Thursday, March 10, 2016

North County Economic Summit 2016

A weekly blog from Tom Reeser, KOCT’s Executive Director

Thanks to a generous grant from Tri-City Medical Center KOCT was able to roll its high-definition Mobile Studio to cover an important North County event. KOCT provided four camera coverage of the 3rd annual North County Economic Summit held on March 2nd at the La Costa Resort.

Mark Vitner, the Wells Fargo Managing Director and Senior Economist presented a forecast on national, state and regional data and trends. BW Research President Josh Williams presented a North County Perspective.
There was also an informative panel on Work, Housing and Transportation. This quality of life panel was hosted by KOGO radio’s George Chamberlin.  Alison St John, KPBS’s North County Bureau Chief was in attendance and reported that Carl Morgan, chief professional officer of the North County Economic Development Corp., said one reason for the difficulty in attracting middle-class jobs is lack of affordable housing.  She noted that “The BW Research Report showed more than a third of North County residents commute more than half an hour to work. Fewer than two percent use public transit, while 87 percent drive alone.“

KOCT will air this program throughout the month of March and April on both KOCT Channels 18 & 19. We have also posted the program as Video on Demand.

Event Photos provided courtesy of David Sumaya with dmzvisual

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Programming on KOCT

A weekly blog from Tom Reeser, KOCT’s Executive Director

Check out the wealth of new programs coming to KOCT beginning March 7th!
Peter Bonscher with WAVE Awards
KOCT’s Peter Bonscher is a multi-talented KOCT staff member who Produces, Edits and records Voice-Over narration. In his ‘spare’ time he produces the monthly KOCT program schedule—filling two television channels with a variety of programs—24/7!  And he has a lot of interesting programs on the schedule this spring:


d captionOne of your favorite programs Oceanside Spectrum (with vivacious host Elaine Swann) has been added to the daily afternoon schedule at 3pm, Monday through Friday on Channel 18.  
Also on channel 18, on Tuesday and Thursday, Your Sanctuary: Waterways (Monterey Bay Aquarium programs) plays at 2:30 pm, and Curiosity Quest (kid-focused Eco program at 3:30pm. Curiosity Quests has programs on water reclamation, trash free challenge and organic farming to name a few examples.

On Sunday mornings Peter has put together a lineup of issue oriented programs on KOCT- channel 18: 
7:00 am – Journalist Roundtable
8:00 am – This is America and the World (US ambassadors positioned around the world talk about their jobs and America’s role in the world)
8:30 am – Global Connections TV with Bill Miller -- GCTV explores and covers diverse world issues such as hunger, poverty, security, economic development, energy, world health, migration, war, human rights, tolerance and international trade.  Oceanside has three active Rotary Clubs as does Carlsbad and Vista—Rotarians might find it of interest that host Mr. Miller helped develop international education programs at the local level and the “Rotary Day at the United Nations Program.” He was President of the Frankfort Rotary Club (2000-01) and was the Rotary District 6710 Governor (2003-2004
9:00 am – Conflict Zone—This new program focuses on the planet’s zones of conflict
9:30 am – Quadriga -- International journalists, commentators, discuss one of the week's major talking points. The panel of foreign correspondents and German journalists clash on key political, business and cultural topics in the Quadriga studio in Berlin. Sparks are sure to fly as they debate the controversial issues dominating the global news agenda.

KOCT is proud to air this unique line-up of programs. These shows cannot be found anywhere else on your dial—just like the many local programs that KOCT produces for, by and about our unique North County Community.