Why does PBS Hawaii need a new building?
Since 1965, PBS Hawaii (once known as Hawaii Educational
Television) has operated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. PBS Hawaii is
losing its lease because UH needs the space for student instruction.
Where will PBS Hawaii's NEW HOME be located? Why there?
PBS Hawaii's NEW HOME will be at the corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand
Island Access Road. Construction and renovation of the one-story structure, formerly the
KFVE Newsplex, began in November 2014.
When will PBS Hawaii move to its NEW HOME?
PBS Hawaii's projected move-in date is summer 2016.
How will PBS Hawaii's NEW HOME be different from its current location?
PBS Hawaii's NEW HOME has the future in mind. It will
feature an open floor plan that encourages collaboration. The building will
also house PBS Hawaii's Learning Zone, as the headquarters of the
flagship student news initiative, HIKI NŌ. The NEW HOME will have three TV
studios, including a main studio where tapings may be viewed from second-floor
windows, and a HIKI NŌ studio, suitable for interviews.
What is the difference between PBS Hawaii's annual campaign and the NEW HOME Campaign?
Gifts to PBS Hawaii's annual campaign support the station's regular
operating expenses, while the station's NEW HOME Campaign is our
multi-year fundraising effort to build our new facility.
Where is funding coming from?
Thanks to the generosity of Hawaii's individuals,
foundations, businesses, and with support from the Hawaii State Legislature and
State Administration, PBS Hawaii has reached nearly 90% of its $30 million
NEW HOME Campaign goal. View a complete list of NEW HOME supporters on our
How can I help?
It takes our community pitching in to provide a new home for PBS Hawaii's trusted
multimedia statewide platform – and we need your help. Learn more about our
future plans and consider
making a charitable gift online. To donate gifts of appreciated securities,
retirement assets, real estate or to make a bequest, please call Ben Nishimoto, VP of
Advancement at (808) 973-0292 or email
Are there NEW HOME naming opportunities for major donors?
Yes! Download our list of naming opportunities here. If you are interested
in learning more, please call Ben Nishimoto, VP of Advancement at (808) 973-0292 or