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  • Dave Congalton - 02/08/2016

    Cal Poly professor Michael Costello shares his experiences working in the recent Iowa presidential caucuses. Dave talks about the relationship between people and their dogs. Community Spotlight shines on Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo. Carl Hansen and Wendy Lewis report on the County Food Bank. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/05/2016

    Opponents to the Phillips 66 "oil train" make their case on the eve of the county planning commission meeting. Hometown Dentist Dr. Pam Dassenko pays a visit. Morro Bay writer Jack Smith has a story being made into a Hollywood film. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/04/2016

    Opponents to the Phillips 66 "oil train" make their case on the eve of the county planning commission meeting. Hometown Dentist Dr. Pam Dassenko pays a visit. Morro Bay writer Jack Smith has a story being made into a Hollywood film. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/03/2016

    Opponents to the Phillips 66 "oil train" make their case on the eve of the county planning commission meeting. Hometown Dentist Dr. Pam Dassenko pays a visit. Morro Bay writer Jack Smith has a story being made into a Hollywood film. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/02/2016

    Jack Hardy picks the winners and losers from the Iowa Caucuses. Roger Freberg shares his passion for collecting rare books. Meet some local artists involved in SLOPE. Community Spotlight shines on a big fundraiser for the Prado Day Center. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/01/2016

    Larry Davis explains the background on the Oregon standoff. Lance Parker reacts to recent store closures by Wal Mart. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave and Craig meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy chicken pot pie from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/29/2016

    Larry Davis explains the background on the Oregon standoff. Lance Parker reacts to recent store closures by Wal Mart. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave and Craig meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy chicken pot pie from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/28/2016

    Janna Nichols of the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition explains the challenges unfolding down in Grover Beach. Rick London of United Way pays a visit. Win free tickets to upcoming Cal Poly Arts shows. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/27/2016

    Activist Mila Vujovich-La Barre talks about height restrictions in downtown San Luis Obispo and previews the upcoming city planning commission meeting. Heidi Harmon explains the Bernie Sanders phenomenon. Who are you voting for in the District 3 supervisor race: Adam Hill, Dan Carpenter, or Debbie Peterson? Kevin Rice from SLO Integrity previews tomorrow night's candidate debate and analyzes the race. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/26/2016

    Restaurant server Lynn Ward talks about customer service. Don Lampson drops by with his guitar. Jim Davis previews upcoming concert by Symphony of the Vines. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/25/2016

    Dr. Michael Latner looks at the Iowa presidential caucuses with one week to go. Cameron Carpenter, organ player, returns to the PAC. Meet Michael Joseph, founder of "Ten Talks." Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/22/2016

    Caren Ray talks about her return to teaching and remembering the special teachers in our lives. Psychologist Elizabeth Barrett discusses the concept of Change and how to cope with change. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Craig and Dave meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy the Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/21/2016

    Karen Velie and Arroyo Grande mayor Jim Hill react to the new report outlining allegations of fraud and mismanagement at the South County Sanitation District. Steve Weiss pays a visit. Connie O'Henley previews upcoming shows at the Clark Center. Learn what's happening at SLO Toastmasters. Craig Hill joins Dave forLast Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/20/2016

    Richard Schmidt talks about salaries for city employees and other issues facing San Luis Obispo. Bruce Sanborn discusses the future of the Fremont Theater. Win free tickets to see Los Lobos at the PAC. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/19/2016

    Jim Seybert explains the controversy surrounding the renaming of landmarks in Yosemite National Park. Dr. Will Powers looks at the current state of race relations. Jack Greene talks about oil. Win free tickets to see Los Lobos at the PAC on Friday night. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. (*Note: Audio quality is poor)
  • Dave Congalton - 01/18/2016

    Dr. Michael Latner looks at the controversy surrounding Ted Cruz and U.S. citizenship. Dr. Don Ryujin discusses racism and the upcoming Martin Luther King barbecue. Joe Brittingham talks about the economy. Learn about the upcoming "Ten Talks" program. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/15/2016

    Middle East expert Sandra Gore Nielsen briefs us on the latest. Del Franklin and Stacey Warde pay a visit. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave meets the Pet of the Week and savors the Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/14/2016

    Lori French from Women for Fisheries discusses the plight of the local fishing community. Jack Stevens and Sean Donahoe look at the issue of medical marijuana and AB 266. Sam Cotton salutes the great Westerns of John Wayne. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/13/2016

    District Attorney Dan Dow defends himself against recent criticism by the Tribune and two local county supervisors. Attorney Guy Murray discusses legal trusts and wills. Christine Hill and Lee Ferrero update us on Lee's battle against Alzheimer's. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/12/2016

    Live coverage of the State of the Union Address begins at 6 p.m. What's your Powerball Winning fantasy? Let's talk about odds. Syd Carr pays a visit. Matthew Green updates us on Community Programs at Cuesta College. Bettina Swigger visits from Festival Mosaic.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/11/2016

    Chris Arend introduces his new anti-Hillary campaign. Gary J. Freiberg reacts to the death of rocker David Bowie. Dave visits with his high school radio teacher, Mr. Schultz. Michelle Jenkins visits from the Children's Museum. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/08/2016

    Today we begin our 25th season of local broadcasting. New chair of the county board of supervisors, Lynn Compton, pays a visit. Activist Julie Tacker looks at the mess within Arroyo Grande City Hall. Dave and Craig meet the Pet of the Week and veg out on quiche from Linn's of Cambria. Last Call, our nightly Open Line ends the show.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/07/2016

    Today marks my 24th anniversary on KVEC radio. Join us starting at 3:05 for James Sweetwater, the "Troubadour of Templeton," our resident restaurant critics Kathy Marcks Hardesty and Teri Bayus, plus special guest Dr. Steven Johnson, the retina specialist who has been trying for 14 months to save the vision in my left eye.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/06/2016

    Veteran newscaster Dick Mason returns to KVEC. He'll discuss the state of radio news and his recent battle with a local county supervisor. Long-time resident Marilyn Leverich reminds us of the way San Luis Obispo used to be. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/05/2016

    North County Jim talks about Obama and guns. Joe Brittingham looks at the economy. Lauren Banderi previews upcoming SLO Jewish Film Festival Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/04/2016

    It's our first broadcast of 2016. Give Bob Sachs your birth date, he'll tell you what kind of year you'll have. Thousands of new laws take effect in California, including controversial items involving guns and vaccines. Annie Lorenzen reacts. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/30/2015

    Local nonprofits call in and make the case for last minute support as the year runs out. Joe Brittingham reviews the year on Wall Street. Special edition of Pet of the Week and Pie of the Week. Dave serves up Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/29/2015

    South County Jim wants senior drivers under control. Alison Cebuella makes her annual visit. Ann Spencer shares the adventures of a cross-country train trip. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/28/2015

    Attorneys David Holmes and Andy Greensfelder analyze whether nor not the United States is heading in the wrong direction. Joe Brittingham reviews 2015 on Wall Street. Dave looks back on the year on Hometown Radio. Craig Hil joins in for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/23/2015

    Historian Jim Gregory talks about WWII and Japanese internment. Christmas gifts for President Obama, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton. Special edition of Pet of the Week and Pie of the Week. Dave does his annual reading of "Ho Ho: The Dog Who Saved Christmas." Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/22/2015

    Dr. Don Morris pays a holiday visit. Is there a link between new home construction and Valley Fever? Musician Merrell Fankhauser shares his music and adventures. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/21/2015

    William Ostrander reacts to Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate. Film editor Stephen Myers unveils his new web site moviemaximum.com. Lisa Nauful previews the New Year's Eve Symphony concert. Let's talk about drug and alcohol addiction. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/18/2015

    Jeff Eckles of the Homebuilders Association talks about development in San Luis Obispo. Craig Hill reviews the new Star Wars movie and joins Dave for Last Call. We meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy the Pie of the Week from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/17/2015

    Matt Kokkonen compares the current Syrian refugee crisis to his own family's experience during WW II. Pete Evans continues the conversation about development and San Luis Obispo. Craig Hill reports from the Fremont Theater as the latest "Star Wars" movie gets ready to premiere.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/16/2015

    Veteran broadcaster Tom Madsen says goodbye to the Central Coast as he plans a move to Sacramento. Tom and Dave will reminisce and welcome your phone calls from 4:05 to 7 p.m. Also, Dr. Larry Martinez pays a visit during the opening hour. Craig Hill keeps an eye on local traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/15/2015

    Arroyo Grande city councilman Tim Brown talks about the Briscoe Road interchange and council/staff relations. Debbie Peterson reports on the latest from the South County Sanitation District. Dave follows up on recent discussions about the city of San Luis Obispo. Al Brill has tax tips for seniors. Tom Davies promotes a special holiday performance. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/14/2015

    Mila Vujovich-Labarre continues our discussion about city politics and developers. Steve Lerian promotes upcoming shows at Cal Poly Arts. John Lindsey gives us a weather update. Time to take your kids ice skating! Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/11/2015

    Gary J. Freiberg notes the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra. Dave talks about the "toxic nature" of his show and rising developer influence in SLO County. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. We meet the Pet of the Week and sample Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/10/2015

