Good Morning Truckee: Infobesity

The world of communications is constantly changing – and at a rapid pace. Infobesity, or information overload, is an epidemic plaguing society and the business world. How do you get your message heard and through which medium? Where and how are Truckee locals getting their information? How do community organizations and institutions get important community information out to their constituents?

On June 12th, Good Morning Truckee delved into this topic by bringing together a panel of professionals that discussed their perspectives on the topic including their role and manner in which they create and distribute content.

Panelists presented their perspectives on the topic from their different vantage points. See the panelists who participated and view their presentations:


Amie Quirarte, is a former moderator of a local Truckee Tahoe Facebook Group. Amie spoke about her experience of moderating a group with over 17,000 members and lessons learned.
Amie Quirarte Good Morning Truckee Presenter

Mayumi Elegado is the publisher/owner of the independent newspaper Moonshine Ink. They are known for providing the community with quality in-depth reporting and information covering everything from breaking news to inspiring stories. Their Tiny Porch Concerts digital production series can be found on YouTube and Facebook. View Presentation










JD Hoss is the owner of local independent radio station KTKE 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio. Their mission is to entertain and inform the local community. They focus on what’s important to the Truckee Tahoe area, reporting on local news, events, and weather. View Presentation












Don Rogers is the publisher of the Sierra Sun and The Union, based in Grass Valley. They recently have been making changes including a brief foray with a new name, Truckee Sun, partnering with The Union newspaper for Truckee coverage, and Lake Tahoe coverage being provided by the Tahoe Tribune.
View Presentation
Don Rogers Sierra Sun










Robert G. Scott is the News Director/Anchorman for Lake Tahoe Television News, the region’s only broadcast news service dedicated to local news stories. View Video 
Robert G Scott Lake Tahoe Television










Rory O’Farrell began volunteering at Truckee Tahoe Community Television (TTCTV) in 2009, while he was teaching Video Production for the 49er ROP program at Truckee High School. More recently he served as the afternoon radio host at 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio. O’Farrell is a thirty-year broadcast veteran, including 10 years with the NBA Sacramento Kings. Rory is also serving on the Western Regional Board of Directors of the Alliance for Community Media.

Rory O'Farrell Truckee Tahoe Community Television