What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In May
Manoa Baseball In May…Can’t Wait!
The 2018 Wally Yonamine Foundation / HHSAA Baseball State
Championships will run May 8 – 11 and the tournament is
shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent memory.
Here’s a preview…
Mililani – The Trojans are coming off their first OIA
Championship since 1997 and have become one of the hottest
hitting teams in the state. Led by senior catcher Korrey Siracusa
the Trojans batted just under .400 in the OIA tournament and
got timely hitting from juniors Micah Kaohu and senior Shea
Yamaguchi. On the mound, Ryan Ancheta, Anu Reis, Charles
Winchester, Cole Mayeshiro and Vance Oshiro adds depth to a
bullpen looking to make a run for the crown.
Mid-Pacific – The Owls amassed a 12-3 record in the regular
season and clinched the first of three state berths for the ILH
Baldwin – The Bears are looking to come out of championship
hibernation after falling in the state quarterfinals last year.
This year, Baldwin brings a lot of leadership with six starters
on the Bears 2016 state title team return including Kaipo Haole,
Cade Kalehuawehe, Jacob Chong, Nainoa Keahi, Chayce Akaka
and Bubba Hoopii-Tuionetoa. Baldwin allowed just nine runs
in 12 regular season games this season.
Waiakea – The Warriors reached the state semifinals last year
and are primed to make another strong run at the title this
year. Through the first 13 games of the year the Warriors have
had seven victories via the 10-run mercy rule. Junior Stone
Miyao leads the way hitting at .514 clip, along with pitcher
David Nakamura holds 0.32 ERA while hitting .471 from the plate..
Coverage of the 2018 Wally Yonamine Foundation / HHSAA
Baseball State Championships begins May 8th at 4pm with an
opening round doubleheader live from Les Murakami Stadium
on Spectrum OC16. For more info on what’s going on in May,
log on to OC16.tv.
All-New “Ultimate Japan” Episodes Coming Your Way
As travel to Japan has been hitting a peak in recent years, one
of Spectrum OC16’s most popular shows gets ready to unveil
brand new episodes in May, showcasing all the beauty and
culture of one of Hawaii’s favorite tourist destinations.
“Ultimate Japan”, hosted by Scott and Mayumi Suzui, takes
viewers on a fun and informative tour of Japan’s most
In upcoming episodes, join Scott, Mayumi and son Skyler as
they explore Sado Island, which lies off the northwestern
coast of the main island of Honshu. There, they’ll take a boat
tour of various parts of Sado and visit an important historical
landmark, Sado Gold Mine. They’ll also explore Nagoya,
where they’ll enjoy the antics of the Nagoya snow monkeys,
visit majestic Matsumoto Castle, check out a facility that
makes fresh wasabi and sample the renowned Nagoya
Since its premiere in 2008, “Ultimate Japan” has built a loyal
following of fans who enjoy not only the exotic places Scott,
Mayumi and Skyler visit, but also their friendly and engaging
personalities. According to Scott, viewers have literally seen
Skyler grow up on the show. He was 4 years old when they
began the show and now he’s in his mid teens. What fuels
their continuing enthusiasm for producing “Ultimate Japan”
and what they find most gratifying is when fans express their
love for the show and appreciation for all of hard work that
goes into each episode.
When asked about Scott and Mayumi’s inspiration for the
show, Scott mentions a popular series that aired on KIKU-TV
for over 20 years called “Soko Ga Shiritai”, that captivated
viewers with stories and exotic locales from all over Japan.
The popularity of this series showed Scott that local
audiences definitely had an appetite for more programming
that would showcase all the unique and fascinating sites,
foods and experiences of Japan. Judging by Ultimate Japan’s
large fan base, we look forward to many more “sugoi”
(awesome) adventures, as the Suzui family brings the best of
Japan to our Spectrum OC16 viewers.
If you’re interested in experiencing “Ultimate Japan” in
person, Scott and Mayumi host tour groups to Japan. Contact
Non-Stop Travel for more details. The new season of “Ultimate
Japan” airs Sundays starting May 13th at 9:30pm.
Spectrum OC16 Loves Our Keiki
Whether your keiki is just crawling or actively involved
outdoors, we have the programs for you! “Building Blocks For
Tots” provides parents and caregivers tips on how to play and
interact with their babies and toddlers which helps in
developing motor skills and overall child development. New
episodes premiere Mondays at 9:30am.
“Cookin’ With Cutty” is fun for the entire family as Cutty and
his gang shows us how to live a healthy lifestyle through music,
entertainment, exercise and delicious meals that kids can
create themselves. New episodes premiere Saturdays at
“Keiki Fishing Adventures” follows four siblings as they
venture out into the water to find their next big catch, while
also encouraging children to explore the outdoors and be
stewards of the environment. New episodes premiere
Tuesdays at 6:00pm.
“The Mokan Nokan Show” features two loveable life-size puppets
from the planet Zole who crash-land on Kauai and befriends a
friendly art curator, Mr. Mel. Together, they bring the paintings
in the gallery to life setting out on different adventures. New
episodes premiere the second Sunday of each month and
airs at 10:00am.
“Patrick Ching’s Painting In Paradise” shows that anyone can
be an artist! Nature artist Patrick Ching will give you simple step-
by-step tips on how to paint our beautiful landscape and island
fauna resulting in artwork you can treasure for a lifetime. New
episodes premiere the fourth Wednesday of each month
and airs at 6:30pm.
“Russell The Rooster” is a puppet who educates children in a
wide array of areas including native species, solid waste
management and environmental awareness. The show also
features the Kauai community and the events and people that
make the Garden Isle so special. New episodes premiere
every two weeks and airs Sundays at 9:30am.
“Waltah The Worm” is another puppet friend who faces
challenges with his sidekick Kimo, and works to solve them
through a humorous storyline about sustainability. New
episodes premiere the first Monday each month and
airs at 6:00pm.
Lava, Marine Life and Animal Rescues For Kawika Singson
The adventurer continues his journey around the Big Island
and shares rare footage from a smoldering kipuka on an active
Kilauea lava flow. He’ll free dive 30 feet under water to check
out Hawaii’s marine life and will look at some amazing wave
s on the Kona coast. We’ll also explore Kawika’s gentle side as
we showcase some of his top animal rescues, including a baby
pig that got stuck in a residential pool. Catch Kawika on
“Everything Hawaii” which airs Sundays at 7:30pm.
Spearfishermen Bring Up The Big Ones
It’s a magical day of diving on the May episode of “Hawaii
Skin Diver”. Watch as the guys dive into the deep blue of
Oahu to spear giant ulua, Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30pm.
Hope For Home Buyers
If you’ve been wanting to own a home but can’t afford the price
of paradise, “Career Changers” will introduce you to a non-
profit organization that helps its members become home owners
even if it seems out of reach. Tune in Wednesday, May 2 at
9:00pm to see what can be done for you.
Coming In June
• Cal Ripen 12U and 10U Hawaii State Tournament
• NEW SEASON! Pakele Live
• NEW SEASON! Hawaii’s Reel Stories
• Flashback Fridays