    Richard Schmidt expresses concern over the trend in San Luis Obispo to build higher and block the view. Author Jim Gregory talk about local history. Tom Madsen pays a visit. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/09/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 as Dave and Beth Raub co-host the 6th Annual KVEC Radio-O-Thon on behalf of the SLO County Women's Shelter. Listen to survivors of domestic violence share their stories and learn how you can help bring a little holiday cheer to local families. Santa Claus will be outside our studio today from 3 to 7. Bring the kids and drop by 51 Zaca Lane, Suite 100, off S. Higuera in San Luis Obispo. Say hi to Santa and drop off a donation for the Women's Shelter.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/08/2015

    Dave covers guns, ballet, the economy, Trump and other current topics, taking your phone calls along the way. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/07/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 for a special edition of Hometown Radio as Dave broadcasts live from Cafe Roma in historic Railroad Square. Schedule guests include Mayor Jan Marx, musician Louie Ortega, historians James Papp and Eva Ulz, plus Marco Rizzo and the staff of Cafe Roma. Craig Hill keeps an eye on local traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/04/2015

    The discussion about San Bernardino continues. Author/Photographer Tony Hertz shares his new book about the Nine Sisters. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave and Craig meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy the Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/03/2015

    Dave offers a public forum on yesterday's mass shooting in San Bernardino. Craig Hill provides local traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/02/2015

    Dr. Will Powers decries racism in the US. Author and pet expert Darlene Arden discusses giving marijuana....to dogs. John Lindsey and Jesse Roberts visit from the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Meet David George, president of the California Writers Club and learn more about the new local CWC chapter. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/01/2015

    Conservative Bob talks about Allen and John Foster Dulles, two brothers who shaped American foreign policy after World War II. Kevin Rice discusses local media. Jennifer Martin spotlights upcoming performances at Cuesta College Learn about an upcoming production of "Babes in Toyland". Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/30/2015

    Julie Mickelberry of Planned Parenthood reacts to the tragic shooting in Colorado. Reporter Dan Blackburn of CalCoastNews discusses recent local stories of interest. Community Spotlight shines on the Five Cities Homeless Coalition. Dave shares his holiday visit to Catalina. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/25/2015

    Listen to a retire military colonel outline a response to the ISIS threat. Historian Michael Burrell looks at how we treated refugees in 1939. John Linn talks pie as Dave and Craig eat. Meet the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services. Craig handles traffic updates and joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/24/2015

    Sandra Nielsen discusses the downing of a Russian fighter jet. Peggy Koteen offers meat free options for Thanksgiving. Find out what's happening at the county Food Bank. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/23/2015

    Former deputy district attorney Karen Gray discusses her recent Letter to the Editor about embattled local judge John Trice. Dr. Larry Martinez explains the current trend of campus protests across the nation. Steve Weiss pays a visit. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/20/2015

    Shane Williams from Mac Superstore gets us ready for the holidays. Mr. Science talks about the metric system and whether or not we should flip over. Meet the Pet of the Week and listen in as Dave and Craig tackle Linn's Pie of the Week. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/19/2015

    Guy Murray reacts to today's House vote on the Syrian refugee issue. Heidi Harmon explains the Paris climate change conference. Agent Bill Senna talk about health care options for seniors. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/18/2015

    While Dave's down at UCLA today, tune in and enjoy guest hosts Rosh Wright and Eric Veium. Craig Hill has traffic updates. Dave returns on Thursday.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/17/2015

    What to do about the Syrian refugees? Let's talk. Will Powers argues that the U.S. has brought much of the terrorist-related problems on itself. Win tickets to upcoming shows.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/16/2015

    We get perspective on the terrorist attacks in Paris and implications for the U.S. Scheduled guests include Sandra Gore Nielsen and Chris Arend.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/13/2015

    Dave is away today. Tune in at 3:05, though, and enjoy his guest hosts: Suzan Vaughn and Gary J. Freiberg. Pet of the Week comes from County Animal Services. Craig Hill provides regular Traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/12/2015

    Dave and Craig hold a joke contest. Be funny and you can win tickets to see Riverdance at the PAC next week. Singer James Sweetwater brings his guitar and enjoys some pecan pie from Linn's. Author Destry Ramey has a new book for dog lovers. Marion Curtis needs help with Operation Christmas Box. Joe Brittingham gives us a Wall Street update. Cal Poly professor Bianca Rosenthal has written a memoir.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/11/2015

    Andy Greensfelder and David Holmes look at Medicare after 50 years--success or failure? Veterans Jack Jones and Don Morris share their military experience. Community Spotlight shines on the League of Women Voters. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/10/2015

    Jack Hardy discusses public attitudes nationally towards law enforcement. Rick London explains the history of the People's Temple in Hacyon. Learn about the new North County Leadership Program. Community Spotlight shines on the North County Humane Society. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/09/2015

    A Los Osos woman shares the story of her first husband's suicide -- and its aftermath. Ty Smith checks in from Hearst Castle. Tom Wilmer continues our Veterans Day discussion with the story of Morro Bay during World War II. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/06/2015

    Embattled Arroyo Grande planning commissioner John Mack wants to keep his job. Activist Julie Tacker provides the background on the Mack case. Peggy Wilson of Grass Roots needs help in preparing and serving Thanksgiving meals. Dave and Craig meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy pumpkin pie (!) from Linn's of Cambria. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/05/2015

    Anet Carlin shares her concerns about guns. Bob Brown and Garry Brill promote a Veterans Day event. Dave puts himself in the unusual position of defending Donald Trump. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/04/2015

    Will Powers wants to abolish time zones and make everywhere the same time. Bob Sachs pays a visit. Dave discusses current stories in the news. Win free tixs to upcoming shows at the PAC. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/03/2015

    Sam Cotton talks about vintage TV Westerns. Steve Lerian previews upcoming shows at the Cal Poly Arts. Get ready for another edition of Radio-Tradio, Swap Meet on the air. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 11/02/2015

    The Board of Supervisors votes Tuesday on a proposed medical marijuana facility for Nipomo. Listen in as the owner makes her case today. Sandra Gore Nielsen gives us the latest on President Obama and Syria. Heather Muran and Brian Talley talk about wine. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/30/2015

    4th District county supervisor Lynn Compton discusses this week's voter on water. Maestro Michael Nowak talks about his new orchestra. Ingrid Pires drops by for a piece of cherry pie from Linn's. Meet the Pet of the Week from county animal services. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/29/2015

    Dawn Legg and Frank Scotti discuss the challenge of moving away from fossil fuel dependence. Peggy Koteen and Laura Abate react to the recent WHO report on meat causing cancer. Mike Spangler fights Pismo Beach city hall. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/28/2015

    Meet the proponents of a new psychiatric facility in Templeton. Dr. Fred Vernacchia reminds us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kevin Patrick Sullivan previews the SLO Poetry Festival. Learn what's happening with Symphony of the Vines. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/27/2015

    CalTrans officials stop by to update us on local construction projects and take your phone calls. Kevin Harris and Susie Newman preview the new production from SLO Little Theatre. Dave gives away free tickets. Craig joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/26/2015

    Hear a hotel guest horror story. Has this ever happened to you? Eva Ulz and Joseph Carotenuti report on everything happening at the History Center. Joe Brittingham checks the economy. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/23/2015

    Dr. Gary Foresman of Middle Path Medicine pays a visit. Let's get an update on what's happening in Los Osos. Mystery write rTony Piazza discusses his new book. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call. We'll meet the Pet of the Week and indulge in the Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/22/2015

    Conservative Bob talks about the new movie "Bridge of Spies" and takes us back to the days of the Cold War. Jeni and Billy celebrate Appalachian Folk music. Chris Hagerty chats about scouting opportunities. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/21/2015

    Actor Jeff Daniels shares his more musical side and previews his upcoming concert at the PAC (plus free tickets!) Dr. Larry Martinez pays a visit. Live music from Billy Foppiano. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/20/2015

    Cong. Lois Capps reports on what's happening in Washington and her opposition to the Phillips 66 railroad project. On the eve of "Back to the Future Day," Tom Madsen and Karl Beck look 30 years into the future. We preview the annual "Soup-a-Bration" event. Meet young actors getting ready to perform Shakespeare in the park. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/19/2015

    Dave broadcasts live from Linn's Restaurant in the East Village of Cambria. His guests include author Catherine Ryan Hyde, Tracy McConnell from Friends of Hearst Castle, plus the Linn family. Also, complete coverage of the Cambria Scarecrow Festival. And meet the Town Criers of Cambria. Craig Hill keeps an eye on local traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/16/2015

    Dale McGee talks about bosses; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Arroyo Grande Andy is back. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. We meet the Pet of the Week from Animal Services and sample salmon quiche from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/15/2015

    County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong explains the new California "motor-voter" law. Gary J. Freiberg pays a visit. Learn about this weekend's "Evening in Greece" celebration. Anita Shower and Peter Candella preview the Clam Festival in Pismo Beach. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/14/2015

