Larry Price Ends 33-Year Run on KSSK Radio


Larry Price, one half of the Perry & Price radio team on KSSK recently announced his retirement from the morning airwaves after 33 years. Starting on Monday (May 16), Michael W. Perry will be hosting the highly rated “Perry & Price” morning show by himself. Price meanwhile will be hosting a new, weekly sports show on KSSK’s sister station, Fox Sports 990 AM with KHVH talk show host Rick Hamada.

According to the KSSK website Price stated, “I decided the time is right and appropriate to make this change. I am grateful for the support of our loyal listeners and for all the great years on KSSK. And, I am excited about the opportunity to talk sports with Rick on our new FOX Sports 990 station.”

The team of Michael W. Perry and Larry Price started on KSSK’s airwaves back in 1983 shortly after the death of longtime KSSK / KGMB radio morning show host Hal “J. Akuhead Pupule” Lewis. At the time the duo took over, the major change to the morning show format was retirement of the big band and pop standards music that Aku played in favor of an adult contemporary mix that has continued to this day. The change was met with some resistance in the beginning.

The Perry and Price morning team though proved to be successful, being a perennial ratings leader for the station nearly all that time.

Larry Price was once the football coach for the University of Hawaii, hence his nickname. Michael W. Perry arrived on Honolulu’s airwaves in 1972 when he hosted the drive time slot on the old KKUA AM 69 top 40 station. In 1978 Perry was hired by then KGMB radio which in time morphed into KSSK under several different owners.

Today KSSK is part of the nationwide iHeartRadio conglomerate and broadcasts on 92.3FM and 590 AM as well as on the internet.

Larry Price Ending 33-Year Run…. (KSSK radio)

• Larry Price to leave ‘Perry and Price’ radio show after 33 years (KHON TV)

Larry Price Exits KSSK/Honolulu’s Perry & Price Show (All Access Media)

• Larry Price ending 33-year run on KSSK (Pacific Business News)





Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.