Olelo Community Media

Community Update

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) 1122 Māpunapuna Street, Honolulu, HI 96819 Monday through Friday from 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. Drop off programs (if you prefer to submit online, visit olelo.org/programs for more info) Pick […]

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 […]

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 […]