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We're catching up on our archiving, after getting through the primary elections and moving our office/studio. Our May podcasts are now online, including many candidates who will be on the November ballot, as well as interviews on issues ranging from firefighting job opportunities to legal tips for surviving disasters.

To listen to our May radio shows online now, plus see a complete list of interviewees and other content on each show in May,  click here.

The East County Magazine Radio Show airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on KNSJ 89.1 FM.

Audio files to listen to shows are at the bottom of this page, below the index of shows.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Drought report finds lowest groundwater levels in past 100 years

Brush fire on 125 near Sweetwater Reservoir causes evacuations

High winds cause power outages across East County

Grand Jury report identifies neighborhoods with long response times to emergencies

Sempra profits soar while ratepayers suffer rate hike

Deputies safe life of would-be jumper over State Route 67

More razor blades found in sand at playground by bay

Bill would give communities more input on release of sexual predators (Public News Service)

Bar issues ratings in 5 contested judicial ratings, rate 3 lacking qualifications

Interview:  John Valencia and Laurie Corbin, Foundation for Cuyamaca and Grossmont College on “Give the Dream” music video production

Destination East County

Viejas Wildfire Alerts public service announcement, East County  Magazine PSA, station ID

Public News Service-9 stories/national news

Grand Jury recommends expanding senior volunteer patrols to help law enforcement

Green Scene: Solar roadways prototype installed

Jobs Talk: Retirees starting businesses-Public News Service

Attorney for fire victims files claim against BLM, asserts BLM Jeep started Chariot Fire

Bilingual poll workers needed (PSA for County Registrar of Voters)

Station ID

Bookshelf: Paul Delancy, author of comedic books

Vines and Wines: Ramona Ranch Winery (rerun)

County offers lawnmower trade-in event

Closing credits


Monday, May 5, 2014

Interview with Michele Hagan, judicial candidate, on controversies over judicial ratings

Green Scene:  Judge finds hiker fees in Cleveland National Forest violate law

Agricultural Report: Deadly new virus wipes out 10% of all pigs in U.S.

Former SDG&E employee/whistleblower files wrongful termination lawsuit

East County Magazine public service announcement;  Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA, Station ID

Child bitten by rattler in Deerhorn Valley

Lawsuit filed against San Diego by medical marijuana patients

Immigrants face challenges to become citizens, Public News Service

Senator Boxer calls for stronger regulations at San Onofre to protect residents from spent fuel

Vermont poised to become first state to require labeling of genetically modified foods

Alpine resident creates tribute to victims of capsized Korean ferry

Capitol Report:  Republican Paul Ryan holds hearing on poverty, refuses to allow poor people to testify

Measures approved for June ballot

Station ID

Health report: link between diet and Alzheimer’s

Gambler arraigned on charges of cheating Barona Casino

East County Trivia Quiz

Home safety tips

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Closing credits


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newsmakers: interview with Carla King, judicial candidate in controversial race

Green Scene: Bill threatens future of community choice aggregates

Grand Jury identifies neighborhoods with long emergency response times (rerun)

Lawsuit filed against San Diego by Union of Medical Marijuana patients (rerun)

Tim Donnelly, GOP candidate for Governor, draws fire over racism, wins endorsement of Assemblyman Brian Jones

Report: large blocks of habitat must be preserved to save birds; Public News Service

Pilot has rough landing at Gillespie Field

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell speaks to ECM at Cal Fire press conference on Climate Change

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA, East County Magazine PSA, Station ID

Health report: Aging signs reduced in mice infused with young blood

El Cajon’s recreational department seeks teen volunteers for summer camp program (PSA)

Destination East County

Agricultural report:  Pig virus wipes out 10% of pigs in America (rerun)

Station ID

Vermont poised to become first state requiring label of genetically modified foods (rerun)

Ready, Set, Grow:  Watering tips

Court finds hiker fees in Cleveland National Forest violate law (rerun)

Alpine mom’s tribute to Korean ferry victims

Jobs Talk:  Older Americans launch businesses

Closing credits

Friday, May 9, 2014

(Did not air due to winds downing transmitter; show originally set for May 9 aired on May 12)


Monday, May 12, 2014

Cal Fire concludes Chariot Fire caused by BLM Jeep

Viejas Alert: High winds forecast; high fire danger

Newsmaker: Bill Pate on fraud allegations by Ocotillo Wind developer

Wildfire Awareness Week

Senator Marty Block voices outrage over school essay debating reality of Holocaust

Station ID

President Obama faces protesters in San Diego over pending TPP trade agreement and Keystone Pipeline

Station ID

Lorena Gonzalez introduces measure to provide sick days for CA workers

Local Government Report: This week’s top agenda items

Crimebeat: Sheriff’s Santee station seeks help to find robbery suspect

Viejas Wildfire Alert PSA

Volunteers needed in El Cajon to assemble playground at Wells Park

19 arrested for selling drugs on Internet

Closing credits


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Breaking news: Wildfires in North County and East County

Newsmaker: interview with Tony Teora, moderate Republican challenging conservative Assemblyman Brian Jones

East County Magazine PSA, Station ID, Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

San Diegan Toni Atkins sworn in as new Speaker of Assembly

Cal Fire finds Chariot Fire caused by BLM Jeep (rerun)

Jobs Talk: Gov. Brown introduces tax credits to keep companies and jobs in CA- and convince out of state companies to move here

Station ID

Bookshelf: Kenney Weissberg, author of Off My Rocker, producer of Humphrey’s on the Bay, and producer of “Music Without Boundaries” radio show

Closing credits

Friday, May 16, 2014

Updates: wildfires force evacuation of 125,000, schools closed countywide

East County Chamber warns of con artists preying on businesses, offers help for fire victims

Newsmaker: Nancy Kramer, Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival

19 arrested for drug sales online (County News Service)

Station ID

County’s new waterfront park opens: FDR’s granddaughter speaks

Ron Nehring, former SD GOP Chair and GUHSD member, running for Lt. Governor

Wells Park to get new playground in a day from KaBoom—with community help

East County Magazine PSA, Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA, station ID

Destination East County

Gonzalez introduces paid sick days bill, Public News Service

Marijuana dispensary in Lakeside burglarized

El Cajon seeks anchor tenants for East County Performing Arts Center

Station ID

Update on judicial race:  Keene’s billboards taken down by Clearchannel

Public News Service: important to preserve big blocks of habitat to protect birds

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

El Cajon Police shoot man trying to forcibly take his children from ex-wife

Chaldean –American Chamber launches fund for wildfire evacuees

Harlem Globetrotters to host clinics in East County and San Diego

Closing credits

Monday, May 19, 2014

Evacuations lifted in fires across county: damage reports and updates

Help needed for senior who lost home to fire in Campo

Call 211 for non-emergencies to keep 911 lines clear—more volunteers needed

Lakeside chips up brush

Sup. Jacob introduces bill to waive fees for fire victims seeking to rebuild; additional fire items on Supervisors’ agenda

Weather report: Wind advisory issued

Pine Valley soldier killed in Mideast

Memorial Day celebration planned at Wall of Honor in Alpine, flyover by military planes planned

Memorial Day safety tips

Station ID

Newsmakers: County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernie Dronenberg and his opponent, Susan Gwinn

Station ID Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA; ECM PSA

Jobs Talk: Brown seeks to bring jobs to CA

El Cajon seeks anchor tenants for East County Performing Arts Center (rerun)

Tribal Beat: Eric Runningpath, Native Ameican dancer (rerun)

Green Scene: SD Energy Foundaton seeks to launch a CCA to help ratepayers

Closing credits


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

No show file – did not air?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Governor Brown issues new budget with rainy day fund

ACLU report finds racial profiling by San Diego Police in traffic stops

Joint Arson task force established to investigate May wildfires

Agricultural report: Wasp combats Asian citrus psyllid to protect citrus crops

La Mesa accepting applications for 20 openings boards and commissions

12 more cases of pertussis in county, including 2 cases in East County schools

Term limits measure qualifies for La Mesa ballot—by just one signature

FLASH offers wildfire prevention tips

Kaiser hospital nurse saved woman from burning car,  is honored at Spirit of Courage Award

Station ID

Newsmaker: interview with Kenneth Kline, Calif. Western School of Law professor, on  legal lessons to learn from disasters

East County Magazine PSA/Station ID

Destination East County

Bookshelf: Dr. Zohreh Ghahremani, author of The Moon Daughter and Sky of Red Poppies

Closing Credits

Monday, May 26, 2014

Peevey gets peeved at CPUC hearing, tells ratepayer attorney to “shut up”

Pet jerky treats linked to illnesses

Newsmakers: Interview with Deputy District Attorney Terry Wyatt, candidate for District Attorney

Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine rescue 4 bears from North Carolina

Judicial candidate Ken Gosselin stirs more controversy over signs

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA, East County Magazine PSA, Station ID

Wildfires’ financial toll

Link between diet and Alzheimer’s (rerun)

Graffiti crackdown in El Cajon with new “Graffiti Tracker” software

Shooting suspect arrested in Borrego

May 27th is deadline to request mail-in ballot for June election(PSA for Registrar of Voters

East County Chamber warns about fire inspection scams

Sheriff seeks help to find missing man from Lemon Grove

Women legislators seek help for women, children in budget (Public News Service)

Station ID

President Obama visits Afghanistan on Memorial Day

Memorial service honors fallen peace officers

Green Scene: Legislation threatens community choice aggregates

2 San Diego Supervisors ask legislators to oppose AB 2145

Julian Gold Rush Days is this weekend

El Cajon seeks teen volunteers for summer camp program (PSA for El Cajon)

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Closing Credits


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Supervisor Horn, nonprofit to tax-dodging scheme

Green Scene:  23 cities sign petition against AB 2145, effort by  big utilities to crush opposition and make it harder for cities, consumers to buy clean and green alternatives

Capitol Report: Congresswoman Susan Davis leads delegation to visit servicemenbers and Afghan women on Mother’s Day

BonitaFest association votes to disband, cancel community events

Station ID

Jobs Talk:  Interview with Hermann Reddick, County Fire Authority and Chief Greg Griswald, Cal-Fire and CFA, on career opportunities in firefighting and the need to fill openings for stipend volunteers in rural stations

Station ID, East County Magazine PSA, Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Destination East County

Night fishing at Santee Lakes kicks off June 12

Update on animals rescued during wildfires and how to locate lost pets

Kumeyaay Campground reopens at Mission Trails Regional Park after City Council authorizes funding

Vehicle crashes into Omelet Factory restaurant in Santee

Viejas Wildfire Alerts PSA

Peevey gets peeved at CPUC hearing, refuses to answer questions on secret meetings with utility company over San Onofre shut-down deal

El Cajon opens new outdoor fitness park

Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine rescue 4 bears in North Carolina (rerun)

California puts out welcome mat for foreign tourists

Julian Gold Rush Days preview

Closing credits


 Friday, May 30, 2014

Shooting banned on federal BLM lands for rest of fire season

Poll workers needed for June election (PSA for Registrar of Voters)

Newsmakers: interview with Howard Katz, write-in Democratic candidate in 71st Assembly race

People Power: Rolando girl hosts “Cookies for a Cure” fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphomia Society

Viejas Wildfire Alerts Service, East County Magazine PSA, Station ID

Destination East County

Whooping cough cases top last year’s total in SD County

Night fishing at Santee Lakes kicks off

Ceremony honors fallen law enforcement duties on Memorial Day

Station ID

Interview with ECM high school interns Trevor Hill,  Jaden Jiminez, and Stevon Marshall

Green Scene: 23 cities sign petition against AB 2145 (rerun)

Viejas Wildfire & Emergency Alerts (PSA)

Closing Credits


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