Station Updates

One of Hawai‘i’s top jazz vocalists Rachel Gonzales and longtime collaborator pianist Les Peetz return to Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio on December 6th with an eclectic evening of “Standards and Other Delights.” Backed by music veterans Dean Taba on bass and Scott Shafer on drums, their program promises delightfully unconventional arrangements of jazz standards, plus a mix of contempor
Winner of the prestigious Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition in 2009, Kaiholu makes its HPR Atherton Studio debut on November 29. The quartet (Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman, Trax Enos, Albert Rowland Jr., and Henry Hanale Ka‘anapu) is known for its vibrant sound and rich harmonies reminiscent of the Sons of Hawai‘i.
Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, November 22, part of an ongoing celebration of the release of her second CD April in Paris. The album and her Honolulu concert feature songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world.
Hawai‘i Public Radio’s fall fund drive finished in dramatic style at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 16. The drive had been suspended at the end of the previous Friday, the tenth and presumed final day of the drive, with a shortfall of nearly $232,000 on the $1.03 million goal.
Hawaiʻi Public Radio reached the tenth day of its anticipated 10-day fund drive on Friday, October 10 without having reached its $1.03 million goal. This atypical occurrence for the 33-year-old nonprofit requires the station to return to the air on Wednesday, October 15, to seek the remaining approximately $200,000 needed to support the station’s next six months of operations.
Hawai‘i Public Radio adds to its locally developed content with the debut of a new weekday evening program, Latin Beat, hosted by radio veteran Ray Cruz.
Kāheka Street studios to receive lighting upgrades through WEfficiency
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced its regional 2014 Edward R. Murrow Awards, and Hawaii Public Radio has won in three categories. The entire newsroom won for “Best News Series” for “Feeding Ourselves: Hawaii’s Food Future,” which included contributions from reporters on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Molokai.