Olelo Community Media

Community Update

12th of December 2019

Holiday Door Decorating Contest 2019

‘Ōlelo Community Media once again got into the holiday spirit! Our administrative offices and Media Service Centers had our annual holiday door decorating contest. This year’s theme was “’Ōlelo with Aloha Inside.” The staff was tasked with expressing how one or more of the five core values of Aloha Response are reflected at ‘Ōlelo. Once […]


26th of November 2019

‘Ōlelo’s Holiday Hours 2019

Season’s Greetings! We hope your holiday season is getting off to a wonderful start! We wanted to let you know ‘Ōlelo’s Holiday schedule so you can plan your upcoming reservations and program deliveries accordingly. As in years past, all ‘Ōlelo Centers will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. At Māpunapuna, […]


25th of November 2019

Teamwork and ‘Ohana at Kaimukī

By Malina “Mana” Franquez, Media Services Manager at Kaimukī Media Service Center This past September, the theme throughout ‘Ōlelo Kaimukī’s three Basic Media Production training classes and one Multi-Camera class seemed to be teamwork and ‘ohana. We had a bunch of fun in these four classes, and almost everyone who attended were with us for […]


‘Ōlelo Holiday Programming 2019

Feast your eyes on the exclusive holiday programming that can be viewed on the ‘Ōlelo channels.  Scroll down to see air dates for local parades and concerts covered by our staff and volunteers. Island Focus Holiday Special at Washington Place Island Focus is a monthly half-hour television series produced by ‘Ōlelo Community Media as a […]


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 […]