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HAWAII RADIO & TELEVISION BROADCASTERS ARE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Each day, local television and radio stations across the state deliver timely news, weather, emergency information, music, and entertainment. While residents have many options for their news and entertainment, none are as directly involved in their communities as broadcasters – and Hawaii local radio and TV station content is FREE to everyone. The following illustrates a fraction of the programs and services Hawaii’s local broadcasters provide to our statewide communities.
NEW WEST BROADCASTING: HILO
New West Broadcasting’s KWXX, B97 /B93 and KPUA AM & FM have been a primary sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Hilo Relay for Life for 30 years. The stations have provided extensive on air promotion NewWest and emcees for Relay for Life since the event’s inception. This year they helped ACS raise over $182,000.
COUNTRY 97.5: HONOLULU
Salem Media’s KHCM Country 97.5 hosts the annual Country Cares for St. Jude radiothon in March. Th is special two-day event supports St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Salem Media of Hawaii has raised over $270,000 since it began.
KSSK 92.3 FM · HONOLULU
KSSK’s Michael W. Perry hosted a live streaming broadcast event for The Shelter’s Hearts and Homes II, where viewers saw the history of the program that provides transitional housing for homeless mothers and their children and met those that stood by the dream and made it a reality and a success.
93.9 THE BEAT: HONOLULU
This 32nd food drive helped sustain Hawaii Foodbank’s mission to nourish our ‘ohana. 93.9 The Beat’s Sam + Ryan and Becky Mits did a LIVE broadcast. One in six residents continues to struggle with hunger and this fundraiser helped raise more than $168,000, or 360,000 meals for the hungry in Hawaii.
94.7 KUMU: HONOLULU
Honolulu’s 94.7 KUMU led a back to school supply drive which benefitted Partners in 94.JKUMU HAWAII’S FEEL GOOD STATION Development and the Ka Pa’alana family education program. Hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies and cash were donated during the event.
STAR 101.9: HONOLULU
Women Speaking Out (WSO) presented the innaugural Let’s Roll Tournament, hosted by Flash of Star 101.9 which raised more than $37,000 for their Future is Bright Educational Summit.
PACIFIC MEDIA GROUP: HONOLULU
The stations of Pacific Media Group awarded a local O’ahu high school student with a $3,000 scholarship for her “Acts of Aloha” benefitting the American Red Cross. The “Acts of Aloha” Scholarship was established to offer high school students assistance by providing financial and travel support.
Nexstar’s KHON2 teamed up with Helping Hands Hawaii during their Founder’s Day campaign. The station, and its viewers, collected four truckloads of household items like pillows, mattresses, diapers, baby wipes, sanitizing products, and more.
KAPA RADIO: HILO
KAPA Radio, “home of Hawai’i’s music” conducted a food drive led by afternoon personality Tommy “Kahikina” Ching benefitting the Hawaii Food Basket. The event raised over $45,000 in cash donations and thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items for the charity.
Hawaii News Now
Hawaii News Now aired a one-hour fund raising special titled “Uluo’a: No Na Kau A Kau: NHLC Through the Years” highlighting the work of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, a non-profit which dedicates its law practice exclusively to addressing the legal needs of the Native Hawaiian community. HNN viewers helped raise around $100,000.
102.7 DA BOMB: HONOLULU
102.7 Da Bomb morning host Keala led a Virtual Book Drive which benefitted Read to Me International, a local non-profit organization devoted to improving children’s literacy. Da Bomb listeners raised more than $9,000! The event culminated with a Read To Me event with Keala and other local parents.
HONOLULU TELEVISION STATIONS
Hawaii TV stations (Hawaii News Now, KHON and KITV)collaborated on a one hour TV fundraiser to support relief efforts in Tonga. The program featured reporters from each station, local musicians and celebrities asking viewers to donate and raised over$120K.
KSSK 92.3 FM: HONOLULU
15th Annual Radiothon for Kids broadcasted LIVE from KSSK studios and remotely from Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children. The two-day broadcast started with KSSK 92.3 FM/AM 590 in 2007 and has been a giving tradition for our community ever since; KSSK shares stories of hope and healing during the live on-air broadcast in support of a great cause. The event raised nearly $600,000 this year!
From Hilo to Kona, Waianae to Waikiki, radio and TV broadcasters are
THE local sources that remain connected to communities throughout Hawaii.
Please support your local radio and television station in providing critical news, emergency messaging,
weather, information, and entertainment to our listeners and viewers!
P.O. Box 61562
Honolulu, HI 96839
Jamie Hartnett, Executive Director