Random Pixels

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

Gerald Hampton

Gerald Hampton with visitor to KOCT's 2016 Open House

Congratulation to KOCT board member Gerald Hampton.   

Gerald  was named as the 2017 recipient of the City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award at the annual commemoration celebration hosted by the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP and the City of Oceanside on January 16, 2017.  The Community Service award is an annual award given to a resident of the City of Oceanside or MCB Camp Pendleton who exemplifies the ideals and teachings of Dr. King and who has served the community in volunteer activities over a long period of time.  I first met Gerald when he served on the Cable Commission.

Gerald, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps member  , and has been a long-standing member of the North County chapter of NAACP.

Former Oceanside City Councilmember Sam Williamson, Sr. passed away on January 8th at age 81. KOCT worked with Sam on many productions including the building of the Heritage House during the 1988 Centennial Season—I remember Sam was a ‘can-do’ kind of guy and watching him  jump on to a construction BobCat and helping to prepare the site where the house was being built. Sam was also featured in our story of the Oceanside Rose Float and Civic Center documentary.   

KOCT is replaying a Living Legacies featuring Sam

Here is the schedule for the Living Legacies episode featuring Sam Williamson.

Channel 18 - 8:00AM & 8:30PM

Monday (1/23) Wednesday (1/25) Frid...ay (1/27)

Channel 18 - 8:00AM & 8:30PM

Tuesday (1/31) Thursday (2/2)

You can also watch the episode on your smart phone, tablet or computer by clicking below.

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Sam Williamson

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