Olelo Community Media

Community Update

15th of December 2020

New Year 2021 Updates

Aloha!  Happy New Year!!! We hope you are healthy and safe during this trying time.   We are happy to announce that we will be bringing you some new services and training opportunities in 2021. Detailed information will be coming out about each new offering, so be on the lookout!  Our Kaimukī and Nānākuli Media Centers […]

18th of November 2020

In Memoriam – Lucille Chun

We recently learned that Lucille Chun, dedicated tai chi instructor, avid producer and member of our ʻŌlelo ʻohana has passed away. Lucy joined our ʻohana in 2014, and over the past six years, she and her husband Kenneal went on to produce three weekly series—Play Tai Chi, Tai Chi Aloha Around the World, and EveryDay TaiChi […]

16th of November 2020

Members of the Year 2020

Congratulations to the following community members who have been honored as the 2020 Members of the Year by ‘Ōlelo. Each of these members received a commemorative coin from our President and CEO, Sanford Inouye, as well as a certificate of appreciation, and various ‘Ōlelo novelty items. Nānākuli Member of the Year At ‘Ōlelo, it is important […]

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

Update 7/29/22 Aloha, Beginning Monday, August 1, 2022, masks will no longer be required to enter ‘Ōlelo facilities. However, we still encourage the use of masks and kindly ask everyone to be respectful of every person’s comfort level. If circumstances change, we may choose to reinstate mandatory mask usage or other COVID-19 protocols to ensure the […]