CAPS Media covers return of St. Patrick’s Day parade

One of Ventura County’s favorite family events is returning to the streets of Ventura and CAPS Media will cover the festivities. As the Irish saying tells us: “May The Road Rise Up to Meet You.” The road is rising on Saturday, March 12th when the County of Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade will once again be rolling on Main Street in Ventura. This year’s theme is “One World, One Air, We All Share” – A Salute to Our Environment, with 2022 Grand Marshal Nan Drake leading the merriment. Marching bands, drill teams, festive floats, classic cars, the 2022 Irish Belle and her court, and much more will all join in the celebration.

CAPS Media crews will cover the Saturday morning extravaganza and premiere the complete St. Patrick’s Day Parade the same evening at 6pm on CAPS Media Channel 6 and stream on

In other news, Podcasting is growing rapidly in Ventura. CAPS Media’s KPPQ Radio expertise is expanding to include Podcast production by CAPS Members, the public and students throughout the City and the County. El Camino High School students in the ECTV program are adding podcasting skills to their ever-expanding individual tool kits that include all aspects of media production: writing, directing, camera and audio recording, hosting and more. Recently CAPS Media staff members Elizabeth Rodeno, KPPQ director, Evan Carpenter, chief engineer, and Phil Taggart, ECTV director, guided the ECTV crew members through the skills needed to create effective and engaging podcasts.

At the same time Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is utilizing CAPS Media resources by producing a series of informative podcasts in the studio under the direction and expertise of Elizabeth. The county podcast series, titled “On The Line” is hosted by County Sheriff Commander Eric Buschow and includes engaging discussions with County Sheriff Bill Ayub and others in the department. The podcasts will air on the VCSO website at, on KPPQ on 104.1fm radio and will stream worldwide on myTuner Radio. For more information contact Elizabeth Rodeno, at [email protected] for information on release dates.

Recently in the CAPS Media television studio the ECTV crew produced a special series of programs in celebration of Black History Month with a Black Culture Show that included interviews with various local dignitaries including Ventura City Councilmember Lorrie Brown.

In January CAPS Media crews covered the arrival of the spectacular Mystic Cruzar to the Channel Islands Harbor adjoining the Ventura County Maritime Museum. The 83-foot-long, 110-foot-tall schooner is relocating from the east coast to its new permanent home in Ventura County. The ship will be part of the Maritime Museum’s education and outreach program allowing the public and especially young people the opportunity to tour the ship and learn about the history and science of sea trade. CAPS Media produced a special arrival video complete with interviews of museum educators, the programs generous benefactors and more.

All of us at CAPS Media encourage everyone to get vaccinated and remain vigilant. The sooner we are all vaccinated the sooner we can fully enjoy our beautiful community, and the sooner we can reopen the CAPS Media Center to our Members and the public. Our thanks to everyone for continuing to Stay Safe and Stay Strong during these challenging times.

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