The Sun Prairie Media Center is proud to announce that “Sun Prairie In Focus,” the Dan Presser-produced weekly video newscast, is expanding from its roughly 10-minute length to a full 30-minute weekly newscast. The expansion took effect with the episode first released on Friday, February 12, 2021.

There are several elements being added to “Sun Prairie In Focus” to accommodate the longer length. There will be a weekly Sun Prairie sports segment anchored by Sun Prairie Star sports editor Jeff Seisser. There will also be regular contributions from Rep. Gary Hebl, who will be providing updates from the state capitol, as well as former City of Sun Prairie alderperson Bill Connors, who will be providing updates, previews, and news from city council and Sun Prairie boards and commissions.

On the lighter side, Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum director Jennifer Harper will be providing a weekly “Museum Minute,” featuring fun facts and anecdotes about a wide variety of topics covering Sun Prairie’s colorful history. And Jamison Rabbitt, producer of the SPMC’s “Reel Reviews,” will be providing a weekly movie review, covering the latest films available to stream from home or to check out at the local Palace Cinema.

When asked about the expansion, Presser said, “Sun Prairie is a vibrant community. It’s filled with people who like to be involved with what’s going on. Many of those people create some great programming for the Sun Prairie Media Center. Expanding ‘In Focus’ gives us an opportunity to share some of what they’re doing with their neighbors. It also gives us more time to focus on news and newsmakers at the City and State level.”

Along with the expansion in content could also come an expansion in audience: “We are talking with a Madison TV station about possibly airing the expanded ‘In Focus,’ said SPMC director Jeff Robbins. “Certainly the work that Dan and our other contributors and staff – especially Mara Trusty, who directs the broadcast — do deserves to be seen by as many people as possible, so we’re excited about this possibility. Stay tuned!”

“Sun Prairie In Focus” will now be scheduled to premiere on KSUN and on the Media Center’s Facebook page each Friday night at 6 PM. The broadcast is then re-aired several times throughout the week (both on TV and on 103.5 FM) and made available on demand at sunprairiemediacenter.com and on the SPMC mobile app.

The Sun Prairie Media Center is looking for sponsors for the expanded version of “Sun Prairie In Focus.” If interested, please call Jeff Robbins at 608-837-4193 or e-mail him at jrobbins@cityofsunprairie.com.