Olelo Community Media

Community Update

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. […]


15th of December 2020

New Year 2021 Updates

Aloha!  Happy New Year!!! We hope you are healthy and safe during this trying time.   We are happy to announce that we will be bringing you some new services and training opportunities in 2021. Detailed information will be coming out about each new offering, so be on the lookout!  Our Kaimukī and Nānākuli Media Centers […]


18th of November 2020

In Memoriam – Lucille Chun

We recently learned that Lucille Chun, dedicated tai chi instructor, avid producer and member of our ʻŌlelo ʻohana has passed away. Lucy joined our ʻohana in 2014, and over the past six years, she and her husband Kenneal went on to produce three weekly series—Play Tai Chi, Tai Chi Aloha Around the World, and EveryDay TaiChi […]


16th of November 2020

Members of the Year 2020

Congratulations to the following community members who have been honored as the 2020 Members of the Year by ‘Ōlelo. Each of these members received a commemorative coin from our President and CEO, Sanford Inouye, as well as a certificate of appreciation, and various ‘Ōlelo novelty items. Nānākuli Member of the Year At ‘Ōlelo, it is important […]


10th of September 2020

LaRose’s Jam Experience

Since 2019, ‘Ōlelo Community Media has been fostering a youth after school media program called Junior Academy for Media (JAM). The Middle and High school aged student participants received assistance with homework, introduction to media literacy, storyboarding and storytelling, basic video production training and certification, and soft skills (resume and interviewing, etc.) training. The program […]


Innovative Engagement

Innovative Engagement: Managing a Media Service Center During a Pandemic At the end of March 2020, just like every other business in Hawai‘i, ‘Ōlelo was forced to radically alter our operations, while still fulfilling our mandated duties as O‘ahu’s non-profit public, education, and government access provider. In accordance with the lockdown of DOE campuses, ‘Ōlelo’s […]