    Historian Michael Burrell discusses whether or not more guns might have protected the Jews in Nazi Germany. Win free tickets to see "The Hit Men" at the PAC Saturday night. Beth Raub visits from the Womens Shelter. Meet nutritionist Josie Traub. Steve Weiss sits in on Last Call with Craig Hill.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/13/2015

    Joseph Brocato organizes a tribute to local war veterans. Heidi Harmon previews tonight's Democratic debate and explains the new climate change law. We preview the upcoming Disabilities Conference at Cuesta College. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/12/2015

    Lance Parker sounds the alarm over the loss of individual privacy. Meet science whiz Dr. Kaboom. Warren Balfour previews an upcoming event at Cuesta College. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/09/2015

    Eric Velum explains the concept of a Community Choice Energy Program and why county supervisors recently voted to study the idea. Larry Davis discusses the revolution taking place inside the Republican party. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. We eat pie from Linn's of Cambria and meet the Pet of the Week.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/08/2015

    Larry Grant and Hilary Roberts share their frustration in living across the street from the House form Hell in Los Osos. Let's talk restaurants: Up today is Upper Crust in SLO. Kevin McCarthy is out of the running for Speaker of the House. Now what? Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/06/2015

    The majority of today's broadcast will address the issue of guns. If you believe the problem with violence is caused by excessive access to guns, Dave wants to know your plan for curbing gun availability. Also, Community Spotlight shines on OperaSLO and their newest production.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/05/2015

    Middle East analyst Sandra Gore Nielsen updates us on Russia and Syria. Judy Mahan from Cal Poly talks business. Dixie Parker from Central Coast Follies has free tickets to give away. Angela Lansbury is coming to the Central Coast. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 10/02/2015

    Mike Brown from COLAB addresses issues facing the county. Julie Tacker and April McLaughlin focus on the CSD mess in Los Osos. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Meet the Pet of the Week from county animal services. Apple Pie from LInn's of Cambria!
  • Dave Congalton - 10/01/2015

    Airport general manager Kevin Bumen gives us an update. Annie Lorenzen defends Pope Francis and the Catholic Church. Lisa Nauful previews this weekend's Symphony concert. Teresa Slobodnik pays a visit and chats about local ballet. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/30/2015

    Meet Eric Michielssen, challenger to Debbie Arnold in the upcoming 5th District supervisor race. Author Patty Blue Hayes recounts her battles against various addictions. Smitty Price talks about quilting. Community Spotlight shines on Growing Grounds. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/29/2015

    5th District county supervisor Debbie Arnold announces her bid for re-election. SLO city council member Dan Carpenter addresses city issues. Joe Brittingham checks the stock market. Learn all about this year's Scarecrow Festival in Cambria. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/28/2015

    Matt Kokkonen says a Muslim should never be president--and tries to explain why. Steve Lerian previews upcoming shows at Cal Poly Arts. Learn the latest news from Atascadero. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/25/2015

    Jessica Lynn is transgender. She claims it cost her access to her child in Texas. Get the latest in the legal battle. Syd Carr does a post-mortem on Haggens. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services. Friday is Pie Day: Today Linn's sends down chicken pot pie. Mmmmmmm.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/24/2015

    Dr. Will Powers criticizes the Pope for canonizing Father Serra. Guy Rathbun pays a visit. Live music from Dulcie Taylor. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/23/2015

    Conservative Bob looks at the imploding scandal surrounding VW. Jeff Buckingham and Josh Erdman update us on SOFTEC and robotics. Dr. Steve Sainsbury talks about hospice work. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/22/2015

    The Advocates--Davld Holmes and Andy Greensfelider—return to discuss the growing refugee problem and dysfunctional American politics. Someone defaced an Atheists United road sign. Who cares? Find out what's happening at the Central Coast Railroad Museum. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/21/2015 - Unavailable

    NOTE: Due to a technical glitch the 09/21/15 show was not recorded.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/18/2015

    Reporter Dan Blackburn updates us on the North County water situation. Are there too many bar/restaurants in downtown SLO? Steve Weiss weighs in. Meet the Pet of the Week from county animal services. The pie from Linn's is peach/blueberry. Yum. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/17/2015

    Chris Arend from the Republican Central Committee reacts to last night's presidential debate. Stew Jenkins and Todd Porter from the ACLU remind us that today is Constitution Day. Learn about the benefits of alternative therapies including yoga and acupuncture. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/16/2015

    Jeff Wheelwright talks about the late journalist Bill Morem. Opponents to the proposed Marine Sanctuary make their case. Janna Nichols visits from the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition Learn what's happening locally with Special Olympics. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/15/2015

    Richard Schmidt discusses the City of SLO and Lake Nacimiento water. Learn about the upcoming Transgender conference. Joe Brittingham talks about the Federal Reserve. Wilda Rosene previews the upcoming Home Tour from Rotary. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/14/2015

    Dave is out of town today, but Dr. Scott Robertson and Ron Clark cover the show. Craig Hill serves up regular traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/11/2015

    Korean War veteran Si Tenenberg talks about 9-11 and asks for our help with sending packages to the troops overseas. Tina Swithin battles Blue Cross. Good luck. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy a slice of quiche from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/10/2015

    Mac Young recalls the Haggens she knew up in Washington State. A discussion about the recent Arroyo Grande city council vote on the cortland project. Andy Greensfelder wins a big time fiction award. Teri Bayus previews the Writers Conference. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/09/2015

    It's time! John Lindsey wants you to guess the first day of rain this season. WWII veteran Frank Martinez and Red Cross volunteer Karen Gray share separate stories of their time on the tiny island of Saipan. Jeff Eckles guest hosts the 6 p.m. hour. Learn what's happening on the nonprofit scene.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/08/2015

    Singer/Songwriter Jim Messina previews his upcoming concert at the Clark Center. Restaurant critics Kathy Hardest and Wendy Thies Sell report on the latest on the local food scene. Learn about the big anniversary party taking place at the Performing Arts Center. Dave reviews Billy Joel in San Francisco. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/04/2015

    Dave is ready, more than ready, for a round of "Brush with Greatness." Bring it. A follow up to yesterday's discussion of the Iran nuclear arms deal. Bob Sachs introduces us to a visiting artist. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Meet the Pet of the Week and sample the Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/03/2015

    Matt Kokkonen explains his opposition to the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. The Kentucky clerk is off to jail for refusing to honor gay marriage. Let's talk. Zette Harbour says there are only a dozen tickets left for the Pops on Sunday. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/02/2015

    Andrea Seastrand discusses Margaret Sanger and the Planned Parenthood controversy. Mike Hiughes talks about the county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Obama takes heat from some for changing the name of Mt. McKinley. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 09/01/2015

    Heidi Harmon talks about climate change and why President Obama is in Alaska. Jennifer Adams and Jesse Torrey from RISE discuss sexual assault and recent cases in the news. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/31/2015

    Dr. Larry Martinez starts off by taking a look at current events. Joe Brittingham updates us on Wall Street. Dr. Don Morris wonders about common household items about to be phased out. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/28/2015

    Sandra Gore-NIelsen briefs us on the Middle East and the foreign policy of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Marie Brinkmeyer from RSVP pays a visit. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave meets the Pet of the Week and enjoys pie from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/27/2015

    Jordan Cunningham of Central Coast Taxpayers Association discusses possible changes to Prop 13. Michael Nowak and Inga Swearingen preview this year's Pops concert on Labor Day weekend. A discussion of violence in America. Dave reports on his visit to UCLA. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/26/2015

    Tune in today and enjoy guest hosts Gary J. Freiburg and Julie Tacker. Craig Hill keeps an eye on local traffic. Scott Taylor has Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/25/2015

    Hometown Attorney Jeff Stulberg talks about changes in the local court system and answers your legal questions. Jill Bolster White from Transitions Mental Health discusses the stigma of mental illness. Kevin Harris previews the upcoming season of SLO Little Theater. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/24/2015

    Attorney Chris Arend continues the conversation about illegal immigration and birthright citizenship. Joe Brittingham explains the crisis on Wall Street. Natalie Ogelsby announces a Cuesta scholarship fund honoring the late Guy Hackman. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/21/2015

    More discussion about the issue of illegal immigration. Activist Julie Tacker discusses issues in Cambria and South County Sanitation District. Hilary Grant talks about memorial plans for Botso. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave meets the Pet of the Week and enjoys pie from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/20/2015

    Dave returns to the studio and reports on his experience at UCLA. Stew Jenkins of the ACLU reacts to recent calls for the repeal of the 14th Amendment. Guy Rathbun shares living with the fear of fire in Santa Margarita this week. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/19/2015

    Tune in today for guest hosts Steve Weiss and Elizabeth Barret.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/18/2015

    Tune in today for guest hosts Heidi Harmon and Jack Hardy. Craig Hill reports on Central Coast traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/17/2015

    Dave interviews Robin Smith about her new North County arts project. Zette Harbour announces the Labor Day Pops concert. Author James Scott discusses the famed attack on Tokyo led by Jimmy Doolittle. Guest Host Jeff Eckles takes over the second half of the show.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/14/2015

