CAPS Media Radio KPPQ hits 150th show

Recently the CAPS Media board of directors held its first zoom board meeting.

The COVID 19 crisis hasn’t slowed down the valiant KPPQ djs and hosts from continuing to produce and deliver outstanding original shows to air on KPPQ at 104.1FM and on mytuner-radio. KPPQ DJ Mark Levitt recently produced his 150th episode of his Pure Rock Show (Bravo Mark!). Pam Baumgardner, Kathy Good, Jace Martyn, Nadine Piche, Kevin Wallace, Auzzie Mary Egan and others are continuing to create captivating and entertaining locally programs, all from their socially-distanced homes, including, Jace Martyn’s Cool Jazz and Smooth R&B program, Pam Baumgardner’s Music Hour and Kathy Good’s In The Women’s Room.

Other KPPQ programs include The Ventura History Hour, Ventura Vibe!, Teen Centric and Straight from the 805 with Riley Real. The extensive KPPQ lineup can be found at https://capsmedia.org/radio/. During these challenging times, the KPPQ lineup also includes County and City reports throughout the day. KPPQ member produced programming is featured every day 7/24 at 104.1FM. All the djs and hosts hope to get back in the studio soon but, during the crisis, they are keeping KPPQ-LP on the air delivering great local programming mixed with fascinating and engaging national and international shows.

If you have a passion for radio, or a show or podcast you want to create and share, you can join the CAPS Media creative community by becoming a member of the CAPS Media family. Online radio and podcast production training is up and running led by KPPQ program director Elizabeth Rodeno. Elizabeth will help you produce your own radio show from your home and have it air on KPPQ 104.1FM in Ventura and streamed nationwide and worldwide on mytuner-radio.com and on capsmedia.org. Contact Elizabeth at radio@capsmedia.org to set up a time for online training to get you on the air on KPPQ-LP Ventura. We want the community to hear what you have to say. Once the CAPS Media Center re-opens we will continue to offer production training and recording from our state-of-the-art radio studio.

On the video side of the CAPS Media Center, CAPS crews continue to collaborate with Ventura City and County officials to produce ongoing COVID-19 updates for the community. In addition to helping facilitate coverage and streaming of City Council meetings from Ventura City Hall, CAPS crews are producing weekly updates by Ventura City Mayor Matt LaVere and collaborating with Ventura City Fire, Police and Public Works departments to provide the community with additional accurate information.

CAPS Crews also cover the County updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin and other officials. All of the updates are distributed on multiple social media platforms as well as translated for the Spanish speaking community. Rest assured that CAPS Media Staff and Crew Members are taking every precaution to be safe.

Recently the CAPS Media board of directors held its first zoom board meeting to be updated and review the work of the organization. The board members were understandably impressed to learn that CAPS Media Crews had produced more than 100 individual videos for the community since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic in early March. The online analytics on Vimeo are also impressive with the combined CAPS Media produced collection getting 1.5M impressions and 115,000 views.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis the CAPS Media Center is closed to Member/Producers 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.

Happy Birthday to CAPS Radio and Breeze publisher Sheldon Brown. All of us at CAPS Media hope everyone is Staying Safe and Healthy during this challenging time.

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