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Our June and July 2018 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews, click here or click "read more" and scroll down. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

We covered the June primary races, wildfires in East County, efforts to help West Fire survivors, controversies involving El Cajon Councilman Ben Kalasho, the fight to save the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District, major land use controversies, and more.

Our newsmaker interviews included  Dana Law who hiked the Pacific Coast trail, Rebecca Tasker, a straw bale home builder with Simple Construct, along with homeowners of a straw bale home and SDG&E’s Helen Gao on help for energy efficient building, East County Chamber president Eric Lund on the Passport Through Time event, 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 March, April and May shows below:

Friday, June 1, 2018


Commencement speakers at Grossmont and Cuyamaca College

El Cajon animal shelter opens

Green Scene: bark beetle bill

Underground power lines hearing

Firefighters and flapjacks

Voting ballot drop-offs for June primary

Router hacks

GOP now minority party in CA

Agricultural Report (PNS): Bayer-Monsanto merger


Newsmaker: Renee Owens, Wild Zone Conservation (rerun)

Monday, June 4, 2018 – rerun of June 1 show

Friday, June 8, 2018


Election outcomes:

Gubernatorial race: Newsom vs. Cox

Statewide offices

Ballot measures

Feinstein v. DeLeon  Senate race

Environmental Justice on ballot measures

Campa-Najjar v. Hunter in November

Munoz beats Lund for school board

Elia v. Voepel in November

Judicial outcomes

Republicans sweep four countywide seats

** Newsmaker: Eric Lund, Passport Through Time event

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Animal shelter opens

Recycle Fire in Campo

Green Scene: bark beetle bill

El Cajon to underground some power lines

On the Road: Desert View Tower, Jacumba (rerun)

Fireworks linked to seizures

Public News Serivce: Report records seized, G8 summit, unwanted guns, and more

Cool zones

Monday, June 11, 2018: rerun of June 8 show

Friday, June 15, 2018


Concrete blocks on freeway: alert

RV homeless lawsuit moves forward

SUV crash tests

Wildfires: PG&E may face criminal charges

Lakeside missing man

Capitol Report: preexisting medical conditions

Volcano relief teams from San Diego IRT

Destination  East County: Top festivals and events

Newsmaker: Dana Law, hiked entire Pacific Coast Trail

June 18, 2018: Rerun of June 15 show

June 22, 2018


Public News Service: GOP postpones immigration bill, gun control issues, calls to fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

Child detention center in El Cajon

Trump child-parent separation order

Ratepayer issues

People Power: Lakeside homeless mom gets help

Crematorium rejected in El Cajon

Rottweiler dog attacks in La Mesa

Green Scene: Backyard wildlife/national pollinator week

Destination East County: top festivals and events

People Power: kitten rescued

Crimebeat: Escaped inmate firefighter captured

Lemon Grove homicide investigation

Agricultural report: Crops report from county

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

Grilling safety tips

June 25, 2018 – rerun of June 22 show

June 29, 2018


Public News Service:  Justice Kennedy retires, ICE protests

San Diego judge rules immigrant family separations must stop

Supreme Court issues labor ruling

County budget has increases for homeless, housing

CPUC denies SDG&E pipeline project

Drone grounds helicopter in Santee fire

Marriott opens in El Cajon

Public News Service: Newspaper shooting, Roe v. Wade threatened

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Agricultural report: county crops report

La Mesa photo contest

Campfire safety

On the Road: Julian Fiddle Contest (rerun)

Monday, July 2, 2018


Public News Service: Senator Collins won’t approve justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade

State attorneys general sue over predatory lending

Heat wave

CPUC denies SDG&E pipeline

Census: kids’ count report in CA

Supervisors’ budget includes increase for housing and homeless

Destination East County: top festivals and events

*Newsmakers:  Straw bale home construction—Rebecca Tasker from Simple Construct, homeowers Susan and Brian Fallgren, and Helen Gao from SDG&E

Cool Zones

ECM volunteers public service announcement

La Mesa photo contest

Grilling safety tips

4th of July thoughts

America the Beautiful by the Marine Corps band

Friday, July 6, 2018


Heat wave: local waterfalls closed

Immigration protest

Injunction protects 75,000 dreamers in CA

4th of July special: Interviews with founding fathers

Newsmaker interview: Dana Law, hiker who walked entire Pacific Coast Trail (rerun)

Monday, July 9, 2018 – rerun of July 6 show

Friday, July 13, 2018


West Fire recovery resources

Heartbreak and heroism in West Fire

Injured firefighter Mike Vaccio

Judge deems facts “true” in Councilman Kalasho civil suit over sexual harassment and fraud; Kalasho attacks reporters

Storm warning

Crimebeat: Meth busts

Truck driver rescued

La Mesa bridge from village to wine/beer hub

Green Scene: Public News Service-pesticide concerns

Food scraps to energy proposed in Lakeside

Zero emission vehicle challenge

Destination East County

Public News Service: FBI testimony, opioid epidemic, National Hispanic Day

Cool zones

Ready, Set, Grow: butterflies and hummingbirds (rerun)

Monday, July 16, 2018 – rerun of July 13 show

Friday, July 20, 2018


Should Kalasho be censured?

ECM editor Miriam Raftery and reporter Paul Kruze win Society of Professional Journalists’ Gloria Penner award for reporting on Kalasho threats

Speakers call for Kalasho to resign

Alpine Community Foundation helping West Fire survivors

People Power: West Fire benefit Aug. 18

West Fire: more ways to help

East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts provided best warnings during West Fire

Julian Fire District: Emergency appeal seeks to put measure on Nov. ballot

Public News Service: Putin to visit U.S., CA healthcare rates rise, climate crisis

Destination East County: top festivals and events

Weather: storms and high heat forecast

Thunderstorm safety tips

Power grid alternatives: Cal Matters

El Cajon seeks veterans of the year nominees

La Mesa bridge to connect downtown village restaurant row to wine/beer area

Monday, July 23, 2018 – rerun of July 20 show

Friday, July 27, 2018


State ballot measures

Local offices: candidates needed

West Nile Virus in Santee

Hate crimes forum: Capt. Garmo was victim of a hate crime

CA Democrats ban donations from private prison companies

Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside gathers signatures

Julian firefighters seek emergency appeal regarding ballot measure

Cinnamon Fire

Destination East County: Top festivals and events

Feds restore healthcare payments

Wset Fire survivors benefit planned

Public News Service: Cohen says Trump knew of Trump Tower Russia meeting, Microsoft protestes, 3D gun blueprints

Bookshelf: Peggy Snyder, Cognitive Workout author (rerun)

Cool Zones

Note: All shows also include station IDs and credits.

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