CAPS Media Crew Evan Carpenter, Elizabeth Rodeno, Alex Uvari, Phil Taggart, Jorge Godinez, Donald McConnell, Patrick Davidson, Manny Reynosa, Gary Roll and Jamie Cawelti
The entire CAPS Media Crew wants to thank everyone in Ventura and Ventura County for their tremendous support and collaboration throughout 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic presented considerable challenges throughout the year, however despite the obstacles CAPS Media crews continued to provide communication and information services for the City of Ventura and the entire Ventura County.
All year long CAPS Media crews stayed extremely busy producing City projects that included covering more than 140 separate live meetings which totaled more than 290 hours and included City Council, Administrative Public Hearings, Design Review, Economic Development Strategy Committee, Finance, Historic Preservation, Parks and Recreation and Safe and Clean and Homeless Committees, and the Water Commission all broadcast and streamed on CAPS Media Channel 15 and on capsmedia.org.
Working in collaboration with City of Ventura Public Information Officers, CAPS Media video crews produced more dozens of informational City videos for the public including monthly updates by Mayor Sofia Rubalcava, informative videos from other City Council Members, Ventura Police and Ventura Fire. Creation of the videos required more than 900 hours of field and in-studio production and editing.
Throughout 2021 CAPS Media crews were collaborating with Ventura County PIOs to produce multiple projects including COVID-19 Updates and educational videos in multiple languages, as well as fire safety, housing, and healthcare videos, totaling more than 75 separate projects requiring more than 800 hours of field and studio production and editing.
CAPS Media’s KPPQ Radio crews continued providing the community with non-stop original, locally produced, non-commercial programming throughout 2021. The resourceful KPPQ DJs produced high-quality, innovative programming in the KPPQ studio and in their home studios week in and week out.
Under the direction of station manager Elizabeth Rodeno and engineer Evan Carpenter, CAPS Media KPPQ has trained more than 100 producers in the skills and art of radio and podcast production. Since the launch of KPPQ, more than 500 hours of original local music shows have been broadcast on the station including Pure Rock Show, The Pam Baumgardner Music Hour, Doc’s Delta Blues Lounge and Ojai Dream. KPPQ DJ’s have hosted an extensive range of community/youth and public affairs programs including In the Women’s Room, Ventura Vibe!, Teen Centric, Women of a Certain Age, The ECTV Radio Show, The Shiver Show, Fireside Tailes for Wolfgang.
During 2021 the KPPQ team produced and more than 300 hours of Ventura Community centered talk show programs, combined with specially selected licensed programs fueled nonstop distribution on KPPQ 104.1fm, streaming on capsmedia.org and myTuner Radio.
Throughout the 2020-2021 school year CAPS Media staff, led by Phil Taggart, continued to mentor El Camino High School students in the award-winning ECTV media education program, teaching students how to master media technology to create, produce and communicate their own stories. The collaborative curriculum includes hands-on training as well as vital communication and storytelling skills. ECTV is a student internship and career pathways program in collaboration with Ventura Unified School District and Ventura College.
As the year draws to a close, the entire CAPS Media staff want to express our appreciation to the members of the dedicated CAPS Media Board of Directors. Thank you all for an engaging 2021 and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2022.