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Game of the Week 2019 – Choctawhatchee Indians

Emerald Coast TV is looking forward to providing the LIVE Stream of Choctaw Indians high school football games for the 2019 season.

These games will be broadcasted LIVE on the Emerald Coast TV Facebook page.

Please help support these ad free LIVE Stream games thru your Choctaw Indians viewer/fan donations. You can make a donation of $2, $5, or $10 amounts.  Any $10 donation during the game will be displayed in the “Thank You Supporters” ticker at the end of each quarter and during halftime.




Here are the past games:


September 6, 2019 – Gulf Breeze @ Choctaw – Pay-Per-View Home Game – “Military Appreciation Night”


August 23, 2019 – Choctaw @ Pace


August 16, 2019 – Kick-Off Classic – Choctaw @ Gulf Breeze

Our Emerald Coast Community – Wounded Warrior Christofer Curtis

On this episode of OECC, our co-host Martha Laguardia Kotite interviews Christofer Curtis, a local Wounded Warrior airman stationed at Hurlburt Field, Florida, about his tragic combat related injury, his road to recovery and to fly again, and about the support from family, friends and veteran related organizations such at the Fisher house.

Produced in the Emerald Coast TV Studios at the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida. This episode aired on Cox Cable Ch6 in May 2019.

Martha, a retired US Coast Guard Captain, served for 29-years at sea and ashore, a TED talk and motivational speaker, she is an author of 5 books including the award-winning, So Others May Live: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, Saving Lives and Defying Death.
For more information, www.martha.kotite.com

2019 All Sports Association Awards Banquet & Events

The All Sports Association is a Northwest Florida organization that recognizes and support athletes from the area… and whose primary mission is to provide a contribution of time to raise money for local youth-oriented non-profit organizations with an emphasis on sports programs.  The annual awards banquet, the flagship of the organization’s fundraising activity, as well as other events leading up to it are used to recognize individuals who are contributing to their sports and their community.

To find out more about the All Sports Association, go to www.AllSportsAssociation.org

Emerald Coast TV was at all but one of these events (missing is coverage of the golf tournament)… and you can watch them below:


This 50th Annual All Sports Association Awards Banquet took place at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on February 15, 2019.

The highlight event of the year for the All Sports Association, the Awards banquet identifies and honors the finest athletes from Northwest Florida. The recognized individuals not only excel in their sports, they also exemplify characteristics that extend the best in academics and community involvement.

00:12 Pre-Banquet: Press Event at Harborwalk & Silent Auction
04:28 Banquet Begins
06:17 National Anthem
07:43 Invocation – Reverend Jim Ross
10:39 Founders Tribute
13:18 Welcome – Don Anchors, Emcee
18:50 Live Auction

Presentation of All Sports Association Awards:
38:47 Scholastic Female
47:26 Scholastic Male
54:28 Collegiate Female
58:16 Collegiate Male
01:01:48 Amateur Award
01:07:05 Professional Award
01:13:29 Special Olympics Athlete
01:18:46 President’s Remarks – Lee Lewis
01:20:40 President’s Award
01:22:08 Check Presentations
01:27:41 Presentation of the Colonel Al Byrne Award
01:31:14 Danny Wuerffel presents Tim Tebow with All Sports jacket
01:32:45 Presentation of the Wuerffel Trophy
01:41:26 Past Speaker Highlights
01:43:21 Guest Speaker – Tim Tebow


This 2019 Buck Smith Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Breakfast took place in the early morning of February 15, 2019 in the Raider Arena at Northwest Florida State College. Over 1700 students from Okaloosa & Walton county attended to meet the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy winner Drue Tranquill, watch Lydia Turner receive the Taylor Haugen Trophy, and listen to Tommy and Bobby Bowden talk about leading a faithful and meaningful life. The event ended with a presentation by the FCA Huddle prayer teams.


The All Sports Association 2019 Fish Fry took place on February 14, 2019 at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Notable local high school athlete were recognized as well as heard from two featured guest speakers, Olympian Mia Manganello and former University of Alabama and NFL San Francisco 49er football player, Glen Coffee.


