KIDS-4 Registration & Open House for 2019-2020

KIDS-4 Registration & Open House for 2019-2020

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Here’s your child’s chance to write and produce their own videos by joining the one-of-a-kind KIDS-4 program! In KIDS-4, students are trained in many areas necessary to create their own television programs: Cameras, lighting, sound, directing, producing, writing, editing, as well as animation. While students work with adult staff, their creativity is unfiltered and their work is entirely their own. By creating their own media messages, students become smarter and more critical consumers of others' media messages. Students enrolled in KIDS-4 work after school once a week in "crews," and their work airs on KIDS-4, a 24-hour public access station as well as on kids4.tv. In 2016, thanks to the launch of 103.5 The Sun, radio production was added to the KIDS-4 curriculum. KIDS-4 is also dedicated to teaching students…
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SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER WELCOMES COLIN LESSIG

SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER WELCOMES COLIN LESSIG

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is pleased to introduce Colin Lessig, their new full-time production manager. Colin Lessig comes to SPMC after teaching in the humanities department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UWP) for nearly a decade. There he primarily taught English composition, but occasionally taught Introduction to Film and Introduction to literature. Originally from Maryland, Lessig studied English and Communications with a film emphasis at Elon University (North Carolina). As a student, he volunteered at the college radio station (where he hosted a show called “The Midnight Trip”), took many media production courses, and interned during summers at Maryland Public Television and for a local production company. Lessig worked in media production until graduate school brought him to Florida State University, where he studied creative writing. After graduating, he…
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2019-2020 Cardinal Sports Coverage on KSUN, 103.5 FM The Sun

2019-2020 Cardinal Sports Coverage on KSUN, 103.5 FM The Sun

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is pleased to announce that KSUN, sunprairiemediacenter.com, and 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio will once again be the places to tune to for live coverage of home AND away Sun Prairie Cardinals high school football games this fall. All home games will be broadcast live on KSUN (Charter cable channel 983 and TDS channels 13 and 1013), streamed on sunprairiemediacenter.com, and aired on 103.5 The Sun Community Radio. Games are also available on the KSUN channel on Roku devices and on Apple TV. Away games will also be aired live on 103.5 The Sun, which is also streamed at sunpraririemediacenter.com. Following live coverage, home games will be made available on sunprairiemediacenter.com for on-demand viewing and will be replayed several times on KSUN channel 983.…
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103.5 FM THE SUN COMMUNITY RADIO UNVEILS NEW MORNING LINEUP

103.5 FM THE SUN COMMUNITY RADIO UNVEILS NEW MORNING LINEUP

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is introducing a new lineup of morning hosts for the weekday 7-9 AM block. Getting your week off to a great start on Monday mornings is Sara Milewski, who currently also hosts the program “Whatever” with her daughter Megan. Monday mornings promise to be a great mix of current and classic pop along with in-studio interviews with guests busy making Sun Prairie a great place to live. Tuesdays James Kademan (“Authentic Business Adventures”) is live with a blast of classic and contemporary rock to get you out of bed and on with your day. Wednesday mornings feature one of the newest members of the 103.5 family, neighborhood navigator George Chavez (“Making the Connections”) who will be welcoming in city and business leaders for lively and…
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Spots remain in Sun Prairie Media Center’s Summer Workshops!

Spots remain in Sun Prairie Media Center’s Summer Workshops!

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We are still accepting registrations for the workshops that still have space available. More information and online registration is available at kids4.tv. These workshops are designed for budding journalists, filmmakers, actors, and DJs who want a fun and creative way to express themselves, learn how to make movies, or star in them. Participants will be introduced to media production in a fun, hands-on learning environment that’s conveniently located – the SPMC is, after all, in the same building as the public library!  These courses will inspire kids in a creative atmosphere to learn communication skills they can use for a lifetime.  Class fees include a USB drive with your child’s projects to share with family and friends. Drives will be distributed at the end of the summer. Workshops with openings…
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SPHS Graduation USB drives and DVDs Available

