What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In March

The Court Is Now Closed

The boys prep basketball season has come to a close in historic fashion.

In Division 2, the Damien Monarchs knocked off OIA Champion Farrington, to claim their first state
title in school history. While in Divison 1, Maryknoll dominated Punahou to win their first state title
since 1984.

In a season full of parity, it’s tough to pick who could be the player of the year. Here are a few nominees…

Makoto Kamata (Maryknoll)

Averaged 14 points per game in the HHSAA tournament including 16 points vs Punahou in the state final.

Everett Torres-Kahapea (Kailua)

2nd in the state in scoring at 21.3 points per game and helped lead Kailua to their first state semifinal
appearance since 1982.

Kawika Lee (Iolani)

Led team in scoring with 14.5 points per game and shot 88% from the free-throw line (4th in state) to
drive the Raiders to a 3rd place finish in the HHSAA
tournament.

Kameron Ng (St. Francis) 

Led state in scoring with 23.8 points per game including a 40 point performance vs Mid-Pacific this
season. Made 43 three-pointers this season, good for 2nd in the state.

The spring season is rapidly approaching, get ready for the best in softball, baseball and boys volleyball
on Spectrum OC16 and XCast. For more details log on to OC16.tv.

Living Life Like a Champ

Champ

One of the liveliest and longest running shows in Spectrum OC16’s line up is “The Champ Show”,
starring the irrepressible and always effervescent Champ, aka Blane Kaneshiro. Now in its 13th
year, the show features some of the best places to eat and the finest products and services in the
State.  Along the way, you’ll also travel with Champ on road trips to such places as Las Vegas,
where he recently paid a visit to local recording artist Baba B.   

The pacing of the segments moves as quickly as Champ’s razor sharp wit and the dialogue is
spontaneous and unscripted, as Champ keeps all his guests on their toes. He loves “keeping it
real” and making people laugh.  What viewers might not know about Champ is that he is also
a very talented and accomplished standup comedian.  He has performed with a number of
big-name comedians who have visited Hawaii including Eddie Griffin, Mike Epps, Kat Williams,
Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence, Monique, Mike Tyson and Charlie Murphy, so Champ
definitely belongs on the A List of local comedians.     

But beneath the surface of the wisecracking, funny man is a hard-working family man who has
inspired many.  Growing up, the 1981 Radford High School alumnus was one of the smallest in
his circle of friends, but used his relentless drive and determination to always try to be “the
best at stuff”.  He molded himself into an accomplished powerlifter and worked tirelessly at UPS
and 24 Hour Fitness to support his family.  He’s literally busy all the time and most weekends,
he can be seen emcee
ing weddings and events.

His foray into television started with a show called “Pump It Up” on ‘Olelo and KBFD until he
debuted on Spectrum OC16 with “Bodyworks”.  A few seasons later, he launched “The Champ
Show” and 13 years later, he’s still going strong. Champ credits his longtime cameraman and
editor, Peter Sampaga and Sila Luaifoa for the outstanding technical quality of the show.  When
asked what he sees in the future of “The Champ Show”, he replies that he’s happy with where
the show is at and intends to continue producing a high quality show for the foreseeable future. 

At the heart and soul of the show is Champ’s philosophy on life that is summed up by the phrase
he uses often, “Always be nice”. It is his desire to not only entertain others, but to inspire.  When
asked about how he got the name Champ, he replied that people began calling him that when,
despite his lack of height, he always tried his best and performed (and achieved) like a champion.
And to this day, he encourages others to “live like a champ everyday”. “The Champ Show” airs
Saturdays at 9:00am.

Spring Crafts Are In The Air

Temari Ball

It’s March and “The Joy of Crafting” features several projects to celebrate Spring. If you’ve never
done Paint Pouring, discover simple techniques that can create beautiful, professional-looking
canvas artwork. Get an early start on decorating your home for Easter brunch.

Traditional Japanese temari balls are made from yards and yards of wound-up thread. But you
can learn how to glam up these classic decorations by using beads!

If you’re an avid reader, you’ll never forget where you left off with a cute hand-made panda bookmark.

It wouldn’t be Spring without cherry blossoms so use an origami technique to fold sakura baskets
that are perfect for treats or knick-knacks.

And it’s never too early to start preparing for graduation. Make an easy crochet-style lei and different
eyelash yarn lei using the three-straw technique.

You’ll be a pro crafter in no time when you tune in to “The Joy of Crafting”, Sundays at 6:30pm.

Hawaiian Jewelry Featured on “Showcase Hawaii”

Hawaiian Scroll Ring

For the best products made locally in Hawaii, tune in to “Showcase Hawaii”.     

This month, check out a beautiful 14-karat gold-plated Hawaiian scroll ring which comes with a 12mm
cubic zirconia – equivalent to the size of a six-karat diamond!

Or if pearls are your go-to accessory, try a Mother of Pearl quilt pendant with a honu design. This
unique necklace even comes with matching earrings.

Step out in style with these alluring jewelry pieces on “Showcase Hawaii”, Saturdays at 8:00pm.

Coming In April

• OIA/ILH Baseball

• OIA/ILH Softball

• OIA Boys Volleyball