<strong>TALK OF THE TOWN SERVES UP THE “STATE OF THE CITY” ON KSUN</strong>

TALK OF THE TOWN SERVES UP THE “STATE OF THE CITY” ON KSUN

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A new year brings reasons to reflect as well as reasons to look ahead, and that is what Sun Prairie Mayor Paul Esser does in his annual “State of the City” address. The first of the 2023 “State of the City” presentations is now available to access through the Sun Prairie Media Center’s on-demand player at sunprairiemediacenter.com/ksun. Hosted by “Talk of the Town”’s Chris Mertes and Steve Sabatke, the two-hour program’s theme is “Sun Prairie on the Horizon” and goes in depth on major impacts that upcoming projects, plans, and initiatives will have on the community. Topics touched on include diversity, transportation, housing, the mayor’s uncontested re-election campaign, taxes, growth, and, of course, sidewalks. “Talk of the Town,” as well as all SPMC programing, can also be accessed on demand…
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<strong>SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER LOOKING FOR CITY MEETING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR</strong>

SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER LOOKING FOR CITY MEETING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

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Are you interested in Sun Prairie local government? Would you like to be paid to watch city meetings? Then the Sun Prairie Media Center has an opportunity for you! The Sun Prairie Media Center offers live televised coverage of multiple city meetings ranging from Common Council to Parks and Recreation to Sustainability. Most all meetings are televised from the city hall’s Council Chambers using on-site microphones and robotic cameras. No lugging equipment around – you just need to show up! The position also entails launching the “hybrid” portion of the meeting for anyone participating in the meeting remotely. If you can navigate to a website, you can do this. All training will be provided. Almost all meetings take place in the late afternoon and early evenings. This is a perfect…
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SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER CARDINALS AND WOLVES BASKETBALL COVERAGE TIPPING OFF ON SPMC

SUN PRAIRIE MEDIA CENTER CARDINALS AND WOLVES BASKETBALL COVERAGE TIPPING OFF ON SPMC

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The historic first year of having both Sun Prairie East and Sun Prairie West athletics continues and the Sun Prairie Media Center is thrilled to announce its broadcast schedule of upcoming boys and girls basketball games for both schools. The Cardinals girls’ team is coming off a 2021-2022 season during which they won a share of the Big Eight conference title before falling to Arrowhead in the sectional semifinals. Meanwhile, the boys’ Cardinals team is under the tutelage of first-year head coach Steve Maselter, who is taking over from Jeff Boos, who coached the boys hoops team for 27 years including last year’s run to the the sectional finals. Of course a great deal is changing for the 2022-2023 team due to the split into two varsity teams. For example,…
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U.S. SENATE AND GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES ON KSUN, 103.5 FM

U.S. SENATE AND GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES ON KSUN, 103.5 FM

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KSUN and 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio will be joining over 70 stations across Wisconsin in airing a U.S. Senate debate between Senator Ron Johnson and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes as well as a gubernatorial debate between Governor Tony Evers and challenger Tim Michels. The debates will be sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation, which has a more than 32-year history of hosting debates. The debates will be moderated by Jill Geisler, longtime Wisconsin news professional, WBA Hall of Fame member, and author. “The WBA Foundation is honored to provide these important debates to Wisconsin’s voters as part our 32-year history of using our debates to promote the civic and political process.” said WBA President Michelle Vetterkind. “Airing these debates helps us to fulfill our mission of providing…
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TRIVIA-PALOOZA AND SPMC OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

TRIVIA-PALOOZA AND SPMC OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

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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 second 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 from 9 AM-7 PM on Saturday, October 29. Besides 103.5 FM, interested participants can also play along on the Media Center app, on tunein.com, or at sunprairiemediacenter.com. Registration to play Trivia-Palooza is now open! You can sign up to play for free at sunprairiemediacenter.com/trivia. You must be registered to play and you must be 21 to register. But you will want to play. Each hour of the contest will have a theme to its questions, a different special guest, and each hour will have special…
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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

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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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