Olelo Community Media

Community Update

3rd of June 2021

Project Search

Since April 2021, ‘Ōlelo staff members have been working with students from Project Search to create PSAs as part of our JAM (Junior Academy for Media) program. Project Search is a year-long, fully immersive vocational internship program for students with special needs. As part of Project Search training, interns are placed in participating businesses to […]


1st of June 2021

‘Ōlelo Back on Track

On Saturday, May 15, ʻŌlelo exhibited a true sense of normalcy as our first major on-location Electronic Field Production (EFP) van shoot took place. The event was an in-season track meet with the following participating Oʻahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) high schools: Farrington, Kailua, Kaimukī, Kalaheo, McKinley, and Moanalua. A total of 24 crew members participating […]


21st of May 2021

Basic Animation Class 6/22

  ‘Ōlelo presents Basic Animation. Learn how to create moving objects through the art of animation! Join our virtual class on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  CLICK HERE to register.


19th of May 2021

O’ahu Free Speech Contest

There are a wealth of freedoms we all enjoy on a daily basis. From what we wear to what we say, from who we vote for to who we love.   At this time when we celebrate freedom, ‘Ōlelo Community Media invites you to utilize our open mic service, O‘ahu Free Speech, to exercise your First Amendment […]


17th of May 2021

Youth Challenge Academy

‘Ōlelo’s Māpunapuna Media Center recently welcomed cadets from the Hawaii National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy. The cadets enjoyed a tour and settled in for a mentoring session on Final Cut Pro as part of ‘Ōlelo’s Junior Academy for Media. The cadets are currently in the post production phase of creating PSAs on the subject of […]


5th of May 2021

In Memoriam – Delores Harris

We at ‘Ōlelo celebrate the life of Delores Harris, the producer of the inspirational program, In Times Like These. Delores has graced ‘Ōlelo with her presence since 2008, producing countless Mini Studio shows and bringing in many others, helping them to spread their message as well.  If you had the pleasure of knowing Delores you […]


4th of May 2021

‘Ōlelo Now In Full HD

‘Ōlelo has been working diligently for years to acquire HD channels for all 4 channels on both Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom.  As of today, Hawaiian Telcom has come through. All four ‘Ōlelo channels are now broadcasting in full HD on Hawaiian Telcom! ‘Ōlelo channel 49 is now in HD on Hawaiian Telcom channel 1049 ‘Ōlelo channel 53 is now […]


23rd of March 2021

Welcome Our New CEO, Roger McKeague

The ‘Ōlelo Community Media Board of Directors has appointed Roger McKeague incoming president and chief executive officer. He will officially take the leadership helm on April 2 upon the retirement of current President and CEO Sanford Inouye. As president and CEO, McKeague will lead ‘Ōlelo’s efforts to expand and broaden quality services, programs, initiatives and […]


4th of March 2021

ʻŌlelo Loves Pets

Each year, our staff organizes an internal recycling drive. This year, our staff voted to donate our 2020 recycling drive money to a local non-profit – Hawaiian Humane Society. Upon delivery of the money, we got to take a photo with Hawaiian Humane Society President and CEO Anna Neubauer and our new friend, Sistah! ʻŌlelo […]


3rd of March 2021

Behind the Scenes of Mele A’e

Mele Aʻe (Raise the Music) is ‘Ōlelo’s new monthly series hosted by ukulele virtuoso and composer Jake Shimabukuro. Mele Aʻe allows aspiring local musical talent to introduce themselves – and their own original compositions – to audiences in Hawai‘i and far beyond. Mele Aʻe premiered in January and is wrapping up its first season in April. […]