(April 20, 2015) In the middle of its semi-annual fund drive, Hawaiʻi Public Radio has received an unexpected gift from Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood. The contribution is in the form of Eastwood’s 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3, which he purchased in California in the 1970s and later shipped to Maui for his frequent stays on the island.
“Challenge 2015,” Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s spring on-air fund drive, kicks off on April 15th at 6:18 a.m. with the traditional opening greeting from station President and General Manager Michael Titterton. The campaign goal of $998,000 is notably lower than the last drive in October 2014, an unprecedented reversal of upward-trending target amounts.
Hawai‘i Public Radio’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive time that HPR has earned this top distinction.
Less than $15.5k remains in station’s fundraising for East Hawai‘i transmitter campaign
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