The All Sports Association’s Hall of Fame and Past Presidents Luncheon took place on February 13, 2019 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees included Dr Jolyn Taylor, a former Choctawhatchee high school student and tennis player who was a 2-time NCAA Div III Women’s Doubles Champion, 2-times NCAA Div III Women’s Singles Finalist, and 6-time All American. The other inductee was 6-times world boxing champion, Roy Jones, Jr, who was also named the “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

Our Emerald Coast Community – Northwest Florida Ballet & STEM Day @ Doolittle Institute

The Northwest Florida Ballet is our featured non-profit for this episode with Josh Finely (Community Relations) and Julia Sandwith (current Board President), interviewed by co-host Erin Thatcher (Chair of the C.A.R.E. committee at the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce). Also featured is Rick Soria with the STEM Outreach program at the the Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Florida. Interviewed by co-host RJ Murdock.

Produced in the Emerald Coast TV Studios at the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Making Connections – Opportunity Place Inc.

This show contains a great interview with Debra McDaniel and Lee Wetzell of Opportunity Place Inc. A women’s and children’s homeless shelter in Fort Walton Beach and information about the IMAX presentation of “Cuba” at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee, as well as some great upcoming events in the Fort Walton Beach area!

“The Battle of the Bulge” as Remembered by Lt Col Samuel Lombardo

“The Battle of the Bulge” as Remembered by Lt Col Samuel Lombardo

“The Battle of the Bulge” as Remembered by Lt Col Samuel Lombardo was recorded on January 28, 2019 the Fort Walton Yacht Club for the Military Affairs Committee, Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. Lt Col Lombardo recounts his journey to America as a child and how the lessons learn then help him in WWII. Lt Col Lombardo will become a centenarian in July 2019.

Recorded by RJ Murdock, EmeraldCoastTV.com

Lt Col Sam Lombardo at Military Affairs Committee, FWB Chamber, 28Jan19

Bruce Stewart Classic 2018 @ Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College vs Southern Union

November 16, 2018 – 5:30pm CST – Womens


Northwest Florida State College vs Spartanburg Methodist

November 16, 2018 – 7:30pm CST – Mens


Northwest Florida State College vs Lawson State

November 17, 2018 – 5:30pm – Womens

Northwest Florida State College vs Southwest Mississippi

November 17, 2018 – 7:30pm – Mens

Making Connections – HispanicFest 2018

This show was recorded at Hispanic Fest 2018 on 9 September. It includes interviews with sponsors, vendors and entertainers. Hispanic Fest is organized by United for a Good Cause Inc. and is a fundraiser for their 14th Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle needy children’s Fiesta. For more on this organization and the Fiesta, go to: www.unitedforagoodcause.org Conexion Media Group is proud to be part of these events that bring people together in UNITY for a good Cause!

Hurricane Michael in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Our storm chaser, RJ Murdock, was out early morning before Hurricane Michael makes landfall to see how the storm was effecting Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.



After landfall, here are a few boats, docks and a tree in Destin that fell victim to Hurricane Michael.

First Friday Coffee – September 2018 – FWB Chamber of Commerce

01:10 – Invocation Introduction – First Baptist Church of FWB

04:12 – Pledge of Allegiance – FWB Police Dept. & National Anthem by MSgt Liz Rand(?) from Eglin AFB

06:44 – Mayor Dick Rynearson – Recognizing City of FWB Police Dept.

9:39 – HealthSource Chiropractic FWB North – Fast Cash at Breakfast – Dr Scott Smith

13:14 – John Hofstad, Okaloosa County Administrator

18:34 – Diane Winnemuller of Northwest Florida Daily News – Check to the Military Order of the Purple Heart for a Nurses Monument that will be erected at the Armament Museum

28:30 – Wes Fell, Paradise Promotions – Home Show & Nathan Sparks with One Hopeful Place

00:34:12 – Dog Daze, presented by Friendship Veterinary Hospital, Sat. Oct 13th *Featuring City of FWB Police Dog Fundraiser

37:37 – Blessin of the Marketplace

41:06 – Chamber Calendar

42:18 – Matt Osley talk about the Empowered committee and tells a comical story about the difference between millennials and the older generations

47:28 – Emerald Coast Television.com video – United Methodist Children’s Home

49:03 – Tony Hughes offers free business advice

51:06 – Introduction of 2018 Chair Nick Chubb Ted

56:12 – Introduction of Sponsor: Matt Baltz, Administrator at The Manor at Bluewater Bay

01:07:14 – Check Presentations: Donna Tashik, President Emerald Coast Foundation

01:09:38 – New Member Introductions

01:21:16 – Door Prizes

01:40:28 – 50/50 Drawing

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