Marc Ito

Host, Bridging the Gap; Board Operator

Marc Ito was born and raised in Honolulu. His love of music developed as a child, playing piano, violin, and alto saxophone, and he especially enjoyed playing songs with his friends. That love of music led him to join the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's KTUH in 2018 as host of The TradeMarc Show, where he played rare groove soul, funk, R&B, and more. He later became the Events Director there, where he discovered a love for playing live mixing. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communications at UH, he joined HPR as a board operator and is now the Friday night host of Bridging the Gap. He brings his unique selection of music for all of the HPR audience to enjoy.

Andreas Lischka
Andreas Lischka

Before beginning tonight's show, I just want to say thank you everyone for supporting our fund drive and helping to make Hawaii Public Radio give local programing, like Briding the Gap, exists.  We've reached our goal and its all thanks to you the listener and supporter of Hawaii Public Radio. 

Its the end of another wonderful week and a great time to explore some new music that I found recently.  Expect a rotation of familiar artists as well as some that aren't so familar with.  You'll hear sounds of hip-hop, funk, r&b, and indie music inbetween. 

Tiburi Mozes Janosi
Tiburi Mozes Janosi

This week, we'll be exploring songs that have been sample or reproduced in other songs.  It'll be a wide varitey of genres we go through from soul, world, funk, and indie rock inbetween. 

Lutz Peter
Lutz Peter

Its the end of the week, but the beginning of a new month.  Shuffling through the musical library to find new songs as well as old songs that have collected a little dust throughout the years.  Its a shuffle of genres that include rare groove soul, funk, indie, and much more. 

Pixabay Common
Pixabay Common

Since today is the start for a 3 day weekend for some, why not have an extra day to dance/relax to.  Tonight's theme are songs that I love to groove/dance/sing to if I were DJing.  Genres include Disco, Soul, Dance, House and More.

Yukari Mizushima
Yukari Mizushima

Tonights show is all Asian American Artists in light of the recent event that happened in Alanta.  From Mainstay artists like Anderson .Paak to underground artists like Blue Scholars, its time to help celebrate Asian American artists that help level up the landscape of the music scene here in America.  Expect to hear some R&B, Hip-hop, some electronic music and more.