What’s Up On OC16 In March


Basketball A Look Back

And so, another basketball season has come and gone. Here are some of this year’s most memorable moments…

Kahuku Claims First Title

The Red Raiders put on a show for the ages in the Stan Sheriff Center on February 17th with a 70-55 win over ILH rival Punahou to claim its first Division I championship in school history. Senior Samuta Avea (UH commit) torched the Buffanblu for four quarters en route to a 20 point, 11 rebound performance. Avea, who transferred back to the north shore from Bingham (UT) high school said “I wanted to come back and enjoy my senior year at home and make a run for Kahuku’s first ever state title.” In tears, he along with Kahuku hoisted the trophy for the first time in school history.

– Kalani defeated east rival Farrington 42-34 to bring home the Falcons’ first ever OIA Division II championship.

– Konawaena girls continued their dominance in the state, defeating #1 Maryknoll 53-48 to win their third consecutive DI state championship and eighth overall. Junior Cherilyn Molina led the Wildcats’ with 14 points and six assists.

Relive some of these moments and much more OC16 On Demand channel 1014.

Spring season is upon us. Log on to OC16.tv for the complete television schedule for boys volleyball, baseball and softball!


She Brings The Joy To Crafting

She’s friendly, bubbly, and fun; just the right combination to host her own TV show. But Joy Shimabukuro didn’t set out to be a local TV star, she just wanted to share her love of crafting. She got her big break after being a regular guest on a craft show on Olelo, Oahu’s public access channel. “When the host of the show decided to move back to the mainland after 9/11, one of our crew members offered to produce another craft show,” she said. “So our company decided to go for it!”

The new show became Joy’s project and since she already had some experience being on camera, her team decided that she should host the show. Paul Mizoguchi, one Ben Franklin Crafts’ owners, came up with “The Joy of Crafting” after being inspired by the simplicity of the name “The Joy of Cooking”, one of America’s most-published cookbooks. It just so happened that the first name of the new host was in the title of the show!

Aside from working with people in the craft industry and doing what she loves, Joy says the best part of being the host is meeting people. “Being part of OC16 and doing the show makes me very approachable to people which is great because I love talking story and learning about people and what they do.”

Joy’s popularity and recognition has extended into other states and even Japan! “At first it was embarrassing, although I’ve always been very thankful that people watch our show,” she said.

“Now, I’m used to people calling me ‘The Craft Lady – the one on OC16 does the crafts’ or ‘the Ben Franklin Craft Lady’. I’m happy that people feel comfortable enough to come and talk to me like we’re old friends.” And while she’s grateful for all of her followers, she does have a favorite. “My favorites are the guys who say they only watch because of their wives, but yet they know all the details of the craft projects they saw,” Joy laughed.

Joy has a long history with HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts. She’s been a cashier, craft coordinator and Lead Craft Manager. Currently, Joy is sitting comfortably as their Creative Director focusing on advertising, assisting in buying and community relations – a topic close to her heart. She comes out to all of the OC16 events, and inspires people of all ages to participate in her make-and-take crafts. And why does she do it? “There’s so much to love about OC16,” she said. “There’s a real sense of ‘ohana. Oceanic really cares and it shows when you have executives like [VP of Programming] Mitzi Lehano and [SVP, Hawaii Region] Gregg Fujimoto working alongside you gathering up trash and supporting everyone’s efforts.”

Joy embodies the OC16 spirit and has nothing but good things to say about our channel. “I think OC16 really symbolizes what is good about Hawaii, letting local talent of all skills shine, working and supporting one another and our communities, not because you have to, but because you want to.”

Watch Joy and her special guests on “The Joy of Crafting”, Sundays at 6:30pm.


Photos credit: HCCW Photographer Vicki Pakele 2.18.2017

OC16 Ohana Gives Back At Kukaniloko

On the 3rd Saturday of every month Kukaniloko opens its gates to the community to give back to the ’aina by cleaning and maintaining the sacred area.

OC16’s Ohana was  treated to a special ceremony and history of Kukaniloko by Tom Lenchanko and was honored to participate in keeping the area beautiful by cutting grass, cleaning and planting ti leaves .

For more info log on to Kukaniloko.org.

New Episodes Take You Around Oahu

In the new March episode of “Career Changers TV”, we’ll show you what’s new at SALT Kakaako where there’s a cool mix of food, fashion and fun things to do! Check it out Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00pm.

Host Keyana Poki heads out to the middle of the ocean to dive with Pelagic fish and a few large mammals on “Under The Sea With Key”. Catch it Thursday, March 2 at 9:00pm.

On “The Pet Hui”, follow Vet Tech Shannon Nakamura of Animal Companion as she does her daily house visits. From end of life comforting to prolonging quality of life, Shannon is a true angel for these pets and their owners. Tune in Sunday, March 5 at 8:30pm.



• OC16 SpringFest at Kapolei Shopping Center

• New Season of “Dis-N-Dat”

• OC16 & XCast ILH Baseball

• OC16 & XCast OIA Boys Volleyball

• OC16 OIA & ILH Softball

• XCast ILH Boys Volleyball

• OC16 OIA Baseball