Olelo Community Media

Community Update

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. Workshop 1: Starting Your Business From Concept to Creation, through The Paperwork Process […]

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 […]

22nd of July 2019

Prince Lot Hula Festival 2019

The 42nd annual Prince Lot Hula Festival at ʻIolani Palace presented by the Moanalua Gardens Foundation features special performances by hālau hula of Nā Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero, Karl Veto Baker and Michael Lanakila Casupang.  The festival will air on ‘Ōlelo channel 53 on the following dates: PART 1 9/7 at 8:00 PM 9/12 […]

19th of July 2019

Welcome Kimi Takazawa!

We are pleased to welcome Kimi Takazawa as ‘Ōlelo Community Media’s new Chief Operating Officer. Prior to ‘Ōlelo, Kimi was the President and CEO of After School All-Stars where she guided the growth of the organization.  Kimi was also with the Boy Scouts of America as the Director of Development and Marketing as well as Director […]

17th of June 2019

Marge In Charge

Surrounded by lakes and reservoirs, the Wahiawā community is home to agricultural fields, military bases, and an ʻŌlelo Media Service Center currently helmed by one of the company’s newest Media Services Managers: Marge Streb.  We sat down with Marge to get a taste of her experiences so far. Q: What were you doing before ʻŌlelo […]

8th of June 2019

Road Show

Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, ‘Ōlelo has been present at various community events to spread awareness of our mission and services with a fun, interactive road show. First stop, Welcome Station. Learn how ‘Ōlelo’s services and resources can serve you, enjoy special takeaways, and prize drawings for free training and equipment. B.Y.O.D. (Bring […]

29th of May 2019

Schatz Seniors Takes On Kaimukī High School and ‘Ōlelo

The presence of national political figures at schools is a pretty routine occurrence.  However, one unique situation allowed for ʻŌlelo to be deeply involved in the planning and execution of a live broadcast of a noteworthy U.S. Senator’s Town Hall meeting. Senator Brian Emanuel Schatz, serving as the senior United States Senator from Hawaii since […]

15th of March 2019

Staying Fit with Laughter and Fun

Physical fitness is a valuable element of life for many of ‘Ōlelo’s clientele, especially the senior community.  It is important in maintaining health, flexibility, and longevity, as well as in managing pain and symptoms of physical ailments.  One client in particular, Faye Murata (pictured on the left with her husband), believes that, while the aforementioned […]

13th of February 2019

More Than Just Media: Waipahu’s Unsung Hero

In 2003, community member Neal Rivera was persuaded by a friend to take a basic media production course out of ʻŌlelo’s Waiʻanae Community Media Center.  Expectations were low as Neal’s primary goal for taking the class was to gain video production experience for cursory reasons with no intention of community involvement.  Little did he know […]