HOW TO USE AKAKŪ
INTRODUCTION TO AKAKŪ AND PUBLIC ACCESS MEDIA
This is a FREE introduction and orientation class on the policies and procedures at Akakū and the role of Public Access Television in communities. The orientation also includes an overview of the production process and includes a tour of Akakū.
All Maui County residents are invited to submit video programs online or at the Akakū offices in Maui or Molokai at no charge for air on Akakū Maui Community Media Channels 53, 54 and 55 available on the Spectrum Cable Television system serving 53,000 cable homes on Maui, Molokai and Lanai, and online to the world at www.akaku.org. There is no fee or limit for video submission of individual videos.
Maui Nui residents are eligible to schedule 30-minutes of television studio time, with a single camera, teleprompter, microphone(s) and Akakū studio technician. Record an up to 5-minute non-commercial “Speak Out” with no editing. There will be a nominal charge for residents who wish to take advantage of this service more than once a month.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA)
Maui Nui residents are eligible to schedule 30-minutes of television studio time, with a single camera, teleprompter, microphone(s) and Akakū studio technician. Create a 30-60 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) at no-charge on a monthly basis. This PSA can be shown with greater repetition over our TV channels.
CLASSES, MEDIA SALONS, AND EVENTS
Any and all Maui Nui residents can take the field, storytelling, studio and video/radio production, post-production classes, mobile and media literacy classes for a nominal fee and/or attend media salons, our annual “Walk of Heroes” ceremony and special events.
IN-STUDIO “LIVE” OR PRE-RECORDED TV PROGRAMS, EVENT COVERAGE AND MOBILE FIELD CORRESPONDENTS
These programs are available by special arrangement and may require a membership fee, project proposal, approval process, and special studio and/or in-field training.
VOLUNTEER and INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Akakū has a volunteer program which allows residents to apply volunteer work hours toward credit for payment for classes and services. It also has a limited number of internships in production and in radio for students who need course credit and is attending schools and universities.
JOIN THE AKAKŪ OHANA AND BECOME A MEMBER
Maui Nui residents may submit videos, perform a monthly "Speak Out" message in our studio, register and pay for classes, attend events, and rent Akakū facilities and equipment without becoming a member. To take full advantage of the many benefits, discounts, and perks Akakū has to offer, four types of memberships are available tailored to your needs.
AKAKŪ PRODUCER ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - $50 year
This (APA) membership is designed for residents who take classes or pass skills equivalency tests to become certified users of Akakū. Once certified, APA members are entitled to check out camera equipment and use Akakū facilities, equipment, studio, and media lab to produce non-commercial videos for first use on Akakū channels.
APA membership comes with the following benefits.
- Enjoy a 20% discount on all Akakū education classes
- Eligible to present Series Programming with assigned time slots
- TV Programs listed on Akakū Video on Demand webpage at no charge
- Access to Community Producer Facebook Group
- Use of Akakū facilities, equipment, studio, and media lab
- Eligible for KAKU Radio access
AKAKŪ SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP | $100 year
Akakū Supporting Membership is designed for individuals who stand behind Akaku’s mission of, "Empowering the Community’s Voice Through Access to Media” and for people who support local, non-commercial points of view.
Akakū Supporting Membership comes with the following benefits:
- Priority seating for Media Salons and select events
- Eligible for 20% discounts on Akakū education classes
- Free annual gift item
AKAKŪ COMMUNITY PARTNER | $250 year
Akakū Community Partner membership is designed for non-profit organizations, community associations, and groups that wish to use community media to raise awareness of their work and who support our mission of, “Empowering the Community’s Voice Through Access to Media”
Community Partner Membership comes with the following benefits:
- Akakū Community Partner Members acknowledged in the daily TV credit roll
- Mention of your organization on KAKU radio during drive time
- Logo on Akakū web site with a link to your organization.
- Free 30-minute media consultation once a year
- 20% Non-profit discount for facility rentals and video production
- Information table at Akakū Walk of Heroes and select events
AKAKŪ BUSINESS PARTNER | $500 year
Akakū Business Partner membership is designed for Maui businesses that wish to use community media to contribute to and engage the greater Maui Nui community and who support our mission of “Empowering the Community’s Voice Through Access to Media”
Business Partner Membership comes with the following benefits:
- Akakū Business Partner Members acknowledged in the daily TV credit roll
- Mention on KAKU radio during drive time
- Logo on Akakū web site with a link to your business
- Free 30-minute media consultation once a year
- Business Partner placard for display at your place of business
- 10% discount for facility rentals and video production
- Priority underwriting & sponsorship opportunities
ANNUAL “WALK OF HEROES” CELEBRATION
In 2011 Akakū began the proud tradition of enshrining the "hand and footprints" of some of Maui Nui's undisputed heroes in cement outside the station. We do this to honor their support of Akakū’s mission to “Empower our Community’s Voice through access to Media” or to celebrate the many contributions they have made to forever keep Maui “No Ka Oi.”
Most years have been hosted by a friend of the station and beloved comedian, Andy Bumatai, some of our past honorees include Uncle George Kahumoku, Jr., HAPA’s Barry Flanagan, Diva Amy Hanali’i, the late Uncle Richard Ho’opi’i, Kumu Hokulani Holt, State Senator Roz Baker, and Hawaii Governor, Neil Abercrombie.
One of Maui Nui’s best block parties, the day-long family-friendly event attracts a crowd of hundreds and features fantastic entertainment, music, comedy, a VIP area, and ono grinds.
Akakū offers a variety of ways individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses can support Akakū Maui Community Media and KAKU Radio. You can do well and support a public good at the same time by underwriting individual programs, series, radio shows, TV channels, media salons or special events.
Underwriting offers cost-effective methods to get your name, logo and custom message in front of more than 132,000 potential cable viewers and 40,000 radio listeners daily across three media platforms, TV, Radio and Online.