    Dave meets the Pet of the Week and enjoys some pie from Linn's of Cambria. Dave also chats about the upcoming Animals in Need event and talks with a pair of local filmmakers about their first feature film. Then guest host Suzan Vaughn takes over and discusses the Pope's position on climate change and other issues. Craig Hill keeps an eye on local traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/13/2015

    Robert Sachs wants parents to stage a walk out to protest the new mandatory vaccination law in California. Steve Lerian visits from Cal Poly Arts. Learn about an upcoming fundraiser for the Noor Clinic. United Way needs your help as they try to Stuff the Bus. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/12/2015

    Historian Dr. Kathleen Cairns discusses birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger. Jack Greene talks about the "Big One" eventually expected to rock the Pacific Northwest. Charlotte Alexander visits from the SM Valley Humane Society. Kristi Balzer has free tickets to give away to the Lighthouse. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/11/2015

    Norma Moye previews the Olive Festival and reports on all the good things happening in Paso Robles. Netflix is now providing paternal leave. Jennifer Stover thinks more companies should be doing the same. The Bernie Sanders express hits California. William Ostrander explains the appeal. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/10/2015

    Lance Parker talks about political correctness and whether or not we emphasize it too much. Steve Weiss pays a visit. Gale McNeely celebrates 50 years as a performer. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/07/2015

    Reaction to last night's Republican candidate debate. Chris Centrella has worked on a number of Hollywood blockbusters. He'll take us behind the scenes. Karen Gay stops by for a piece of Linn's pie. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services. Craig Hills joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/06/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 for Hometown Radio with Dave Congalton. Topics today include John Buerger talking about financial matters and a separate discussion about KVEC programming. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call and keeps an eye on local traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/05/2015

    Dan Blackburn from CalCoastNews reports on allegations that county social services placed foster children in the home of a sexual predator. Kathy Smith defends the funding of Planned Parenthood. Dave welcomes your phone calls regarding KVEC programming. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/04/2015

    Upstart North County publisher Scott Brennan talks about being attacked by a competitor. More discussion about Haggen firing developmentally disabled employees. Heidi Harmon reacts to Obama and climate change. Dave and Craig continue to compile their list of the great Western films. Tune in for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 08/03/2015

    Sam Cotton talks guns and the big shooting competition coming up. Syd Carr defends your right to hunt. Jeff Eckles previews a local drought forum. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave updates on local stories.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/31/2015

    Conservative Larry Davis makes the case for federal defunding of Planned Parenthood. College student Benjamin D. Peterson shares his journey in recovering from a serious accident earlier this year. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Mary Alpaugh drops by for a piece of Linn's pie. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/30/2015

    Let's mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare--success or failure? Tom Madsen talks about the challenges of affordable health care for senior citizens. Mike Kee and Jack Hardy salute Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/29/2015

    Psychologist and radio host Elizabeth Barrett talks about emotions and the new movie "Inside/Out." Kristi Balzer visits from the Point San Luis Lighthouse. You might win free tickets. A dentist from Minnesota kills a lion in Africa and causes an international uproar. Why? Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/28/2015

    Dr. Don Morris wants to know if you could make one change in our country, what would it be? Friends and fans remember Botso. Young Claire Haslett reports on her recent trip to Washington, DC. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/27/2015

    Have you bought a new or used car lately. Call in and share your experience. Should Laguna Lake be dredged? Councilman Dan Carpenter explains the options. Craig Shafer previews new shows at PCPA. Community Spotlight shines on Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/24/2015

    Joe Brittingham and William Henry Crew discuss the economy. Chris Arend pays a visit. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services. Today we eat salmon quiche from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/23/2015

    Heidi Harmon explains Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level. SLO city council member John Ashbaugh discusses Bishop Peak and city plans to upgrade the area. Rick London from United Way talks about KidSpree. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/22/2015

    The Advocates, attorneys David Holmes and Andy Greensfelder, return to discuss the nuclear arms deal between the US and Iran. Meet the owner of Old Port Inn in Avila. A local woman needs help in batting cancer. We'll give you the details. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/21/2015

    Meet a local businessman who admits he's an undocumented worker. Jim Seybert salutes the Class of '72. Writer Anne Allen explains the concept of "digital executor" for people who die but leave their social media accounts active. A report on today's county Board of Supervisors meeting. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/20/2015

    Sandra Gore Nielsen addresses domestic terrorism and the shootings in Tennessee. John Lindsey talks about this weekend's big rain storm. Bettina Swigger previews this week's events for Festival Mozaic. Learn about the new summer theater production from Jenny Shaheen. Judy Salamacha talks about writing and special writers coming to town. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/17/2015

    Tune in today for guest hosts Suzan Vaughn and Jeff Eckles. Meet the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services. Craig Hill keeps an eye on Central Coast traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/16/2015

    Tune in today for guest hosts Dan Blackburn and Gary J. Freiberg. Craig Hill keeps an eye on Central Coast Traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/15/2015

    Matt Kokkonen continues our discussion on the fatal San Francisco shooting and the concept of sanctuary cities. The League of Women Voters share their new Civil Discourse campaign. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Rick Smith previews this weekend's Renaissance Festival. Special Edition of Linn's Pie of the Week.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/14/2015

    Dr. Will Powers makes the case that the federal government was directly involved in the September 11th attacks. Activist Kevin Rice criticizes the SLO county supervisors for their treatment of a state employee. Julie Tacker discusses the water issue in Los Osos. Craig Hill keeps an eye on Central Coast traffic.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/13/2015

    Fred Munroe discusses his recent Tribune Op-Ed about the San Luis Symphony. Scott Yoo and Bettina Swigger promote this year's Festival Mosaic. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. John Lindsey discusses a possible El Nino season. Jill Tucker visits from Woods Humane Society.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/10/2015

    Activist William Ostrander calls for a return of ethics to politics. Steve Weiss wants to know how you ended up on the Central Coast. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Charlotte Alexander of Santa Maria Valley Humane Society drops by for pie. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/09/2015

    Learn what former SLO Symphony conductor Michael Nowak has decided to do next. Al Brill previews this weekend's march against the so-called "oil train" through SLO County. Erik Austin talks about his new production of "Peter Pan." Catherine Ryan Hyde shares her passion for horses and introduces us to some special friends. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave talks about his visit to the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Clinic.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/08/2015

    Tune in for guest hosts Teri Bayus and Greg Astle. Craig Hill has regular traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/07/2015

    During the first half of today's broadcast, Dave chats with members of the North County Humane Society and gives away free tickets to the upcoming production of "I Do! I Do!." During the 4 p.m. hour, Dave gets the update on this year's PRIDE At 5:05, guest host Andy Greensfelder steps in. (Due to a technical issue, only a portion of the show is available.)
  • Dave Congalton - 07/06/2015

    Dr. Larry Martinez looks at Sunday's historic bail out vote in Greece and what it means for Europe. Dan DeVaul stops by to update everyone on Sunny Acres. A Cal Poly graduate was shot and killed in San Francisco--by an illegal immigrant. How could this have been avoided? Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/02/2015

    Historian Jack Greene reminds us of how California achieved statehood. Sandi Ford gets us ready for 4th of July in Cayucos. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Special holiday editions of Pet of the Week and Linn's Pie of the Week.
  • Dave Congalton - 07/01/2015

    Terrorism expert Sandra Gore Nielsen explains the latest threat from ISIS. Actor Jim Carrey calls Jerry Brown a "fascist" because he signed the mandatory vaccination law. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Learn about the new upcoming season at the Clark Center.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/30/2015

    Lynn Ward reminds us of the Do's and Don'ts of restaurant service. Mr. Science explains everything you wanted to know about fireworks. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Monica Grant highlights summer programs at the YMCA. Kristi Balzer updates us on the activities at the Lighthouse.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/29/2015

    Writer Del Franklin wades into the controversy around the "N" word. Sandi Sigurdsson shares her recent trip to Spain. Artist David Settino Scott previews his upcoming Sternberg exhibit. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/26/2015

    Complete analysis of this morning's historic Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call. Win a FREE pie from Linn's of Cambria. Meet the Pet of the Week from County Animal Services.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/25/2015

    Arroyo Grande Jim Hill reports on his first few months in office. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Meet a young teen from Los Osos on her way to Washington D.C. Charlotte Meade shares her adventures in dog rescue work.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/24/2015

    The Pope comes out with a warning about climate change. Should we listen? Steve Rebuck continues our conversation about guns after Charleston. Kevin Rice reports on the recent controversial APCD meeting. Jane Swanson previews tonight's NRC meeting about nuclear power. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/23/2015

    Steve Lombardi, Guy Rathbun, and Jennifer Grant pay tribute to veteran broadcaster Guy Hackman who died Monday morning. Attorney Andy Greensfelder looks at guns in America. Marianna Hargrave says life (and work) is always better when plants are around. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/22/2015

    Bob Soules and Dave discuss the Brian Wilson movie "Love & Mercy" and talk music of the 60s. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, the nightly Open Line. The SLO Symphony decides to cancel Pops this year. Time for another "Talk Back to KVEC" segment.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/19/2015

