What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In August

Happy 30th!

September 15, 1989 is a date that many of us here remember.
It’s the day where our beloved former VP of programming
Mitzi Lehano brought forth to the state the first ever televised
high school football games. That day saw two games,
Farrington vs Aiea and Roosevelt vs Kahuku. Since then,
we’ve broadcasted thousands of games covering tens of
thousands of athletes statewide.

Now it’s time to make more history. As we embark on our
30th year of high school sports on Spectrum OC16, here’s
what you can expect…

What’s The Same

– Spectrum OC16 and Spectrum XCast will continue to
broadcast Girls Volleyball and Football in the Fall. And
don’t forget Spectrum OC16 is back on channel 16/1016.

– Our crew is back! For the fall you’ll hear from the gang.
Lori Santi, Kevin Wong Darren Hernandez, Rory Kim,
Jordan Helle and Jimmy Bender will take you through
the biggest events of the season.

What’s Different

– The OIA-ILH Alliance is finally here. Throughout the
regular season teams from the Oahu Interscholastic
Association and the Interscholastic League of Honolulu
will battle it out. Each league will determine their own
league champions.

– For select games this season our crew will be covering
the game in a new way. GameDay Hawaii is our new
pregame show that will air approximate 15 minutes prior
to kickoff. We’ll chat with our analysts and dive deeper
into the game to set up the massive matchups throughout
the week. We’ll also stick with you for extended halftime
and postgame shows.

That’s just a taste of what we’re working on this year,
but we have a ton of surprises for you in store. For our
full list of games log on to OC16.tv

Let’s go!

Alex Reinprecht – Producing the Trifecta
of Xtreme Sports

Alex Reinprecht foil surfing

If you’re a fan of ocean sports, you’re no doubt familiar with
some of Spectrum OC16’s most popular outdoor sports
adventure shows: “Ocean Paddler TV”, “Hawaiian Xtreme
Sports TV” and “What SUP”. This trio of shows brings OC16
viewers their weekly dose of big wave surfing, stand up
paddling, wind surfing and other ocean sports, as well as
those on land, like mountain biking, rock climbing and sky
diving. And the mastermind behind all of these shows is
Alex Reinprecht, Spectrum OC16’s second-longest tenured
producer.

A native of Germany and Brazil, Alex arrived in Hawaii
in 1992 as a semi-pro wind surfer.  He quickly developed
a love for the Islands and made it his home. 

After obtaining his MBA in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific
University, Alex combined his love of ocean sports and his
newly acquired degree into a career in television. His first
big project was in 1997 shooting a documentary in Fiji,
which springboarded his career and gave birth to a brand
new show “Hawaiian Xtreme Sports TV” – now celebrating
20 years on the air. A second show, “Ocean Paddler TV”
focuses mainly on outrigger canoe racing, paddle boarding
and canoe surfing. And “What SUP”, is all about stand up
paddle boarding, profiling its top athletes and events.

With so many different sports to cover and three different
shows, Alex and his team are constantly on the go. The
term “controlled chaos” comes to mind, but after so many
years, the team has it down to a science. If you watch any
of 
these shows, you’ll immediately notice the outstanding
production quality in all of the segments. The video footage
is breathtaking. Alex and his shooters use a combination
of hard cameras and drones to capture the action. However,
in the days before drones, Alex’s dedication to his craft
almost ended tragically. In 2006, while shooting big wave
surfing from a helicopter, the pilot strayed a little too close
to a wave and the rotors were sucked into the downdraft.
The chopper came dangerously close to going down in the
high surf.

Alex Reinprechtin action

But through the thousands of hours of coverage, shot over
the two plus decades of extreme sports production, Alex
has built a reputation of excellence among his audience
and peers and continues to grow his audience in all three
outstanding Spectrum OC16 programs. Catch
“Hawaiian
Xtreme Sports TV” Tuesdays at 7:30pm, followed by
“Ocean Paddler TV” at 8pm and “What SUP” Mondays
at 9:30pm.

BJ Penn Headlines “Cooking Hawaii Style”
in August

To celebrate the 100th episode of “Cooking Hawaiian Style”,
Lanai Tabura brings in MMA legend and champion, “The
Prodigy”, BJ Penn. He’ll transform simple local favorites
into restaurant-worthy entrees such as lau lau stew, kalua
pig sweet potato hash and a creation of his own….poi-ke
bowls.

Also joining Lanai at the Kaanapali Beach Resort is Les
Tomita of Da Kitchen restaurant, Chef Bev Gannon of
Hali’imaile General Store restaurant, and singer/
songwriter Amy Hanaialii. Season nine of “Cooking
Hawaiian Style” continues
Mondays at 7:30pm.

Oahu Is Featured on the Second Season of  
“Keiki Fishing Adventures”

 The O’Day siblings always have an abundance of fishing
on Kauai, but this season they’ll also venture away from
their Garden Isle stomping grounds and head to Oahu
for more adventures.

They travel to the windward side and visit Paepae Fish
Pond in Kaneohe to show how Hawaiians used to raise
fish. And then it’s an early morning stop to the fish
auction to see where most of

Oahu’s fish is sold. They’ll also check out a local fishing
tournament which is helping to raise money for a family
in Waimanalo.

And of course, it’s always the most fun fishing with
others and the four meet up with a bunch of keiki on
Oahu. The new season of “Keiki Fishing Adventures”
airs
Tuesdays at 6:00pm.

Coming In September

  • New Season! Everything Hawaii
  • UH Wahine Volleyball
  • Interleague Football
  • OIA Football
  • OIA Girls Volleyball
  • ILH Football
  • ILH Girls Volleyball