Monday, July 27, 2015

New programs on KOCT!


KOCT’s camera crews and editors have been very busy and  they want to share to share their efforts with you! Oceanside High School Spectrum has just been edited and features interviews with Dr. Ron Pirayoff, the Principle of Oceanside High School. Lou Fosnut, OHS Counselor and Dr. Jim Fosnut, OUSD Consultant were also interviewed. Finally the talented host for the program, Robert Rasul interviews retired CIF Championship Coach John Carroll. Thanks to KOCT volunteer Maya Maryvilla for her awesome editing efforts!

Juneteenth 2015 was another annual community event our camera crews attended. Host Elaine Swann finds out about the origins of this event and meets an amazing saxophone player too.

Filipino Cultural Celebration 2015—This years Filipino Celebration was well attended and remember that it's easy to share these brief programs with friends by sending this link to them. They can watch KOCT programs on their computers, smart phones and tablets or the old fashion way: by tuning to KOCT channel 18. You can check out our easy to use Program Guide by clicking here.

The KOCT crew recently attended the event How Can You Reduce and Recycle. Held at the El Corazon Senior center, the event promoted conservation and sustainability. It included water and energy conservation and everyday things we can do to reduce waste. 

KOCT ‘s camera crew also attended the North County Water Summit at the Vista Civic Center. The topic was “The Reality of Today’s Water Issue-Solutions Through Innovation.

So make sure to tune in to KOCT to catch our Newsbriefs and the Water Summit. The best way to stay tuned to community events, topics and cultural celebrations is to watch KOCT-Your Community Channel. 

Friday, July 17, 2015


Early this year KOCT was pleased to receive $3,000 from the City of Oceanside Arts Commission to produce three short programs about Oceanside’s thriving Arts & Culture activities. KOCT is matching the Arts Commissions’ funding and the first program has just been completed by KOCT talented Producer/Editor Peter Bonscher.  Our goal with this grant series is to highlight some of the other non-profits arts programs that were also funded by the Oceanside Arts Commission. 

Crew Member Addison Wolf preparing for the shoot.

The Arts Commission grant has helped kick start a new program by the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside called, Art of the Masters, which provides kids an opportunity to delve deeper into the contributions of world renowned artists throughout history, helping to solidify the Club’s commitment to educating the youth of today for the needs of tomorrow.

Director Jodi Diamond of the Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside

 The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside have been offering after school and summer programs for North County youth since 1952.  KOCT is pleased to be able to highlight this new arts program.  The great thing about our VOD or Video On Demand service is that it’s easy for you to share programs like this with others AND watch the programs on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

KOCT’s Editor Peter Boncher and Crew Member Addison Wolf interviewing Jodi Diamond

Peter has done a great job kicking off this new grant series and it follows the great news we received last week for another program in our Arts and Culture series:  The “18th Annual Inter-Tribal Powow” has won a 2015 Hometown Media Award—a national and very competitive video competition.  That program was funded in part by a grant from the Oceanside Charitable Foundation and is another good example of the spotlight that KOCT is shining on our local community. Stay tuned later this summer for more in our ongoing Arts series and remember: KOCT is Your Community Channel!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

2015 Hometown Media Award Winner!

We are proud to announce that KOCT is a 2015 Hometown Media Award winner! The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best Community Media Programming of 2014, KOCT’s program “18th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow” was the winner in the Access Center Professional category of   Community Events- Parades/Festivals.

18th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow” funded by the Oceanside Charitable Foundation and KOCT.

The Producer of the program was KOCT’s Angela Miranda who also shot some of the footage. The Videographer was   Angela Wong and the Grip was Tamara Ilich. The program was edited by a talented college intern during the summer of 2014.  Editor   Brandee Wyse is a Native American who shared her talents with KOCT, learned new editing skills and is continuing her education at California State Long Beach.  

KOCT’s Station Manager Jacob Rush will receive the  award  at the 2015 Hometown Media Awards Celebration on August 13th in Pasadena. This celebration is being held in conjunction with the 2015 ACM Annual Conference.

KOCT is a community television station that gives young people real world experience—but as you can see from the following shot bios of this  award winning team—they have a wealth of experience and education that they share with KOCT too :

Production Supervisor, Angela Miranda

KOCT's Production Supervisor, Angela Miranda, graduated from Cal State, University of Los Angeles with a B.A. in Telecommunication and Films.  Angela has been and still is a mentor of film to High School students. She worked previously as an Assistant to the Director of Reel Rasquache Film Festival (Latino Film Festival) in 2009. Angela is a good example of a KOCT employee with multiple video production skills: including camera, editing, audio, graphics design and producing (Oceanside Spectrum).

Production Team Supervisor, Angela Wong

The Production Team Supervisor, Angela Wong, graduated from Ithaca College in 20125 and studied Cinema Production.  She moved to Oceanside and joined KOCT in July 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing. She hopes to start her own film production company in the future. 

Production team member, Tamara Ilich
Tamara Ilich, a KOCT Production team member, attends MiraCosta College and has had a year internship at the station.  She loves to dance hip hop/break-dance and make short films in her free time.  She has participated in several studio and on location productions.  She hopes to transfer to Cal State Fullerton for Video Production. Tamara is proud to be a part of the KOCT Production Team.

Editor, Brandee Wyse
EditorBrandee Wyse sent KOCT this bio update: I began at KOCT as an intern during the summer of 2014. Eager to take the opportunity, she spent her very first day entrusted with editing footage for the Mission San Luis Rey Inter-Tribal Powwow. By summer's end, the project was complete, and today, she is incredibly grateful to her community station for giving her such an opportunity. 
Outside of KOCT, Brandee has competed in national film competitions and won awards from San Diego's IVIE Film Festival, the Girl’s World Expo, and the Gulf Island Film and Television School in British Columbia, Canada. She has studied Telecommunications in Film and Television at California State University Los Angeles, recently working in associate producing and stage management positions for plays while directing, shooting, and editing short films with her peers, and will now transfer to Cal State Long Beach to complete her degree in their selective program, Narrative Production. Congrats on the win, and thank you again for such a great summer last year! Cheers! ~Brandee~