    Part II of our conversation about the Charleston shootings and hate in America. Craig Shafer previews the upcoming summer shows at PCPA. Curtain goes up on Gilbert & Sullivan this weekend. Dave and Craig welcome your phone calls during Last Call. It's Friday: Time for a pet and a pie from Linn's!
  • Dave Congalton - 06/18/2015

    Author Jack Cheevers discusses "Act of War" the story of the seizure of the U.S.S. Pueblo in 1968. Tech guru Lisa Burger updates us on hacking and other tech issues. Bob Sachs talks about the uneasy relationship between religion and politics. Dave and Craig welcome your phone calls during Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/16/2015

    Symphony conductor Michael Nowak updates us on his future plans. Activist Heidi Harmon talks about fracking and cap and trade. Another edition of Radio-Tradio, Swap Meet on the air. Our nightly open line, Last Call, begins at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/15/2015

    Avila hotelier Michael Kidd explains his opposition to the proposed Harbor Terrace Project. Mike Geddry introduces us to the Santa Maria Air Museum. Dave talks about health care.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/12/2015

    Dave is back in the studio. Let's meet our Pet of the Week and enjoy some Linn's Pie. Community Spotlight shines on the Cambria Center for the Arts. Dr. Don Morris has advice for the graduating class of 2015. Last Call, our nightly Open Line begins at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/11/2015

    Join guest host Jill Turnbow from 3:05 to 5. Jim Seybert will be filling in from 5:05 to 7.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/10/2015

    Join guest host Dan Blackburn from 3:05 to 5. Caren Ray will be filling in from 5:05 to 7.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/09/2015

    CalCoastNews reporter Karen Velie joins Dave in studio for a special rebroadcast of Dave's 2008 interview with former Atascadero developer Kelly Gearhart. Velie will comment on the case and the interview. Steve Lerian from Cal Poly Arts officially unveils the 2015-2016 season. Jerry X. Shea shares the joys of the RV Life.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/08/2015

    Part II of our conversation about California and illegal immigrants--today Matt Kokkonen weighs in. Atascadero city councilman Bob Kelly updates us on everything happening around A-Town. Meet Eileen Carpenter, author of "I Became a Vagabond Traveler." Call in and participate in Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/05/2015

    Jacqueline Fredrick from the Latino Outreach Council looks at new legislation that provides medical benefits to undocumented workers in California. Dave is not happy with Rabobank. Where do you bank, and why? Another round of Last Call, our nightly Open Line, starts at 6:05. Dave and Craig Hill sample pie from Linn's of Cambria and meet the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/04/2015

    William Ostrander explains the sudden rise of Bernie Sanders as a challenger to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary system. Members of the Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition discuss the latest laws regarding breastfeeding in the workplace. Dr. Larry Martinez says fewer member in lower economic status are getting married. Don't forget Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/03/2015

    Journalist Dan Blackburn reports on Kelly Gearhart, the new "Fresno Tribune" and other changes in local media. Author Patty Hayes talks about volunteering and discovering the purpose in your life. Win free tickets to see the Vocal Arts Ensemble perform. Dave gives an eye update. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/02/2015

    Opponents to the Union 66 rail extension project object to the public involvement of Cuesta College. Singer-Songwriter Louie Ortega shares his CD compilation "Classics." Wendy Lewis and Chris Aho preview Hunger Awareness Day. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 06/01/2015

    Advocates for the proposed styrofoam ban in San Luis Obispo make their case. Learn about proposed changes in RTA bus service. A conversation with artist Robert Reynolds. Brian Talley reminds us of the upcoming Fun Run. Tune in at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/28/2015

    Leslie Halls looks at the unfolding dysfunction in San Luis Obispo City Hall. Miss Etiquette reminds us of the importance of good manners. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. A preview of this weekend's Greek festival. Grace Feldman updates us on the Gaviota oil spill.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/27/2015

    Members of the SLO Symphony explain their vote of No Confidence in the symphony board of directors. Mila Vujovich-LaBarre discusses water and San Luis Obispo. Billy Foppiano helps Giovanni DeGarimore celebrate 30 years of a great local fish market. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/26/2015

    Cal Poly professors explain their dissatisfaction with the university administration. CJ Silas shares a new nonprofit in the community. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Time for another round of Radio-Tradio, swap meet on the air.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/22/2015

    Dave reviews the big stories of the week, including SLO police chief Gessell, a dysfunctional SLO city council, a dysfunctional SLO symphony board of directors, and a reminder about Kristin Smart. Learn how you can win $1000 by entering a local writing contest. Tom Madsen reminds us about Lost at Sea. Craig and Dave invite your calls during Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Dave and Craig enjoy chocolate cream pie from Linn's and meet the Pet of the Week.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/21/2015

    First up, activist Heidi Harmon reacts to the Refugio Beach oil spill and previews tonight's rally. At 4:05, Ingrid talks about the controversy surrounding the SLO Symphony and the challenge faced by nonprofit boards. Military veteran Si Tenenberg reminds us of the meaning of Memorial Day. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. NOTE: Si Tenenberg and volunteers will be outside KVEC studios at 4:15 with CARE packages for our troops overseas. Please come by 51 Zaca Lane, Suite 100 and pick up a package, take it to the post office, and mail it for about $15.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/20/2015

    Dave Cox and John Summer guest host today's show. Craig Hill provides local traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/19/2015

    Join Guest Hosts Jennifer Adams and Jack Hardy for a special edition of Hometown Radio. Craig Hill provides local traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/18/2015

    Michael Nowak explains his abrupt departure from the San Luis Obispo Symphony last week. Bestselling novelist Jane Smiley previews her upcoming visit to Cal Poly. Guy Rathbun pays a visit. Sharon Rude updates us on her battle against cancer. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/15/2015

    Sandra Gore Nielsen discusses the controversy surrounding Seymour Hersh and Osama Bi Laden. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Singer Inga Swearingen pays a visit. Dave meets Pet of the Week and enjoys Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/14/2015

    A discussion of how we view Muslim-Americans in this country. Gary J. Freiburg talks music. Historian Joseph Carotenuti shares another chapter of San Luis history. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/13/2015

    David Holmes and Andy Greensfelder look ahead to 2016. Will there be another Clinton in the White House? How do you feel about Amgen taking over Avila? Learn about "The Music Man" coming to SLO Little Theatre. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/12/2015

    Jeanie Greensfelder shares her new collection of poetry. Dave turns another year older, but is he wiser? Terri Ostini Stricken shares the history of Casmalia and the infamous Hitching Post restaurant. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/11/2015

    Actor Hal Linden recalls his days as TV's favorite cop, Barney Miller. Reporter Dan Blackburn updates us on recent stories. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Tom Davies previews an upcoming concert. Plus, coverage of what's happening in the local veteran community.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/08/2015

    Dr. Gary Foresman wades into the debate over vaccinations. David Weisman celebrates National Train Day. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, the nightly Open Line. Dave and Craig also sample the Pie of the Week from Linn's. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/07/2015

    Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association pays a visit. Dani Nicholson introduces us to her California Brown Pelican, Morro. Jim Davis previews the upcoming SLO Jazz Festival. Heidi Harmon shares the latest disturbing news about climate change. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/06/2015

    Dave starts the show off with a round of Radio-Tradio, Swap Meet on the Air. Jan Sprague is organizing a local benefit for the Nepal earthquake survivors. Jeff Stulberg pays a visit. At 5:05, Jim Anderson of Phillips 66 discusses the controversial railroad spur project on the Nipomo Mesa. Craig Hill joins Dave at 6:05 for Lat Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/05/2015

    Sandra Gore Nielsen looks at the tragedy in Texas and the debate over political satire and Muslims. Brent from North County has concerns about police brutality across the country. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/04/2015

    Janna Nichols visits from the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition. Tom Madsen updates us on the upcoming Lost at Sea service. Dr. Don Morris preaches water conservation in a unique way. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 05/01/2015

    Meet the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services. Rick London stops by to sample the Pie of the Week from Linn's of Cambria. Mike Burrell proposes a solution to the water crisis. Tom Madsen reminds us about the upcoming Lost at Sea. Then tune into Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/30/2015

    Today's program starts off with a performance by local singer James Sweetwater. Psychologist Elizabeth Barrett talks about education and standardized testing. Atheists United protest the teaching of creationism at Arroyo Grande High School. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line, at 6 p.m.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/29/2015

    Community Spotlight shines on Pacific Wildlife Care. Cassie Tarantino previews an upcoming concert. Christine Hill and Lee Ferrero visit at 4:05 to share the latest in Lee's battle against Alzheimer's. At 5:05, Jordan Cunningham talks about the need for legal reform in Sacramento. Craig Hill joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/28/2015

    Dr. Jeff Armstrong, president of Cal Poly, discusses the university's new Master Plan. A discussion about bicycle safety as Bicycle Safety Month Approaches. Kristi Balzer visits from the Point San Luis Lighthouse. An update about what's happening with Camp Hapitok. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/27/2015