SPHS Graduation USB drives and DVDs Available

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For the second year in a row, Sun Prairie High School held its graduation ceremony at the Alliant Energy Center. You can keep the memories of this historic occasion alive by purchasing a USB drive or DVD containing the broadcast of the entire unforgettable event. High school graduation USB drives or DVDs make great gifts for graduates, parents, and family members alike while serving as timeless keepsakes to ensure that the special day lives on far into the future. To order a USB drive or DVD of the 2019 graduation ceremony visit www.sunprairiemediacenter.com/sphsgraduation or contact the Sun Prairie Media Center at 837-4193. USB drives are priced at $20 each. DVDs are priced at $35 each. The full broadcast of the 2019 SPHS graduation ceremony is also available at www.sunprairiemediacenter.com/ksun/ for…
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SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER TAKES 13 AWARDS AT MEDIA FEST

SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER TAKES 13 AWARDS AT MEDIA FEST

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Wisconsin Community Media, in conjunction with the Alliance for Community Media’s Midwest Region, held their annual Spring Conference and Best of the Midwest Media Fest earlier this month. The Sun Prairie Media Center is happy to announce that thirteen original shows created for either KSUN television or 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio received awards at the fest. Volunteer producer Mark Gonwa was a big winner, taking home the prize for Best in Show (radio division) for his 103.5 programs “Take Immediate Cover” and “Song Archaeology.” “Song Archaeology” focuses on connecting popular songs through themes, while “Take Immediate Cover” features the best, strangest, and must-hear versions of tracks initially made famous by other artists. Elsewhere, Gonwa also picked up “Achievement” awards for his shows “Bluesology,” which focuses on blues music,…
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REGISTRATION FOR MEDIA CENTER SUMMER WORKSHOPS NOW OPEN

REGISTRATION FOR MEDIA CENTER SUMMER WORKSHOPS NOW OPEN

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Do you have children who love to make movies and videos or maybe get on the radio? Then sign them up for the Sun Prairie Media Center’s summer workshops! These workshops are designed for budding journalists, filmmakers, actors, and DJs who want a fun and creative way to express themselves, learn how to make movies, or star in them. In these workshops students will be introduced to media production in a fun, hands-on learning environment. These courses will inspire kids in a creative atmosphere to learn communication skills they will use for a lifetime. More information is available online now at kids4.tv. There will be online registration live at kids4.tv beginning on April 9. There is also more information available in the 2019 Summer Fun Guide published by the Sun Prairie…
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2019 SPHS GRADUATION COVERAGE OUTLINED

2019 SPHS GRADUATION COVERAGE OUTLINED

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is happy to announce that it will once again provide live coverage of the Sun Prairie High School Graduation in 2019. This year's ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 14, beginning at 6 PM. The SPMC will be offering DVD and USB copies of the graduation ceremony for sale. DVDs and USBs make great gifts for grads, family members, and anyone else wishing to relive this once-in-a-lifetime event! Go to sunprairiemediacenter.com/sphsgraduation to order your 2018 Graduation DVD or USB today! Sponsorship opportunities for SPMC's coverage are currently available! Sponsors are recognized on every live and replay broadcast, every live stream and on demand airing viewed, and every DVD and USB sold. For more information please contact Jeff Robbins at 837-4193 or at…
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Apply for the 2019 Peter Wright Scholarship

Apply for the 2019 Peter Wright Scholarship

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High school students or recent grads are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Peter Wright Scholarship. The scholarship, which was created in 2018, seeks to provide one student an opportunity to learn anything and everything about 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio. The winner of the scholarship will receive a $500 stipend to spend time over six weeks working and learning at the Sun Prairie Media Center. Peter Wright was a 1992 graduate of Sun Prairie High School who passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2017. Wright was so excited about the news that Sun Prairie was to be awarded its own radio station that he came to the Sun Prairie Media Center several times before the station was even built. “He could not wait to get on the air,”…
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