Sun Prairie residents will have a lot to decide when they head to the polls on April 6. And the Sun Prairie Media Center is offering extensive programming to help residents make those decisions.

Thanks largely to candidate forums hosted by Chris Mertes and Don Hooser of the public-affairs program “Talk of the Town,” KSUN viewers will soon have access to programs specifically produced to assist voters in making informed choices during the upcoming spring election.

“Talk of the Town” will soon tape two candidate forums at the Sun Prairie Media Center: On March 5, District 2 incumbent Bob Jokisch and challenger Bill Baker will be featured, followed by a March 12 tape date for SPASD School Board candidates Alwyn Foster, Becky McCright, and incumbent Bryn Horton. In that race, the three candidates are vying for two available seats. The Baker/Jokisch forum will be available on demand beginning March 8, while the SPASD forum will be available on demand beginning March 15.

On demand programming is available on the free Sun Prairie Media Center app, on, and through the Media Center’s Roku and Apple TV channels. For times when the forums will be seen on KSUN, please check the schedule at

On Sunday, March 7, SPARC will be hosting a virtual candidate forum that will include the candidates for district 2, the candidates for SPASD school board, as well as comments from candidates (such as Mayor Esser) who are running unopposed. This forum will be moderated by SPMC director Jeff Robbins and will air live at 3 PM on March 7 on KSUN and will also be made available on demand afterwards.

The focus on candidate programming is a source of pride for the Sun Prairie Media Center. “Our main mission is to provide programming that informs the citizens of Sun Prairie,” said SPMC director Jeff Robbins. “At no time is that mission more significant than when our viewers our facing important decisions at the polls. And we are very lucky to have volunteers, particularly Don Hooser and Chris Mertes, who are willing to produce that programming. We also greatly appreciate all of the candidates who make themselves available to participate.”