Local television stations offer broadcast opportunities for virtual graduations

Family and friends can tune in live to celebrate the momentous occasion from afar

Local television stations are offering options for schools to broadcast their virtual graduations on-air or online.

Family and friends can tune in live to “attend” the virtual graduation and celebrate from afar.

Schools are advised to produce their own graduation special to keep costs down, and tap into their media programs where possible.

KHON2 will be broadcasting several graduation ceremonies, starting with Campbell High School on Friday, May 15, on KHII and KHON2.com. Click here for more information.

“We are so impressed with the Department of Education and Hawaii’s public schools. They are amazing and these students are so deserving of a special graduation to celebrate this important milestone,” said KHON2 Vice President and General Manager Kristina Lockwood. “We have been working on this for a while, and we have come up with some custom solutions based on each school’s needs.”

For more information, contact Kaohukea Sanborn at (808) 291-3405 or ksanborn@nexstardigital.com.

Hawaii News Now is offering rates from approximately $3,250–$3,750 for hour-long graduation broadcasts that air on K5 and the Hawaii News Now website, as well as promotions before the air date. For more information, contact Erin Yamada at (808) 462-3681 or Erin.Yamada@hawaiinewsnow.com.

HNN has also created a section—at no charge—on its website for the graduating class, by school. HNN's contact for that is Glenn Kobayashi, his email is glenn.kobayashi@hawaiinewsnow.com. If your school has not signed up to be added to that section, please reach out to him.

KITV is offering an hour-long broadcast package that would air on its MeTV station (also available on Roku) from 7 to 8 p.m. on 14 dates between Monday, May 18, and Sunday, May 31. The package also includes social media and various other digital promotions beforehand. Cost is $2,000 plus tax. Contact Yvonne Kanoholani at (808) 223-6923 or yvonne@kitv.com.   

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