Dabney Gough

Director of Marketing & Communications

Gough brings more than 15 years of marketing experience to her position at HPR. She most recently served as Director of Marketing at Hawaiian Ola, producer of Hawai‘i-made organic beverages. Prior to that, Gough spent five years at Whole Foods Market, where she oversaw marketing and community engagement for their Hawai‘i stores. She also served as one of the founding co-chairs of Generation Listen, an HPR initiative established with the mission of engaging younger listeners with the station. 

Hawai‘i Public Radio announces two additions to the team. As announced in July, station veteran Cat Gelman has been promoted to vice president, corporate relations. Her team also now welcomes two new hires, each in the role of corporate relations associate.  

Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s Fall Fund Drive ended on the scheduled tenth day of the campaign October 4, 2019. The fundraiser collected $761,652 in contributions from donors residing in Hawaiʻi, on the mainland, and around the world. 812 of those gifts were from first-time supporters. 


This was accomplished within a reduced fundraising schedule; thanks to the ongoing support of Sustaining Members, the station was able to give 42 hours of uninterrupted listening back to listeners over the course of the ten-day on-air drive.


Hawaiʻi Public Radio (HPR) takes to the air from September 25-October 4 with its semi-annual membership drive. 94% of HPR's $6.04 million operating budget is contributed by individuals, families, and businesses in its community, and during the fund drive, Hawai‘i is invited to contribute to the station’s growth.

HPR is giving away several prizes during the Fall 2019 Membership Drive. Contribute to HPR by October 4, 2019 to be automatically entered to win.


By entering and participating in the Hawaiʻi Public Radio Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”), entrants agree to accept and be bound by these rules and the decisions of Hawaiʻi Public Radio (HPR) as final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

HPR invites the communities of Hawai‘i Island, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i to a special screening...

Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe

Hawaiʻi Public Radio announces the election of four new members to its 19-person, volunteer Board of Directors. Joining the Board are David K. DeLuca, Teri Freitas Gorman (Maui), Bryan Kapeckas, and Chuck Mitsui.

HPR President and General Manager José A. Fajardo said, “in pursuing our mission to educate, inform, connect, and entertain our communities in Hawai‘i and beyond, much of our success has been thanks to the guidance and expertise of our Board of Directors. In this spirit, we welcome our new Directors, who will be invaluable resources for us now and in the future.”

This week we are extending a special invitation to become a new member of this station.

Member-supported HPR receives 94% of its operating funds from the community - and only 6% from the federal government, by way of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The costs of doing business are high: in addition to facilities, infrastructure, and power, we also have to pay for the shows we air on HPR-1 and HPR-2. Morning Edition and All Things Considered alone cost the station about $1,000 per day! 

HPR's Generation Listen, the initiative aimed at engaging younger listeners with the station, has been accepted into Matson Inc.'s Ka Ipu 'Aina program. Ka Ipu 'Aina translates into "container for the land" and is an environmental community partnership that aims to improve Hawaiʻi's inland and coastal areas. As part of the partnership, Gen Listen will organize and implement a cleanup project this summer; Matson will donate all container equipment and underwrite trucking expenses.

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Ryan Finnerty won first place for best feature story in the Radio II division in the 2018 Associated Press Television and Radio Association honors, announced on Thursday, May 16.

The winning story, "Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Hospitality Industry" was described by judges as “a creative look at the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the hospitality industry.”

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s eclectic music show Bridging the Gap will host a four-day residency at Hawai‘i State Library in Honolulu May 28-31, 2019. The sessions, which will be recorded for later broadcast on HPR-1, will feature selections from the library's music collection. Songs will be curated by Nick Yee, also known as dj mr.nick, along with co-hosts Paige Okamura and Harrison Patino.

Hawaii Public Radio announces the lineup for the upcoming season of their Atherton Summer Concert Series, kicking off May 25. Featured artists represent a diverse array of genres, including jazz, Americana, vintage soul, contemporary Hawaiian, and modern shakuhachi. Ameresco is the summer sponsor of the Atherton Concert Series.

Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s Spring Fund Drive ended on the scheduled tenth day of the campaign April 12, 2019. The on-air fundraiser collected $765,000 in contributions from donors residing in Hawaiʻi, on the mainland, and around the world.  675 of those gifts were from first-time supporters.

HPR is expanding its local reporting and community outreach efforts thanks to a $200,000 grant over two years from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF).

Thanks to the generosity of our legal community, all pledges on Friday April 5, 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $15,125.

We gratefully recognize these firms: