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LISTEN NOW: OUR RADIO SHOWS FOR JANUARY-MARCH 2024 ARE NOW ONLINE

May 14, 2024 --Our radio shows from January through March, 2024 are now online. 

Highlights included coverage of the January flood and flood relief efforts, the March primaries, interviews with veterans and visitors at the “Wall that Heals”  memorial in El Cajon, author interviews, interviews with La Mesa activists concerned over the city banning remote public comments, coverage of the Water Conservation Garden’s financial challenges, AT&T’s effort to end land line telephone service, updates on national stories including the presidential race and the Israel-Hamas war, as well as local issues ranging from homelessness to crime to people making a positive difference in communities.

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. Note: Station is currently off the airways due to storm damage to transmitter, but you can listen live online at https://news.knsj.org/wp-content/themes/cryptocurrency-exchange/popout-player.php or via the TuneIn app on your cell phone.

Note: Some shows were reruns; original run dates are listed below. Shows also include station IDs and public service announcements.

For links to listen plus an index with topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down. Audio links are below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)

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CHINA BOY, A WORK THAT TRANSCENDS TIME

Author Gus Lee interviews with Anat Tour, host of East County Magazine Show’s “Bookshelf” feature on KNSJ

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January 8, 2024 (San Diego’s East County) -- In an engaging conversation with esteemed American author and ethicist Gus Lee, Anat Tour, host of East County Magazine Radio Show’s “Bookshelf” on KNSJ Radio,  explores the depths of Lee's captivating novel, China Boy.  A best-selling author with many notable books, Lee's illustrious career includes serving his time at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his role as West Point's Chair of Character Development, and acting Deputy Attorney General.

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LISTEN NOW: OUR RADIO SHOWS FOR AUG.-DEC. 2023 ARE NOW ONLINE

December 31, 2023 --Our radio shows from August through December 2023 are now online. 

Highlights included coverage of Tropical Storm Hilary, the supervisorial special election, local representatives’ responses to the Israel-Hamas War, the e-billboard  controversy in La Mesa, financial troubles forcing cancellation of the Mother Goose Parade, interviews with GUHSD candidate Jay Steiger and CVUSD candidate Alex Welling, and Cailey Underhill from Solar Rights Alliance on efforts to repeal the utility tax.

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. Note: Some shows were reruns; original run dates are listed below. Shows also include station IDs and public service announcements.

For links to listen plus an index with topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down. Audio links are below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)

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KNSJ RADIO HOSTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA ON NOV. 11

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 29, 2023 (San Diego) – Tickets are now on sale for KNSJ Radio’s 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 11.

The East County Magazine Radio Show is one of the station's flagship programs, covering East County news and issues as well as regional topics and more. KNSJ, which broadcasts from Descanso, also features a wide variety of other locally hosted shows.

The gala event will celebrate all that San Diego’s community Network for Social Justice has achieved in the past decade, as well as highlight the station’s future commitment to defend democracy and create community through independent media. The festive evening will include dinner, live music, dancing, poetry readings, videos, and special presentations.


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HEAR OUR RADIO SHOWS FROM JANUARY TO APRIL 2023

May 29,2023 -- Our radio shows from January through April 2023 are now online. 

Highlights included interview with Supervisor Joel Anderson over ICE dropping migrants off at the trolley in winter, human trafficking victim and advocate for survivors Kathi Torres on how to protect young people locally, Bob Gam on how his parents survived the holocaust, Dilkhwaz Ahmed, License to Freedom, and Bob Gam, Co-chair, Welcome Home, on helping refugees and asylum seekers; Bill Powers on the County’s Regional Decarbonization Framework, Clovis Honore, Grid Alternatives and Green New Deal Alliance on the future of solar energy in Calif., Amie Zamudio and Joanne Standlee: Housing 4 the Homeless on hospitals dumping homeless and seniors on streets, plus highlights from a heated hearing in Alpine on closure of Loveland Reservoir after extreme draining and other top local issues.

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. Note: Some shows were reruns; original run dates are listed below. Shows also include station IDs and public service announcements.

For links to listen plus an index with topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down. Audio links are below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.) 

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KNSJ IS BACK ON AIR AFTER ANTENNA REPLACEMENT

By Susan Taylor

Miriam Raftery contributed to this report

 

May 21, 2023 (Descanso) -- You might not know that KNSJ 89.1 FM, the station that brings you East County Magazine’s radio show, broadcasts from atop Monument Peak in the Laguna Mountains, a 90-minute drive from its studio in City Heights.  A drive to the mountaintop will reveal its beautiful site and fantastic view, but the location can also wreak havoc on cell and radio towers.  Last year’s severe winter storms battered the station’s antenna with ice, knocking it off air for weeks.

The good news is that the antenna has been replaced and listeners can resume hearing their favorite shows.

Transmitter replacement was no easy matter and involved money, brave climbers, and a need for constant maintenance.  Martin Eder, CEO of KNSJ, hired Soelberg Construction Company to do the work.  Owner Victor Soelberg and his two sons shimmy up antennas when repairs of this type are needed, which can be quite frequent. Eder and two other volunteers with the station supervised and tested the reception from the control room next to the antenna before driving down.


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KNSJ ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY OF ITS NEW STUDIO SATURDAY, MAY 20

By KNSJ Staff

May 19, 2023 (San Diego) -- KNSJ, San Diego’s radio network for social justice, announces an open house of its new studio from 10 am-3 pm Saturday, May 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.  Lori Saldaña, former Speaker of the California House will be the official ribbon cutter opening up the new studio.  Located inside the Employee Rights Center at 4161 Home Avenue in San Diego, the new studio will be open to its friends, listeners and supporters who have helped make KNSJ’s vision a reality, as well as welcoming the general public to the open house.  From 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., KNSJ will be broadcasting live, taking calls, serving refreshments, and connecting with its most valuable resource:  members of the listening community.

East County Magazine's Radio Show airs on KNSJ and EMC's editor/producer Miriam Raftery will be among those broadcasting live on Saturday from the new studio.


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LISTEN NOW: OUR RADIO SHOWS FROM JUNE-DECEMBER 2022 ARE NOW ONLINE

Our radio shows from June through December 2022 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  

Highlights included interviews with Supervisor Joel Anderson on the dumping of asylum seekers at local transit stations, environmental activists on the draining of Loveland Reservoir, Lemon Grove residents working to reopen their recreation center,a Water Conservation Garden expert on monarch butterflies, women’s rights advocates on the overturning of Roe v. Wade,  El Cajon officials on homelessness concerns, as well as candidates running for offices across East County (published pre-election in our Politics section) 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.

Note: Some shows are reruns; original run dates are listed below. Shows also include station IDs and public service announcements.

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LISTEN NOW: OUR RADIO SHOWS FROM JANUARY-MAY 2022 ARE NOW ONLINE

Our radio shows from January through May 2022 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  

Highlights included interviews with candidates for Sheriff, opponents fighting to stop the Cottonwood Sand Mine, Joseph Rocha, who is running against Congressman Issa, and an SDSU professor on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We also covered actions by local city councils and supervisors, opening of a new park in Spring Valley, a visit to the Water Conservation Garden, protests over abortion rights and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, top festivals and events, and much more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Note: The station is currently off air due to transmitter damage, but you can use the TuneIn app to listen to KNSJ online until the damage is repaired. Our shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Note: Some shows are reruns; original run dates are listed below. Shows also include station IDs and public service announcements.

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KNSJ BACK ON THE AIR AFTER COSTLY STORM REPAIRS, COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE NEEDED

By Elijah McKee

February 4, 2022 (Descanso) - Did you know that East County Magazine produces and airs a show twice a week on the radio? You can hear our daily news coverage and more on KNSJ 89.1, the one and only community public radio station serving East County.


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GREG PALAST, INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, HOLDS VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR FRIDAY, JULY 17 ON “HOW TRUMP STOLE 2020” WITH SAN DIEGO’S KNSJ RADIO

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July 16, 2020 (San Diego) -- Greg Palast, internationally-known investigative journalist, will be making a virtual appearance in San Diego for KNSJ 89.1 FM community radio on Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m.  According to KNSJ general manager Martin Eder, “This is an exclusive interview in San Diego and a fund raiser for KNSJ.  Greg Palast is on tour with his latest book, ‘How Trump Stole 2020. Greg is a no-holds-barred journalist.  He is exactly the kind of watchdog our democracy has to have to survive.  Friday Greg will tell us in detail what his investigations have found.” 

Tickets for this exclusive virtual event can be reserved on KNSJ’s Facebook page.  Tickets are by donation.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Larger donors will be mailed a copy of Palast's book and other premiums to support local community radio KNSJ.


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LISTEN NOW: OUR RADIO SHOWS FOR JANUARY THROUGH APRIL 2020 ARE NOW ONLINE

Our radio shows from January, February, March and April 2020 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show. Click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  

Our newsmaker interviews included Supervisorial candidates Steve Vaus, Joel Anderson and Kenya Taylor (Vaus and Anderson will run off in November), Congressional candidates Sara Jacobs, Georgette Gomez, and Ammar Campa-Najjar, and Santee mayoral candidate Stephen Houlahan. Our news coverage included the COVID-19 pandemic, shut-downs and relief efforts, andmore.

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.

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OUR JULY, AUGUST AND SEPT. 2019 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

Our radio shows from July, August and September 2019 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  

Our recent interviews include Jack Shu and Janet Castanos, advocates for police oversight in La Mesa, Krista Powers with the Mt. Helix Foundation, Waran Arsan with Youth Build, Ammar Campa Najjar, Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional district, Cory Briggs, candidate for San Diego City Attorney, and La Mesa Councilman Bill Baber on the city’s community choice energy and cannabis legalization actions.

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.

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LISTEN NOW: OUR MAY AND JUNE 2019 RADIO SHOWS ARE ONLINE

August 25, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our radio shows from  May and June 2019 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click here or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below the index. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  Our recent interviews include Sierra Club leader Peter Anderson on risks posed by developments in fire-prone rural areas, La Mesa Councilmembers Kristine Alessio and Colin Parent on regional transportation issues, and actor Victor Contreras on BonitaFest and San Diego’s 250th birthday celebration.

We also covered hot issues including affordable housing, the Poway synagogue shooting, a local mountain lion attack, the future of La Mesa’s farmer’s market, a vacancy on the El Cajon Council, and the corruption charges facing Congressman Duncan Hunter as well as top events.

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.

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LISTEN NOW: OUR FEB., MARCH AND APRIL RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

May 14, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our radio shows from January through April 2019 are now online.  For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click  here, or click the "read more" link and scroll down for audio links below. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.)  Our recent interviews include Aguilas del Desierto volunteers on searches for lost migrants, attorney for the disabled Bob Frank on his lawsuit against San Diego over dockless scooters and bicycles, musician Diego Rodrigeuz on music in schools, as well as Al Senati and Romero Sandoval on efforts to help Iraqi immigrants  and rebuild Iraq.  We also covered top issues such as the Cottonwood Sand Mine, a ballot measure to dissolve Julian’s fire department, local actions on homelessness, 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 but had fewer shows in January due to the station being off-air due to heavy snow that destroyed the transmitter. You can still listen live online via the TuneApp  The station is asking for donations to buy a new transmitter with a cover to protect it from snow and ice. You can donate by clicking here.

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KNSJ RADIO NEEDS FUNDS AFTER ICE STORM DAMAGES ANTENNAE

By Miriam Raftery

March 29, 2019 (Descanso)—The worst ice storm in decades knocked East County’s nonprofit community radio station, KNSJ 89.1 FM, off the air for weeks, damaging its antennae atop Mt. Laguna. East County Magazine’s radio show airs on KNSJ, along with many other local and national shows providing independent news, views, music and culture.

Thanks to a board member’s $5,000 loan, the station is back on the area—but urgently needs donations recoup those costs for repairs and buying an ice shield, as well as thousands of dollars in more equipment recommended to improve reliability, boost the signal and prevent future disruptions during emergencies when people need news most.

You can help KNSJ’s “people powered radio” station by making a donation at www.KNSJ.org/donate.


