Talk of the Town features Sun Prairie Candidate Forums

Sun Prairie residents will have a lot to decide when they head to the polls on April 7. 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,, and the new Sun Prairie Media Center app will soon be loaded with shows specifically produced to assist voters in making informed choices during the upcoming spring election.

“Talk of the Town” will record three candidate forums at the Sun Prairie Media Center in the upcoming weeks: On February 21, District 4 incumbent Mary Polenske and challenger David Virgell will be featured, followed by a March 6 record date for District 3 incumbent Maureen Crombie and challenger Hugh Cha, and then finally a March 13 record date between District 2 incumbent Theresa Stevens and Brent Eisberner.

After the recordings, the forums will be featured on demand at, on the Sun Prairie Media Center app, and through the Media Center’s Roku and Apple TV channels. The forums will also air on KSUN, which is available on channel 983 on Charter Spectrum and channels 13/1013 on TDS. Please check for the upcoming schedule.

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, willing to produce that programming, as well as candidates willing to participate.”

The Sun Prairie Media Center app is now available to download for free from either the App Store or Google Play.