    Lance Parker pays a visit. Learn about a new program that uses dogs to help veterans with PTSD. Pat Loomis updates us on Fort Hope. Community Spotlight shines on the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/24/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave and Craig meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy some pie from Linn's of Cambria. Then Steve Weiss steps in at 4:05 and talk about real estate with Donna Lewis. Jeff Eckles becomes guest host at 5:05 for a conversation about the drought. At 6:05, Jeff and Craig host Last Call, the nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/23/2015

    Dr. Will Powers looks up to the skies and is concerned by what he sees. Dr. Cathy Boggs talks about career realignment. SLO Toastmasters pay a visit.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/22/2015

    (Note: Due to a technical problem, only the last portion of this show are available.) Supervisor Lynn Compton reacts to yesterday's vote on the proposed Water District. Hometown Grocer John Spencer talks about food prices and the drought. Lisa Naufel visits from the SLO Symphony. Community Spotlight shines on the Latino Outreach Council. Anne Laddon and Sasha Irving talk about the arts. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/21/2015

    During the opening hour, Jennifer Adams from RISE talks about sexual assault and the upcoming Walk a Mile in Her shoes. Dan Blackburn from CalCoastNews checks in at 4 p.m. Restaurant critics Teri Bayus and Kathy Marcks Hardesty pick their new favorites at 5:05. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line, at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/20/2015

    Peggy Koteen introduces us to the filmmaker behind the documentary "Cowspiracy." Activist Jessica Lynn continues her battle to educate people about transgender issues. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line. Community Spotlight shines on the Pewter Plough production of Deathtrap.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/17/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave and Craig meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy Pie of the Week from Linn's. Heather Muran from SLO Wine visits at 4:05 with free passes for Roll Out the Barrels. Ballet teacher Theresa Slobodnik visits at 4:35. Chemtrail debunkers Bruce Curtis and Allen Massar look to the skies at 5:05. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line, at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/16/2015

    Heidi Harmon makes the case for President Hillary Clinton. Suzy Newman and Kevin Harris visit from SLO Little Theatre. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our night Open Line. Lisa Frasier talks about child abuse.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/15/2015

    News/Talk 920 KVEC continues to experience on-air difficulties due to the high winds. Remember that you can listen to Hometown Radio from 3 to 7 p.m. today online at 920kvec.com. Scheduled guests today include Erik Austin and Amy Spence. Also, free tickets to see the BOBS at Cal Poly and get a spot on the Lighthouse Hike. Craig Hill joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/14/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave chats with members of the Monday Club about an upcoming event and also talks with Charlotte Alexander from the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. At 4:05, Dr. John Ashbaugh marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Attorney Jeff Stulberg and Lee Cunningham from the DA's office join Dave at 5:05 to discuss a new Misdemeanor Diversion Program offered by the DA. Craig Hill joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/13/2015

    Hometown Radio begins a new chapter today as producer Craig Hill joins the team. Tune in and welcome Craig to the radio family. Meanwhile, Russ Levanway and Noni Smyth talk about hearing loss. Anet Carlin introduces us to the visiting Tibetan monks. Darlene Arden reacts to the Boston Marathon bombing conviction and the return of Hillary Clinton. Craig makes his debut on Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/10/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave and Tom meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy some pie from Linn's of Cambria. Steve Weiss visits at 4:05 to share the joys of train travel. Attorney Stew Jenkins discusses the return of the ACLU at 5:05. And Tom joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/09/2015

    Cops on steroids, Lucia Mar teachers cave, Bob Cuddy gets spanked and the Middle East remains a powder keg. These topics and more will be discussed today. Plus Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/08/2015

    Cong. Lois Capps announces her retirement. What happens now? Former Grover Beach mayor Debbie Peterson reacts to this week's court ruling knocking down the controversial "Dust Rule." Learn how you can help clean up State Parks on Earth Day. Dave addresses several local and national issues. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/07/2015

    Dave starts off the show by saluting some special local women. Then let's follow up yesterday's discussion with a fundamental question: Are people of faith being treated unfairly in this country? At 5:05, meet the Santa Cruz woman trying to open up a medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call, our night Open Line, at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/06/2015

    Dave helps put the spotlight on some special local women. Leslie Halls previews Tuesday's important Board of Supervisors Meeting. Rick London updates us on the Library Foundation. Attorneys David Holmes and Andy Greensfelder discuss the controversy in Indiana and other states regarding religious freedom laws. Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/03/2015

    Joe Bowman hosts the opening hour, introducing us to the Pet of the Week and sampling the Pie of the Week from Linn's of Cambria. At 4:05, guest host Dan Carpenter takes over and chats first with Kathy Smith, and later with activist Mila Vujovich-Labarre. Gary J. Freiburg becomes the guest host at 5:35. He'll chat with Joe about his 2.5 years as the producer of Hometown Radio and then do Last Call, the nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/02/2015

    Local activist Leslie Halls thinks something smells at city hall because of SLO's new Odor Ordinance. Dream analyst Laura Grace joins Dave at 4:05. Live music from the incomparable Louie Ortega at 5:05. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 04/01/2015

    During the opening hour, Eva Ulz reports on a new exhibit at the SLO History Center and learn more about the developing battle to save the popular Bayside Cafe in Morro Bay. Ar 4:05, activist Becky Jorgesen discusses the local homeless issue and her program Hope's Village. Jeff Buckingham visits at 5:05 to analyze the TW/Comcast merger and what it means for cable subscribers in the county. Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/31/2015

    During the first hour, Dave chats with Jill Tucker, the new executive director of Woods Humane Society. Connie O'Henley previews the remaining shows this season at the Clark Center. At 4:05, Kenny Blackwell and Casey Caldwell talk about protecting the view in Morro Bay. Matt Kokkonen weighs in on illegal immigration at 5:05. At 6:05, Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/30/2015

    The owner of the landmark Morro Bay restaurant The Bayside Cafe may have it's concession license pulled. Dave tells you about the big Thursday night meeting to decide the restaurant's fate. Don Morris visits at 4:05 and we put the spotlight on two different military veterans groups. At 5:05, members of the local German-American community express their outrage over a recent Tribune column stereotyping Europeans. Finally, Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/27/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave and Joe meet the Pet of the Week and enjoy some pie from Linn's of Cambria. Linda Seeley from Mothers for Peace is scheduled at 4:05 to discuss recent news accounts that PG&E deviated money away from safety and put it into executive salaries. War veteran Si Tenenberg continues the discussion about ISIS at 5:05. Joe joins Dave for Last Call at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/26/2015

    Dave looks at the situation in the Lucia Mar School District and makes the case for why teachers should never go on strike. Madsen and Beck join in the discussion at 5:05. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call at 6:05. Scott Taylor has Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/25/2015

    Dave returns to the studio and kicks off the program with weatherman John Lindsey and Tara Malzone from the Central Coast Aquarium. At 4:05, foreign policy analyst Sandra Gore Nielsen updates us on the ongoing threat from ISIS. Local activist Kevin Rice drops by at 5:35 to discuss the airport land use issue and the warning issued this week by Cal Trans. Finally, Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/24/2015

    Tune in this afternoon at 3:05 for another edition of Hometown Radio. Kac Young comes down from Cambria to guest host the first half of the show. Gary J. Freiberg takes over at 5:05 and fills in until 7 p.m. Joe Bowman has local traffic updates. Scott Taylor has Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/20/2015

    Dave is off today. Join guest host Dale McGee and Jim Seybert.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/19/2015

    Dave is off today. Join guest hosts Jim Seybert I and Dan Blackburn.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/18/2015

    Dave is off today. Join guest hosts Garry Brill and John Summer.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/17/2015

    Dave is off today. Join guest hosts Mary Meserve-Miller and Jeff Eckles.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/16/2015

    Dave is off today. Join guest hosts Erica Stewart and Mila Vujovich-LaBarre.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/13/2015

    Joe Bowman starts us off at 3:05 by introducing us to the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services. Guest Host Steve Weiss joins in at 3:35. Our other Guest Host Jeff Eckles takes over at 5:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/12/2015

    Dave is off today. Join guest host Heidi Harmon from 3-5pm and guest host Dr. Steve Sainsbury from 5-7pm.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/11/2015

    Join guest host Stew Jenkins from 3:05 to 5. Stay tuned from 5:05 to 7 with guest host Dan Carpenter.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/10/2015

    We start off the show by previewing the upcoming Sea Glass Festival in Cayucos. Then Jill Anderson and Cricket Handler talk bout upcoming concerts. Michael Nowak and Lisa Nauful visit from the SALO Symphony. We get an update on the status of Camp Hapitok for this summer. At 5:05, Bob Brown from PRAGGS gets a chance to respond to Dan Blackburn. Finally, at 6:05, Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/09/2015

    We devote the entire show to a discussion of the events surrounding the "St. Fratty's" party put on by Cal Poly students over the weekend. Scheduled guests include non-student residents of the Hathway Avenue neighborhood, members of SLO neighborhood improvement organizations, as well as city councilman Dan Carpenter. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line, starting at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/06/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave and Joe meet our Pet of the Week and sample delicious pie from Linn's of Cambria. Author Gerald Facciani drops by at 4:05 to discuss his book, The Drinkers Guide to Healthy Living. At 5:05, Dave serves up a round of Brush with Greatness. Joe joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/05/2015

