KOTC non-profit community television
Next year KOCT will be celebrating 30 years of service to our north county community. KOCT, also known as Oceanside Community Television, is one of the only non-profit community television stations in San Diego County. KOCT started with a simple goal of recording and replaying Oceanside City Council meetings. However, their programming has expanded since then into every aspect of our north county community’s life and since 1984 they have produced thousands of programs.
KOCT’s value has been highlighted with the recent assault on local media. We’ve lost our local newspaper, the North County Times and its extensive coverage of North County. And while there are scores of websites, Facebook pages and Tweets about north county news and events there is only one local television channel with a clear focus on the north county community that we live, work and play in.
Where does KOTC air?
KOCT airs on Cox Communications exclusively in Oceanside and on AT&T county wide (channel 99 U-Verse). They are available in 80% of Oceanside homes (54,000) and have won local, regional and national awards for programming and services.
North County Talks
Unfortunately, KOCT did suffer severe budget cuts in the recession. To help offset those, they now offer a program called North County Talks where you can produce your own multi-camera, professional talk show starting as low as $500! For more information click here.
If you believe in the value of local media and support the mission of KOCT please attend their upcoming Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser on October 11th—Tickets for lunch are only $20 and if you can’t attend you can buy a ticket for a local military family instead. Click here for more information or call Sophie at 760-722-4433.