by Elizabeth Rodeno
It is in the spirit of the season, that we share our good fortune with the community at large. Every year, our channels are full of holiday and spiritual programs. We also get to enjoy some of the victories and accomplishments that the City of Ventura and the Ventura Unified School district share during their meetings broadcast live on channel 15.
The El Camino Television students have been spending a lot of time at the media center and we enjoy their energy. They are wrapping up their 1st semester with many shows in the “can”, a phrase that harkens back to those years when film was physical and stored in metal cans. We wax nostalgic but only for a short time when we see the amazing creative work accomplished in the digital age. These students have honed their experience, learning more and more of the craft every time they go behind or in front of the camera. Whether it be performance or lighting they are working to get better and better.
The students have also had their hand in producing longer form specials covering topics in greater depth and length. When they return from the holidays they will launch into the many projects they have already outlined. We are enjoying the great relationship with the staff at El Camino High School, the Ventura Unified School district and the VC Innovates program, a part of the Ventura County of Education.
We are working on so many improvements here at CAPS that we will close to the public for the holiday week and begin transformation of the studio and radio station. We will soon be erecting the first community low power FM transmission tower in the City of Ventura. After receiving unanimous approval from an enthusiastic commission, we move ahead in the process. CAPS Radio, KPPQ-LP 104.1FM will become an integral part of the community and we hope to share this valuable resource with you in 2017. With the opportunity for citizens to share their stories in a different medium that will enhance and support our mission. In such a community oriented city, we will provide an additional resource to everyone. As with our television channels, CAPS Radio will provide top notch facilities, training and opportunities to share stories. This is also a perfect way for the youth to expand their venues and offer those who speak different languages a place on the airwaves.
Watch channel 6 to hear what the public has to say and watch channel 15 to experience the city’s vision to provide the best and clearest information for all and stay tuned for CAPS Radio at 104.1 FM and streaming through our website. Go to www.capsmedia.org for all the information.