    Dave starts off the show by updating recent stories. Steve Lerian from Cal Poly Arts stops by at 4:05 to preview upcoming shows. Dan Blackburn from CalCoastNews talks about water and politics at 5:05. Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/04/2015

    Rosh Wright and Bev Aho begin the show by sharing their recent trip to India and Tibet. Lisa Berger, the Tech Coach, joins Dave at 4:05 to talk about social media etiquette. Parent and volunteers share their frustration over this year's cancellation of Camp Hapitok at 5:05. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line, at 6:05.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/03/2015

    Let's start the show at 3:05 by checking in with Darlene Arden out in Boston and see if she's dug out of the snow yet. Then at 3:35, learn why Camp Hapitok is not going to offer its a summer camp for the first time in 44 years. Anti-nuclear activist David Weisman returns at 4:05 to ask more tough questions. Officials from CalTrans take your questions and update about road projects at 5:05. And Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 03/02/2015

    Dr. Larry Martinez starts off at 3:05 with an explanation of the FCC's recent decision involving Internet Neutrality. Head county librarian Chris Barnickle updates us about everything happening at the library at 4:05. Activist Heidi Harmon reminds us at 5:05 that March is Women's History Month. Finally, at 6:05 Joe joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/27/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave and Joe meet the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services and enjoy some pie from Linn's of Cambria. Tarren Collins and David Georgi join in at 4:05 to discuss the latest on the battle to keep Ontario Ridge open to the public. The popular local group Shadowlands performs in studio at 5:05 and discusses their new CD. And Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/26/2015

    During the opening hour, Dave & Joe meet the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services and enjoy some pie from Linn's of Cambria. Tarren Collins and David Georgi join in at 4:05 to discuss the latest on the battle to keep Ontario Ridge open to the public. The popular local group Shadowlands performs in studio at 5:05 and discusses their new CD. And Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/25/2015

    San Luis Obispo mayor Jan Marx explains the city's objections to the proposed Phillips 66 railroad spur. Gary J. Freiberg bemoans the lack of live music venues in town. What's happening with the Cuesta College swimming pool? Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/24/2015

    We start the show off with a visit from Bill Newman of the Central Coast Memorial Society, followed by all the information you need to see a special benefit screening of the movie "The Spectacular Now." At 4:05, Elizabeth Barrett follows up on yesterday's conversation on pay inequality between men and women. Lance Parker, everyone's favorite Libertarian returns at 5:05 to show why personal responsibility is preferable to government mandates. Finally, Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/23/2015

    Today's show starts at 3:05 with Dave talking to local filmmakers Sky Bergman and Randi Berros about their upcoming documentary. At 4:05, members of the SLO Bike Club react to proposed legislation making bike helmets mandatory in California. Filmmaker Sascha Rice joins Dave at 5:05 to talk about her grandfather, former California governor Pat Brown and the new documentary about him being shown Wednesday night at Cal Poly. Joe Bowman joins Dave for 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/20/2015

    Assemblyman Katcho Achadjean addresses current issues in Sacramento and takes your phone calls. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, our nightly open line. Singer JD Hardy drops by. Learn about this weekend's Home and Garden Show. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services. Join us for Pie of the Week from Linn's of Cambria.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/19/2015

    At 3:05, catch local historian Joseph Carotenuti, sharing stories of San Luis Obispo. Local skeptics dismiss claims of chem trails and geo-engineering at 4:05. Dr. Fred Vernacchia drops by at 5:05 to talk about heart disease. And Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/18/2015

    Hometown Dentist, Dr. Pam Dassenko pays a visit. Activist Marica Guthrie compares the battle for Wild Cherry Canyon with the recent debate over Price Canyon. Find out what's new at the Central Coast Aquarium. Joe Bowman joins dave for Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/17/2015

    At 3:05, former police officer Mike Brennler reacts to the travel budget controversy surrounding SLO police chief Steve Gesell. Foreign policy analyst Sandra Gore Nielsen returns at 4:05 to look at the recent wave of attacks by the Islamic State. At 5:30, Verena Maier reports on the very special Valentine's Day celebration by 5-year-old Maddie. And join Joe Bowman at 6:05 for a special edition of Last Call, your nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/13/2015

    Our regular Friday segments of Pet of the Week and Linn's Pie of the Week start off the show. Hint: Watch for a special visit from Charlotte Alexander of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. Magician Andy Gross is at the PAC tomorrow night. He drops by at 4:05 to preview his show and give away some free tickets. New District 4 county supervisor Lynn Compton takes your phone calls at 5:05. And Joe Bowman joins Dave in studio at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/12/2015

    Dave starts off the show at 3:05 by wondering if officials at Arroyo Grande High School mishandled a recent incident regarding a student. Activist Heidi Harmon comes by at 4:05 to discuss Obama, Congress, and the Keystone Pipeline. And Kara Woodruff joins Dave at 5:05 to react to plans to develop Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach. Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/11/2015

    Kevin Harris from SLO Little Theatre is our first guest at 3:05. Kevin previews their big upcoming musical and maybe gives away a few free tickets. First-time guest Eileen Calandro stops by at 4:05 to discuss parents and social media. At 5:05, Dave hears from organizers of the popular dog park in Arroyo Grande about their ongoing battle with city staff. And Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/10/2015

    At 3:05, meet the owner of Roxanne's Cafe, probably the best restaurant in San Luis Obispo that you've never heard of. Rick London drops by at 3:35 to update us on everything happening with United Way. Mary Matakovich calls in at 4:05 to remind folks about Thursday's Culinary Carnival on behalf of the Prado Day Center. Then Dave wants to know which county supervisor you'd like to "vote off the island" -- Mecham, Gibson, Hill, Arnold, or Compton. You decide. Mike Brown from COLAB continues the conversation about county supervisors at 5:05. And then Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/09/2015

    At 3:05 Dave and Joe start off the show with a discussion about the controversy surrounding NBC news anchor Brian Williams. Members of Californians for Green Nuclear Power respond to Mothers for Peace at 4:05. Author Harper Lee is back in the news. At 5:05 Hilary Roberts Grant and Robyn O'Leary remind us of the power of To Kill a Mockingbird and react to news a of a followup book. Then Joe is back with Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, our nightly Open Line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/06/2015

    Meet at the Pet of the Week from county Animal Services at 3:05 and then Dave and Joe enjoy some pie from Linn's of Cambria. At 4:05, Verena Maier shares her campaign to collect valentines for a terminally ill young girl. Poet James Cushing discusses his new collection at 4:35. We got back to the issue of the proposed Santa Margarita quarry at 5:05 with attorney Sophie Treder and Ken Johnston. And then Dave and Joe wind up the week at 6:05 with Last Call, the nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/05/2015

    Robyn O'Leary talks about children and vaccinations. Cory Karpin is leaving the top job at Woods Humane Society to move his family to Iowa. He explains why. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call, the nightly Open Line. Scott Taylor says rain is definitely on the way. Find out how much.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/04/2015

    Dave starts off the show today at 3:05 by following up on yesterday's dramatic Board of Supervisors meeting. At 4:05, Sandra Gore Nielsen examines the growing crisis involving the U.S. and the Islamic State. Linda Seeley from Mothers for Peace joins Dave at 5:05 to discuss some disturbing PG&E emails made public recently. And then Joe Bowman joins Dave at 6:05 for Last Call, the nightly open line discussion.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/03/2015

    Today on Hometown Radio: Dave starts things off at 3:05 with analysis of recent issues. Then at 4:05, Theresa Slobodnik drops by from Ballet Theatre--SLO. Lisa Nauful from the SLO Symphony previews upcoming events at 4:35. At 5:05, John and Allyson Buerger share Allyson's fight to maintain her vision. Finally, at 6:05, Joe Bowman joins Dave in studio for Last Call, the nightly open line.
  • Dave Congalton - 02/02/2015

    Dave returns to Hometown Radio this afternoon at 3:05. Weatherman John Lindsey drops by at 3:35 to discuss the lack of rain. Steve Weiss got caught in the big New York City snowstorm last week. Ar 4:05, he'll share the experience. At 5:05, Debbie Peterson and Kevin Rice focus on allegations of cover-up involving the South County Sanitation District. Finally, ay 6:05, Joe Bowman joins Dave in-studio for Last Call, our nightly open line. Your phone calls are encouraged.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/30/2015

