CAPS Media and ECTV win ACM Wave awards

ECTV students Sienna Shaifer, Bella Welch, Mohamad Abdulah, Josh Brook, Eleana Newton, Gina Favazzo, Claire Villegas, Jessica Llamas, Keegan Pancretz and Jacob.

Congratulations to CAPS Media producers and students from El Camino High School for winning WAVE Awards at the recent ACM conference in Long Beach. The WAVE Awards (Western Alliance Video Excellence) were presented at the recent Alliance for Community Media conference. The competition was open to residents in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico.

CAPS Media’s won for the “Thomas Fire Stories – Clark Tulberg, Thomas Aquinas College” story in the category of Community Issues. The ECTV students won three awards: “ECTV – Peace Corps and Amber Bassett” in the Educational Access category, “ECTV – Women’s Rights and Hijabs” in the Underserved Voices category and “ECTV Chicano Art and Mariachi” in the Community Event category.

This is the third year in a row that ECTV teams have won awards at the ACM Western Region conference. Students in the CAPS Media/El Camino media internship program master the skills and art of video production and digital storytelling. The ECTV topics and stories are selected, developed and produced by the El Camino team members. All of the ECTV programs are available on the CAPS Media website at

Happy 2nd Birthday! CAPS RADIO KPPQ 104.1FM

Two short years ago CAPS Media launched CAPS Radio – KPPQ-104.1 FM, Ventura’s public access radio station serving the community 24×7 from the CAPS Media Center.

CAPS Radio brings together a passionate group of deejays, personalities and producers. During the past two years the station has continued to expand its voice and has become an essential part of the fabric of Ventura’s conversation and entertainment.

Listen to KPPQ throughout the county @ 104.1FM, on the myTuner app or streaming on The program schedule and information is available at Share all that Ventura has to offer by joining the crew and inviting your friends to listen to KPPQ.

For those who missed the initial screenings of The Perfect Firestorm – The Thomas Fire Story in December, two additional screenings are scheduled at the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Saturday, March 9th at 1pm & 3pm. This is a free event, open to the public, no reservations are required. Also, in response to requests from the community, the documentary is open for viewing on the CAPS Media website homepage –

Explore the possibilities at CAPS Media. If you have an interest in community television or radio production, or are just curious, drop by the CAPS Media Center on the first Thursday of the month and learn how to become a member of CAPS and join our community of enthusiastic and engaged member/producers. A CAPS Media staff member directs a tour of the television studio and radio station, demonstrates the equipment and resources that are available, and answers questions about the benefits of becoming a CAPS Media member for only $25 per year.

Member/Producers receive hands-on instruction in videography, video editing, radio production and more. Once certified, member/producers check out CAPS Media’s video cameras, tripods, audio gear and other production equipment to record their project and craft the story they want to tell. Go to for information or call 805-658-0500.

CAPS Media’s mission is to create an engaged and informed community through participation in electronic media.

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