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Realignment FAQs

1.     Why has HPR realigned its programs?

It’s been the intention of Hawaiʻi Public Radio since its founding in 1981 to create two distinct programming streams: news and classical music. So we’re keeping a promise that we’ve made to our supporters for 35 years.

With two discrete formats, we believe your experience is improved. You can enjoy 24/7 and without interruption the kind of listening environment you prefer. And we are able to bring you more of the kind of services not otherwise available in Hawaiʻi: more national news and entertainment programs, more classical and alternative music programming, more locally produced content.

2.     Why did you realign on February 14th?

The completion of the recent transmitter last fall in East Hawaiʻi island finally gave us two streams across the state. We wanted the new schedules to go into effect after the holidays and before the next pledge drive. Valentine’s Day met our planning needs and is a date easy for our listeners to remember!

3.      How do I find my HPR-1/HPR-2 frequencies?

Please click here to find a listing of the HPR-1 and HPR-2 frequencies for your island. You can even download and print it. (Before February 14th, we recommend that you pre-set the frequencies available on your island into your car or your radio at home.)


4.      How do I find the new program schedule and my favorite program(s)?

Please click here for a chart in which you can find a program by its name and its post-realignment station/day/time.

A printable two-page PDF of the schedules is available here. Or you can print the schedule for just HPR-1 (news) or HPR-2 (classical).

If you are not a current member and would like to receive the new Program Guide booklet, please call us during business hours at (808) 955-8821 to request one.


5.     Why is classical music now on HPR-2? How did you decide on the formats for the two streams?

When we study the listenership numbers and behavior from reports and surveys, the overwhelming majority of our audience tunes in for our flagship news programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. These currently air on HPR-1. So in order to provide continuity for the most people (in other words, ask the fewest number to change), we are designating HPR-1 as the news station. The news, talk, entertainment, and non-classical music programs previously found on HPR-2 have joined these NPR news magazines to create a coherent stream of timely information and contemporary fare on HPR-1. And classical music programs have migrated to HPR-2 to become the exclusive home of classical music at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.

6.     Why are you no longer carrying a certain program?

We did have to make some tough decisions, but if you go to this page you’ll be able see the various ways you might be able continue to hear your program (sometimes via audio archives on the show’s website or podcasts).


7.     Why are some shows repeating?

We are very proud of our locally produced programs and wanted to give listeners a second opportunity to hear some of them.

8.      Is this the final version of the program schedule?

We spent many months developing this schedule and we will be carefully monitoring listenership data and may make programming changes in the future to continue to provide our community with the highest quality service. Please be aware, too, that programs do come and go, sometimes because of decisions made by the content provider and for reasons beyond the control of this local station.  

9.        Now that you’ve completed the statewide network and the realignment, what’s next for HPR?

Our vision for the station is to continue to build on our history of reflecting the community and sharing Hawaiʻi’s stories. We intend to play an active role as a community convener and to help build a healthy community of informed citizens. And we will continue to be open to developments in our industry and beyond, and embrace innovation that allows us to provide even better service to our region.

10.   Where can I direct my questions and comments?

We are very interested in hearing your responses to the realignment.

  • Complete this online form and we will respond as appropriate and as soon as possible.
  • Email mail@hawaiipublicradio.org. Please be sure your subject line reads “Realignment.”
  • Call us during regular business hours at (808) 955-8821.
  • Write us at:
    Hawaiʻi Public Radio
    738 Kāheka St.
    Honolulu, HI  96814
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