Olelo Community Media

Community Update

24th of October 2019

2019 Client and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

On October 19, 2019, ʻŌlelo Community Media hosted our annual Client and Volunteer Appreciation Party. Celebrating 30 years of ʻŌlelo Community Media and the hard work and dedication of the outstanding video producers, members, technicians, volunteers, and supporters. The event was held at the Pearl Country Club and Client Jeff Gere Emceed the event.   As […]


24th of September 2019

‘Ōlelo’s President & CEO Joins ACM’s Board

‘Ōlelo’s President & CEO Sanford Inouye was recently elected to the national board of directors of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM). The Alliance for Community Media, is an educational and advocacy organization which represents public, educational, and government community access media centers throughout the country. The primary objective of ACM’s Board of Directors is […]


9th of September 2019

‘Ōlelo Producers Win Big at Film Festival

In August of 2019, the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival screened and awarded two local short films produced by ʻŌlelo Board Member Sandy Livingston and Communications Specialist Dane Neves.  The film festival is one of the longest-running and most respected LGBTQ film festivals in the country, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019.  Both Sandy and Dane […]


5th of September 2019

PIC Media Makers Workshops

Pacific Islanders in Communications presents the PIC Media Makers Workshops in partnership with ʻŌlelo Community Media. These workshops are a comprehensive development program that assists local media makers in their quest to create a sustainable business, develop quality content and locate funding. Below you will see each workshop’s description and their ‘Ōlelo air dates.  All […]


29th of August 2019

Power & Promise of Public Education

On August 10, 2019, host Jill Kuramoto and Dr. Christina Kishimoto, superintendent of the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, engaged in a dynamic mini-series at ʻŌlelo’s Studio 1122 talking about the 2030 Promise Plan, the Hawai’i DOE’s next phase of strategic planning that centers on five core promises to students. There will be one episode […]


21st of August 2019

FCC Ruling Update

Aloha, To begin, I want to thank those of you who sent letters to the FCC to object to the proposed rule changes regarding cable operators “in-kind contributions.”  As always your support is very important and much appreciated. On August 1, 2019, the FCC adopted its new rules that changes how cable franchise fees can […]


22nd of July 2019

Prince Lot Hula Festival 2019

The 42nd annual Prince Lot Hula Festival at ʻIolani Palace presented by the Moanalua Gardens Foundation features special performances by hālau hula of Nā Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero, Karl Veto Baker and Michael Lanakila Casupang.  The festival will air on ‘Ōlelo channel 53 on the following dates: PART 1 9/7 at 8:00 PM 9/12 […]


19th of July 2019

Welcome Kimi Takazawa!

We are pleased to welcome Kimi Takazawa as ‘Ōlelo Community Media’s new Chief Operating Officer. Prior to ‘Ōlelo, Kimi was the President and CEO of After School All-Stars where she guided the growth of the organization.  Kimi was also with the Boy Scouts of America as the Director of Development and Marketing as well as Director […]


17th of June 2019

Marge In Charge

Surrounded by lakes and reservoirs, the Wahiawā community is home to agricultural fields, military bases, and an ʻŌlelo Media Service Center currently helmed by one of the company’s newest Media Services Managers: Marge Streb.  We sat down with Marge to get a taste of her experiences so far. Q: What were you doing before ʻŌlelo […]


8th of June 2019

Road Show

Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, ‘Ōlelo has been present at various community events to spread awareness of our mission and services with a fun, interactive road show. First stop, Welcome Station. Learn how ‘Ōlelo’s services and resources can serve you, enjoy special takeaways, and prize drawings for free training and equipment. B.Y.O.D. (Bring […]