Public Access


Oceanside Community Service Television Corp (KOCT) is administered as a P.E.G. (public, educational and government) access and local origination community television station. These guidelines apply to Public Access programming supplied by an Oceanside resident for airing in Public Access time slots and other programs shown on KOCT- the community channel and streamed via  Public Access is the term used to describe the availability of airtime and community television facilities for televising locally oriented programming. As a matter of corporate policy, KOCT is dedicated to delivering quality local programming. This service is intended to provide opportunities for responsible community expression about issues and topics of interest to Oceanside residents.

KOCT is a diverse organization committed to equal opportunity in employment and program delivery. KOCT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation and family status. Persons believing they have been discriminated against should notify KOCT in writing at 3038 Industry Street, Suite 101, Oceanside CA 92054. The intent of these Guidelines is to assure equity in Public Access programming.

Click here to download KOCT's Public Access Guidelines

Forms & Applications

The applicant agrees to adhere to these rules including technical requirements for every program submitted and to consult with KOCT staff in the event that it does not understand the rules. The applicant is fully responsible for the content of any program submitted for playback on KOCT – the community channel.

Please download and read the Public Access Playback Application completely before submitting your programming

Click here to download KOCT's Public Access Playback Application

Community Calendar

KOCT's new Community Calendar service allows non-profits, service groups, and local organizations to promote and publicize their events on television for an affordable monthly or annual fee. KOCT is available in 80% of Oceanside homes on Cox Cable. KOCT is also available county-wide on AT&T's U-Verse Channel 99, and streams both channels live via KOCT.ORG on the internet. KOCT's Community Calendar will be shown on Channel 18, Monday thru Friday at 9 am & 5 pm, and on Saturday at 9 am. Click the link below for more info, including pricing and submission form.

With the increasing use of social media, you can also promote your event on the KOCT Facebook page when you become a follower. And you can still promote your nonprofit event on Oceanside Spectrum by calling 760 722-4433

Thank you for your support and for watching KOCT.

Download the Community Calendar

Oceanside Talks

​Oceanside Talks is a community television series that allows local non-profits, individuals and other community members to produce their own talk show at an affordable price. These programs will be shown on KOCT a minimum of eight (8) times during weekend; over morning, lunch and evening airing times.  Each Oceanside Talk program will also be available on-demand via


Two introduction packages are being offered for Oceanside Talks, including an “a la carte” menu which allows you to customize, or personalize your shoot.The entry level price for this package is $500.

Click here to download Oceanside Talks Playback Application PDF Click here to download Oceanside Talks Rate Card PDF Click here to download Oceanside Talks Pre-Production Outline Click here to download Oceanside Talks Production Tips PDF

Spectrum Sign-Up

KOCT-TV invites civic clubs, nonprofit organizations and members of the faith and education communities to appear on Oceanside Spectrum. If you live, work or go to school in Oceanside, you are invited to call the station at 760 722-4433 to reserve a free five-minute interview with show host Elaine Swann.

Not for profit organizations are invited to talk about an upcoming event, solicit members or volunteers, or share about their good works. Call to reserve your space well in advance of the event you wish to promote.

Oceanside Spectrum is taped at KOCT’s Oceanside studios at 3038 Industry Street, Suite 101. KOCT is a nonprofit, non-commercial television station and Oceanside Spectrum is prohibited from advertising commercial events or businesses.

To schedule an appearance on Oceanside Spectrum:

CONTACT: Angela Miranda
PHONE: (760) 722-4433

Click here to visit the Oceanside Spectrum On-Demand program page