SPMC Cardinals Basketball Coverage Tips Off This Friday

SPMC Cardinals Basketball Coverage Tips Off This Friday

It’s cold outside, but it will be hot inside on the basketball court starting this Friday as Sun Prairie Cardinal boys’ and girls’ varsity hoops teams get set to tip off their 2017-2018 seasons! Though football coverage has gone later in the season than usual – not that anyone’s complaining! – the Sun Prairie Media Center will turn its attention to the boys' and girls' Cardinal basketball teams beginning Friday, November 17! Just as with its football coverage, all varsity basketball games will be broadcast, with the home games seen live on KSUN Charter Cable 983, streamed at sunprairiemediacenter.com/ksun, and broadcast live on 103.5 The Sun Community Radio. The away games will be broadcast only on 103.5 The Sun Community Radio with audio streamed at sunprairiemediacenter.com. The first 103.5 FM…
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Optimist Club, Titley and Associates Join Forces to Support KIDS-4

Optimist Club, Titley and Associates Join Forces to Support KIDS-4

All 62 students enrolled in the Sun Prairie Media Center’s unique KIDS-4 program are sporting brand new KIDS-4 shirts thanks to a $250 donation from the Sun Prairie Optimist Club and a matching $250 donation from Titley and Associates, an Allstate Agency! “This gift is tremendously generous,” said Sun Prairie Media Center director Jeff Robbins. “In years past, the shirts were an additional cost for families enrolled in KIDS-4. Therefore, not all kids received a shirt. This year, thanks to the Optimists and Titley and Associates, every child in the program gets a shirt. I think having the shirt helps cement in each child a feeling of belonging to a unique club, which is definitely what KIDS-4 is.” The design of the shirt is also unique; each year students enrolled…
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Thanks to Culver’s for a Successful KIDS-4 Share Night!

Thanks to Culver’s for a Successful KIDS-4 Share Night!

Culver’s of Sun Prairie at 1501 West Main Street held a 'KIDS-4 Share Night' on Monday, October 9. The night was a resounding success, resulting in a Culver’s donation of $364.78 to the Parents of KIDS-4 fundraising group. A percentage of all sales at the restaurant from 5 PM to 8 PM on October 9 counted toward the donation total. The Parents of KIDS-4 group held the event to raise money to support the KIDS-4 program. How to spend the money -- and other funds raised during the 2017-2018 KIDS-4 crew year -- will largely be decided by the families of KIDS-4 at the annual KIDS-4 potluck party, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The Sun Prairie Media Center would like to thank Culver’s, particularly Culver’s of…
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SPMC at the Capitol for Media Advocacy Day!

SPMC at the Capitol for Media Advocacy Day!

On Wednesday, October 4, staff at the Sun Prairie Media Center along with other community media center representatives from across Wisconsin descended on the State Capitol for Wisconsin Community Media's first-ever Legislative Day. SPMC staffers met with State Senator Mark Miller along with Traci Bussan from Rep. Gary Hebl (D - Sun Prairie)'s office. The goal of WCM's Legislative Day was to discuss the importance of community media centers as well as to talk about three pieces of potential legislation that would benefit community media centers in Wisconsin. Want more information on Wisconsin Community Media or Legislative Day? Contact Mary Cardona, executive director of WCM, right here.
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Cardinals Playoff Football Now, Basketball Soon!

Cardinals Playoff Football Now, Basketball Soon!

The Sun Prairie Cardinals had a very successful regular football season, going undefeated and winning their nine games by an average of 35 points. But by all accounts, the Cardinals are just getting started. The Cardinals defeated Madison Memorial in the first round of the WIAA playoffs on October 20 by a score of 35-0. Next the #1-seeded Sun Prairie Cardinals will face #5-seeded Kettle Moraine in a second-round game this Friday, October 27. Kettle Moraine upset #4 Verona 28-19 in the first round. Just as it has been there for all nine regular season games, the Sun Prairie Media Center has continued its coverage into the playoffs and will be broadcasting the October 27 game live on KSUN, 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio, and sunprairiemediacenter.com. The SPMC plans…
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Simply Fun Cooking is Simply, Well . .. Fun!

Simply Fun Cooking is Simply, Well . .. Fun!

Have you heard what's cooking on KSUN? Well, it's "Simply Fun Cooking"! Rachel Hanson, a Sun Prairie resident and also an independent consultant for Pampered Chef, has begun doing a new cooking show for KSUN called "Simply Fun Cooking." In the show, Rachel -- sometimes ably assisted by her two sons -- presents some of her favorite delicious recipes that can be made easily and quickly in any kitchen. Speaking of kitchen, the SPMC would like to send out a major thank you to the Sunshine Supper for allowing "Simply Fun Cooking" to use its facility. Remember to head to the Sunshine Supper every Monday night at 5:30 PM for good food and good company! At no cost! Watch the latest episodes here: Light and Healthy Chicken Bruschetta/Vegetable Salads Quick…
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Can You Believe it?! KIDS-4 is Almost Here!

Can You Believe it?! KIDS-4 is Almost Here!

Summer flew by! And a new year of KIDS-4 if about to begin (bonus for all those crew member eager to begin). The program filled up quickly and Rachel has been busy organizing crews for the 2017-2018 school year to begin with a kick-off party on October 2nd. The official first week of crew will be the week of October 9 and run through the end of April. What is KIDS-4, you're asking? Well, in KIDS-4, students are trained in many areas necessary to create their own television programs and videos: 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 more critical consumers…
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Cardinals Dominating on Field and on SPMC Airwaves

Cardinals Dominating on Field and on SPMC Airwaves

It has been an impressive start to the SPHS football season, and the Sun Prairie Media Center has been there for every play of all three games so far. Mike Powers and Bill Baker were on location for the Cardinals' opening night 56-0 shutout of Madison East at Breese Stevens Field on August 18. Then they returned home for two straight home contests at Ashley Field against Middleton and Janesville Craig that the Cardinals won by a combined score of 75-13. The broadcast of the Middleton game can be accessed here, while the Janesville Craig game can be seen here. The 2017 SPMC football schedule will continue with six more broadcasts stretching through September and October. The home games will continue to be broadcast on KSUN (Charter cable 983) and…
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