2015 Hometown Media Award Winner!

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 “



 Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow” was

the winner in the Access Center Professional category of   

Community Events- Parades/Festivals.



 Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow”

funded by the Oceanside Charitable Foundation and KOCT.

The Producer of the program was KOCT’s 



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


Brandee 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! ~


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