Olelo Community Media

Community Update

27th of January 2022

Wes Gets Elevated

‘ŌLELO COMMUNITY MEDIA ELEVATES WES AKAMINE TO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT ‘Ōlelo Community Media has promoted longtime manager Wes Akamine to Director of Operations and Project Management. In this newly created position, Mr. Akamine is responsible for all community engagement initiatives including the media training and mentoring that provide access to ‘Ōlelo television […]

24th of January 2022

Images by Ed

Working as a behind-the-scenes or “stills” photographer is an entirely different experience to most usual photography jobs. As traditional photographers we naturally tend to take charge of the creative direction. Shooting BTS requires you to work within different dynamics, not least of which involves being surrounded by other creatives, each with their own opinions and […]

6th of December 2021

New Leaders at ʻŌlelo

Under the direction of our new President & CEO Roger McKeague, ʻŌlelo is pleased to welcome a few new faces to its management team. These new positions will better position the organization to deliver on its mission and thrive in an ever-changing environment. Amy Ejercito, Chief Administrative Officer As chief administrative officer, Amy will oversee […]

27th of October 2021

Mele A’e Season 2 Recap

On the last shoot day of Mele Aʻe‘s second season, a comforting sense of alleviation permeated the Māpunpuna studio’s chilly double AC-filled atmosphere. The re-occurring television series that invited up-and-coming local musicians to perform their original songs in our newly renovated Studio 1122 was ʻŌlelo’s most ambitious signature program yet. The first season, which ran […]

21st of October 2021

Free Speech Week 2021 Recognition

On October 20, 2021, ʻŌlelo Community Media was honored and recognized by City Council member Tommy Waters and the Honolulu City Council for our commitment to 1st amendment rights and our unique island community during national Free Speech Week. Mahalo for the recognition! Pictured here is ʻŌleloʻs President & CEO Roger McKeague with Councilmember Tommy […]

20th of October 2021

2021 Board Election Results

The Results Are In! Thank you to all of our candidates who submitted their nomination for the Elected Director 2022 -2024  seat. We are thankful for their interest and continued commitment to our mission. The voting was open to all registered members. “Eligible ‘Ōlelo community access user” is defined as someone who, Is an existing community […]

21st of September 2021

Noaʻs Two-Week ʻŌlelo Tour

‘Ōlelo Community Media welcomes skilled and committed volunteers and interested interns to support our mission: To strengthen our island voices and advance community engagement through innovative media, and realize our vision whereby: ‘Ōlelo is a catalyst for positive change in the community, where every voice matters. Volunteer Lindsay Rees on camera on Mele Aʻe.   Volunteers who […]

10th of August 2021

Bottles 4 College

Meet Genshu Price. He has been enrolled in Kāneʻohe’s JAM program since it began in the summer of 2019 and has completed several video projects including the one featured in this Hawaii News Now story. Not only is Genshu an avid videographer, he is also the developer of Bottles 4 College, a campaign for collecting […]

29th of June 2021

Spectrum Audio Issues

We recognize that some of our viewers using Spectrum have been experiencing audio loss on one or more of our channels. We are working closely with Spectrum to resolve this issue. To help us, we ask that you please contact Spectrum (spectrum.net/contact-us) and inform them that you too are experiencing this issue.

28th of June 2021

Island Re-Focus

Since 2017, Island Focus, ‘Ōlelo Community Mediaʻs monthly half-hour signature series, has featured exclusive interviews with leaders of our government, business, education, and community sectors to talk about their passions, what’s new, and what impact they’ve made in the community. Part of this series’ charm is that each episode was shot on-location at one of […]