HPR-2 Broadcasting over KIPL 89.9 FM
On Friday, August 16, Hawaii Public Radio officially begins providing to Kaua‘i over KIPL 89.9 FM the services of its news, conversation, and international music program stream HPR-2. HPR’s transmitters on O‘ahu’s North Shore have been beaming both HPR-1 and HPR-2 to the east and south sides of Kaua‘i, approximately 85 miles away. Now, with the recent installation of a transmitter on Kaua‘i’s Mount Kahili, the HPR-2 frequency reaches from Kekaha on the west to Anahola on the northeast.
President and General Manager Michael Titterton states, “We are very pleased to be able to offer our Kaua‘i listeners the kind of high quality news and entertainment programs our non-commercial station is known for. We heartily welcome all of Kaua‘i to the HPR ‘ohana.”
HPR-2’s first official KIPL broadcast launches on August 16 with the locally produced talk show The Conversation (Monday – Friday, 8 – 9 a.m.). HPR Talk Show Executive Producer Beth-Ann Kozlovich says of the two-plus-year-old program, “the whole point is to get away from O‘ahu-centric stories and to talk about our state as one state with many faces, facets and interests.”
Besides shows such as The Conversation produced by Hawaii Public Radio, HPR-2 carries news and informational programming from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international sources. Popular programs include All Things Considered (Monday – Saturday, noon), the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country; Derrick Malama’s weekly Hawaiian music celebration Kanikapila Sunday (Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.); and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (Sunday, 6 - 8 p.m.), which re-broadcasts on August 17 their 2011 New Year’s Eve show taped in Honolulu with Danny Carvalho, Ledward Ka‘apana, Jeff Peterson, and Jake Shimabukuro.
Hawaii Public Radio is a private, non-profit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawaii Public Radio. Online at www.hawaiipublicradio.org and www.facebook.com/hawaiipublicradio.
The HPR-2 stream can be heard on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KIPH 88.3 FM (Hana)); West Hawai‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KHPH 88.7 FM); O‘ahu and Kaua‘i (KIPO 89.3 FM and KIPL 89.9 FM). HPR-2 now has its own webpage at www.hpr2.org