Olelo Community Media

Community Update

15th of March 2019

Staying Fit with Laughter and Fun

Physical fitness is a valuable element of life for many of ‘Ōlelo’s clientele, especially the senior community.  It is important in maintaining health, flexibility, and longevity, as well as in managing pain and symptoms of physical ailments.  One client in particular, Faye Murata (pictured on the left with her husband), believes that, while the aforementioned […]


13th of February 2019

More Than Just Media: Waipahu’s Unsung Hero

In 2003, community member Neal Rivera was persuaded by a friend to take a basic media production course out of ʻŌlelo’s Waiʻanae Community Media Center.  Expectations were low as Neal’s primary goal for taking the class was to gain video production experience for cursory reasons with no intention of community involvement.  Little did he know […]


20th of December 2018

‘Ōlelo Holiday Door Decorating Contest

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Congratulations to the Human Resources and Developmental Projects Department (Door #4) on winning FIRST PLACE in our Holiday Door Decorating Contest!  It was a close race with the Nānākuli MSC (Door #3) coming in at second place and Kāneʻohe (Door #8) and Māpunapuna MSCs (Door #6) tied for third.  With 264 total unique votes across Facebook and Instagram, the amount of interaction from […]


11th of December 2018

2018 ‘Ōlelo TV Spots

Throughout 2018, you may have noticed a few commercials on cable television (Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom) promoting services and programming of ‘Ōlelo Community Media.  All of these 30 second commercials (we call them TV spots) were produced/directed/edited by staff members of ‘Ōlelo’s marketing department and features an array of ‘Ōlelo employees, all of whom have had […]


5th of December 2018

Lanikai Mortgage Players’ Story

By Donna Ylen, Manager, Kāneʻohe Media Service CenterOn November 2, 2018, the Kāneʻohe ‘Ōlelo Media Service Center team went out to cover the Lanikai Mortgage Players’ Melodrama titled, “Speak for Yourself John or Dirty Work at Plymouth Rock.”  This is a bi-annual play performed by a group of dedicated local actors. The Lanikai Mortgage Players group was […]


7th of November 2018

Free Speech Week Recap

As stewards of free speech and empowering community voice, ‘Ōlelo Community Media celebrated National Free Speech Week — October 22 through 28, 2018.  We invited our passionate clients and volunteers into our studios to share their thoughts on what the First Amendment means to them as a way to showcase the diverse voices and opinions of our […]


22nd of October 2018

Client and Volunteer Party 2018

On October 20, 2018, ʻŌlelo Community Media hosted our annual Client and Volunteer Appreciation Party.  This event celebrated the hard work and dedication of the outstanding video producers, technicians, volunteers, and supporters. The event was held at the Pearl Country Club.  As guests arrived, they were given the opportunity to participate in a Free Speech Selfie […]


12th of October 2018

2018 ‘Ōlelo Board of Directors Election Results

October 11, 2018 The results of the 2018 Board of Directors election are in!  Please join us in congratulating Sandy “Alexandra” Livingston as ‘Ōlelo’s newly elected public Board member! Dr. Livingston will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2019, and ending on December 31, 2021. The purpose of the election is to give clients […]


8th of October 2018

Children & Youth Day 2018

Children & Youth Day is a time to recognize the potential and special gifts of Hawai’i’s youth.  On Sunday, October 7, over 50,000 people made their way over to the State Capitol to participate in the events.   Children & Youth Day (CYD) provides a venue for nonprofit organizations; county, City, State and Federal offices; businesses; […]


4th of October 2018

30th Anniversary Resolution

On October 3, 2018, the Honolulu City Council recognized and honored ‘Ōlelo for 30 years of service to the community.   A representative from each department of the company joined President and CEO Sanford Inouye in accepting the Honorary Certificate at the Kapolei Satellite City Hall.      Marketing Manager Jack Bates, Production Services Specialist Jon Wong, Programming Manager […]