What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In April
We’re right in the thick of the prep softball season and as everyone
continues their charge for a state championship, few are separating
themselves from the pack. Here’s a quick recap of who’s in the hunt…
Campbell – The Sabers are off to a flying start at 7-0. Sophomore Jayda
Favela is among the best of the OIA in batting average at .550. Four of
Campbell’s wins (Pearl City, Kapolei, Leilehua, Mililani) this season
have been decided by two runs or less.
Punahou – After dropping the first two games of the year, the Buffanblu
have won seven consecutive games and atop the ILH Division 1 standings.
Last year’s state runner up is led by Cal-Berkley commit D’Asha Saiki
hitting a monstrous .850 this season.
Roosevelt – The Rough Riders have been on a relentless tear through the
OIA East. Senior pitcher Jaeda Cabunoc leads the division with 34
strikeouts and a 1.14 ERA. Offensively Angel Leigh-Ching and Maya
Nakamura have a combined batting average of .645 and 21 runs batted
in this season.
Waianae – Look out this season for the Seariders, a strong defensive
infield has led the way while pitcher Alohilani Napalapalai has struck
out 24 opposing batters while keeping 1.91 ERA.
Stay tuned to OC16 this season as we march our way towards Manoa
and the DataHouse D1 State Softball Championship. For more logon
See you at the ballpark!
Think Tech Hawaii: The Constant
Search for Sea Changes
Spectrum OC16’s lineup of shows reflects the diversity of our island
culture and the many interests of our community. One of OC16’s most
unique shows presents entertaining and thought provoking stories on
the tech industry and other topics of interest in Hawaii and how they
affect our residents. “Think Tech Hawaii” is the brainchild of Jay Fidell,
a former lawyer and military judge in the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1971,
after completing his military service, Jay founded a law firm in Hawaii
and practiced law until his retirement in 2012.
Long before that, in February of 2001, a local event with international
implications changed the trajectory of his career. When the Ehime
Maru disaster took place which claimed the lives of nine Japanese crew
members, PBS hired Jay to report on the tragedy. This assignment
helped Jay create close ties with Hawaii Public Radio and aided him
in launching his first radio show, “Think Tech Hawaii” which ran on
KHPR until 2008. He also established a non-profit organization of
the same name that is “dedicated to raising public awareness and
providing a platform for civic engagement”. That same year (2000),
Jay is proud to have been the very first local entity to organize and
host an event at the Hawaii Convention Center, a symposium on the
technology industry in Hawaii.
In 2010, Jay launched the “Think Tech Hawaii” television show on
OC16. The show originally focused on the tech industry, but
eventually branched out to cover myriad topics including economic
diversity, sustainability, energy, agricul- ture and much more.
Despite the wide variety of topics, the show’s producers, hosts,
writers and technicians approach each story with passion and
dedication. Jay describes their goal as identifying “sea changes”
or subtle shifts in the “tides” of our community and the world that
will have an impact on our lives.
The shows are shot at the Think Tech Studios in downtown Honolulu.
Jay and his staff utilize green screen technology for their studio
segments and also cover events of interest in the community. It is
impressive to consider that Jay built the infrastructure of the show
and the facility with a very limited technical background in television.
But what truly stands out about him is his passion and commitment
to utilizing the latest technological tools to keep viewers informed
about topics that matter to our local community. For this reason,
“Think Tech Hawaii” holds an important place on Spectrum OC16 and
we congratulate Jay and his staff for celebrating their 400th episode
in April. “Think Tech Hawaii” airs at Sundays at 10:30pm.
Action-Packed New Seasons
“Everything Hawaii” celebrates its third season on Spectrum OC16 and
the fun continues as adventurer Kawika Singson travels on both land
and sea with the beauty of the Big Island serving as the backdrop. This
season, he’ll find waterfalls, climb Mauna Kea, hike the Pu’u Wa’awa’a
cinder cone and even swim with nature’s sea creatures. Don’t miss any
of Kawika’s adventures on “Everything Hawaii”, Sundays at 7:30pm.
And the evil Majimun are still at it, trying to take away the Okinawan
culture and spirit, keeping superhero, Ryujin Mabuyer, as busy as ever.
Catch exciting new episodes of “Ryujin Mabuyer” starting Monday,
April 29 at 6:30pm.
Travel Around The World…And Beyond?
“Hawaii Skin Diver” travels to Timor, Indonesia as the divers target
an incredibly huge one-hundred-pound parrot fish! Check it out Tuesday,
April 2 at 9:30pm, a special time following live ILH Baseball.
And following “Hawaii Skin Diver”, “Ocean Paddler TV” travels Down
Under for the Manly Wharf Bridge To Beach multi-discipline race. With
the help of world champion surf ski paddlers, we’re guided through this
iconic course. Tune in Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00pm.
“Career Changers” features artwork from around the world as host
Theresa Tilley visits The Hub at Ward Village for the Honolulu Biennial.
You’ll hear the fascinating stories behind these beautiful and unique
pieces from Hawaii, the Pacific, Asia and beyond. It premieres
Wednesday, April 3 at 9:00pm.
“The Joy of Crafting” will give you a science lesson while making a cool
and colorful galaxy bottle. Use your imagination to see what other-
worldly creatures might live in there! And in celebration of Earth Day,
you can “uncycle” plastic bottles to create beautiful designs while saving
the planet. See how on Sunday, April 7 at 6:30pm.
Coming In May
• NEW SEASON Ultimate Japan
• NEW SEASON Keiki Fishing Adventures
• HHSAA Softball
• HHSAA Boys Volleyball
• HHSAA Baseball
• New City Nissan Goodwill Softball Classic