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KKCR supports the preservation, perpetuation and celebration of the Hawaiian culture and encourages members of the Hawaiian community to get involved by becoming part of the KKCR `ohana. The station actively seeks volunteers to enhance and diversify its Hawaiian programming, including social, political, musical and cultural affairs. Anyone interested should contact KKCR to learn more about volunteer training and station policies, including codes of conduct and federal FCC guidelines. Feel free to complete our Volunteer Application located here. You may also get a Volunteer Application at KKCR.

KKCR is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, supportive and respectful environment for all volunteers, staff and visitors.

COMMUNITY RADIO ON THE GARDEN ISLAND
In the summer of 1997, KKCR broadcast its first signals island-wide. Our small community-based, non-profit radio station connects all the remote communities on the isolated Garden Island. KKCR is committed to providing relevant, accurate, timely information during times of crisis. It's also dedicated to representing the unique character of our island community.

KKCR's program schedule reflects the broad, rich spectrum of Kauaʻi's community. Musical genres include vintage and contemporary Hawaiian, Jazz, Alternative, Reggae, World, Classical, Rock and Blues. Kauaʻi Live features in-studio performances from local and visiting artists on Sunday evenings.

The Community Affairs programming includes weekly call-in talk shows - a Hawaiian Entertainment Calendar and a Community Calendar. Special interest programs include gardening, pets, health and wellness programs.

As a commercial-free, non-profit entity, KKCR's survival depends on support from our community - local and global. Please join KKCR's `ohana (family). To support listener-powered community radio, please click here.

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90.9FM Hanalei, 91.9FM Islandwide, 92.7FM Moloa`a




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MAHALO NUI
TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO OUR BIRTHDAY PARTY
AND HELPED US CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF BROADCASTING ON KAUAʻI!!
A Special Mahalo to our 20th Birthday Party Sponsors:
 
Mahalo nui to our MCs:
Loui Cabebe, Kaʻiulani Mahuka and Sandy Swift

Mahalo nui to the performers who all donated their wonderful talents:

Michael Keale and Linda Lester Keale
Lady ʻIpo
Shilo Pa
Blue Finger
Kalalea Fire Dancers
Gunga La Gunga
and our Special Guests: Madison Makanaokahaku Scott and Nihi Asquith
 
And mahalo nui to everyone who brought cakes to share!
Sea and Bill Peterson, Loui Cabebe, Marj and Fred Dente, Jade Moss, Nihi Asquith, Eve Solomon, Lindsay Cassandra, Andy Sarhamis, Chie Takahashi, Caela Coberly (4 cakes!), Goldsmiths Kauai, Marina Drumone, G.S. Shanley, Aroshi, Sereniti Williams, Bill Costcowski, Virgian Dunas, Grover Inks, Rachele Star, Sherry and Pole Pollock, Nadya Peboff Magenta Billett Julie, Sandy Herndon and Koko Kaneali'i
 
Mahalo nui to Zero Waste Kauai for helping us control our waste at the party. 7 bags of compostables, 5 bags of recyclables, 1 large bag of trash (all three stations together!). 90+% diversion rate - Great Job KKCR 'Ohana!
KKCR FEATURED PROGRAMMER
DJ JAH CO
The G Spot • Fridays • 10pm -Midnight


DJ Jah Co & 'Ainalani (Shave Ice)


KKCR asked DJ Jah Co some questions about his new KKCR program & volunteering at KKCR

Describe your background, work experience, education, etc. (Basically please introduce yourself):
I grew up outside of Philly and surfing on the Jersey shore. Earned a bachelor of science in journalism and art history at Syracuse Universtity and played lacrosse on the 3X national championship team. Moved to the north shore of Oʻahu because of a passion for big waves. Been teaching in Hawaii's public schools for 25 years in many capacities, including HI state science teacher of the year in 2004, most recently a substitute at Kapaʻa H.S., which has allowed me to be an avid traveller- surfing, snowboarding and visiting sacred sites around the world. Moved to Kauaʻi in 2011 following a dream to start a family and farm, caring for the ʻaina and Haloa (kalo/taro). Happily married 11 years to Chie. Our daughter, ʻAinalani is KKCR's youngest aspiring programmer, "Shave Ice," following in the footsteps of other programmer offspring, "Golden Eagle" and "Ice Cream." I feel very appreciative for all of these blessings and life on Kauaʻi, so always try to give back somehow.

What inspired you to volunteer at KKCR? Did you have any radio experience prior to volunteering with KKCR?
I love music and have always aspired to be a DJ, buying vinyl and making mix tapes for friends and girlfriends back in the day. I love KKCR and am a long-time listener to the Grateful Dead Show on Psychedelic Saturdays on Oʻahu. When I moved to Kauaʻi, I became a more avid listener, donating every fund drive to a different favorite program. I started volunteering, answering phones and bringing food for fund drives, then Dove asked me if I wanted to be a programmer. I had little broadcasting experience, and I wasn't sure I would have the time to commit, but now, it's a passion.

What are you favorite programs on KKCR?
There is such a great variety of programming. I have no TV at home or CD player in my car, so I just keep it locked on KKCR at home and in the car, sometimes stream and school. My appreciation and listening grew for Hawaiian music every morning w/ great personalities (Sandy Swift, Sistah Lei, Aunty Maria, Braddah Lou), informative talk w/ Felicia, Jonathan, Jimmy, Surf Stories, Kaʻiulani and Donovan, even the syndicated shows. I get music and laughs w/ the Bluegrass show, the Pupule show, and DJ T.O.D. I enjoy the jazz and reggae 2X/week, Swampdaddy's and One world radio. I try not to miss Evolve w/ Dove, Jungle Jukebox w/ Thomas, and Psychedelic Saturdays. Sundays are nice, too, especially when Mose and Maren come back. I hear new stuff on Mu Radio and from Diamond and Allisun. I often find myself staying in my car just to keep listening. Can't choose just 1 - variety is the spice of life! Just keep it locked on KKCR.

