trafficking education

Grene Scene: Alpine’s new park approved

Wildflowers begin blooming early

Supervisors vote on granny flat regulations

Sharp Grossmont Hospital stroke center

Healthcare Heroes nominees sought

Weather: warm and windy

Tribal Beat: Indian Child Welfare Act brief

Cottonwood sand mine meeting set

Mackey to head up East County Chamber of Commerce, for now

Dehesa School gets Chinese exchange students

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

All shows also include station IDs, credits, and may include public service announcements.


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