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'Oregon Coast Show' Partners with Oregon Travel Website

Oregon Coast Show crew filming in Neskowin

(Manzanita, Oregon) – Two media companies in Oregon are teaming up for an interesting collaboration that crosses the boundaries of two different electronic mediums. Manzanita-based tourism website BeachConnection.net (“Oregon Coast Beach Connection”) is partnering up with “The Oregon Coast Show” for a series of segments on some of the “beach secrets” often featured on the website.

The segments put BeachConnection.net editor Andre’ Hagestedt on camera not so much as an information source – as he has been in the past – but producer Rick Gibson has thrown him into the role of on-air interviewer.

Hagestedt clowns on camera

Hagestedt was used an interview source for two pieces on the Oregon Coast Show earlier this year, as well as numerous interviews this summer on a variety of media outlets, from KXL radio to Comcast Cable’s independently produced “PDXposed.”

The first segment airs this Thursday – August 24 – about a baby seal that wandered up to a Seaside beach, and how the Marine Mammal Stranding Network responded.

The Oregon Coast Show is seen Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. on KPXG (PAX) TV, which is Channel 22 over the air and on Dish TV, and on Comcast Channel 5 and other smaller cable systems in the Portland/Salem areas on the (PAX) channel.

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The Oregon Coast Show is poised to announce it will soon be seen on the coast, on Charter Cable on the central coast on Channel 18. The show will be on every Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. The reach will be from Manzanita to Yachats, meaning it will be available in towns like Tillamook, Pacific City Lincoln City and Newport as well. .


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Almost all the segments were story ideas Hagestedt came up with, and which are currently featured on BeachConnection.net in one form or another. Subjects covered will be the glowing sand phenomenon, “green flash” at sunset, “whale burps” and “ocean burps” and the “second summer on the Oregon coast,” among others.

Gibson said Hagestedt’s contributions to the show earlier this year created quite a response in phone calls and hits to the show’s website. Hagestedt was quoted in a piece about the slightly paranormal story of the “Wheeler Moment,” and was interviewed about the odd geologic features of Neskowin, called the “ghost forest.”

“We believe that Andre' Hagestedt's unique sense of curiosity and his enthusiasm to comb the coast for stories that are not normally known to the public will add a new dimension to The Oregon Coast Show,” Gibson said. “People want to know what causes strange glowing effects in the sand late at night and if the green flash at sunset is really true. We believe TV viewers will especially tune in to see what new phenomena Andre' will introduce them to. Anyone who clicks onto Andre's website will find these stories and we're excited about bringing some of them to our Oregon Coast Show television viewers.”

Filming the seal in Seaside

Conversely, Hagestedt said the Oregon Coast Show has created the opportunity for larger, more in-depth articles on these subjects and different angles that involve the show, which have resulted in a greater exposure for the site on the web.

“When we were forced to do these different kind of angles and more elongated stories, we wound up with some of the most popular articles we’d ever produced,” Hagestedt said. “Some have gotten syndicated in a much larger amount of places on the net. It was truly awesome.

“I’m really super pleased to be a part of this. I love The Oregon Coast Show and I really dig working with these guys. They’re a lot of fun. Besides, I can’t wait to start stealing story ideas from them!”

Baby seal in Seaside

One story segment occurred – almost in breaking news fashion - while Gibson was filming Hagestedt at the Seaside Aquarium in August. The aquarium, which is part of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, got a call that a baby seal had wandered up onto the beach to rest. So, Hagestedt and Gibson followed aquarium staff out there to ensure the seal was not disturbed by beachgoers, snagging an exclusive feature for The Oregon Coast Show.

“That thing was so cute it hurt,” said Hagestedt. “It was honestly one of the coolest moments of my life to be a part of that situation. I still have pictures of it in my digital camera, which I carry with me all the time, in case something interesting happens. I must admit, those photos of that adorable little seal make you a chick magnet at bars.”

Gibson’s aim is to also play off Hagestedt’s consistently humorous side, which was seen a little bit in the Neskowin piece and in the upcoming seal segment.

The baby seal segment will also be repeated on September 14.

BeachConnection.net has also formed a partnership with PDXposed, where it will soon feature links to on-demand episodes of the show that involve the Oregon coast.


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