3RD ANNUAL TRIVIA-PALOOZA!

3RD ANNUAL TRIVIA-PALOOZA!

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Think you know your stuff? Now’s the time to prove it. The Friends of the Sun Prairie Media Center are hosting the third annual Trivia-Palooza trivia contest! What is Trivia-Palooza? It is a live, on-air, ten-hour trivia contest happening live on 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio and KSUN TV from 9 AM-7 PM on Saturday, October 29. But you can register to play RIGHT NOW HERE! Registration to play Trivia-Palooza is now open! You can sign up to play for free right here. You must be registered to play and you must be 21 to register. Play for just one hour, or play for all 10, but you will want to play. Each hour of the contest will have a 10 questions based on a theme. Registered contestants will submit their answers via…
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KIDS-4 Registration Now Open for 2022-2023

KIDS-4 Registration Now Open for 2022-2023

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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! KIDS-4 is an after-school media production program run by the Sun Prairie Media Center designed for SPASD students in 4th through 8th grade.   In KIDS-4, students are trained in many areas necessary to create their own television and video productions including cameras, lighting, sound, directing, producing, writing, editing, and 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 available on Charter, TDS, Roku…
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SPHS FOOTBALL COVERAGE SET TO KICK OFF

SPHS FOOTBALL COVERAGE SET TO KICK OFF

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Sure, late August means that summer is winding down. But look on the bright side: Football! And this year thanks to the introduction of the Sun Prairie Wolves, the SPMC is featuring double the football! The Sun Prairie Media Center is pleased to announce that KSUN, KIDS-4, 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio, and sunprairiemediacenter.com will be the places to tune to for live coverage of home and away Sun Prairie Cardinals AND Sun Prairie Wolves high school football games this fall. All games are scheduled to be broadcast live on KSUN (Spectrum cable channel 983, TDS channels 13 and 1013), KIDS-4 (Spectrum channel 984, TDS 14 and 1014) streamed on sunprairiemediacenter.com, on the KSUN Roku and Apple TV channels, and on the free-to-download Sun Prairie Media Center app, and…
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CANDIDATE FORUMS ON KSUN

CANDIDATE FORUMS ON KSUN

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is pleased to make two candidate forums available for viewing this summer before voters head to the polls for the Democratic primary election being held on August 9. The election is to decide the Democratic candidate to replace Rep. Gary Hebl as the Wisconsin State Assembly representative for District 46. The five candidates vying to succeed Hebl are Syed Abbas, Analiese Eicher, Andrew Hysell, Mike Jacobs, and Melissa Ratcliff. The winner of the primary will face Republican Andrew McKinney in the general election on November 8. All five candidates are participating in both candidate forums. The first, taped at Sun Prairie’s senior activity center The Colonial Club, was held on July 12. The second, to be taped on Friday, July 22, will be held at…
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BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR 103.5 THE SUN COMMUNITY RADIO AT WETMORE PARK

BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR 103.5 THE SUN COMMUNITY RADIO AT WETMORE PARK

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103.5 The Sun is turning seven this year, and we are throwing ourselves a birthday party to celebrate the launch of Sun Prairie’s community radio station. Join us on July 19 for a special Concert in the Park sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Media Center. Playing at the concert will be Nine Thirty Standard, a band specializing in blues to country, standards to rock…the music from your life. Nine Thirty Standard has performed throughout Madison and southern Wisconsin since 2010. The July 19 concert is set to begin at 6 PM at Wetmore Park on 555 North Street in Sun Prairie. “I’m thrilled that our Friends group is sponsoring such a fantastic and established band to play at our birthday celebration,” said Jeff Robbins, Executive Director of…
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‘MULTICULTURAL FAIR: RADIO REBOOT’ TOTRANSFORM INTO ‘SUN PRAIRIE STORIES’

‘MULTICULTURAL FAIR: RADIO REBOOT’ TOTRANSFORM INTO ‘SUN PRAIRIE STORIES’

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The City of Sun Prairie’s award-winning program, “Multicultural Fair: Radio Reboot,” will become “Sun Prairie Stories” at the Sun Prairie Media Center (SPMC) as a way to continue to tell the story of Sun Prairie’s growing community. The podcast will launch later this summer. Due to the COVID-19 rates in 2020, the in-person Multicultural Fair was canceled and inspired the Radio Reboot. This was a way to offer programming that still celebrated the growing diversity of the Sun Prairie community while maintaining safety. The program focused on community members of diverse backgrounds. Sara Milewski, an SPMC volunteer, hosted the hour-long, monthly radio show and interviewed guests on their life stories and experiences. Guests also shared some of their favorite music and had an opportunity to promote a community service organization…
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103.5 FM Scores Four Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards Including Station of the Year

103.5 FM Scores Four Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards Including Station of the Year

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The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association recently handed out their annual awards for broadcasting excellence and Sun Prairie’s own 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio scored with four awards, including the heavily coveted Station of the Year trophy. Entering in the Large Market Radio category specializing in a music format, this was the first year that 103.5 FM (WLSP-LP) won for Station of the Year. “This was completely unexpected, but of course completely deserved,” joked Sun Prairie Media Center director Jeff Robbins. “I think that what we have to offer on 103.5 FM, with community-produced programming, high school sports coverage, and loads of news and information specifically tailored to Sun Prairie residents, is something really unique and special. We thank the WBA for acknowledging that with this award. And of course I…
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SPMC BROADCASTING SPHS GRADUATION –  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE / COPIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE

SPMC BROADCASTING SPHS GRADUATION – SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE / COPIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is happy to announce that it will once again provide live coverage of this year’s Sun Prairie High School graduation ceremony. This year's ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday, May 27, beginning at 5:30 PM. The ceremony will be held in Madison at the Kohl Center. SPMC’s coverage will be seen live on KSUN Charter channel 983 or TDS channels 13 or 1013. The ceremony will also be streamed at sunprairiemediacenter.com/ksun as well as available on KSUN’s Roku and Apple TV channels and on the SPMC app, available to download for free from the App Store or Google Play. “We are always happy to partner with the school district in providing the broadcast of the high school graduation,” said SPMC director Jeff Robbins. “Last year…
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SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER’S 2022 SUMMER WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED!

SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER’S 2022 SUMMER WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED!

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Staff at the Sun Prairie Media Center is excited about the weather getting warmer because that means the return of summer workshops! If you know of someone aged 9-14 who loves to make videos, movies, or even podcasts and wants help taking their creativity to the next level, then you need to sign them up for these workshops! These workshops are designed for budding journalists, filmmakers, actors, and social media influencers who want a fun and creative way to express themselves. Participants will be introduced to media production in a fun, hands-on learning environment that is conveniently located – the Media Center is 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.…
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103.5 FM COVERAGE SET FOR CARDINALS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

103.5 FM COVERAGE SET FOR CARDINALS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is pleased to announce that it is planning on live radio coverage of no fewer than 31 games for the upcoming Cardinals softball and baseball seasons. Games will be broadcast live on 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio. Coverage will be split evenly, with 16 broadcasts scheduled for baseball and 15 broadcasts for softball. Anticipation for Cardinal softball and baseball has never been higher as both teams are coming off tremendous 2021 seasons: The Sun Prairie baseball team added to its record of state baseball titles by defeating Bay Port in last season’s Division 1 state championship game, while the Cardinals softball team made it all the way to the championship game before being edged out by Kaukauna 1-0 in the title matchup. 103.5 FM’s…
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