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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.

FCSAA Panhandle Conference 2019 at NWFSC

Watch the LIVE STREAM of the 2019 FCSAA Panhandle Conference as the Northwest Florida State College Men’s and Women’s basketball teams battle it out other conference teams. These are the home games at the Northwest Florida State College’s Arena in Niceville, Florida.

Scroll down below to find the specific game dates:


January 5 (Sat) Pensacola State College @ NWFSC

5:30pm CST

7:30pm CST


January 12 (Sat) Chipola College @ NWFSC

5:30pm CST

7:30pm CST


January 26 (Sat) Gulf Coast State College @ NWFSC

5:30pm CST

7:30pm CST


February 6 (Wed) Tallahassee Community College @ NWFSC

5:30pm CST

7:30pm CST


February 9 (Sat) Pensacola State College @ NWFSC

5:30pm CST

7:30pm CST


February 16 (Sat) Chipola College @ NWFSC

5:30pm CST

7:30pm CST


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

“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

Destin Chamber of Commerce – February 2019

Renasant Bank, the Summer Place Inn, and Travel Media South are the featured guests for this episode of the Destin Business Forum, brought to you by the Destin Chamber of Commerce.

Hosted by Shane Moody, CEO, Destin Chamber of Commerce.

Fort Walton Beach Business Forum – January 2019

In this episode, Matt Turpin and Michael Castleberry with the FWB office of the Bank of England Mortgage are the special guests for this segment of the Fort Walton Beach Business Forum, brought to you by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and airing on Cox Cable Ch-6 in January 2019.

Later in the show is a highlights video of the FWB Chamber’s Installation Breakfast as well as another interview with Matt Turpin, this time about his new roll as the 2019 Chair of the FWB Chamber.

Hosted by the Ted Corcoran, Chamber CEO, and recorded in the Emerald Coast TV studio at the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce 2019 Installation Breakfast

Watch the replay of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee and 2019 Installation from January 4, 2019. Find out the winners of 2018 as well as witness the changing of the guard as Nick Chubb, the 2018 Chair, hands over the gravel to Matt Turpin, the new 2019 Chair.

This event was sponsored by Vensure and took place at the Christian Life Center of the First Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Recorded by RJ Murdock & Emerald Coast TV.

Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade 2018

Enjoy the 2018 Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade themed as “Christmas Toys for Girls & Boys”.

The parade took place on Eglin Parkway on the evening of December 3, 2018. Brought to you by the City of Fort Walton Beach, hosted by Ted Corcoran (FWB Chamber of Commerce) and David MacDonald (Santa Rosa Mall – parade sponsor).

Produced by EmeraldCoastTV.com.

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