What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In July

Season 30 Coming Soon

The 30th year of prep sports on Spectrum OC16 is rapidly
approaching and as we rest and get ready for our historic
season, let’s briefly catch up on the summer football scene…


Crusader quarterback Chevan Cordeiro (UH) threw for
440 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-
winning score to Jonah Panoke (UH) with 37 seconds
left to knockout Kahuku 31-28 and claim their second
straight Open Division title.


Quarterback Dillon Gabriel enters his senior season with
the Trojans with some unfinished business to settle. After
falling to the Crusaders in last year’s state semifinal, Gabriel
(Army commit) heads into the fall as the best slinger in the
state. Around him are Ryan Chang, Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi,
Reichel Vegas, Mystic Sampaga and a slew of other talented
receivers that will look to ring up scoreboards around the state.


Defense. Defense. Defense. Kahuku is synonymous with a
tough 11 that has pulverized opposing offenses. This
upcoming season is no different. Leading the way is senior
linebacker Miki Ah You (Washington commit) a 6’1, 215lb
stud that has a knack of finding the football and making big
time plays. Defensive end Tuia Tupuola and Safety Nalu
Emerson were emerging leaders this offseason, racking up
offers and ready to take on the open division.

Keep it locked to OC16.tv for all the latest info regarding the
30th season of prep sports on Spectrum OC16 and Spectrum

We got some surprises in store 🙂

Stay cool!

A Fascinating Study in the Origins of Hawaii’s Foods

Coming in July, producer Lanai Tabura premieres the
second episode of a special series that’s sure to put a smile
on your face and remind you of simpler times in our Islands.
“We Go Eat” takes us back in time to trace the origins of
some of Hawaii’s favorite foods. If you’ve ever wondered
who introduced poke to the Islands or how the Chinese
char siu bao came to be known in Hawaii as manapua, this
is the show for you. 

Lanai and producer/director Andrew Tran are the team that
brings you the popular Spectrum OC16 show “Cooking
Hawaiian Style” and will soon premiere a third show,
“Yokocho” which takes an intriguing look at food that
originated from eateries located in alleys. 

“We Go Eat” examines the roots of Hawaii’s most popular
foods, all the way back to the plantation days of the 1800’s
and early 1900’s. Upwards of 400,000 immigrants from
countries like Japan, China, Korea, Portugal and the
Philippines arrived at the shores of the Hawaiian Islands
to toil on the plantations and try and make a better life
for themselves and their families. They brought with
them the foods of their cultures.  Over time, these culinary
gems have crossed ethnic boundaries and become woven
into our everyday lives.

Furthermore, as Lanai explains, the infusion of so many
new ethnic foods into our culture gives Hawaii the unique
opportunity to be a “starting gate” for these same foods
to be introduced to the US Mainland via the many visitors
to our state. 

As the producer of three Spectrum OC16 shows about food,
Lanai is a walking encyclopedia of information on the topic.
  Although he doesn’t work in the food industry, he’s been
around food all his life 
and has always had an interest in
why we eat the things we do and how food brings people
together. In each of his shows, Lanai shares a wealth of
interesting facts on the topic at hand through fun and
engaging conversations with guests. This month, he traces
the origins of an Island favorite from the sea. Tune in for
“We Go Eat Poke”, premiering
Monday, July 16th at 8pm
on Spectrum OC16.

“Cooking Hawaii Style” Serves It Up From Maui

Lanai Tabura & George Kahumoku, Jr.

The Kaanapali Beach Resort serves as the backdrop for
season nine of “Cooking Hawaiian Style”. This month,
Valley Isle residents like slack key master George
Kahumoku, Jr., waterman Archie Kalepa, Roy’s Restaurant
chef Jesse Anacleto and more join host Lanai Tabura to
make everything from Kona kampachi crudo to fresh
avocado pie. Maui no ka oi on “Cooking Hawaii Style”,

Mondays at 7:30pm.

New Episodes From the O’Day Kids, Spaz and Ruth

The O’Days

Elijah, Sarai, Jaidon-Patrick and Ozias are back with a new
season of “Keiki Fishing Adventures”. The four siblings
venture out into the open waters to chase their next big
catch while also promoting an active lifestyle and teaching
viewers young and old to be stewards of the environment.
The second season of “Keiki Fishing Adventures” premieres
Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00pm.

Ruth & Spaz

  And Derrick “Kutmaster Spaz” Bulatao and Ruth Melchor
bring you more adventures of their own as they get up-
close with local businesses and entrepreneurs along with
the hottest local music, events and places to have fun; you
know, a little bit of ‘dis and a little bit of ‘dat. The season
premiere of “Dis-N-Dat” airs
Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30pm.

The Crowning of 2018’s Miss Hawaii

Miss Hawaii 2107 Kathryn Teruya

Tune in on Saturday, July 7th, as Spectrum OC16 proudly
brings you a special presentation of the “2018 Miss Hawaii
Scholarship Pageant”.  Young woman have been vying for
the coveted crown since its inception in 1947.  This year’s
winner continues on to represent Hawaii in the Miss
America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

In its 71 year history, two Miss Hawaii winners have
brought home the Miss America crown, Carolyn Sapp ’91
and Angela Baraquio ’00.  Also, following their reigns as
Miss Hawaii, many have continued to stay in the public
eye, including some who have gone on to careers in film
and television, including Elizabeth Lindsey ’78, Angela
Baraquio, Denby Dung ’01, Kanoe Gibson ’03, Olena Rubin
’04, Skyler Kamaka ’12 and Crystal Lee ’13. 

Executive Producer Ryan Brown points out that this year’s
pageant is notable because it will be the last Miss Hawaii
pageant to feature the swimsuit competition.  This change
follows the Miss America Organization’s decision to
discontinue the swimsuit portion of their pageant.   The
move is intended to make the Miss America competition
less of a beauty contest and focus more on empowering a
new generation of female leaders. 

Don’t miss a minute of the excitement.  The “2018 Miss
Hawaii Scholarship Pageant”
premieres Saturday, July
7th at 7pm
on Spectrum OC16.

Flashback Fridays Continues

Re-live the action every Friday night starting at 7pm.

JULY 6 – HHSAA Baseball Division I Quarterfinal:
Punahou vs. Baldwin (from 5/9/18)

July 13 – OIA Football: Leilehua vs. Kapolei (from 9/2/17)

JuLY 20 – HHSAA Football Division I Open Semifinal:
Kahuku vs. Waianae (from 11/10/17)

JuLY 27 – HHSAA Football Division I Open Championship:
Kahuku vs. Saint Louis (from 11/18/17)

Coming In August

• Our 30th Year of High School Sports

• UH Wahine Volleyball