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LISTEN NOW: OUR JANUARY 2019 RADIO SHOWS ARE ONLINE

OurJanuary 2019 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.) We interviewed Daniel and Stephanie Boethin, activists who led efforts to stop a parole office from opening on Mt. Helix, as well as Al Sanati from the War Victims Group and Ramiro Sandoval with Hermanos Unidos Sin Fronteras, on their efforts to help Iraqi refugees and rebuild Iraq. We also reported on top issues including impacts of the federal shutdown, local government actions, winter weather impacts, a controversial sand mind proposal, and top local events.

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 but had fewer shows in January due to the station being off-air due to heavy snow that destroyed the transmitter. You can still listen live online via the TuneApp  The station is asking for donations to buy a new transmitter with a cover to protect it from snow and ice. You can donate by clicking here.

 Read more and listen to our January shows.  Click here for the index and scroll down for audio links below.

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LISTEN NOW: OUR JUNE AND JULY 2018 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

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.


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LISTEN NOW: OUR MARCH-MAY 2018 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

Our March, April and May 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).

Our interviews included wildlife biologists Tommy Hough and Renee Owens on their adventures in the field and conservation efforts, Sheriff Bill Gore, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, legal thriller novelist Teresa Burrell, judicial candidate Matt Brower, Assembly candidate  Larry Wilske, County School Board candidate Eric Lund, Victor Crosswaithe Contreras on a historical script-writing contest, and investigative journalist Greg Palast. (Note: candidate interviews were previously posted separately before the election and are now also available in complete show files.)

We also covered hot local, state and national issues including school gun violence, a lawsuit over powerline easements in East County, a lawsuit against  Lemon Grove Councilman Arambula , El Cajon Councilman Kalasho accused of false real estate filings, homelessness, the Trump-Russia investigation, family separations, La Mesa’s new farmer’s market, an initiative to limit growth in Santee, Earth Day activities and more.


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GREG PALAST TO SPEAK IN SAN DIEGO MAY 1ST AT SHOWING OF DOCUMENTARY ON “THEFT” OF ELECTION: HEAR OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

 

Our interview with Greg Palast originally aired on the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ 89.1 FM You can  listen now by clicking the audio link .

By Miriam Raftery

April 27, 2018 (San Diego) –  Acclaimed investigative journalist Greg Palast will be appearing and speaking at a showing of his award-winning documentary film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Case of the Stolen Election” on Tuesday, May 1st at the Joan B. Kroc Peace & Justice Center theatre at the University of San Diego (5998 Alcala Park, San Diego).

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PASSAGES: GLADYS PALAST 1921-2018, FIRST WOMAN IN COAST GUARD AND PROGRESSIVE ACTIVIST

 

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April 27, 2018 (La Mesa) --- Gladys Palast (1921-2018), a beloved mother, former La Mesa resident, progressive activist and military veteran, passed away Friday at age 96 in Kaiser Permanente Hospital.  A life-long activist for union, education and civil rights, she is survived by her son, journalist, author and film producer Greg Palast and her daughter, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Geri Palast. 

Gladys Palast was a union activist with SEIU and the San Diego Teachers Union.  Until the age of 80, she was also a school teacher in Los Angeles then San Diego.  She and her late husband, Gil Palast, were cofounders of the La Mesa Democratic Club and Activist San Diego, owner of KNSJ radio.

The first woman to enlist in the Coast Guard during World War II, she will be interred with full military honors at Miramar National Military Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 today at 11 a.m. along with the ashes of her late husband, Gil Palast. A celebration of her life will follow at 1 p.m. in the rec room at 6780 Mission Gorge Road in San Diego, where friends are invited to bring memories, stories and songs to share.


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OUR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2018 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE: LISTEN NOW

 

Our January and February 2018 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 interviews included Congressional candidate Shamus Sayed, Mandi Matti on efforts to help an El Cajon family after a fire, Brad Weber, publisher of La Mesa Magazine, former Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and Mark Jackson on the Save Our San Diego Countryside initiative, and Ramona mystery novelist Joyce Strand. Plus we covered hot issues including homelessness, power outages, immigration, marijuana legalization, actions of local councils, Congressional controversies, new parks in our region, and much 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 January-February shows:

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LISTEN NOW: OUR DECEMBER 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

Our December 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 interviews included El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Assembly candidate James Elia, and Sullivan Solar President Daniel Sullivan. We covered hot issues from efforts to reduce firefighters’ suicides to resources to help wildfire survivors, as well as charitable giving to help people in need over the holiday season.

