The parade will be held on March 11.
CAPS Media is covering all the festivities at the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11. This year’s theme, “Let’s Celebrate!” hosted by Elks Lodge #1430 includes enthusiastic marching bands, dazzling drill teams, festive floats, classic cars, the 2023 Irish Belle and her court, the Parade’s Grand Marshal, celebrating 100 Years in Ventura, and much more. CAPS will record all the action rolling down Main Street on the Saturday morning extravaganza and will air and stream the complete St. Patrick’s Day Parade later on CAPS Media Channel 6 and capsmedia.org.
In other news, the creative and engaging DJs at CAPS Radio KPPQ, Ventura’s only local radio station, continue to consistently deliver outstanding programming 24/7. Recent examples include Nadine Piche’s interview with Carl Morehouse on Ventura Vibe! discussing Ventura’s Sister City: Loreto, Mexico; Kathleen Good, CAPS Board Members and DJ host of “In The Women’s Room,” spoke with celebrated local poet Marsha De La O, reading her original poem Indelible. Kathleen also interviewed Jake Schwartz of Green Corps and Don’t Cage Our Oceans about lobbying against proposed large scale industrial fish farms off the coast of Ventura.
Other KPPQ programs include the Pure Rock Music Show with Mark, Ojai Dream hosted by Kevin Wallace, Doc Ventura’s Delta Blues, another CAPS Board Member – Pam Baumgardner – hosting her special Music Hour, plus the award-winning Girls Night Out featuring the best in radio drama. All of the KPPQ local programs programs as well as national and international shows can be enjoyed 24/7 at 104.1 FM and streamed worldwide on myTuner Radio and capsmedia.org.
The ECTV team, mentored by Phil Taggart, had 6 program finalists and won WAVE 4 awards at the annual ACM West Conference – Alliance for Community Media, WAVE stands for Western Access Video Excellence.
Art About Agriculture with John Nichols, winning the Arts, Entertainment award; a discussion with Chumash Elder, Julie Tumamait-Stensile, winning the Culture and Lifestyle category; an interview with Mark Lunn, Ventura County Clerk, Recorder, Registrar of Voters, winning the Talk Show award and Why Poetry, winning the education access award. This year’s WAVE awards add to the more than 30 regional and national awards the ECTV students have won over the past few years. All ECTV programs can be viewed on the CAPS Media website at capsmedia.org/ectv-el-camino-interns-news-and-informational-series/.
CAPS, which stands for Community Access Partners of San Buenaventura is a nonprofit service organization that is commonly referred to as a PEG – standing for Public, Education and Government with cable channels 6 and 15 and an online presence. CAPS crews continue to cover all of Ventura’s City and community meetings every week, recording, broadcasting, and streaming to the public. The CAPS crews also produce informative videos for the community such as the King Tides celebration, the Westpark Skatepark Community Meeting, and a Curbside Coffee Chat with Ventura Police at Juanamaria Elementary school.
In the coming months the CAPS team will help celebrate Ventura County’s 150th Anniversary with a series of videos chronicling its fascinating history in collaboration with the Museum of Ventura County.
To learn more about CAPS, visit capsmedia.org, where the home page has a video labeled: CAPS Media City Council Presentation 2023, which presents an overview of the organization. The website includes links to programing and information regarding the reopening of the CAPS Media center.
Every member of the CAPS staff thanks the Ventura community for your continued support.