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Construction on HPR’s East Hawaii Island Transmitter Begins

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Delivery of HPR microwave antenna.
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Removing old equipment.
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HPR's microwave antenna moves into the building.
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East view from 35 feet above ground.
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North View from the tower.
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The 1,000 gallon underground fuel storage for the generator.
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HPR 30 Kilowatt generator.

Construction has begun on HPR’s new facility on Kulani Cone perched above Hilo on Hawai'i Island.  It will deliver a better signal for KANO (HPR-1) and finally bringing HPR-2 to East Hawai?i on KAHU.  

This long process involving fundraising, extensive lease negotiations, and transporting equipment through rain forests, is coming to an end.  Over the last few days, we’ve been removing the previous tenant’s equipment and bringing in our own.  If all goes well we should be on the air in a few weeks!

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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