A big hello from CAPS MEDIA

CAPS Media crews covered the fire department open houses.

Fall is in the air. School is open. Election season is here. CAPS and KPPQ are rockin’.

CAPS Media crews have stayed busy throughout the summer covering events and producing productions for the City, County and the community at large. In August CAPS was InThe House for Ventura Fire Department’s Community Meetings and Workshops.

At City Hall, every week CAPS directs coverage of multiple meetings, many in a hybrid format, providing access and information for the entire citizenry. Meetings include City Council, Planning Commission and others. Many are live on CAPS Channel 15 and livestreamed on the City site.

CAPS crews also documented the recent City General Plan and Design Review Committee meetings held at the Museum of Ventura County and the Poinsettia Pavilion on August 30 & 31.  Both meetings are posted on the City YouTube page.

Currently CAPS’ focus is assisting the City Public Information team with the production of Mayor Rubalcava’s 2022 State of the City presentation which will be shown on Thursday, September 22 at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Crowne Plaza.

CAPS crews have been busy producing videos updates on the relocation of the Downtown Farmers Market to Main Street, the opening of the new, 2nd entrance to Community Park and other projects.  Currently in the works are video projects for VPD and other City divisions.

CAPS is also working with Ventura County on their production of the 2022 State of the County presentation scheduled for November 2. At the same time CAPS continues working with the County Registrar’s office on materials for the upcoming election, County Public Works on a training video and County Fire on a training video.

With the school year starting the newest class of ECTV students have begun their training at the CAPS Media Center.  Every Friday the ECTV teenagers take over the center under the guidance of master mentor Phil Taggart. Along with the training and ongoing productions, CAPS and ECTV are collaborating on a unique project this election season.  All candidates for City Council and VUSD board seats are invited to record a campaign message and be interviewed by ECTV students in the CAPS Studio. These videos will be given to the candidates for their use. In addition, CAPS will include various election forums on Channel 6 as part of the regular election programming.

Longstanding CAPS and KPPQ member Kathleen Good, an outstanding radio DJs, was featured in the Breeze in the last issue. Check it out. KPPQ continues to fill the radio airwaves with terrific local programs including Kathleen’s “In the Women’s Room” featuring interviews with local experts, historians and more. Pam Baumgardner’s “The Pam Baumgardner Music Hour” features the many talented local artists. Pam and Kathy are also valued members of the CAPS Media Board of Directors. Mark’s “The Pure Rock” brings rock to all and has developed an international following. Nadine Piche produces Ventura Vibe! featuring many local treasures of the community. Doc Ventura brings the best of blues to the KPPQ audience. Tune in to 104.1 FM, the CAPS Media Radio page and the myTuner app. Check out the podcast page located on the radio page of CAPSMedia.org.

The CAPS Media Executive Board continues to play it safe and has decided to hold off on reopening the CAPS Media Center to the public. The CAPS team misses the collaboration and comradery of being together in the center and working directly with the public. However, for now, everyone accepts the trade off and will remain closed and revisit this issue at the end of the year.


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