Olelo Community Media

Community Update

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 […]

28th of July 2020

The First Lady’s First Series

Every month, ‘Ōlelo Community Media will be joining First Lady of Hawai‘i Dawn Amano-Ige to bring you Conversations with the First Lady, a monthly series for children and families. In this thirty-minute show, she will be reading you some of her favorite children’s stories followed by a conversation with a community leader. Watch the first episode […]

1st of July 2020

Bringing Government To You

PEG (Public, Education, and Government) access television was a portal for information long before the topic of government transparency became trendy. For 30 years, ‘Ōlelo Community Media has been delivering local government and institutional transparency to the television sets, desktop computers, and mobile devices of O‘ahu’s community members. Check out our current programming produced in […]

4th of June 2020

Island Focus Wins a Hometown Media Award

‘Ōlelo’s bi-monthly series Island Focus is the proud recipient of the “Informational Talk Show Series – Access Center Professional” category award for the Alliance for Community Media’s Hometown Media Awards 2020! Island Focus is a monthly half-hour television series produced by ‘Ōlelo Community Media as a community service. The show features exclusive interviews with members of our […]

3rd of June 2020


IN MEMORIUM – JIM BREWER As some of you may have heard, longtime ‘Ōlelo producer and friend Jim Brewer recently passed away. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Renee Ing, other family and friends. Jim became an ‘Ōlelo community producer in 1994, launching a series called “Employees Today.” In March of this year, […]

18th of March 2020

An Important Message

Māpunapuna’s modified hours (by appointment only, 24 hours in advance) Monday – Friday 9:30am to 6:30pm Please call us at (808) 237-2140 or email us to make an appointment to drop off programs or pick up equipment.   The new normal inside our Māpunapuna location. UPDATE 9-25-20 Aloha! We hope you are healthy and safe during this […]

9th of March 2020

‘Ōlelo’s Mobile App is Here!

A new mobile app for ‘Ōlelo Community Media has just been launched with the goal to bring public access into the palm of your hand.    Users anywhere in the world can now stream ‘Ōlelo’s four channels in real time or access our online video archives, making it easy to watch local programs created by you, […]

6th of February 2020

“Like Me” TV Spot

This week, our marketing department has premiered a brand new TV spot promoting ‘Ōlelo’s vast family of video producers.  We started production on this spot in the Fall of 2019, collecting statements from familiar clients representing many areas of the island with Kaimukī’s Media Services Manager Mana Franquez as the spot’s host. You can watch […]

22nd of January 2020

Youth Capitol Commentary 2020 recap

YOUTH CAPITOL COMMENTARY is held at the State Capitol on opening day of the legislature where student video crews interview lawmakers and community members. Those interviews are then aired on our cable channels and internet platforms. 59 students, representing 15 schools on the island of Oʻahu, spent months researching their political interviewees and rehearsing for […]