 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 December shows:

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LISTEN NOW: OUR NOVEMBER 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

Our November  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 interviews included Don Harrison, author of 77 Miles of Jewish Stories,  Bob Hartsfield on Rotary Club’s music competition, and Dash McTavish of Food Not Bombs on protests against El Cajon’s ban on feeding the homeless in parks. Plus we covered top issues from wildfires and power outages to a major deal to save the East County Performing Arts Center.

 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 November shows:

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KNSJ RADIO TOWER DAMAGED BY LIGHTNING STRIKE

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 6, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – KNSJ Radio, 89.1 FM Descanso, has been knocked off the air by lightning hitting the transmitter during last week’s monsoonal storm. Funds are needed to help the station get back on the air.


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LISTEN NOW: OUR JUNE 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

July 22, 2017 (San Diego's East County)-- Our June 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 El Cajon’s new Councilman Steve Goble, Morgan Cook, the San Diego Union-Tribune Reporter named Journalist of the Year by the San Diego Union-Tribune for her investigation of  Rep. Duncan Hunter,  Glenn Jensen, a Democrat and information  technology specialist running against Hunter, and Dr. James Veltmeyer, a doctor with a conservative proposal for healthcare reform. Plus we had coverage on hot local, state and national issues. 

 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 June shows:

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SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS PRESENTS FOUR AWARDS TO EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo, left: Award-winning  journalists Rachel Williams, Rebecca Jefferis-Williamson, Jonathan Goetz, Miriam Raftery

July 20, 2017  (San Diego) – The Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter last night present four awards to East County Magazine at last night's awards banquet held at the Kona Kai resort, bringing ECM’s awards total to 101 since our inception in 2008. 

This year’s awards for our team, shared among five photojournalists, honored coverage of Border Fire controversies, the shooting of Alfred Olango and ensuing civil unrest in El Cajon, Syrian refugees, and ourradio broadcast of the Helix Water District candidate forum.


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LISTEN NOW: OUR APRIL 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

 

 June 25, 2017 (San Diego's East County)-- Our April 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 Dave Myers, who is running for Sheriff, 50th Congressional district candidates Pete Beauregard and Gloria Chadwick, and former homeless veteran John Ford, who now runs a pool safety company. We also covered top local, state and national news, from Earth Day activities to Women’s History Month to the border wall and immigration reforms.

 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 April shows:

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LISTEN NOW: OUR MARCH 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

June 3, 2017 (San Diego's East County)-- Our March 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).

We covered timely local stories, such as highlights from Rep. Duncan Hunter’s town hall and flooding after the heavy rains. Our newsmaker interviews included immigration attorney Steven Risnyk, Coast to Cactus guidebook author Diana Lindsay,  Dr. Fred Baughman on his theory that psychoactive drugs are causing deaths of young military members and veterans, filmmaker Mike Garcia on his documentary on the 50th Congressional district race, plus Bonnie Baranoff from La Mesa Conversations and Lois Knowlton from La Mesa First United Methodist Church on homelessness. 

 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 shows:

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OUR FEBRUARY, 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE: LISTEN NOW

 

May 20, 2017 (San Diego's East County)-- Our February 2017 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews, click here. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

We interviewed representatives from the International Rescue Committee and Survivors of Torture on impacts of President Trump’s refugee restrictions and travel ban,  Dr. Patrick Sullivan, an anesthesiologist suing Grossmont Hospital over patient privacy concerns, women’s rights advocate Bonnie Price,  SDSU climate scientist Walter Oechel on melting permafrost, and Victor Crosswaite Contreras on Twainfest, who performed a dramatic reading of bandito Joaquin Murrieta.  We also covered top East County issues as well as regional and national news headlines.

 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 February shows:

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