What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In January

Hoopin’ It Up In The New Year

Did you have a good holiday season? Did you get some rest? Did you make your resolutions? We’re
still working on the last one (hehe) but we are so excited to get back into our 30th season of high
school sports on OC16/XCast. In the coming months we’ll showcase the best in soccer, wrestling
and of course prep hoops. As we near our broadcast season, here’s a few things to catch you up on
from December…

BOYS BASKETBALL

With Saint Francis moving up to Division 1 this season, the ILH will receive an extra berth into the
12-team state tournament. ILH will have three, the OIA still
has the most with five, the MIL and
BIIF will each have two.

Damien is led by two young sharpshooting guards Hayden Bayudan (Fr) and Boogie Hall (Soph)
who have led the Monarchs to a 9-0 preseason start.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Kalani has exploded offensively through the first three games of the OIA season, beating their
opponents by an average of 59 points per game.

ILH SOCCER

This season, we’ll be broadcasting select regular season and postseason soccer games in the
Interscholastic League of Honolulu.

We have a lot of surprises and great matchups coming up in January and February. For more
info on our schedule, log on to OC16.

 

A B.R.A.V.E. New Show With A Lot Of Heart

Mehealani Sims-Tulba

There’s a new show premiering on Spectrum OC16 that showcases individuals and businesses
that give back to the community to make it a better place.  “B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii TV” is the
brainchild of Mahealani Sims-Tulba, who founded the B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii Foundation in 2013
(at the age of 13). Its mission is to bring awareness of the negative effects of bullying, educate
viewers on the dangers of drugs and alcohol and to inspire young people to make good life choices.

The acronym B.R.A.V.E. stands for “Be Respectful and Value Everyone”, values near and dear
to Mahea’s heart, as she was once a victim of bullying. Her passion for shining a light on the
problem of bullying inspired her to team with her father, well-known local comedian Augie T,
to organize anti-bullying programs at Hawaii schools and author a book entitled “It’s Okay to
Be Different”. It is also a topic she addresses in her weekly radio show “B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii Radio”
which airs every Monday at 7pm on KPRP 650AM. The recent Sacred Hearts Academy graduate
is a very busy young woman. She also attends classes at the University of Hawaii West Oahu and
works two jobs.

So what inspired Mahea and Augie to launch the “B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii TV” show? Augie explained
that their strong commitment to the mission of B.R.A.V.E. leads them to constantly look for ways
to get the word out to new audiences. Social media is a big part of that effort, but
they also
recognized the reach of 
Spectrum OC16. Not only could they touch a wider audience of young
people through the show, but it also created an opportunity to cultivate corporate sponsorships
to help defray the costs of the programs and initiatives of B.R.A.V.E. 
Although Mahea and Augie
hold B.R.A.V.E. presentations at many Oahu schools, they also visit numerous Neighbor Island
schools throughout the year, incurring travel costs and various other expenses.

But at the heart of the B.R.A.V.E. effort is Mahea. Among the accolades she has received in
recent years, she was selected as one of two Hawaii recipients of the 2018 Prudential Spirit of
Community Award, which is awarded to the top youth volunteers in each state. The award
recognized her outstanding service to the community in working with children to bring
awareness of the devastating effects of bullying. The award included a cash prize and an
all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to share ideas and meet other recipients from across
the country. 

Augie explained that Mahea and her brother have had to grow up with a parent who’s in the
public eye, which sometimes brought with it the challenge of peers having critical expectations
of them. To overcome these challenges, the two siblings have developed a strong work ethic
and have worked hard for everything they have accomplished. This has helped to shape Mahea
into the person she is, and Augie and his wife Kim could not be prouder of the outstanding
young woman they have raised. Teaming with her parents and producer Scotty Wong, the
show feeds off of her drive for excellence and her passion for helping the youth of Hawaii.

Check out “B.R.A.V.E. Hawaii TV” premiering January 15 following live ILH basketball.

30 Seasons Of “Just Follow Me!”

The adventures continue with Scott, Mayumi and Skyler Suzui on the 30th season of “Ultimate
Japan” as they visit Hida, Hakone, Kyoto and Tokyo.

This season, they’ll visit the Takayama Autumn Festival in Hida, known for their beautiful
floats and karakuri marionette performances dedicated to the guardian 
deities. And while in
Hida, they’ll make their way to Shirakawa-go, an area known for their large thatch-roofed houses.

They’ll also visit Kyoto’s Kiyomizu and Fushimi Inari Shrines, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi
in Hakone and stop at Asakusa Temple in Tokyo.

Of course, the group will be doing some fabulous shopping in Harajuku and tantalizing their
tastebuds with the famous Hida beef and fresh snapper sushi.

The new season of “Ultimate Japan”, premieres Sunday, January 6 at 9:30pm.

Two Tiny Decades

Back in 1999 when people were getting ready for the new millennium, Tiny Tadani was getting
ready for his new show.

Fast-forward 20 years and “Tiny TV” is still going strong as one of the original shows on OC16.
Who would have thought that his selfie-style filming would be an innovation that many people
now use on social media and other video platforms?

Now after two decades, Tiny is turning the camera on himself, his wife, Chas, and their baby-
to-be. At age 55, Tiny is going to be a father again! As with Tiny’s first born, Taylor (now an
adult and the editor of his show), you can be sure that this little one will get a lot of screen time.

He might be a bit grayer than when he first started, but Tiny still has the same amount of energy.
He’ll definitely need it!

Watch Tiny and Chas’ baby journey on “Tiny TV”, weeknights at 10:30pm.

Tako On A Canvas

This month on “Painting In Paradise”, we’ll meet Punchy, the friendly octopus. We’ll study this
species while learning how to draw and paint these fascinating eight-legged creatures.

Each month, nature artist Patrick Ching teaches you how to paint the beautiful creatures and
amazing landscape of our islands. And he shows you, in simple steps, that even the most
novice artist can create incredible artwork.

Get your pencils and paintbrushes ready for this month’s “Painting In Paradise”,
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30pm
.

Coming In February

• HHSAA Girls and Boys Soccer

• OIA/ILH Boys Basketball

• HHSAA Girls Basketball