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President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
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Proposed Budget FY 1992-1993
League of Women Voters Presents (Dee Lum)
Nominating Committee Report - 1991
Another Unpublished Letter to the Editor
Legislators and Public Wising Up on Rail (George Mason)
1992 Development Plan Amendment Package (Astrid Monson)
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"The League of Women Voters Presents"

If you have been watching the public access channel (Channel 22) lately, you will notice that the League's program has been missing. Reasoning being:

League began producing its program using the public access facilities in 1987 when those facilities were operated directly by Oceanic Cablevision. Our original crew took the Oceanic courses to become certified on their equipment; the courses were of short duration and tests were "easy". We were happy to learn through the buddy system and practice as we went.

Though 1988 and 1989 production facilities remained at Oceanic while the state and they were negotiating the refranchising of public access for Oahu. In September 1989 a new separate non-profit entity was created to receive monies from Oceanic to be used for operation of the public access system. 'Olelo: The Corporation for Community Television hired its Executive Director in February 1990 and began the transition of operation in November of that year.

By May of 1991, all production crews who were certified by Oceanic were offered the opportunity to test for 'Olelo certification. Unfortunately League's crew members could never make the dates and so were put on the list to be part of the new training pattern -- which includes orientation and a 13 week period of training.

Each member had trouble making the training schedules, but our program continued to air using reruns because the staff of 'Olelo supported League and hoped for our continued participation in the public access system. We can regain "admission" to channel use if we can do several things: produce a broadcast quality program elsewhere and submit it for viewing or find crew members who can take the training thus being able to become certified for use of studio and equipment. This training program is available for those members who can commit to 13 weeks of training.

Needed are producer assistants and technical (switcher, audio, character generator, lights and camera) people. Much of the training and studio production is done at Leeward Community College although some studio work can be done at Hawaii Loa College.

Are you interested? Call Katy Kocel at 737-7297 or Dee Lum at 949-6716.

Dee Lum
Former camera crew-member

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