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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.

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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Ke Kani O Kauaʻi Nei ~ The Sound of Kauaʻi

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Mahalo nui loa to Timothy B. Schmit for coming to KKCR and sharing his new single The Good Fight featuring Sheryl Crowe on the Jungle Jukebox with Thomas Kelleher!
Archive of Interview:

Talk Story, known in Hawaiʻi as moʻolelo,
is the tradition of personally sharing
important stories to preserve them for future generations

KKCR's Talk Story Series is an ongoing cultural preservation project focusing on Hawaiian musicians who share their stories and songs for present and future generations. Kauaʻi Community Radio's mission to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Hawaiian Culture is fulfilled in part by our production of the Talk Story Series. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, KKCR has produced thirty Talk Story CDs since 2001 featuring Hawaiian musicians performing and talking story.

All of KKCR's Talk Story recordings may be listened to in mp3 format on our Talk Story page. We are happy to provide high quality CDs to anyone interested while supplies last. Contact us at or (808) 826-7774 or type in the Talk Story artist(s) requested and click donate below. All rights have been licensed to the Kekahu Foundation. Mahalo nui loa.
Talk Story Artists with High Quality CDs Available: Ku'uipo Kumukahi, Nathan Liberato Kahikolu Kahapea Kalama, Lady Ipo and Nahoaloha, Bill Kaiwa, George Kahumoku, Jr. Palani Vaughan, John Cruz, Ernie Cruz, Jr., Ernie Cruz, Sr., Larry Rivera, Mike Young, Jerry Santos, Led Kaapana, Paula Fuga, Kuana Torres Kahele, Liko Martin, Kūpaoa, Keale, Aja Gample, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom

High Quality CDs Available for most Talk Storys - Suggested Donation $25 for each CD.
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Lauren won The Grand Prize Drawing!!!
A magnificent Niihau Shell Lei with a Koa framed box

Mahalo nui loa to Dylan, Jim and Vicky at Havaiki Oceanic and Tribal Art Gallery in Hanalei for their continued support of Kaua'i Community Radio. AND a big mahalo nui to Early Bird Drawing winner, Julie in Kapaa, a KKCR Sustaining Member, who won the Niihau Shell Lei and donated it back to KKCR!

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Winner of 18 Hōkū Hanohano Awards, five time Grammy Award nominee and International Ambassador of Hawaiian Music, singer-songwriter Amy Hānaiali'i was interviewed by Linda Lester Keale in February 2019 with guitar accompaniment by slack key master, Jeff Peterson. Talk Story with Amy Hānaiali'i was produced and engineered in the studios of KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio.


of Kumu Hula Kēhaulani Kekua's Aina Ike on the Air program from July 16, 2019 featuring oli, mele, mana`o, mo`olelo, `ike kupuna, and more on the topic of Maunakea. From Kumu Kehau's Facebook Post on 7/16/19: "Time and again, we find ourselves in a struggle to malama or care for/protect the places that are considered sacred to the Hawaiian people. So, I'd like to focus on sharing and expanding upon the oral traditions, beliefs and practices that elevate places like Maunakea to be of the highest accord.of sanctity to the Hawaiian people. And of course, the views and opinions that I will highlight and share is of my own, and not that of KKCR, its staff or underwriters. Sending pule of peace, love and protection for our kupuna, kia`i and kako`o who are on the front lines on the Mauna! Me ke ha`aha`a, Kumu Kehau" Click Here to Listen

Archive of the May 24, 2019, King Zor's Pau Hana Happy Hour with very special guest, Rikki Farr. For those of you who do not know of Rikki and his amazing work in the music industry, he was the producer of all three Isle of Wight music festivals in '68, '69, and '70. The 1970 event was the largest congregation of human beings ever! At 650,000 people it was twice the size of Woodstock! And his involvement in the careers of the musicians of the time was in many ways an even greater achievement. It's a great interview click here to listen.

King Zor with Rikki Farr
LEHUA LOUNGE Alternating Thursdays 2 - 4pm

KKCR: Please introduce yourself - describe your background, work experience, etc.
LADY LEHUA: Aloha All!
I was Born in Kona, Hawaiʻi (Big Island), and then moved to Taos, New Mexico when I was fairly young. I then moved back here to Kaua'i in 2003. My parents sure know how to pick beautiful places to live, and I also have them to thank for instilling a love for music in me at a young age. Both of their musical tastes being products of the 60's & 70's, I was exposed early on to The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Allman Brothers, The Band, Santana, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon...all the good ol' classics. They also have a love for Latin, Brazilian, World music and much more...and for live music, so lets just say I grew up very musically open minded. I soon developed my own very eclectic taste in music, I truly have an appreciation for it all.