How has your volunteer experience been? Do you have any advice for people who aren't sure if they would like to volunteer?
My experience w/ KKCR continues to be great. My advice - if you feel called, DEFINITELY VOLUNTEER! Everyone in the KKCR ʻohana has so much ALOHA. There are so many different ways to contribute and KKCR is here to serve. I am currently working on reviving the Teen Radio Show on Saturdays to increase our youth involvement and listenership, training teens to broadcast, program, record and engineer.

Describe your show "The G Spot":
Ecclectic grooving, rocking and mellow nostalgic flashbacks. My last show covered the last 7 decades. I 'm big on the 70s, some 60s, 80s and 90s and recent. My parents instilled in me a love for (live) music, going to concerts of all sorts since a young age in the 70s and 80s, which definitely made an impression and continued in life. I remember seeing Beatlemania, KISS (2X!), ELO, Diana Ross, Billy Joel, BeeGees, the Spinners, and the Stylistics with them. Then concerts on my own: Police, U2, Elvis Costello, the Cult, the Cure, Rolling Stones, Santana, Grateful Dead, Allmann Bros., lotsa reggae and punk rock shows. I grew up in an East coast Italian family, which meant Friday w/ Frank and Sunday w/ Sinatra at home. Dad loves jazz and soul, my older brother was a college DJ and I am a multi-instrumentalist, so all of this influences my show, and I continue to be inspired by fellow programmers and sometimes I do themes. Try listen!


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You may call us at (808) 826-7774 to pledge your support at any time.

Your support allows us to preserve and expand independent, non-commercial, listener-supported community radio on Kauaʻi. Every day, thousands of listeners tune in to KKCR to be stimulated, educated and entertained by our volunteer programmers. We depend on special individuals who share our belief in the critical importance of KKCR's mission to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Hawaiian culture, and to reflect the diversity of the local and world community by providing a forum for overlooked, suppressed, or under-represented voices and music. MAHALO FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 
KAWAIKINI NEW CENTURY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
Celebrating Hawaiian Language Month on KKCR!
Pepeluali (February) is Mahina 'Ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian Language Month)




3-1821-J Kaumualiʻi Hwy., Lihuʻe HI 96766 • (808) 632-2032 • kawaikini.ed@gmail.com

KKCR is honored and grateful to Kumu Lei Wann, Kumu Tuu and the inspiring, akamai students at Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School (www.kawaikini.com) for helping us celebrate Mahina 'Ōlelo Hawai'i. We look forward to a long partnership educating our listeners about 'Ōlelo Hawai'i.


To Hear the Hawaiian Words of the Day click here!


Kumu Lei Wann, Pono Tabian, Piko Vaughan & Manase Kahale at KKCR
KEKAHU FOUNDATON / KKCR MISSION STATEMENT
KKCR is Kauaʻi's independent, non-commercial, listener-supported community radio station. KKCR seeks to:

• Stimulate, educate and entertain our audience
• Preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Hawaiian culture
• Reflect the diversity of the local and world community

KKCR provides a forum for overlooked, suppressed, or under-represented voices and music. The Kekahu Foundation facilitates this broadcasting opportunity.
 
KE ALA NUʻUKIA A KKCR / KEKAHU FOUNDATION
Hawaiian translation by Kellen and Līhau Paik
ʻO KKCR ka hui lekiō kūʻokoʻa no Kauaʻi. He hui lekiō kaiāulu, e paepae ʻia ai e ka lehulehu a e hoʻolele ana me ka hoʻolaha ʻole.

Nā pahu hopu a KKCR:

E hoʻoulu i ka hoi, e aʻo aku, a e hoʻohauʻoli hoʻi i nā hoa hoʻolohe
E mālama, e hoʻomau a e hoʻolauleʻa pū i nā mea a me ka nohona Hawaiʻi
Hōʻike i ka nani ākea o ko kākou kaiāulu a me ke kaiāulu kūwaho

He kahua ʻo KKCR no nā leo a me nā mele laha loa pū nō me ka laha ʻole. ʻO ke Kekahu Foundation ka mea e hoʻoholo ai ia mau papahana lekiō.


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KKCR Volunteers (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) Fred Dente, Ben Waugh, The Auracle, The Commodore, DJ A.O.K., Den, Dr. Yogi, Manulele, Slim, Marj Dente, Anni Caporuscio, Jimmy Trujillo, Diamond, Kyahnasun, Jonathan Jay, Elles Bells, Dove, Rick Sea, Tracey, Leilani and Dean
 



KEKAHU FOUNDATON BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATION
If you would like to become a member of the Kekahu Foundation Board of Directors please download this Application for Candidacy for Director of the Kekahu Foundation.

Completed Petitions and Applications must be addressed to the Kekahu Foundation Election Committee and received at KKCR, 4250 D Hanalei Plantation Road, Princeville HI, 96722 or PO Box 825, Hanalei HI 96714.







KKCR Volunteers 2011
KKCR UNDERWRITERS
 
Hanalei Gourmet (808) 826-2524
Kauaʻi Marine & Mower (808) 823-0556
Kilauea Bakery and Pau Hana Pizza (808) 828-2020
OG Smokeshop Kauaʻi (808) 821-1323
Ricoh Business Sol. (808) 246-9531
Tiki Tacos (808) 823-8226 (TACO)
FOR MORE INFO ON UNDERWRITING KKCR PROGRAMS CLICK HERE or call 808.826.7774
Please express your gratitude and support to our underwriters which, along with listeners like you, help make KKCR programs possible.
KKCR ONLINE UNDERWRITERS

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