Bowditch Scholarship fund was established by Ida Bowditch upon the passing of
KOCT’s founder, Bob Bowditch in 1989. Every year annually KOCT awards a
small scholarship to Oceanside or El Camino High School graduates whose intent
is to have a college major in communications or media studies. Our
2014 Scholarship Recipient is Joshua Montiel from El Camino High School. In his
application he wrote “A good film takes you into the story and lets you become
a character; you begin to feel the emotions as if you are part of the film
itself. It distracts you from everyday stress and worries. For the length of
the film nothing else exists but the story you are taking part in”. Watch for Joshua’s appearance on a future
Oceanside Spectrum when he will be interviewed by Spectrum Host: Elaine Swann!
KOCT’s founder, Bob Bowditch
Speaking of Elaine Swann her
latest book “LET CRAZY BE CRAZY” (you can
order her book on her website) has just
been published and it contains practical examples, tips and advice on
the perils of what she calls “Crazy Folk.” Whether in our professional
environments or family and personal relationships, they exist. Swann gives
sensible guidance on:
to identify Crazy Folk, How to get rid of toxic Crazy Folk and How to deal with
the Crazy Folk in situations where we have no choice, such as work, in
volunteer organizations and with family members. Elaine is currently on a
coast to coast tour including appearances on television stations all across the
county. As you can tell we are Crazy about Elaine who, by the way, will be our
host at our June 12th Open House and Forum.
Host, Elaine Swann
- Next week, Tuesday June 3rd is Primary Election Day. What will the results
mean? Will incumbents lose and be forced to fight for their office in the
November election or did they slide to victory over their aspiring
challengers? For insightful analysis you’ll want to tune to next Thursday Nights (June 5th- 6 pm / Channel 18) Journalist Roundtable where our
first two guests will help in our Election Dissection. Our first guest will be
Francine Busby-the Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and our
second guest will be the Treasurer of The Republican Party of San Diego County.
Both will discuss the outcome of the June primary at both the local and
Our other two guests will discuss two important subjects in
the news: Health Care and the decommissioning of San Onofre Power Plant.
Chris Van Gorder is the President & CEO of Scripps
Health—his path to CEO is an unusual journey and Scripps has many health
facilities in North County. He’ll discuss changes in health care since the
passage of the Affordable Care Act and Scripps plans for health care in North
Our last guest will be Councilmember Jerry Kern who is a
member of the newly formed Community Engagement Panel which is looking into
issues related to the decommissioning of the San Onofre Power Plant.
Our Journalist for next week JRT will be Host Kent Davy,
KPBS’s Alison St. John and the Managing Editor for The Coast News, Tony Cagala.
Don’t miss JRT- “It’s Good TV”!
- Finally don’t forget to mark your calendar for Thursday, June 12th from 4pm to 6:30 pm. KOCT is inviting everyone interested in touring your community channel to our annual Open House and Forum! (more in next week’s Community Connection)
Save the Date-June 12th