Vol. 10, No. 14 – April 12 – April 25, 2017 – CAPS

Chief of Police Ken Corney visited with Sheldon on KPPQ radio.

CAPS Radio (KPPQ-LP) is on the dial at FM104.1 all day
by Elizabeth Rodeno

Legendary Ventura Breeze publisher-editor Sheldon Brown is on the airwaves, hosting a series of informative interviews on CAPS Radio 104.1 (KPPQ-LP).  The weekly program features engaging conversations with City officials, other community leaders and local personalities.  Among Sheldon’s guests were City Mayor Erik Nasarenko and City Police Chief Ken Corney.  Other CAPS Radio hosts include Ventura County Poet Laureate Phil Taggart with an eclectic mix of music and talk, Pam Baumgardner, covering the local music scene, Judy Gilliard, hosting Around America’s Table featuring all that is food in Ventura, and more.

CAPS Radio (KPPQ-LP) is on the dial at FM104.1 all day, every day, combining a wide ranging mix of local news, programming and personalities, with national news and information programs. “It doesn’t’ matter if someone has hosted a radio program in the past or not.  We can teach you,” says CAPS Radio program director Elizabeth Rodeno.  “That’s what we do at the CAPS Media Center.  We train our member/producers how to use all of the media tools, including cameras and editing equipment for video production, and the radio control room for a radio program.  This is a great chance to be on the air sharing personal interest, passions and stories.  Plus, it’s a lot of fun.”  To attend a CAPS Radio workshop, contact Elizabeth Rodeno 658.0500, radio@capsmedia.org, or go to capsmedia.org.

Speaking of fun, it’s time to start thinking about signing up for CAPS Media’s popular Summer Digital Storytelling program.  The three, week-long workshops teach students, ages 9-15, how to use computer based tools and technology to create, develop and communicate the stories they want to tell.  The program includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art video cameras, audio recording equipment and computer editing software.  Led by the CAPS Media’s professional staff and a team of young interns, students develop, write, produce, host, direct, stage, record and edit their own programs.  To learn more about the Digital Storytelling program, go to www.capsmedia.org/events.

The CAPS Media mission is to create an engaged and informed community through participation in electronic media.  Everyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Ventura is eligible to be a member of CAPS Media.  For a nominal annual fee ($25 for an individual and $75 for a non-profit organization) the knowledgeable CAPS Media staff will train member/producers to become skilled producers in video or radio communication.  Once certified member/producers can reserve and check out video cameras, tripods, and other gear for video production and editing suites for post production in order to produce programming to air on CAPS Media channel 6.  For an additional nominal fee, members can attend training workshops to master the radio control room and produce programming to air on CAPS Radio 104.1 (KPPQ-LP).

Upcoming member classes include new member orientation on May 4th; HD Camera class on May 11, and video editing on May 18.  Radio workshops are also being scheduled.  Classes start at 6PM at the CAPS Media Center at 65 Day Rd.  For more information and to sign up for classes go to capsmedia.org/events/.  For general information go to info@capsmedia.org, call 805.658.0500 or drop by the CAPS Media Center Monday 9a-6p, Tuesday or Wednesday 9a – 9p or Friday 9A – 6p.

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