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Our October and November 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).

Our interviews included author Richard Carrico, Claudio Erickson of Unplugged Village, all four candidates for La Mesa City Council (previously published in our politics section) and discussion of the top issues across our region and our nation.

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 October and November shows below, or click here for the index:


Monday, October 1, 2018


Meningitis outbreak at SDSU

Paul Jacob, Supervisor Jacob’s husband, has died

Diplomas for deported high school seniors

Flash flood warnings

Public News Service (PNS): Calif. young parents need support

Newsmaker interview: Kamaal Martin, Lemon Grove Council candidate

Newsmaker interview: Jennifer Mendoza, Lemon Grove Council candidate

PNS: Kavanaugh FBI probe, toxic sites and more

Friday, October 5, 2018


PNS: Kavanaugh protests, deportations blocked, farm bill

Hunter attack ad earns “4 Pinnochios”

Kalasho threatens process server

Prop 1: Affordable housing initiative

Cajon Valley School Board hears complaints of bullying Muslim student

Deputies wear pink patches for breast cancer awareness

Dine for the Cure

Voter registration

Bike injury hit and run

Meningitis outbreak

Pharmacy drug take backs

ECM volunteers needed

Destination East County: top fesfivals and events

Sounds of History: Hurricane Kathleen

Old Campo Stone Store

Bookshelf: Mark Clement, horror writer (rerun)

Monday, October 8, 2018


PNS: Kavanaugh confirmed, national day of listening, farm bill stalls

Hurricane heads toward East Coast

Green Scene: Governor signs climate action bill; UN warns more climate action needed

Newsmaker interview: Jerry Jones, Lemon Grove Councilman

Newsmaker interview: Teresa Rosiak: Lemon Grove Council candidate

Breast cancer dine out night

Jobs Talk: Grossmont College Career Expo

Friday, October 12, 2018


Assemblyman Randy Voepel dodges debates

Weaver withdraws from El Cajon mayoral race

Kalasho signs defaced

Sounds of History: Sentimental Journey flight

Africa crash injures Santee grandmother

Iron worker killed in Spring Valley

Valley Fever spreads in CA

Padre Dam freezes water rates

People Power: Mother Goose food drive

Newsmakers: Julian Cuyamaca Fire Dept. issues (Chief Mike Van Bibber, Lori Foss, and Karen Kiefer) – rerun

Monday, October 15, 2018


Red flag warning: high fire danger

PNS: Journalist murdered at Saudi embassy, Florida hurricane damage, Medicare signups

Capitol Report: Medicare cuts in budget

People Power: Senior gift drive in La Mesa

Grossmont Healthcare grants for homeless and refugees

Ballot statements

Crimebeat: East County bank robbers, predator release in Jacumba

Lakeside sand mine battle

Sports: Jamacha trophy battle

Sounds of History: Sentimental Journey flight

Sports: SDSU v. UCLA soccer

Padre Water freezes rates

Alpine gag order re: high school

Home safety tips

Friday, October 19, 2018


Fire danger high, chiefs warn of worst year ever

Voter registration deadline Monday

Predator Quarles release approved in Jacumba

Hunter smears backfire

Scots need help: trailers stolen in El cajon

Destination East County

Newsmaker interview: Bill Wells, El Cajon Mayor, on his reelection campaign

Monday, October 22, 2018


Lakeside planners to hear sand mine Thursday

Santee candidates forum #1 highlights

Newsmaker interview: Charda Fontenot, La Mesa Spring Valley school board slate representative

Boy Scouts’ trailer thefts

Halloween ghost stories from East County

Friday, October 26, 2018


Bomb suspect caught

La Mesa Spring Valley closes several past polling locations

PNS: Court victory for immigrants with temporary protected status

Provisional voting

Newsmaker interview: Evlyn Andrade-Heymsfeld, Santee Council candidate

Mega Millions winner in Del Cerro

Coyote – not Wiley – rescued upside down off Ramona fence

Halloween ghost stories from East County

Destination East County

Boy Scout trailer thefts

(Monday October 29 was a rerun of Oct. 26)

