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.  

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