Tuesday, September 28, 2010

`Ōlelo Wai’anae Community Media Center to trial new hours of CMC operations to accommodate the Wai’anae Coast Community

WAI’ANAE, HI; Sunday, September 26, 2010—Effective the week of October 4, 2010, `Ōlelo Wai’anae Community Media Center will be open to the public five (5) days a week. The additional day (Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) of operation is in response to the Community’s interest in being able to utilize `Ōlelo Wai’anae CMC services and resources on a weekend. Community use of these new trial hours will help `Ōlelo determine the best time to open for community use.

The new hours of operations is as follows:
Sundays: Closed
Mondays: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: Closed
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

“Staff and I are committed to better serving the Wai’anae Coast community, therefore, we are pleased to be opening on Saturdays to expand our availability to everyone in the community,” said Hanalei Y. Aipoalani, Interim Manager, `Ōlelo Wai’anae CMC. “Moreover, we are encouraged by the high level of interest for in-school partnerships-and-trainings between `Ōlelo Wai’anae CMC and schools along the Wai’anae Coast. These partnerships and trainings, coupled with services and resources available during our CMC hours of operations, are poised to increase utilization hours, training classes and certification counts. Therefore, the adjustment in hours of CMC operations represents an opportunity for staff to build capacity within the community-at-large and schools.”

`Ōlelo Wai’anae CMC staff welcome the community to visit. Facilities are located on the campus of Wai’anae High School—85-251 Farrington Highway, Wai’anae, Hawaii 96792.


Established in 1989, `Ōlelo Community Media (formerly known as `Ōlelo Community Television) is a private, nonprofit provider of community access television services and resources on O’ahu. It is one of the largest of more than 3,000 access organizations across the country and is widely viewed in the industry as a national role model for community access media organizations. `Ōlelo is committed to building, convening and strengthening communities and providing a voice for people to share their stories and ideas about issues of importance to foster community engagement and well-being.

`Ōlelo’s mission is “To strengthen our island voices and advance community engagement through innovative media.”

For more information, visit www.olelo.org.

Mr. Hanalei Y. Aipoalani
Interim Manager
Wai‘anae Community Media Center
@ Wai'anae High School
85-251 Farrington Hwy
Waianae HI 96792
Phone: 696-1003 | Fax: 696-3683
Email: waianae@olelo.org

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