Friday, November 2, 2018


Rep. Hunter’s lead shrivels in 50th Congressional district

Joel Scalzitti, mayoral candidate, has many tax liens

East County Magazine wins 2018 awards from San Diego Press Club

Kalasho legal bills: city won’t pay

Mountain Empire School Bond JJ

PNS: Birthright citizenship

Crimebeat: Jamul murder arrest

Newsmaker interview: Rob Nelis, Santee Councilman, on his reelection campaign

Newsmaker: Rudy Reyes, Santee Council candidate

Provisional voting

PNS: Election eve, immigration threats, Trump wants to end birthright citizenship but legal experts say this is unconstitutional

Destination East County

People Power: senior gift drive in La Mesa

Monday, November 5, 2018


Election updates in East County races

Newsmaker interviews: Santee Council candidates Zack Gianino, Laura Koval and Lynda Marrokal

Mountain Empire school board race

PNS: birthright citizenship

Hunter supports stripping birthrights from immigrants

Sounds of History: Sentimental Journey Flight

ECM wins San Diego Press Club awards

Turkey safety tips for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 9, 2018


Fire updates: Hill, Woolsey and Camp Fires

PNS: Thousand Oaks gun massacre, veterans unemployment issues

Capitol Report: House, Senate and Governor races; Sessions resigns

Statewide race results

Supervisors: 2 new faces

San Diego Congressional races: Levin and Hunter win

La Mesa Council: close races

La Mesa pot tax wins voter approval

El Cajon: Wells and Kendrick have big wins

Lemon Grove: incumbents win

Santee: incumbents beat anti-developer slate

Julian fire measures

State legislative races: East County seats

San Miguel Fire Board: incumbents win

State ballot initiative results

La Mesa Spring Valley School Board: women win seats

Anderson in tight race for Board of Equalization

On the Road: Julian Fiddle competition (rerun)

People Power: gifts for seniors in  La Mesa

Turkey safety tips

Monday, November 12, 2018


Camp Fire is deadliest in state’s history; updates on other fires

PNS: Florida recount, women in Congress in record numbers, preservation of historic sites

Power outage and evacuation tips

First flu death of season locally

SDG&E veterans grants

Landlords for vets and other homeless people needed

Newsmaker interview: Dilkhwaz Ahmed, License to Freedom, humanitarian award winner

PNS: CA teachers’ union pension divests from private prisons

Destination East County

People Power: senior gifts in La Mesa

Sounds of History: Sentimental Journey

Sheriff’s holiday watch

Friday, November 16, 2018

Rerun of Nov. 12 show, with added updates on Camp Fire and power outage impages

Monday, November 19, 2018


Hate crimes rising

Court orders CPUC to pay Aguirre’s fees

State Superintendent race flips: Thurmond now leads

Mayor Abed losing in Escondido

Petco bans chemicals in pet food

Dulzura shooting ban

La Mesa lawyer sentenced to prison

Santee movie theater: take two

Sounds of History: Pacific Southwest Railway Museum centennial

PNS: CA colleges admit too few blacks and Latinos

El Cajon Citizen of the Year

People Power: Alpine beautification

PNS: CA foster youths exceed national averages

Newsmaker: Dan Law, hiked Pacific Coast Trail (rerun)

(Friday, November  22, 2018 was a rerun show)

Monday, November 26, 2018


Help for migrants dumped on San Diego Streets

Border closed, tear gas fired

Winter storm warning

Julian special election

Green Scene: Cottonwood sand mind proposed

Romaine lettuce e-coli warning

Peanut allergies: new treatment

Check your receipts, county advises

Newsom to start as Governor with $30 billion surplus

Destination East County

PNS: Tear gas at border, farmers wary of tarde awr

Newsmaker: Bernard Maurcia, Seany  Foundation

Each show also contains station identifications and may contain public service announcements.



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