Set Your DVR’s for next week’s ‘live’ Journalist Roundtable program!

You’re going to want to watch next weeks Journalist Roundtable and at the end of this article I’ll show you just how easy it is to set your Digital Video Recorder (DVR) to do so—even a week in advance.

On Thursday night, February 5th from 6 pm to 7 pm on KOCT’s channel 18 we’ll have a ‘live’ JRT featuring an interesting and informative series of guests:

  • Donna Gilmore who founded the website and organization San Onofre Safety will talk about the recent decision to approve long-term storage of spent fuel waste on the site of decommissioned San Onofre power plant.
  • Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall will share with us the Carlsbad council’s short and long-term plans and projects for 2015.
  • Tom Missett will discuss his Digital Sign proposal and provide his reflections on the death of Melba Bishop.
  • Alice Jacobson, Publisher of the Seaside Courier, will talk about her monthly newspaper that serves our coastal communities.  This segment is a continuation of our ongoing series about the many local on-line and traditional papers that are filling the community news void that has occurred because of the demise of the North County Times.
JRT with former Carlsbad Mayor Bud Lewis

How to record KOCT shows using Cox’s Digital Video Recorder. A) - tune to KOCT channel 18. B) - push the red RECord button. C) - a menu will pop on your screen—click “Create a manual recording…” D) - using the white circular arrow buttons slide over to Day(s) and scroll down to Thu. 2/5. E) - scroll over to start time- 6 pm and stop time 7 pm. F) - finally click the Yellow Triangle ‘Accept’ and you’re done!

Another way to watch is to go to KOCT.ORG and click on Video On Demand and scroll down to the Journalist Roundtable box. We post each new show by the following Monday (in this case Feb. 9th) so you can watch on your computer, tablet or smart phone. 

Oceanside Council

Oceanside Council approx 1987

BREAKING NEWS: Beginning with our March 5th Journalist Roundtable our Video On Demand program will be in High-Definition!! That means our on-line version will be of higher quality than our Cox Cable version. (Cox does not provide their high-definition service for any PEG (public, education, government) channels.)

If you can stream or connect your computer or have a smart television with an internet connection you will be amazed at the quality of our signal and the new technology that makes this possible. Bob Bowditch, the WWII veteran and retiree that helped found KOCT, would be amazed at the advances we have made. Our first mobile studio was a small trailer parked in the back of the old civic center and we could not provide live coverage of those meetings: Instead we would have to edit a two-hour ‘best of’ (don’t laugh) city council meeting program. We would then have to hand deliver those ¾” U-matic tapes to the cable companies head –end for them to replay. We’ve made a lot of progress so take advantage of this new technology and watch a KOCT program on your home computer today.

Bob Bowditch and 1988 City Council Camera Crew

And don’t forget to watch next week’s Journalist Roundtable on Thursday, Feb. 5th at 6 pm-it local programming at its best.

JRT Hosts Kent Davy, Alison St John and Logan Jenkins

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