Award winners

The ECTV Class of 2017 with Phil Taggart

Great news. Once again CAPS and ECTV were honored by the National Alliance for Community Media’s Hometown Awards. CAPS was awarded for its video Featuring Ventura- Counting the Vote for the Ventura County News Channel. The ECTV students from El Camino High School were awarded for the Best Community Event Coverage of Activism and Rallies for their episode ECTV – Social Awareness Night. Kudos to all.

Last week CAPS Media had the pleasure of once again covering the Knowledge Bowl which pits seniors from Suz Montgomery’s class with the senior dragons from Foothill High School. The seniors from Suz’s class won and many a fact were learned during the event held at the Ventura Townhouse. That’s just one of the events CAPS records with a full crew made up of faithful volunteers and staff.

There are spaces available for the renowned CAPS Media Digital Storytelling program. Young video storytellers, ages 10 to 15, get hands-on training with video cameras, audio recording equipment, studio green screen and computer editing to create the stories they want to tell. There are three week-long programs scheduled for July 10 (via Ventura Parks & Rec), July 17 and July 24. Each fun, creative and engaging program runs Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. To learn more about the Digital Storytelling program, go to

CAPS Radio is on the air at 104.1FM. The recently launched Ventura community radio station is here for you. Drop by the CAPS Media Center on Tuesday June 27th for an open house with an introduction on how to become a radio host or volunteer. You can let us know what you think, what you like and what you want to hear on CAPS Radio KPPQ-LP at 104.1FM.

Become a Member/Producer of CAPS Media. Both our television and radio member programming is rich and diverse from travel to music to drama to politics and more. As a membership organization CAPS Media supports our Member/Producers’ creativity and helps them share their voices with the community.

Anyone who wants to share their story are encouraged to get involved at the CAPS Media Center. Those who live, work or attend school in the city of Ventura is eligible to become a member. Non-profit organizations are invited to join too. For annual fees of only $25 (individual) and $75 (non-profit organization), member/producers are trained by the knowledgeable CAPS Media staff in the art and fun of media communication. Once certified, member/producers may check out video cameras, tripods, and other gear for video production and book editing suites for postproduction to create the stories they want to tell.

Ongoing CAPS Media classes include new member orientation the first Thursday of the month. The HD Videography/Camera class is held the second Thursday and the Edit class follows up on the third Thursday. The CAPS Media website has all the info. Go to to see a schedule of upcoming programs on Channel 6 & 15, search the archives for past programs, get info on upcoming video and radio classes and much more.

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