Community Hotline

MetroEast's flagship television program, Community Hotline, has graced MetroEast channels for well over 20 years. This award-winning talk show focuses on local nonprofits, schools and government agencies doing good in the community.

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Our host Monica Weitzel interviews leaders and representatives from service agencies like Central City Concern and St. Andrew Legal Clinic; government entities like the Multnomah County Library and the United States Census Bureau, and educational organizations and institutions like the Gresham Barlow School District and Mt. Hood Community College, as well as arts and culture organizations like the Portland Latin American Film Festival and Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. MetroEast is passionate about uplifting diverse voices, championing democracy and intellectual freedom, and using our resources to highlight the unique people and organizations who enrich the places where we live, work and play.

Watch the Show

Community Hotline is broadcast on Comcast channel 21 (HD 321) and Ziply channel 32 throughout the greater Portland Metro area. We stream on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Telvue.

"Thank you so much for having me. I feel honored when I see the other organizations you have on the air." 

Actor: Anita Sorel

Sandy, OR: Sandy Actors Theatre

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to be on the Community Hotline. Beth and I really appreciate your partnership in the community to get word of these jobs and the Census in general out to your audience. The time with you on the show was definitely time well spent for us, and I cannot express how appreciative we are."

Recruiting Manager: Brian Oliver

Portland, OR: Area Census Office

"Steph said that the interview was one of her favorites that she's ever done - you are such a pro! You make everything feel so comfortable and natural, and really do an amazing job highlighting the org. We are going to share on our social media and spread the word." 

Director: Anna Williams

Portland, OR: Light The Night

Become A Guest

We connect and engage your organization with a much larger audience. In addition to airing on local cable TV channels and online, MetroEast provides each guest a link to their individual interview to share on their website, social media sites, and e-newsletters.

Become A Sponsor

By sponsoring Community Hotline, you are supporting dozens of vibrant and committed local nonprofits. Many grassroots organizations rely on MetroEast’s free and low-cost services like Community Hotline to get the word out about their vital work.


Thanks to a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, we are fine-tuning the show in 2021. For the production, we will be refreshing our graphics, show open, and format.  We will also be bolstering our outreach to new and diverse nonprofits, as well as our distribution process, so that the show reaches as many people as possible both on our cable television channels, and online.  These changes will keep the show fresh and relevant, allowing us to maximize the impact for both participants and audiences.


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Community Hotline has transitioned to a virtual interview format.  With Community Hotline@home we continue to help non-profits get their messages out in a safe and distanced format. Localism at its best, this show focuses on current issues, as well as highlighting the activities of our nonprofits, schools and government agencies.