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Roy K. Amemiya Jr.

The head of ‘Olelo Community Media is eager to protect the nonprofit’s funding to ensure it can fulfill its mission

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2012

~~<p>Roy K. Amemiya Jr., 56, has spent most of his professional life in banking and finance, so it was a significant career change when he joined &lsquo;Olelo Community Media a year and a half ago.</p>
<p>&lsquo;Olelo is the $5.5 million nonprofit that was created in 1989 to run Oahu's four public access channels &mdash; FOCUS 49, OAHU 52, NATV 53 and VIEWS 54 &mdash; which are forums for members of the public to air video programming about whatever they choose. Individuals and groups can produce the shows themselves or utilize the production facilities provided by &lsquo;Olelo, which is funded mostly by fees from Oahu's cable TV subscribers and run by 63 employees and hundreds of volunteers.</p>
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Roy K. Amemiya Jr., 56, has spent most of his professional life in banking and finance, so it was a significant career change when he joined ‘Olelo Community Media a year and a half ago.

‘Olelo is the $5.5 million nonprofit that was created in 1989 to run Oahu's four public access channels — FOCUS 49, OAHU 52, NATV 53 and VIEWS 54 — which are forums for members of the public to air video programming about whatever they choose. Individuals and groups can produce the shows themselves or utilize the production facilities provided by ‘Olelo, which is funded mostly by fees from Oahu's cable TV subscribers and run by 63 employees and hundreds of volunteers. Login for more...



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