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KAHU FM 91.7 returns with HPR programming


Hawaii Public Radio has initiated broadcast of its HPR-2 programming stream on KAHU-FM 91.7, serving the southernmost district of Hawaii island.

KAHU had gone off the air earlier this year and ownership of the broadcast license for this community radio station was transferred to HPR in August 2013.

Resumption of service also returns to the communities of Pahala and Naalehu critical access to emergency information.

“It is absolutely essential that this population be served, particularly when it comes to emergencies and civil defense,” said Michael Titterton HPR president and general manager. “We are well aware of the responsibility we hold to deliver consistent and reliable service. At the same time, we are looking forward to introducing listeners to the quality programming of HPR-2, including local, national, and international news and information, plus locally hosted music programs in a broad array of genres, such as jazz and Hawaiian.”

Initially, KAHU will only be heard in Ka‘u, but plans are underway to incrementally rebuild and expand the station’s coverage until it reaches all of East Hawaii.

HPR is a private, non-profit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawaii Public Radio.

In October 2013, Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, awarded HPR its second consecutive four-star rating for exceptional fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

HPR’s mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawaii with two program streams.

HPR-1, the news magazine and fine arts stream, can currently be heard on Oahu and Kauai (KHPR 88.1 FM and 88.5 FM); Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and West Hawaii (KKUA 90.7 FM); and East Hawaii (KANO 91.1 FM and 94.7 FM).

HPR-2, the news, local talk, and music stream, is found on Maui, Molokai, Lanai (KIPM 89.7 FM and KIPH 88.3 FM); West Hawaii (KIPM 89.7 FM and KHPH 88.7 FM); South Hawaii (KAHU 91.7 FM); Oahu and Kauai (KIPO 89.3 FM; KIPL 89.9 FM).

HPR is online and streaming at and

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