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Our July and August 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 newsmaker interviews included Eric Lund with the East County Homeless Task Force, 50th Congressional district candidates Josh Butner (ex- Navy Seal) and Andrew Velt  (Sheriff sergeant), La Mesa Interfaith Council’s Nancy Ryan and Suellen Treadwell on an International Day of Peace, and Mission Trails Regional Park ranger Rebecca Smart on dog safety for local trails. Plus we covered hot issues locally and nationally that impact people in our region.

 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 July and August shows:

Monday, July 3, 2017

Rerun of Jun 30, 2017 show for 4th of July weekend

Friday, July 7, 2017


Healthy California Act killed

Jamul casino-area crashes raise concerns among residents

Crimebeat: Drive-by shooting in Spring Valley

California’s large-capacity ammo ban blocked by court

Impeachment march in San Diego

Travel ban partially reinstated by Supreme Court

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Newsmaker: Eric Lund, East County homeless task force

Monday, July 10, 2017


Capitol Report: Sanctuary crackdown bill

Charter schools:  court rulings

GUHSD lawsuit over public records

People Power: Sgt. Parker, ex-search and rescue leader, battles brain cancer

Arsonist in Trails Fire

Newsmaker: Glenn Jensen, candidate for 50th Congressional District (rerun)

Friday, July 15, 2017


Capitol Report:  Trump Jr’s meeting with Russian lawyer

Public News Service:  New healthcare bill has same problems as earlier measure

Trump sued over his Twitter account

Affordable Housing Act advances in Calif.

D.A. candidate Genevieve Jones Wright announces run

Hepatitis A deaths in San Diego

Fire season is looking bad

Drones warning from Cal Fire (PSA)

Inmate firefighter dies after Lakeside accident

Crimebeat: La Mesa bank robbery

La Mesa physician’s license revoked

Destination Eat County: top festivals and events

Alfred Olango birthday march and rally

Sports: SDSU Josh Hill coach

Charter school ruling

On the Road: Jacumba Desert View Tower

Cool Zones (County PSA)

Cristiano Ronaldo soccer star’s twins born at Grossmont Hospital

Monday, July 18, 2017


Court expands “close family” definition  in travel ban

Capitol Report: Healthcare bill opposed by insurers and governors

House approves sex trafficking bill

Housing crisis in San Diego worsens

Supervisors Agenda includes body cameras and affordable housing

Judge denies Arambula restraining order

Spring Valley Planning Group has two vacancies

Green Scene: :Calif Attorney General.asks House to oppose weakening water standards

Public News Service: Economic argument to save Calif. national monuments

Unclaimed county tax refunds

Crimebeat:  County seeks owners of stolen items

Bookshelf: Coyote Moon (rerun)

Sounds of History: Dick Pennick, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum (rerun)

Emergency tips for fire season

Friday, July 22, 2017


SPJ awards: ECM wins four more

Public News Service: Russia probe expands to Trump businesses; Dream Act reintroduced, top science appointee is not a scientist

Homeless sue San Diego

Crimebeat: Attempted murder of El Cajon officer

El Cajon Police start fund to help Iesha Booker, woman who helped downed officer

Kidnap suspect arrested in El Cajon

La Mesa to weigh becoming sanctuary for ferrets

Supervisors approve body cameras for Sheriff officers

Psychiatric help online

Lost dogs: 24 remain in shelters after July 4 fireworks

Green Scene: Calif. Attorney General asks house to vote no on weakening water quality

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Julian fiddlers:  Shira Ellison and Matt Hartz perform fiddle historic tunes in public domain

Campo Old Stone Store (County News Service)

Owners of stolen items sought

SDG&E reminds public to call before you dig

Monday, July 25, 2017

Capitol Report: Can President Trump pardon himself?

Lawsuits filed against Trump over Election Integrity Commission

Newsmaker: Josh Butner, ex-Navy Seal running in 50th Congressional District

Lost Fire update

Friday, July 28, 2017


Capitol Report: McCain kills Obamacare repeal

GOP seeks to gut consumer financial protection Bureau

Outsourcing Animal Services considered by County

Women are burning burkas in Raqqa

Community clean up days

Hunger on campus bill signed by Governor

People Power: Rotary holds shoe drive in La Mesa

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Julian fiddling renaissance: rerun

ECPD gets help for homeless mom for who saved officer

Roomba rumble

Monday, July 31, 2017


News highlights

Interview: Andrew Zelt, Republican/sheriff officer running in 50th Congressional District

Friday, August 4, 2017


Capitol Report: Mueller update, Russia sanctions signed by Trump

Wasserman-Schultz aide arrested for fraud

Transgender military ban announced by Trump

TSA has new rules for small electronics on planes

Mexico tainted alcohol warning for travelers

La Mesa hearing Aug. 8 on apartments proposed at Little Flower Convent site

Crimebeat: Peeping Tom at Macy’s Grossmont Center

Wild weather:  rain dance

People Power: Shoes needed for homeless kids at East County Transitional Living Center

