Mel Rogers

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    PBS SoCal Breaks Ground on Costa Mesa Studios Today

    ​PBS SoCal, which was formerly known as KOCE/Channel 50, is scheduled to break ground this morning on new studio headquarters on the first floor of the South Coast Corporate Center at 3080 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.Production studios, which are expected to be completed by the fall, will join PBS SoC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    [BREAKING] House Cuts NPR Funding

    ​UPDATE, MARCH 17, 12:41 P.M.: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to defund National Public Radio (NPR). The matter now goes to the Senate.Start buying those tote bags.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    KOCE To Become PBS SoCal, Will No Longer Focus On Orange County

    ​Say goodbye to KOCE. Beginning in January, the Orange County public television station will become PBS SoCal.  The name change was announced in a telephone press conference today as KOCE takes over as the flagship PBS station for Southern California, replacing Los Angeles' KCET, which will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    KOCE Snags an LA Emmy for Bloody Thursday

    ​Bloody Thursday, a documentary about the struggle of the West Coast dockworkers during the Great Depression, has won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. The one-hour film debuted on Huntington Beach-based KOCE public television (channel 50).

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    KOCE President Mel Rogers Amongst the Unemployed!

    So, KOCE-TV Channel 50 is patting its own back over covering President Barack Obama's Wednesday speech at the Orange County Fairgrounds--didn't see it, so can't comment. But I can opine on the words of KOCE president Mel Rogers. In an email he sent to a KOCE listserv, Rogers enthused about the energ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    KOCE Asked for Your Cash While Orange County Burned

    Let's say you're KOCE-TV Channel 50 head honcho Mel Rogers, and you were presented with the ratings bonanza that was this past weekend's devastating fires in the badlands of northern Orange County. With the advent of digital television, you now have four distinct channels in your capacity. You are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Orange County History Via KOCE

    We love KOCE-TV Channel 50, watch it for television genius (and Orange County Business Journal editor) Rick Reiff's wonderful coif, the in-depth author interviews conducted by Maria Hall-Brown, and the Register-friendly worldview of Real Orange. So it pains us to discover that KOCE president Mel Rog ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Barney the Dinosaur? Meet Jan Crouch

    KOCE boss Mel Rogers is betting he can kill KOCE to save it

  • Columns

    October 11, 2001