CAPS Media KPPQ Radio continues to rock the house

by Patrick Davidson

CAPS Media’s award-winning radio station, KPPQ-LP, hasn’t missed a beat during the past year’s pandemic. Launched in 2017 the station is still going strong delivering engaging, locally focused programming every day 24/7. Despite the fact that the KPPQ Radio studio in the CAPS Media Center is still closed to the public during the pandemic, the dedicated CAPS Media/KPPQ Member DJs and Hosts, consistently create innovative, engaging and entertaining programs in their homes for airing on 104.1fm in Ventura and streaming worldwide on myTunerRadio and on capsmedia.org.

The range of KPPQ programming is as diverse and interesting as the Ventura community itself. KPPQ music includes The Pam Baumgardner Music Hour, The Pure Rock Show, Oldies with Double K, Doc’s Delta Blues Lounge, Ojai Dream, NAMBA Performances and more, including everything from rock to bluegrass, psychedelic, hip hop and oldies, plus local artists from ska to jazz to rock and roll.

In the past few months a wide variety of individual and community topics have been explored in the locally produced and curated KPPQ programs including Ventura Vibe!, In The Women’s Room with Kathleen Good, ECTV produced by students from El Camino High, Teen Centric, Creative Community, Women of A Certain Age, Attainable, and Fireside Tailes with Wolfgang, plus Ventura Library programs for kids and the elderly, the YMCA’s commitment to health and fitness, the Ventura Botanical Gardens offerings, the Surfrider Foundation initiatives and more.

Other KPPQ engaging discussions addressed women’s health and fitness programs, zero waste and composting, personal growth and career planning, while socially conscious and political discussions centered on Black Lives Matter, Stand Up for Racial Justice, Stem education in schools, Democracy in Danger and much more.

Despite the fact that the KPPQ Radio studio at the CAPS Media Center is still closed to the public, innovative and creative DJs and hosts are continually producing outstanding radio programs in their homes.

To learn more about KPPQ and to join the Radio team contact Elizabeth at radio@capsmedia.org. Elizabeth will get you the info you need to know and set up a time for online training to get you on the air on KPPQ-LP Ventura.

In addition to the outstanding productions by KPPQ DJs, CAPS Media crew members have stayed very active throughout the pandemic facilitating City meetings and producing informative videos for the City and County. Every week CAPS team members coordinate, broadcast and stream multiple City meetings including City Council meetings, committee meetings and more.

CAPS crews working on the CAPS studio soundstage record monthly updates by Ventura City Mayor Sofia Rubalcava’s. The mayor’s engaging reports provide the community with valuable information including her insights on city government and the community.

In addition, every week throughout the pandemic CAPS Media crews facilitated the County’s COVID updates with county officials from the County government center and locations throughout the community.

During the shutdown, 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 stays Safe, Strong, Socially Distant and Healthy during these very challenging times. We encourage everyone to continue getting tested and get vaccinated. Thanks again for the continuing community effort to Stay Strong during these challenging times.

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