CAPS Media crews producing coronavirus updates for City and County

CAPS Media crews are working closely with Ventura City and County officials to provide accurate and updated information on the coronavirus emergency. For the City, CAPS produces weekly videos with City officials in the CAPS studio and out in the community. Recent videos include an update with Estelle Bussa, the city’s economic development manager in which Estelle shared important information for Ventura businesses regarding current safety protocols for dining, shopping and social distancing in Ventura.

For the County, CAPS Crews are covering all of the weekly COVID-19 County updates at the government center and in the community including the most recent location productions at Limoneira and at the Ventura County Public Health Department in Oxnard. CAPS facilitates the live streaming of the press conferences by the County and posts the media, including Spanish language translations of the messages at vcemergency.com/videos and vcemergency.com/covid19-sp/videos-sp.

All of the City and County informational videos are being distributed on multiple platforms including City and County websites, CAPS Media, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. Rest assured, CAPS Crew members are taking every precaution to stay safe during these productions.

At the same time, the COVID-19 crisis has not deterred the talented DJs and producers at CAPS Radio at 104.1fm from continuing to produce programs. CAPS Media Radio Station Director Elizabeth Rodeno is also directing a campaign to have listeners, DJs and producers record brief audio diaries about what their lives are like during this extremely unique and challenging time. Broadcasters from Australia to Ventura submitted audio shorts about local community organizations and activities. Kat Merrick, Pam Baumgardner, Kathy Good, Nadine Piche and other KPPQ DJs are providing personal insights, public service information, fitness and health tips and more.

If you have a message to share on KPPQ, Ventura’s public access radio station, record your 30 to 60 second daily entry and email it to radio@capsmedia.org. Tune into 104.1fm to hear the latest updates from the city and county. Special thanks to everyone who submitted videos for CAPS.

CAPS Media is also producing a brief History of the Ventura Pier video for Pier Into The Future, the nonprofit organization that supports the landmark with fund raising events throughout the year. The local nonprofit is a long-standing supporter and organizational member of CAPS Media. The history of the pier video will premiere on Friday, July 31, in support of the Pier Sunset Dinner which is modified from the annual sit-down event to a drive-by, pick-up meal at the pier with food provided by local restaurants and caterers. For more information go to pierintothefuture.org. The video will be streamed and aired on all CAPS media outlets.

Due to the Coronavirus emergency the CAPS Media Center is closed to Members and the public until further notice. CAPS Member/Producers can submit programming via the online portal at capsmedia.org for broadcast and streaming on CAPS public access television Channel 6 and on CAPS Radio KPPQ 104.1FM. All of us at CAPS Media hope everyone is Staying Safe and Healthy during this challenging time.

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