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'OLELO LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE

Mon., Aug. 28, 1995 'Olelo launched O`ahu Speaks, a new, automated production service. This new service provides community organizations and individuals with an opportunity to voice their opinions on cable television. Akin to a Letter to the Editor, O`ahu Speaks is an alternate outlet for those needing to inform others of issues that concern them. For example, this service could be a valuable resource for an environmental group generating a call to action for a tree-saving initiative. This service would give an individual wanting to support a bill being heard in the State Legislature unprecedented access to the powerful medium of television. O`ahu Speaks is the first service offered by ' Olelo that is designed specifically for quick access to the community access channels. O`ahu Speaks requires no video experience of its participants. The longest a participant should expect to have a message cablecast is one week, from the time of taping to the final cablecasting on ATTN2.

This is how O`ahu Speaks works:

1. Participant calls 'Olelo to sign-up for an O`ahu Speaks taping

opportunity. Walk-in accommodations on the day of taping are

welcomed.

2. On the day of taping, users of the service will have 30 minutes to

tape a segment up to 15 minutes in length.

3. The resulting segment appears with other segments created that

day on ATTN2.

' Olelo's mission is to provide the general public with tools for communication via

cable television. Where much of our local and national television line-up consists

of sit-coms, infomercials and network-sponsored news-zines, programming on

cable access television represents the varied and individual voices in our

community. The programs you see on the access channels are created by your

friends and neighbors. They are about subjects as diverse as gardening, art,

sports and politics.

'Olelo: The Corporation for Community Television manages the PEG Access (Public, Education and Government) channels provided by the Oceanic (Time/Warner) and TCI cable systems on O`ahu:

ATTN Oceanic Cable 52, ATTN2 Oceanic Cable 53, VIEWS Oceanic Cable 54, TEC2 Oceanic Cable 55, TEC Oceanic Cable 56.

'Olelo provides facilities, equipment and training to produce non-commercial television programming by, for and about the

community.

FACT SHEET

What is it?

O`ahu Speaks is a quick and easy way for community organizations and

individuals to use an access channel.

What will I find on it?

You will find representatives from local organizations as well as individuals on

O`ahu Speaks. They will speak up to 15 minutes on a topic of their choosing.

Why should I watch it?

By watching O`ahu Speaks, you keep informed of subjects that concern your

community. When listening to the opinions presented on O`ahu Speaks, you can

then make up your own mind on that issue. O`ahu Speaks is a way to encourage

community activism, to energize the democratic process for all of O`ahu.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to tape a message to be shown on O`ahu Speaks, read the

following:

1. Call ' Olelo at 834-0007, extension 122, and sign up for the next

available taping session. Walk-in accommodations on the day of

taping are welcomed.

Taping Sessions at ' Olelo's O`ahu Speaks studio:

Every Tuesday, 4 - 9 p.m.

Every Thursday, 4 - 9 p.m.

2. On the day of taping, participants will have 30 minutes to tape a

segment up to 15 minutes in length.

3. The resulting segment appears with other segments created that

day on ATTN2.

O`ahu Speaks schedule on ATTN2:

Tuesday taping sessions: Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Thursday taping sessions: Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday taping sessions: Sundays, 12 noon