I have always loved and appreciated life's beauty in all of the many forms it takes here on this beautiful planet; the ocean, the mountains, the weather, these islands, the people of the world, animals, plants, music (obviously), dance, poetry, art, libations, and the freedom & ability we have to express ourselves in so many ways. I love learning and have become passionate about many different things in life; plants, gardening, wine, the stars, yoga, surfing, cleaning up & preserving the Earth, living sustainably...I am always doing my best to learn how to be a better person and expand my own mind.

I have worked many places and studied many different things, but I feel what defines me most as a person is my love and gratitude for being a live on this planet.

KKCR: What inspired you to volunteer at KKCR? Did you have any radio experience prior to volunteering with KKCR, always want to be a broadcaster, ...?
LADY LEHUA: Well, to be honest it had a lot to do with my boyfriend Thomas (of the Jungle Jukebox), I always loved listening to his show and all of the programming on KKCR (even before we were dating). ;) I remember listening to the Garden Show long ago, 10 years maybe, and being so inspired to learn more about gardening and to start my own garden. I have always loved KKCR and the diverse programming it provides and the beacon of free speech that it is! I did not always want to be a broadcaster though, it wasn't something that even crossed my mind...but then I started going up to the station with Thomas and hanging out, meeting volunteers, and becoming friends with so many people involved in the station. I started volunteering at the station during fund drives, and I loved being a part of the excitement of raising money to keep such a precious & priceless entity alive! Eventually I was exposed more to the thrill & impact of being on air, and thought, hey wouldn't it be cool if I had my own show and could spread good vibes & love through music out to the world?! And here I am with my own show, the Lehua Lounge! I am very thankful for all KKCR has given me so far...and I can't wait to see how we will continue to grow together, and how the station will continue to grow as an invaluable resource for our community and the world.

KKCR: What are you favorite programs on KKCR?
LADY LEHUA: Jungle Jukebox, Beatbox Time Machine, Solid Action, Homegrown Garden Island Bluegrass show, Pets & People in Paradise, In the Garden on the Farm

KKCR: How has your volunteer experience been? Do you have any advice for people who aren't sure if they would like to volunteer?
LADY LEHUA: It's been so fun and life changing! Being a volunteer and becoming a programmer has given me a lot of self confidence and inspired me to get more creative, express myself and learn more and more about music! We are also here for the community in times of need, and I feel very honored to be able to help and provide important information to the community when needed. I love KKCR and being a part of the Ohana! I always feel very accepted, and I love getting to know all of the other volunteers & staff. It is a beautiful group of eclectic, interesting & nice humans. Yes, my advice is to come up to the station and check it out! Especially during a fund drive, you meet a lot more people around those times and it is an exciting high energy occasion to be a part of (or even just to witness). There are so many ways you can get involved too, not just by being an on air programmer.

KKCR: Describe your show -Lehua Lounge
LADY LEHUA: The Lehua Lounge is a place to feel good, unwind, relax and shake your booty a little (or preferably a lot). It was inspired by music that makes me feel really good, a funky bass line and some groovy beats...the band Fat Freddy's Drop has been a big influence for the show, along with Dub, World, Reggae, Funk, and any other kind of musical goodness that gets my hips moving and soul feeling soothed. With the Lehua Lounge I want to spread positive vibrations to the world!

KKCR's Community Advisory Board
KKCR's Community Advisory Board is seeking participants. The Community Advisory Board advises the Kekahu Foundation Board Of Directors on KKCR programming and policies and helps ensure that KKCR fulfills its mission and provides high quality programming to our island community. The Community Advisory Board meets twice yearly. Call (808) 826-7774 and join the Community Advisory Board of KKCR!

CAB Website:
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.
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.


When you become a Sustaining Member your contribution is deducted automatically from the account of your choice every month. All the benefits that come with being a member remain yours to enjoy. You may request a mahalo gift each year at your contribution level and change or cancel your contribution at any time. Please go to to sign up securely and become a KKCR Sustaining Member.

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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!

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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

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

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