News From Around the Dial

A update of recent news links reported to the Hawaii Radio & Television Guide for March 3, 2012.

Broadcast House of the Pacific

KNDI Radio Sold: Broadcast House of the Pacific has sold its only radio station, KNDI 1270 AM in Honolulu to Geronimo Broadcasting LLC for $500,000. The sale is pending FCC approval. KNDI broadcasts from South King Street (photo above) a format of mult-ethnic music and language programs. Newslinks: All Access | KNDI news

New GM at KHON TV: Kristina Lockwood was named new VP and General Manager of KHON TV it was announced last week. Lockwood was most recently with Cox Media in Southern California. Newslink: Honolulu Star-Advertiser. | PBN

The following media release was recently sent to us from the Radio Heritage Foundation.

RNZI Airs new Radio Heritage Feature – Contemporary Kaua’i Radio

Join us from Monday, March 4 2013 to hear an exciting visit to
the contemporary Kaua’i radio dial on the Mailbox program
from Radio New Zealand International.

You’ll hear KKCR the local community radio station created in direct
response to the destruction of Hurricane Iniki some years earlier
when local residents wanted a local radio station to stay safe, in
touch and connected.

The HHawaii Inc FM station cluster including KJMQ Jamz, KITH Island
Radio and KTOH Rooster Country is well represented with audio grabs –
KTOH being the current version of the original AM station on the

KQNG and KUAI are the two AM stations on the island, which is about
100 miles from Oahu, where the Hawaiian state capitol of Honolulu is

KQNG is also known as KONG radio, and Kaua’i has featured in many
well known films over the last 50 years or so, including a King Kong
ape movie, and several with Elvis Presley.

There are a growing number of stations on the island, which has a
small population of under 70,000 people, and an economy centered on
tourism, with just one working sugar cane plantation remaining.

It’s an unusual opportunity to cruise along the Kaua’i radio dial
without buying an air ticket there, and the range of radio stations
serving the small community is fascinating. We hope you’ll join us.

You can listen directly via shortwave radio from RNZI in New Zealand,
or audio on demand [for the following month] with full details of
current broadcast frequencies [both DRM and analog] and times
possible for your area as well as audio downloads at

Join us from Monday, March 4 2013 as we enjoy this special visit
to the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i and are entertained by local radio
DJ’s and hear some wonderful music.

We have great radio memories about a visit to KQNG and KUAI on Kaua’i
and other Hawaiian radio memories at our website
available every day 24/7, and all for free.

You can also use our Pacific Asian Listener Radio Guides at our
global website to find today’s AM radio stations
in the Pacific. Use our Google Search to find our many exclusive
features about broadcasting in Hawaii and other Pacific islands.

All visits to our website and access to our features and services are
always free, and have been for almost 10 years. Every donation of 50c
makes it possible for someone else to enjoy the website, so please
think about paying it forward for others.

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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.