    Tune in today ar 3:05 as guest host Dale McGee introduces us to the Pet of the Week and samples the Pie of the Week before having a conversation with the CEO of MindBody. Stick around because Jacqueline Fredrick takes over at 5:05 and she examines the impact of marijuana on teens and spotlights the work of the Latino Outreach Council. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic. Scott Taylor has your Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/29/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 as former KIQO radio station owner Garry Brill comes out of retirement and talks about what's happening up in North County. Then stick around as Hometown Attorney Jeff Stulberg takes the microphone at 5:05. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic. Scott Taylor has the weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/28/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 at guest host Jamie Umphenour interviews a representative of the CHP and chats with author/advocate Tina Swithin. Then John Ewan takes over the guest host slot at 5:05. His scheduled topics include a recent trip to Africa. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic. Scott Taylor has Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/27/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 for guest host Robin Hayhurst who will interview travel expert Bruno Bornino. Then stick around at 5:05 for a conversation between guest host Steve Lerian and Ron Regier from the PAC.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/26/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 for guest host Mary Meserve-Miller. Annie Lorenzen takes over the microphone during the second half of the show and tackles the issue of abortion. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic. Scott Taylor provides Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/23/2015

    Join Tom Madsen at 3:05 today as he guest hosts for Dave. Tom will introduce the Pet of the Week, sample some pie form Linn's, and talk with Dana Cummins about local veterans issues. Then at 5:05, Elizabeth Barrett takes over and discusses nature deficit disorder. Dave calls in to provide a medical update. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic. Scott Taylor has your Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/22/2015

    Tune in today at 3:05 for guest host Jim Davis on Hometown Radio as he spotlights a local family in need. Then Dave Cox takes over at 5:05 and tackles the twin topics of taxes and tourism. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic. Scott Taylor reports on Central Coast weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/21/2015

    Dr. Don Morris is the guest host today on Hometown Radio, starting at 3:05. Don's topics include a discussion of the controversy surrounding the movie American Sniper. Then activist Julie Tacker takes over the show at 5:05 and previews upcoming local meetings involving the Arroyo Grande City Council and the South County Sanitation District. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic. Scott Taylor covers weather.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/20/2015

    Round up your dogs, cats, birds, and horses and pluck them down in front of the radio because everyone's favorite veterinarian Dr. Pete Keeling is guest hosting Hometown Radio today at 3:05. Call in and ask "Dr. Pete" those important animal questions. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic reports. Scott Taylor keeps an eye on weather. And don't forget that live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address begins at 6 p.m.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/19/2015

    Tune in today, starting at 3:05 as guest hosts Jack Church, and later Heidi Harmon, serve up today's edition of Hometown Radio. Joe Bowman has local news and traffic updates. Scott Taylor previews the weather for the week.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/16/2015

    Join guest hosts Suzan Vaughn and Gary J. Freiberg today at 3:05 for Hometown Radio. Joe Bowman keeps you updated with local news and traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/15/2015

    Join guest hosts Jennifer Adams and Jack Hardy as they fill in for Dave this afternoon. Joe Bowman has Traffic and Local News updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/14/2015

    Join guest hosts Dan Blackburn and Caren Ray as they fill in for Dave this afternoon. Joe Bowman has Traffic and Local News updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/13/2015

    South County Jim and Gari Cave address the challenge of preventing an elderly family member from driving. Do you pray? What's the power of prayer? Community Spotlight shines on Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Learn about the upcoming MLK celebration. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/12/2015

    Arroyo Grande mayor Jim Hill responds to recent criticism and also addresses issues facing the South County Sanitation District. Dr. Larry Martinez discusses President Obama's plan to provide free tuition to community college students. A preview of the upcoming Morro Bay Bird Festival. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/09/2015

    Jeff Bliss talks about the California Bullet Train. Meet popular author Sharon Lovejoy. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Jill Turnbow previews the new play at SLO Little Theatre. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services. And did someone say pie?
  • Dave Congalton - 01/08/2015

    Dan Blackburn responds to the latest attack by retired journalist Bob Cuddy. Gary J. Freiburg picks the Best and the Worst. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. A discussion of human trafficking. Live music from James Sweetwater.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/07/2015

    Today marks the 23rd anniversary of Hometown Radio. Sheriff Ian Parkinson reports on activities within his office. Veteran broadcasters Garry Brill and Guy Rathbun recall the heyday of radio on the Central Coast. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Community Spotlight shines on the SLO Jewish Film Festival.
  • Dave Congalton - 01/05/2015

    Dave marks his 23rd anniversary on the radio this week. 9 Star Ki expert Bob Sachs tells you what kind of year you may have in 2015. Steve Weiss sighs the pros and cons of bicycling on the Central Coast. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call
  • Dave Congalton - 12/31/2014

    Tune in at 3:05 to hear guest hosts Heidi Harmon and Alison Cebuella. Joe Bowman has local news and Traffic updates.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/30/2014

    The Advocates--Andy Greensfelder and David Holmes--look back on 2014 and pick national Winners and Losers. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Kevin Patrick and Patty Sullivan discuss poetry. Special edition of Pet of the Week.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/29/2014

    Joe Brittingham and William Henry Crewe review 2014 in terms of economic issues. Allison Cebuella pays a visit. Joe Bowman is back from vacation and joins Dave for Last Call. Dave is puzzled by The Shredder in New Times.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/23/2014

    Jack Church talks about the business of TV weather reporting. Stephanie Rafael discusses issues relating to the celebration of Christmas. Join Dave for the annual reading of "Ho Ho: The Dog Who Saved Christmas". Tom Madsen joins Dave for Last Call. Special edition of Pie of the Week from Linn's.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/19/2014

    Dr. Robert Tefft, opponent to building houses near the SLO County airport, explains his concerns. Mr. Science pays a visit. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Dave and Joe enjoy a slice of Linn's pie. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/18/2014

    Dr. Larry Martinez discusses SONY and cyber attacks. Karl Beck and Tom Madsen address current issues. Meet Carl Knoll from We Help You Legal. Joe Bowman joins in on Last Call. Get ready for the Holiday Edition of Radio-Tradio.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/17/2014

    New District Attorney Dan Dow outlines his goals for his first year in office. Linda Seeley from Mothers for Peace talks about the NRC and PG&E. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Singer Dulcie Taylor performs in the studio. Learn how you can go ice skating this month.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/16/2014

    John Spattafore and Grace McIntosh discusses the new homeless shelter being proposed for San Luis Obispo. Writer John Byrne Cook recalls his days with rock legend Janis Joplin. Surf rocker Merrell Fankhauser writes his memoir. Get ready for the community sing-a-long at the Clark Center. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/15/2014

    The city of San Luis Obispo wants mandatory rental inspections. Hear from some people who think that's a bad idea. Author and chef Leonard Gentieu discusses his new book, Chasing the Heat. Judy Salamacha takes us on a tour of Civil War battlefields. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/12/2014

    Chris Richardson and Carlyn Christiensen discuss this week's vote by the SLO City Council regarding the General Plan and housing near the airport. Jim Seybert and Kathy Wright highlight a new business-friendly program at Cal Poly. Kathy Smith stops by for a piece of Linn's pie. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Pet of the Week comes from county animal services.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/11/2014

    Aubrie Hillstein Luiz shares her journey in overcoming various addictions. Author Sherry Harris discusses Alzheimer's Disease. Mary Meserve-Miller pays a visit. Learn about holiday festivities in Cayucos. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/10/2014

    Tune in today at 3:05 as Save and Joe host the annual Hometown Radio-O-Thon on behalf of the San Luis Obispo County Women's Shelter.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/09/2014

    Project manager Ken Johnston defends the proposed quarry near Santa Margarita and responds to last night's discussion. Jennifer Adams from RISE discusses rape in light of Bill Cosby and the controversy surrounding Rolling Stone magazine. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Kevin Harris and Suzie Newman preview upcoming local theatre productions.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/08/2014

    Opponents to the Santa Margarita quarry explain their opposition and forthcoming legal action. Steve Lerian from Cal Poly Arts is looking for feedback on shows at the PAC. A new book charts the fascinating history of Arroyo Grande. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/05/2014

    David Weisman from the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility reports on recent Senate hearings regarding safety at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Richard Margetson previews an important community event in Los Osos. Deborah Bayles from Cuesta College enjoys a pie from Linn's. Pet of the Week comes from county Animal Services.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/04/2014

    Part 1 of our discussion about whether or not the SLO City Council should override the Airport Land Use Commission. Restaurant critics Teri Bayus and Kathy Marcks Hardesty share their local favorites. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Kristi Balzer chats about the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Actor/Director Gale McNeeley previews his newest production.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/03/2014

    Local realtors discuss a possible "neighborhood stabilization" program for San Luis Obispo. Debbie Peterson previews tonight's important South County Sanitation District meeting. Meet tea expert Kirstin Sherrit from The Secret Garden. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/02/2014

    Today is Giving Tuesday. Dave spotlights some of our local nonprofits worth supporting. Heidi Harmon and Tom Comar urge shoppers to avoid Wal Mart. Joe Bowman joins Dave for Last Call. Political correctness goes to the extreme during the holidays.
  • Dave Congalton - 12/01/2014

    Steve Rebuck argues against the proposed Central Coast marine sanctuary. Robert Davis from the SLO Bike Coalition discusses recent deaths of bicyclists. Tom Madsen, filling in for Joe Bowman, joins Dave for Last Call. A preview of tonight's special city council meeting in Arroyo Grande. John Lindsey talks rain and Fleetwood Mac!

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