Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this



June 11, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our april 2016 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in April, click here or scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included Amber Albrecht from SDG&E on a new invention to help homeowners go solar affordably, Rev. Shane Harris with the National Action Network in San Diego on renters’ issues and police use of force, Lemon Grove Vice Mayor George Gastil, Stephanie Ortega from Promises to Keep, an organization helping foster youths, and more. We also covered hot issues from the Lakeside sand mine proposal to Earth Day’s climate change agreement, landmark legislation and much more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Audio links to hear shows are at the bottom of the page, below the index of shows.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Minimum wage raise goes to Governor

Covert Canyon halted

Clinton hypocrisy on “tone”

Trump campaign manager arrested

Redistricting hearings

Sounds of History: Peg Leg Liars Contest in Anza Borrego Desert

Destination East County: festivals and events

Newsmaker interview: Rev. Shane Harris, National Action Network in San Diego, on police use of force, renters’ rights and more

Monday, April 4, 2016


Zika test developed by Calbiotech in Spring Valley

Tribal Beat: New medical helicopter at Viejas

Sycuan saving water

Plane hits car: pilot from Jamul, roller derby player killed

Public News Service: AARP warns of IRS tax phone scams

Abortion laws/war on women heats up

Public News Service: public education unions celebrate Supreme Court decision

Newsmaker interview: George Gastil (part 1): Lemon Grove Mayor pro tem, on Lemon Grove issues and transportation

History Alive in Lemon Grove: Russians are coming!

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

Covert Canyon halted

Friday, April 8, 2016


Wisconsin primary victories

Public News Service daily news: Panama papers, Bill Clinton slams BLM protesters, Sup. Ct. nominee obstruction, climate change health impacts, ACLU suit over confiscating property from deportees, and more

Jobs Talk: CA Minimum wage law splits Chaldean business groups

CA birth control law

Newsmaker: Rev. Shane Harris, National Action Network San Diego (rerun)

Tribal Beat: helicopter at Viejas

Sports: Gulls clinch playoffs

Monday, April 11, 2016


Sanders wins Wyoming, Cruz comes to San Diego

Fumigation burglars busted

Housekeeper trafficking in El Cajon

Public News Service: rat poison bill

Public service announcement for nonpartisan voters

Lake Jennings photo contest

Padres Tyson Ross injured

Hiking with dogs: tips

Public News Service Daily News: Offshore tax havens, Pope’s changes and more

Vines and Wines: Principe winery (rerun)

Wildest Jobs: Rodeo clown (rerun)

Bookshelf: Joyce Strand, author (rerun)

Tax phone scams

Zika test

Friday, April 15, 2016 – did not run due to technical difficulties

Monday, April 18, 2016


Land lines threatened by bill in Sacramento

Rep. Hunter campaign finance violations alleged

Homeless man burned

Jobs Talk:family leave bill signed

GUHSD redistricting approved by County Board of Education

Campo fatal hit and run

Flasher at SDSU

Fire station measure on ballot

Fire season: Be prepared! County News Service

TedCruz rally highlights

Paul Ryan not running

71st Assembly race narrows: Leo Hamel drops out

Postage stamp price down

Alien life search: Facebook Founder and physicist

Nonpartisan voter info

Destination East County: festivals and events

Public News Service daily news: Ecuador quake,Supreme Court immigration case, North Carolina discrimination bill

Hike with dogs: tips

Bookshelf: Marni Freedman (rerun)

Public News Service: democracy springs protest

Friday, April 22, 2016


Public News Service: Earth Day signing of climate change accord

Earth Day climate records broken

Public News Service: Interior Dept. director Sally Jewel statement on national parks

New York primary results

Equal gender pricing bill

Harriet Tubman on $20 bill: Treasure Dept. approves

EmmaTurner, LMSV school board member, gets national appointment

Cal Fire PSA: firefighters surge

Goats are back in Lemon Grove

Vines and Wines: winemaking industry threatened

Sand mine Lakeside: changes proposed

Freeway shooting in Sp;ring Valley

Newsmaker: Stephanie Ortega, Promises to keep

Destination East County: festivals and events

Sounds of History: La Posta satellite dish is gone

Fire stations ballot measure in SD

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

PSA: Ready for wildfire: County and Cal Fire

Monday, April 25, 2016


Wild pig eradication is working

Green Scene: Lakeside sand mine changes proposed

Monte Vista High students work to stop hunger

Crimebeat: Lakeside homicide arrest; homeless man burning arrest

Horseback rider killed in fall after Lakeside Western Days parade

Registrar Michael Vu on voting: Q&A

Business report: iphone may ditch Qualcomm

Jobs Talk: Hispanic owned businesses show growth

Calif. News Service: Mosquito breeding

Vines and Wines:Ramona wineries win 25 international awards

Green Scene: KB Homes sued over stream pollution in Santee

Public News Service: Land and water conservation fund extended

Public News Service Daily News:  mass incarceration impacts, troops to Syria, autism study andmore

On the Road in Julian (rerun)

Sounds of History: La Posta satellite is gone

Friday, April 29, 2016


Senate debate wrap-up

Presidential primaries: Northeast results

Cruz names Fiorina VP candidate

Capitol Report: Supreme Court protects political speech for public employees

Smoking and marijuana bans at CSU and community college campuses approved by Assembly

Missing woman Christina Conej

Earthquake safety month

San Diego installs sharp rocks to stop homeless from sleeping under bridge

Green Scene:  La Posta lands acquired by Back Country Land Trust

Law Day

Destination East County: festivals and events

Baby rice: arsenic warning

Vegetables recalled

Newsmaker: Amber Albrecht, SDG&E, on solar invention

Bookshelf: Zomeh Ghahremani (rerun)

On the Road at Desert View Tower (rerun)

Vines and Wines: Fingerlake competition winners


Error message

Support community news in the public interest! As nonprofit news, we rely on donations from the public to fund our reporting -- not special interests. Please donate to sustain East County Magazine's local reporting and/or wildfire alerts at to help us keep people safe and informed across our region.