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Oregon Coast Show Now Broadcast on North and Central Coast

Oregon Coast Show filming in Seaside

(Oregon Coast) – About one million people each Thursday are in a position to catch the independently produced The Oregon Coast Show in the Portland area and I-5 corridor, but now the show about the coast can actually be seen by coastal residents.

The show is seen on Portland's KPXG (PAX) 22 every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. But starting Thursday, September 7, The Oregon Coast Show can be seen in Tillamook and Lincoln Counties on Charter Cable, Channel 18, on Thursday and Friday nights at 7:30.

Producer Rick Gibson said the deal was finally inked this past week, allowing the tourism and entertainment show to reach many of the folks it covers, some extra 18,000 viewers. This means the show can be seen in major coastal towns such as Lincoln City, Newport and Tillamook, but also in Yachats, Waldport, Depoe Bay, Neskowin, Pacific City, Bay City, Rockaway, Wheeler, Nehalem and Manzanita.

KPXG cannot be seen over the air on the coast, although some coastal customers of satellite TV could get the show, which is about a year old. The show is also carried on Comcast Cable in northwest Oregon, so it has been readily available to a variety of inland Oregon towns. Charter Cable, which services coastal residents for cable TV, hosts some different programming and did not carry it until this week.

The crew filming in Neskowin

The deal so far does not cover the coastal counties of Clatsop, Lane or Coos.

The show airing Thursday and Friday on the coast – and Thursday in the valley – features three stories, as well as an “Amazing Aquarium Facts” segment from the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The first story is about a father/son team from Oregon who designed an underwater remote operating vehicle, which they will take under the ocean for The Oregon Coast Show.


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The second story is about the endangered species Snowy Plover, and a nesting area in Florence as well as a new exhibit featuring them at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

The third story features BeachConnection.net editor Andre’ Hagestedt interviewing crew from the Seaside Aquarium about ocean oddities known as “whale burps” and “ocean burps,” which are occasionally found on the beaches.

Hagestedt’s first piece as an interviewer aired two weeks ago, in a story about a baby seal that wandered up to the beach in Seaside while he and Rick Gibson were interviewing Seaside Aquarium science expert Tiffany Boothe about several subjects.

The baby seal episode will repeat on Thursday, Sept. 14, but will air for the first time on the coast on Sept. 14 and 15.

The “whale burps” story was particularly difficult, Hagestedt said.

“We were filming this part on the Promenade, with us facing the crowds that were walking by,” Hagestedt said. “Besides the fact I’m not used to being an on-air reporter and used to being in the print media, and the fact I was extremely hungry and getting loopy, various kids kept walking by and made silly faces at us to make us laugh or distract us. I alternately wanted to laugh and to strangle them.”

The show, which is run by Gibson and his son and cameraman Scott Gibson, also features host Charles Rowe, on-air interviewers Paul Hanson, Kimberly Jacobsen and Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Cindy Hanson – with the latest addition of Hagestedt as an occasional advisor and on-air interviewer.


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Serenity in SeasideSEASIDE
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A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
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Time Trip Around Tillamook BayTILLAMOOK BAY
Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
Triple the Pleasure in 3 CapesTHREE CAPES LOOP
The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City
Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
Divine Depoe BayDEPOE BAY
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Nature in NewportNEWPORT
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
Staggering Seal RockWALDPORT / SEAL ROCK
Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks
Aargh, there's no alliteration with Yachats - but it IS unbelievableYACHATS
Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale
Unsurpassable Upper LaneUPPER LANE COUNTY
25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders
Fine Times in FlorenceFLORENCE
A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes


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