Julian-Cuyamaca Fire district may dissolve

Gloria Chadwick suspends Congressional race

Lemon Grove celebrates 40th anniversary:  “The Way We Were”

La Mesa City Council may change meeting time and considers gateway sign

Toddler drowns in La Mesa pool

Big rig crash on State Route 125 in  La Mesa causes fatalities

Green Scene: Bees rebound

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Cool Zones (County PSA)

Community cleanup days

Hunger on campus bill signed by Governor

On the Road: Jacumba Desert View Tower

Monday, August 7, 2017 (heard on stream only due to lightning striking transmitter)


Lightning strikes KNSJ transmitter

Capitol Report: RAISE Act

Public News Service: Covered California premiums to rise

Sky lanterns, illegal in California, seen in Lake Morena village

Tribal Beat: Los Coyotes tribe announces cannabis venture

Fundraisers for big rig crash victims

Green Scene:  Trek county parks with Google

Green Scene: Rangers on wheels

San Diego Unified to save emails for only one year

Wong’s Golden Palace in La Mesa suffers fire damage

Healthcare clinics focus on prevention

Tarantulas turn out locally

Zika travel warning issued

Lightning repair PSA for KNSJ

Destination East County

Barona Pow-wow:  Bonnie La Chappa interview (rerun)

Medical marijuana bill in Congress

On the Road: Desert View Tower, Jacumba

Lightning strike repair PSA for KNSJ

Friday, August 11, 2017 – rerun of last show

Monday, August 14, 2017

aired on stream only due to transmitter damage)

United the Right

Councilman Kalasho countersues beauty pageant contestants

Green Scene: Visit county trails with Google

Shrinking airline seats

Newsmaker interview: Rebeca Smart, Mission Trails Regional Park ranger, on dog trail safety after deaths on Cowles Mountain

On the Road to Julian: gold mining and more (rerun)

Back to school safety tips

Olympics to come to Los Angeles

Friday, August 18, 2017

 La Mesa Councilwoman Kristine Alessio quits Republican Party

Racists in Trump cabinet

Councilman Kalasho files discrimination lawsuit against El Cajon

California sanctuary cities lawsuit

Grant Theft Avo: avocado thief sought on Mt. Helix

Pot shop robberies

County apps for your cell phone

Clear the Shelters day at County animal shelters

Green Scene: County climate action plan

Newsmaker Interview:  Rebeca Smart, Mission Trails Regional Park ranger, on dog trail safety after deaths on Cowles Mountain

Destination East County: top festivals and events

On the Road: Lake Jennings tipis (rerun)

Monday, August 21, 2017


SANDAG director resigns

Rural residents complain of inadequate notice by county on meetings

Ambulance services

Councilman Kalasho files discrimination complaint against El Cajon

Little Flowers Haven apartment projects: La Mesa City Council deadlocks

East County Dining Club nonprofit benefit (PSA)

Sand to Snow monument saved (Public News Service)

Tribal Beat: Coyote Christman, body of long missing Santa Ysabel man, found

Minorities drive growth in rural areas (Public News Service)

Green Scene: County climate action plan

Sounds of History: Lemon Grove’s 40th anniversary: Helen Ofield, Lemon Grove Historical Society does dramatic reading of “Driving Out the Snakes”

Destination East County:  Top festivals and events

East County Dining Club (PSA)

RAISE Act criticized as racist (Public News Service)

County apps: Tell Us Now lets you report potholes, graffiti and more

Back to school safety tips

Friday, August 25, 2017


Hate rallies cancelled across country

Eclipse Fire

Shriners lose court ruling over camp on Mt. Laguna burned in Chariot Fire

Marijuana fires

Helix Water Board to form advisory board

Green Scene: Climate committee dumped by Trump

Jamul Casino liquor license hearing set

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Newsmaker: Long rider Lisa Long (rerun)

County App: Tell us now

Sounds of History: Lemon Grove Anniversary, Helen Ofield reads “Driving out the Snakes”

Campo’s Old Stone Store (County News Service)

Monday, August 28, 2017


Extreme heat alert

Capitol Report: Joe Arpaio, controversial AZ former sheriff, pardoned by Trump

New San Diego District Attorney prioritizes hate crimes

SDPD Chief Shelly Zimmerman to retire

Crimebeat: Flasher in Santee

Skate park crime in Lakeside

Green Scene: Mission Trails Regional Park expands

Grid reliability concerns (Public News Service)

Health center cuts by Congress

Cell tower siting to be made easier by  Hueso bill, communities object

Newsmakers: Peace Day: Nancy Ryan and Suellen Treadwell, Interfaith Council of La Mesa

On the Road: Fiddling Renaissance in La Mesa

County App: Tell Us Now

Voter verification cards sent by Registrar of Voters

Note: All shows also include intro music, station identifications, PSA for East County Magazine nonprofit news, and closing credits.

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