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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SUN MEDIA CENTER TAKES 18 AWARDS AT MEDIA FEST

SUN MEDIA CENTER TAKES 18 AWARDS AT MEDIA FEST

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Wisconsin Community Media, in conjunction with the Alliance for Community Media’s Midwest Region, has announced their annual award winners for the 2022 Best of the Midwest Media Fest. The Sun Prairie Media Center is happy to announce that 18 original shows created for either KSUN television or 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio are set to receive awards at the fest, which will be held in Madison on Thursday, May 12. Included in the 18 awards is a “Best in Show” winner for programming produced by a senior: SPMC member Tim Hatfield won the award for his short form documentary “The Making of the Wetmore Park Splash Pad,” which documented the construction of the city’s first splash pad. Elsewhere SPMC programming was honored with two “Excellence” awards, one for its…
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SPMC FEATURES CANDIDATE PROGRAMMING BETWEEN NOW AND ELECTION DAY

SPMC FEATURES CANDIDATE PROGRAMMING BETWEEN NOW AND ELECTION DAY

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Sun Prairie residents will have some important decisions to make when they head to the polls on April 5. And the Sun Prairie Media Center is offering extensive programming to help residents make those decisions. On March 18 SPASD School Board candidates Stephen Elmer, Lisa Goldsberry, Latoya Holiday, Diana McFarland, and Steve Schroeder will record a “Talk of the Town” forum taped at Sun Prairie City Hall Council Chambers. The five candidates are vying for three available seats. The taping is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM and is open to the public. This follows candidate programming already recorded: On Sunday, March 6, the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition sponsored a candidate forum at the Sun Prairie East High School’s Performing Arts Center that included candidates for SPASD School Board,…
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CHECK OUT THE “STATES OF THE CITY” ON KSUN

CHECK OUT THE “STATES OF THE CITY” ON KSUN

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If you’ve haven’t heard Mayor Paul Esser’s annual “State of the City” presentation yet, the SPMC has you covered with no fewer than three ways to access the information. First is the return of “Community Conversations,” which features Esser and Economic Development Director Taylor Brown going over the State of the City, including a look at the breakdown, impact, and distribution of residents’ tax bills, as well as challenges and successes the City had in 2021 and what major steps will be taken in the upcoming year. The program also includes the Mayor and Communications and Diversity Strategist Jake King facilitating conversation with some important individuals on the theme of "resiliency". These special guests include Kristin Grissom, Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Director; Scott Semroc, Sustainability Coordinator; and Alexander Brown, Transportation…
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CANDIDATE FORUMS COMING TO KSUN

CANDIDATE FORUMS COMING TO KSUN

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CANDIDATE PROGRAMS On-Demand: Talk of the Town, District 4 Candidate Forum, 03-04-22 SPARC Candidate Forum, 03-06-22 Brenda Yang, Candidate for Dane Co Board Dist 19, 03-04-22 Talk of the Town, School Board Candidates, 03-18-22 --- Sun Prairie residents will have some important decisions to make when they head to the polls on April 5. 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: On March 4, District 4 challengers Russ Wied…
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JOIN MAYOR ESSER FOR “COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS”

JOIN MAYOR ESSER FOR “COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS”

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The Sun Prairie Media Center is happy to announce the return of “Community Conversations” for the second year. “Community Conversations” is a special produced with the intent of informing the Sun Prairie community about what happened within the city during 2021 and what lies ahead in 2022. The cornerstone of the special is the presentation by Mayor Esser and Economic Development Director Taylor Brown of the mayor’s annual “State of the City.” Esser and Brown will look at the breakdown, impact, and distribution of residents’ tax bills, challenges and successes the city had in 2021, what city leaders forecast in 2022, and more. Following the Mayor’s “SOTC,” Esser and Brown will speak to three city managers: Sustainability Coordinator Scott Semroc; Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Director Kristin Grissom, and Transportation Director…
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UPCOMING SPMC CARDINAL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF COVERAGE

UPCOMING SPMC CARDINAL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF COVERAGE

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Let the Madness begin. Or should we say “continue” . . .  While both the Sun Prairie boys’ and girls’ hockey teams have ended their WIAA tournament play, as of this writing both the Cardinals boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are continuing their WIAA tournaments, and the Sun Prairie Media Center will be there with all the coverage. The #3 Cardinals girls’ basketball team, coming off home victories over #14 Middleton and #6 Watertown, will take on #2 Arrowhead in a sectional semifinal on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 7 PM. If the Cardinals win, they would play either #1 Brookfield East or #4 Waunakee on Saturday, March 5, at 1 PM. Both of those games will be covered on 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio. The #6 Cardinals boys’…
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