Olelo Community Media

Community Update

11th of December 2018

2018 ‘Ōlelo TV Spots

Throughout 2018, you may have noticed a few commercials on cable television (Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom) promoting services and programming of ‘Ōlelo Community Media.  All of these 30 second commercials (we call them TV spots) were produced/directed/edited by staff members of ‘Ōlelo’s marketing department and features an array of ‘Ōlelo employees, all of whom have had […]

5th of December 2018

Lanikai Mortgage Players’ Story

By Donna Ylen, Manager, Kāneʻohe Media Service CenterOn November 2, 2018, the Kāneʻohe ‘Ōlelo Media Service Center team went out to cover the Lanikai Mortgage Players’ Melodrama titled, “Speak for Yourself John or Dirty Work at Plymouth Rock.”  This is a bi-annual play performed by a group of dedicated local actors. The Lanikai Mortgage Players group was […]

7th of November 2018

Free Speech Week Recap

As stewards of free speech and empowering community voice, ‘Ōlelo Community Media celebrated National Free Speech Week — October 22 through 28, 2018.  We invited our passionate clients and volunteers into our studios to share their thoughts on what the First Amendment means to them as a way to showcase the diverse voices and opinions of our […]

22nd of October 2018

Client and Volunteer Party 2018

On October 20, 2018, ʻŌlelo Community Media hosted our annual Client and Volunteer Appreciation Party.  This event celebrated the hard work and dedication of the outstanding video producers, technicians, volunteers, and supporters. The event was held at the Pearl Country Club.  As guests arrived, they were given the opportunity to participate in a Free Speech Selfie […]

12th of October 2018

2018 ‘Ōlelo Board of Directors Election Results

October 11, 2018 The results of the 2018 Board of Directors election are in!  Please join us in congratulating Sandy “Alexandra” Livingston as ‘Ōlelo’s newly elected public Board member! Dr. Livingston will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2019, and ending on December 31, 2021. The purpose of the election is to give clients […]

8th of October 2018

Children & Youth Day 2018

Children & Youth Day is a time to recognize the potential and special gifts of Hawai’i’s youth.  On Sunday, October 7, over 50,000 people made their way over to the State Capitol to participate in the events.   Children & Youth Day (CYD) provides a venue for nonprofit organizations; county, City, State and Federal offices; businesses; […]

4th of October 2018

30th Anniversary Resolution

On October 3, 2018, the Honolulu City Council recognized and honored ‘Ōlelo for 30 years of service to the community.   A representative from each department of the company joined President and CEO Sanford Inouye in accepting the Honorary Certificate at the Kapolei Satellite City Hall.      Marketing Manager Jack Bates, Production Services Specialist Jon Wong, Programming Manager […]

12th of September 2018

Empowered Kids Take Over ‘Ōlelo

You’ve probably seen a show or two on television showcasing kids and their remarkable talents, but have you ever seen one produced entirely by the youth themselves?  Watch out for an epic ‘Ōlelo series called For Kids By Kids, a variety show that consists of 23 different types of segments covering everything kids are passionate about.  Viewers can […]

14th of August 2018

‘Ōlelo Receives National Recognition

In an effort to build capacity for the future, ‘Ōlelo’s Communications Department produces promotional videos ranging from client Empower Stories to  promotional spots  to behind-the-scenes mini documentaries.  Additionally, signature programs like the Island Focus and Live at the Legislature series are produced to showcase inspiring community leaders and the impact their work has on our island state. The […]

13th of August 2018

A Dungeon Master in Master Control

Meet Gabe Killhour.  He is one of five technicians in ‘Ōlelo Community Media’s Playback Department.  He responsible for physically transmitting every program that comes through our doors from our facility in Māpunapuna to your television.  A Playback Technician’s job is no walk in the park.  Surrounded by a sea of computers, converters, tape decks, hard drives, […]