NEWS & COMMUNITY
KOCT News Release for Thursday, February 4, 2016
Honoring the Late Robert Nanninga
On Your Community Channel
KOCT – Your Community Television Channel will honor the late Robert Nanninga by replaying some of his edgy environmental television programs, as well as the poetry tribute, “Robert Nanninga Remembered”, held March 12, 2009 at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas.
Robert Nanninga died on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2009 of pneumonia at age 45. Nanninga and his life partner, Keith Shillington, co-owned the now defunct E Street Café. It was a popular hangout for poets, musicians, and community leaders. Bob was well-known for his newspaper column in The Coast News, “Observations from the Edge”, and as host for the Full Moon Poets poetry slam.
KOCT will air: Observations from the Edge, Selling Out and A Creek Story – three environmental television programs he co-produced with independent filmmaker Tom Reeser. Excerpts for Bob’s TV shows and a video of the opening of the E Street Café precede the poetry and music performed in his honor in “Robert Nanninga Remembered”.
KOCT is available on Cox Cable in Oceanside, and via AT&T’s U-Verse TV service country wide (Channel 99). KOCT streams its programming ‘live’ on KOCT.ORG by clicking Watch KOCT 19 at the top of the home page.
The programs will be aired on KOCT, Channel 19 on the following days and times:
Thursday, February 11th at 7 pm
Friday, February 12th at 8 pm
Saturday, February 13th at 9 am
Sunday, February 14th at 8 pm
The tribute will also be available as Video On Demand via KOCT.ORG under the Specials section.