A weekly blog from Tom Reeser, KOCT’s Executive Director
Oceanside Spectrum is one of the only programs on television that allows local non-profits the opportunity to publicize their needs, promote their fundraising events and inform the public about the good work they do in the community.
Local media is often overshadowed by the thousands of media choices now available to viewers – hundreds of TV channels and thousands of internet distractions compete for limited attention spans. But the good work that KOCT performs is not just in its local focused programs but also in the unique services it provides.
For example, each year for the past decade, KOCT has been producing two special High School Edition Oceanside Spectrums with video students from El Camino and Oceanside High School. These special programs allow local students to take a crash course in camera operation, floor directing, hosting and directing – taught by KOCT’s professional staff. And the public benefits by watching programs for, by and about our local high schools and their teachers and events.
Sharon Strong teaches video production at El Camino High School and Frank Zimmerman for Oceanside High School. Many of their students return after graduating to work at KOCT and gain real world experience in the competitive field of communications.
These shows are now being edited by the students and will air on KOCT beginning in May. These programs will also be available for viewing on your iPad, smart phone or computer as Video On Demand!
So stay tuned!!