Maui KIPM 89.7: Goal Met! On Air!

Way to go, Maui! Your newest public radio station -- made possible by your heartfelt commitment and generous financial support -- is on the air. The state-of-the-art transmitter has been installed at its home in Ulupalakua. KIPM 89.7  signed on during The Conversation at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 1! Fundraising was completed on March 30th, and thanks go to the hundreds of Maui-based supporters who helped "build" KIPM. Here's the HPR-2 program schedule. Tune-in, enjoy and let us know what you think about your new station.

100% more public radio is coming your way and you made it happen. Thank you for your support and participation.

The KIPM campaign goal was $187,625. HPR supporters on Maui pledged to raise the necessary funds in order to put the new station on the air in early April. Local businesses and volunteers worked hard to keep the campaign on track and finish before the April deadline. Mahalo to the Alexander and Baldwin Foundation, who contributed a $20,000 matching gift, to Whole Foods Market Kahului for hosting a Community Support Day, and to the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation, which pledged a $5,000 matching challenge gift.

Contributed funds have been used to purchase and install a new state-of-the-art transmitter ($100,000) and to cover overhead expenses (electricity, rent & contract engineer services are $87,625/year) for the station’s first year of operation. When completed, Maui County listeners will have an entirely new, separate, and distinct array, or program stream, of public radio programs from which to choose.

Your participation mattered!

What kind of programming will I hear on KIPO/KIPM, stations of HPR-2?

News, discussion and current events programs from leading national and international sources -- BBC World Service, Marketplace, Talk of the Nation, and Science Friday.

Locally-produced news and talk programs -- The Body Show, The Business of the Arts, Bytemarks Café, Town Square, and The Conversation;

Locally-produced music programs -- Bridging the Gap, Brazilian ExperienceKanikapila Sunday, The Real Deal, Blues from the Basement, and Full Nelson;

Ideas, perspectives and just plain fun – This American Life, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Humankind, On Being with Krista Tippett, Living on Earth, Radio Lab, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Learn more about these and other programs you’ll be able to enjoy on HPR-2

Hawaii Public Radio gratefully acknowledges Maui Land & Pineapple and Alexander & Baldwin, who contributed generous lead gifts in 2002 to help to get this project underway.  

Click here to see the Honor Roll of Maui KIPM 89.7 Charter Members