• #KOCE45yrs: We’ve always been dramatic!
    BY Lauren | August 31, 2017

    It’s the final day of August, and fall is peeking its head around the corner. Although the change in seasons isn’t always obvious in sunny SoCal, we know the signs ...

  • #KOCE45yrs: One of our earliest space-themed broadcasts
    BY Lauren | August 25, 2017

    Even though Southern California wasn’t in the path of totality during this week’s eclipse, judging by Instagram and Twitter, quite a few of us headed outdoors anyway to take in ...

  • #KOCE45yrs: Early reviews are in!
    BY Lauren | August 17, 2017

    As you may have heard, we at PBS SoCal KOCE are celebrating the station’s 45th anniversary this year. Throughout 2017 we’ve pored through archives of all kinds, which got us ...

  • The view from 1980: the future of cable television
    BY Lauren | August 4, 2017

    Our 45th anniversary seems like the perfect time to re-visit our treasure trove of archives! We couldn't wait to share this video with our friends, fans, and followers. From Voter's Pipeline, ...

  • A very brief history of bike trails in Southern California
    BY Lauren | July 27, 2017

    As we celebrate 45 years of PBS SoCal KOCE, we’re taking the time to explore how our history overlaps with the history of Southern California. KOCE came on the air (way ...

  • Before we were KOCE, something else was …
    BY Lauren | July 20, 2017

    Written by Stacy Shaffer While you may know us as PBS SoCal, our official call letters are actually KOCE. You probably already know that call letters are unique, four letter designations ...

  • Throwback KOCE Station Sign-On
    BY Heather Toner | November 17, 2016

    For today's history post, we thought we'd share one of our past station sign-on logos. This was often used in between programs as station identification, as well as proceeding ...

  • Ronald Reagan Welcomes KOCE-TV on the Air
    BY Heather Toner | October 28, 2016

    Ronald Reagan was among the first people to publicly welcome KOCE TV to the airwaves. Here's the then Governor of California, wishing us well on our opening broadcast... https://youtu.be/Lcv5x9ODlEM Explore more of ...

  • From Building Site to Broadcast Center
    BY Heather Toner | October 28, 2016

    In the spring of 1972 the FCC granted a construction permit to the Coast Community College district. Shortly thereafter, a television transmitter tower was built, and a building on the ...

  • KOCE’s First Broadcast
    BY Heather Toner | October 27, 2016

    In 1972, KOCE began its broadcast with an episode of Sesame Street. The photo above was taken just before we went on the air. It's pretty incredible that the past ...